The Classic Cool Vest – Safety Blue stays at a consistently cool 59°F / 15°C for up to 2.5 hours in 100°F / 38°C heat, keeping your body cool and comfortable, so you can focus more on the task at hand. This vest is made from a vinyl-coated mesh that's both durable and breathable, and can be cleaned by simply hosing it off.
- Includes one set of eight high-performance cooling packs (four large, four small)
- Bright blue fabric makes the wearer easily identifiable
- Mesh material is easy to clean by hand
- Weighs less than 5 pounds with cooling packs
- Dry and clean, not soggy and soaking wet like evaporative products
- Maintains a dry, comfortable 59°F / 15°C for up to 2.5 hours in 100°F / 38°C heat
- Self-contained, portable and unpowered - no cumbersome hoses, tubes or tethers
- Made in the USA
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Kept my core temp in check when the temperature climbed above 100 degrees in the Mojave desert. Took about 4 hours for the ice packs to melt with continuous use. Placed in a cooler full of ice and could reuse in a couple hours.
I started by buying two vests. Both were to be used under our race suits and our hopes weren't very high. By the end of the first night of racing we were sold. We had strangers coming up to us asking where we got them and all the questions that go with it. Before the races the following weekend I went ahead and ordered step more vests for my teammates. Under a fire suit the packs last for 2-3 hours easy. Can throw them in the cooler for 15-20 minutes and go again.
I also instructed my farm's manager to order some for our maintenance guys who work out in the heat. I can't with good conscience know of a product that makes such a huge difference without wanting all my guys having access. Congratulations on a great product! I would recommend making it more clear that they will work much longer if you wear a garment over them.
This vest has delivered exactly what I needed. I've suffered heat exhaustion several times where I'm now very susceptible to any temperature above 80deg. I got this vest so I could work outdoors building hiking/biking trails in the summer heat. First day I got the vest, tried it out on a 90deg day, and I felt awesome for over 3hrs. This heat would have destroyed me within 1hr otherwise. After that 3hrs, there was still some ice chunks in the packs too, so the cooling time is every bit as advertised. And my main concern was with the comfort... I don't even notice it at all while digging/raking/walking. And I'm a guy who can't stand when a t-shirt touches my neck. Man, I'm too particular! Very much give this a thumbs up, and I've recommended it to everyone who asks about it.
I ordered the RPCM Cool Vest (Classic) to help me survive hot, humid conditions on my daily motorcycle ride to and from work. Even with a vented jacket, the summer humidity on the Texas Gulf Coast doesn't allow much evaporative cooling. The Cool Vest works better than I expected - keeping me comfortable during the extra-humid morning commute to work, and the hot and humid ride home. So much better than ice-pack style and evaporative vest style cooling. And especially nice during the few times when I had to wear rain gear.
We have tried many products to allow our technicians to work in hot attics and on commercial rooftops during the long summer heat in Georgia. Cool Vest is the only product my guys will actually wear as it maintains a comfortable temperature and is easy to recharge on site.