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OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket review: “I’m writing this while warm and toasty”

Work from home? Refuse to turn the heating on? This heated hoodie from OHS might be just what you need. Mumsnet editor, Rebecca, puts it to the test.

By Rebecca Roberts | Last updated Mar 1, 2024

OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket review
Our rating:

Price on writing: £24 | Buy now from Amazon

What we like
  • Ease of use and straightforward controls

  • Spacious and extra comfy

  • Soft to touch material on both the interior and exterior

  • Three large heat pads inside

  • Three heat settings to choose from

What we don't like
  • Power bank sold separately 

  • Wear with a top or vest underneath

Our verdict

MNHQ editor Rebecca wearing the OHS Blanket Hoodie
  • Warmth: 5/5

  • Temperature levels: 4/5  

  • Ease of use: 3/5

  • Design: 4/5 

  • Ease of cleaning: 5/5

  • Value for money: 5/5

Admittedly, with spring around the corner this is one product I didn’t think I’d need. But given the fact that I reside in the north of the UK, where I appear to live in somewhat of a twilight zone with its own weather system, temperatures at the moment keep fluctuating between two and five degrees Celsius. Add to that a rather stubborn husband who refuses to turn the heating on, and I’m quite often left having to work with multiple layers on with quite thick socks. Less Carrie Bradshaw, more Joey Tribbiani wearing all of Chandler’s clothes. 

I do have a heated throw to keep me warm, but as we’ve established my DH isn’t fond of spending extra on utility bills these days (let’s be honest, who is?), plus it’s a blanket. It’s not exactly the best to wear around the house as I shuffle between desk and kettle and the fridge for snacks

Enter: the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket. A wearable item that offers all the benefits of the best blanket hoodie - manoeuvrability being key - with the added feature of warming you up. This heated hooded blanket by OHS is less than thirty quid, is easy to use with a straightforward, one button control, and is the perfect size - as in, oversized - to swallow you into a cocoon of heated comfort. In fact, I’m writing this while warm and toasty.

What is the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket? 

The clue’s in the name, really. It's a wearable hooded blanket that’s designed to provide warmth and comfort. The hoodie features an oversized design with three large in-built heating elements (one across your lower back, stomach and your shoulders), allowing you to stay cosy and snug while lounging, relaxing or, in my case, working from home.

OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket

Quite similar to our best heated gilet, there's three temperature settings, and it can be adjusted with a quick push of a button so you can achieve the level of warmth you desire. While you do need to find your own power bank, once it’s plugged in, it’s very easy to figure out and it’s extremely comfortable to wear. Although, I would suggest wearing a vest or top underneath, as the heat panels feel a bit sticky when warm against bare skin.

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How easy is the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket to use?

If you already own a power bank, it’s an out-of-the-box product that’s ready to go as soon as you’ve unpacked it. However, if you’re like me - an individual who needed to source a power bank from Amazon - then I’m afraid you can only enjoy it as a hooded blanket, without the extra warming feature. Although with that said, it’s a pretty great hooded blanket on its own.

OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket with a power source

Once plugged in to a power bank and ready to go, you only need to keep hold of the on/off button to turn the warming feature on. I’ll admit, though, it took me more than a few minutes to realise that was how you need to turn it on. No instructions came with the item, and so I resorted to searching on OHS’s own website for a how-to. 

After the hooded blanket is turned on, press the same button to navigate the three warmth levels. On the highest setting, it warms up very quickly but maintains a temperature that’s toasty yet not too warm that you’re left sweating under your boobs.

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How warm is the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket?

OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket on button

As I’ve mentioned, the hoodie itself is warm and cosy before you’ve turned on the heating pads. It’s very similar in design, colour and material to the popular Sienna Hoodie Blanket that’s number one in our best blanket hoodies roundup, but the OHS is definitely bigger in size, which is unsurprising given that it is an oversized hoodie. 

The lowest setting (the blue light) is comfortable - warm, but not so warm that you notice it. Next, the middle setting (the green light) is warmer, and finally, the highest setting (the red light) is very warm, like a big hug across your lower back, stomach and shoulders.

What is the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket like to wear?

As it’s oversized, it’s much larger than my non-heated hoodie blanket, but it’s not so big that you drown in it. 

Thanks to this design, it’s a one-size-fits-all product and both my DH and my MIL have worn it without any issue. I’m a size 16, 5’7” and there’s ample room when wearing it, plus the length is low on my thighs. 

I did find that it’s more comfortable to wear a top underneath that covers all areas on my body where the heated pads sit on the inside of the blanket. Mainly because I found it a little too hot on the highest setting against bare skin.

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How did the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket wash?

OHS Blanket Hoodie with connector

I was nervous to wash it at first - paranoid that I hadn’t secured the USB cord correctly before putting it in the machine. But the worry was all over nothing, as this particular hoodie blanket by OHS can be washed on a 30°C cycle without issue. 

To dry, I avoided my heated clothes airer and instead made the most of a rare sunny but windy day recently to line dry it.

Price: does the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket offer good value for money? 

In my honest opinion? Yes, it does. You do need to factor in the additional cost of a power bank, but if you compare it to the non-heated Sienna Hoodie Blanket that’s £13, for less than double - the OHS is £24 on Amazon - you can have an equally as brilliant product with the added bonus of extra warmth and heating.

After all, anything that can stop you from turning the heating on is a worthy investment these days.

How we tested

I personally tested the OHS Heated Oversized Hoodie Blanket extensively for a few weeks over January and February, during which we had quite a few cold spells and even some snow.

When our DC are at nursery, my husband and I prefer to avoid using the heating as much as possible. So, anything to help keep me warm while working from home is always appreciated. The heated hoodie has been worn for several hours every day, mainly while working at my desk. I find it’s too warm to wear while making meals or during the bath/bed routine, but is perfect to don when in need of extra warmth when stationary.  

I haven’t yet braved walking the dog up the lane in it, but it has had a catwalk run to the bins and back more times than I’d like to admit.

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About the author 

Rebecca Roberts is a writer, editor, and content marketing expert hailing from Leeds. Here at Mumsnet, she brings parents content designed to make life easier. With two kids, a dog, a husband and a home to run, she knows all too well just how easy it is to rack up high utility bills and is constantly on the lookout for products that are affordable, long-lasting and cost-efficient.

Beyond her role as an editor here at Mumsnet, Rebecca can be found balancing life as a working mum of two toddlers and when she’s not at her desk, you’ll likely find her at a local playgroup, in a nearby coffee shop, or walking the dog.

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