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Reba McEntire's favorite heated vest — 'the greatest invention known to man' — is on sale at Amazon

Do you love to wrap yourself up in a heated blanket? Do you wish you could actually walk out of the house that way? Well, you can — sort of. There's a popular heated vest that provides such deliciously toasty warmth that customers are swooning, and the most vocal fan of the Ororo Heated Vest is country legend Reba McEntire. Now's a great time to buy it, as it's finally on sale — and there are plenty of chilly spring mornings ahead.

Sure, it's insulated with an eco-friendly filling, but the real stars of the show are the carbon fiber heating elements sandwiched inside of its wind- and water-resistant shell. These create four heating zones that evenly spread warmth throughout the vest.

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$140 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal?

The Ororo Heated Vest, which McEntire told New York magazine is a "life-saving" winter essential and "the greatest invention known to man" — quite an endorsement! — is down to $140 in black and silver, saving you $30 when you use the on-page coupon. It's also a solid early-spring investment, not to mention a transitional piece you can use during most seasons.

Why do I need this?

The vest has battery-operated heating elements, so you do have to remember to charge it. That said, it'll stay warm for up to 10 hours on a single charge. "The charge lasts a long time, but I always tell people to buy the extra battery pack as a backup," McEntire said. "There’s nothing worse than being somewhere cold and your battery dies."

Worried about overheating? Don't be. You can customize your warmth level by choosing between three heat settings. And don't sweat washing it, either: It's safe to throw it right in the machine, but you can also hand-wash it if you choose. Either way, you can expect years of toasty-warm performance: Its battery can be charged up to 800 times before you'll need to replace it.

Reba McEntire, who loves heated vests
Reba McEntire received the Ororo heated vest as a gift, and now she won't brave the cold without it. (Getty)

What reviewers say:

Of course, you don't need to be a celebrity to appreciate this toasty vest. More than 7,600 Amazon customers also swear by it.

"Living in Minnesota, we have plenty of cold, and this is amazing," said one rave reviewer. "It heats up very quickly. The neck is heated, which makes all the difference to me. ... It is not bulky. I can wear my regular winter coat over it. But to be honest, I rarely do. This beast keeps me so warm. I thought I would be able to feel the hard coils like you would with an electric blanket, but you don’t. It’s amazing, everyone needs one."

"I've been researching heated vests for a year and finally went with this one based on reviews," shared another happy shopper. "I have Raynaud's and the warmth of the vest helps my circulation. Battery power lasts for hours and [the] vest is very comfortable."

"I bought this one for my mom and she loves it!" exclaimed a final fan. "Most of our family has these and we love them. My only complaint is that the battery takes forever to charge."

You can wear this vest underneath a jacket for extra warmth, but it's powerful enough to be worn on its own too.

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To prevent frigid fingers, these highly rated hand warmers are also on sale!

These rechargeable, double-sided hand warmers keep your mitts toasty for up to 15 hours, depending on the heat setting (low, medium or high). 

"These saved my Raynaud’s syndrome hands last winter," wrote a five-star fan. "I literally used them every night when I got in bed. I would hold one and fall asleep. Don’t know what I’d do without them. At times I’d use the high setting and run it up and down my neck for pain relief."

$39 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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