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Tania Leslau

Best heated scarves for top-notch neck nesting

None of us are enjoying the glacial temperatures of London at present. When faced with early morning commutes and nights not even the wooliest of winter coats can keep out the chill.

As we while away the hours dreaming of sun-soaked getaways preferably in the Caribbean, there’s one gadget we can rely upon to keep toasty warm: introducing heated scarves, an up-and-coming gadget-cum-accessory that’s set to be your new best friend.

Like heated jackets and gilets, heated scarves are technical garments that feature sleek integrated warming systems. They are typically activated at the push of a button and coat your neck in swathes of delightful warmth. Perfect for alpine escapes or windy dog walks, heated scarves can often be customised via the varied heating options which range from low to high. Pick from a bolt of fiery heat or a gentle toasting depending on how susceptible to the cold you are.

Scarves are a default Christmas present for a reason. They are useful in the extreme and come in different shapes and sizes to suit a variety of occasions. Heated scarves prioritise function over fashion, but it doesn’t mean they are devoid of style altogether.

Many options come in minimalist colourways with simple wrap silhouettes, or feature on-trend quilting, tartan and pastel accents. The accessory won’t necessarily be your go-to choice for sophisticated evening soirees or date nights, but it couldn’t be more convenient for everyday outdoor activities.

We may have the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Taylor Swift to thank for the timeless appeal of the humble knitted scarf, but now it's time for a new design to take over. Read on to discover the best heated scarves for heavenly neck warming.

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Oriduxx Heated Scarf

A more affordable option, Oriduxx’s heated offering is crafted from sumptuous velvet fabric which encases a smart heating pad. Available to buy in pretty pastel hues, the neckpiece is simple to use. Long press the on/off switch to get started and alter the temperature settings using short presses. Trust us, you’ll be eternally grateful for the piece’s two hours of high-temperature mode when waiting for the bus on a snowy day.

Buy now £29.98, Amazon

vapesoon Heated Scarf

Opt for an on-trend quilted design. This pale grey piece looks as if it’s been plucked from the shelves of Uniqlo. Featuring a lightweight design and a sleek wrap silhouette, the scarf will surround the neck in comforting heat. It’s great for combatting harsh weather and also relieving aches and pains brought on by the cold. Fold it up, pop it in your bag and take it with you wherever you go.

Buy now £29.99, Amazon

Uotory Heated Scarf

Take inspiration from the classic tartan prints of Barbour and fellow countryside clothing labels. Uotory’s heated neck number is designed for camping and hiking enthusiasts. The blue and yellow tartan print oozes country chic, but its true value lies in the rechargeable design, high-quality materials and array of temperatures to pick from. Costing under £10, it’s the perfect stocking filler for adventurers.

Buy now £9.99, Amazon

The Range Heated Scarf

Feel your muscles relax with a cheery pink heated pad softly embracing your neck. This half-pink, half-printed accessory has an adjustable temperature from 60 to 40 degrees which helps to boost circulation and keep your blood pumping. The cute aesthetic is elevated by an easy-to-use on/off switch and USB charging function to use on the go.

Buy now £12.99, The Range

Ortorex Electric USB Rechargeable Heated Faux Fur Scarf

Whether you’re walking your dog, skiing or snowboarding, the Ortorex heated scarf is a cosy companion. Team it with ample layers for maximum effect and let the seemingly magical design work its magic when rain starts to fall. A failsafe black colourway coupled with a super soft faux fur texture makes for a must-have wardrobe addition.

Buy now £24.98, Ortorex

Ororo Unisex Heated Scarf 2.0

Ororo is the first port of call for heated clothing. The brand’s heated scarf is a unisex design that comes in a handful of appealing colours. The piece is coated in soft fleece that feels comfortable on the skin and works via the durable carbon fibre heating elements that cover the whole neck. You’ll find the battery in the hidden pocket with a zipper at the bottom of the scarf, meaning there’s no bulk around your neck. Not only does it generate heat, but the scarf also traps it so you feel toasty warm for hours on end.

Buy now £89.99, Ororo

Warmies Lavendar Scented Luxury Microwavable Neck Wrap

A slightly different take on the heated scarf, Warmie’s microwave neck wrap is one to keep at home. It’s infused with soothing lavender that captivates the olfactory senses when heated. The snuggly, huggable item promotes stress relief and comfort when you’re feeling anxious or under the weather. To use, simply warm for 90 seconds up to a 1,000W microwave and thank us later.

Buy now £19.99, Sephora

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