Inside or out, if temperatures get too hot your body is a prime target for heat stress. And for those who want to keep cool and comfortable without others knowing, we made the Concealable Cool Vest. Because it is shorter than our other vests—the bottom of the vest rests at mid-stomach versus the beltline—you are able to wear it discreetly under most garments. Additionally, the Concealable Cool Vest features over-the-shoulder and side strap adjustability to fit just about any body type.
- Includes one set of eight high-performance cooling packs (four large, four small)
- Shorter, allowing for better range of motion
- 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
- Side elastic straps and over-the-shoulder adjustability for a wide range of body sizes
- Uses washable fabric and can be easily washed by hand
- Color: white
- Made in the USA
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I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, and need to stay cool. Living in South Florida the heat really restricts my outside activity. My husband bought me this vest for Christmas, and it has changed my life for the better. I can now get in the garden and yard without over heating. The vest with packs is heavy, but well worth the weight. I have tried other cooling vests, but they did not work well in humidity. I tried wearing it under my clothes but felt like a stuffed tuna, so now I wear it atop my shirt, and it still works great.
I work outdoors all day in 100 to 110 degrees weather and the cool vest works great. It works as advertised. The tubes (comfort pack) are ready to use after 30 minutes in ice water just as advertised. And they last for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I would definitely recommend this vest to anyone who works in excessive heat.
Although the vest functions as advertised, I am concerned about wearing it in public. The University of Texas has two mid-day games in early September, which tend to be very hot. I plan to wear the vest to those games. However, when worn with the cooling bladders, the vest is indistinguishable from an explosive vest in appearance. When I have discussed this with law enforcement, they feel it would likely not be allowed at large public gatherings.
GLACIER TEK RESPONSE: Thanks for sharing your concern. Our products have been on the market since 1997. We know of no instances in which someone wearing a cooling vest has been denied entrance to a large public gathering. We contacted UT security personnel and confirmed that cooling vests are not among the items that fans are prohibited from bringing into Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. It's possible that individual law enforcement personnel might notice the vest and ask about its purpose. It might be useful to bring a Glacier Tek brochure to the event to help answer that question.
One other point: Our customer base includes many law enforcement personnel, so there's a good chance that the security folks you encounter at a large event in a hot climate would be familiar with the technology.
I was looking for something to keep me from overheating when I'm bike-riding. Works great.
So easy to charge up, we were at a theme park for 2 weeks and my husband was able to participate in everything without feeling overheated. He has MS and this allowed him to fully engage with his kids at Disney. Thanks for a great product!
The vest fits well and is cool (but not cold). The coolant works for a long time and is quick to refreeze.
The stitching along the edges of the vest is scratchy as are the edges of the Velcro pads.
The only way the vest could be concealable would be to leave the coolant pads out.
The cooling aspect of the cooling inserts is fantastic, but large -breasted women lose cooling function and may not be able to conceal the vest under clothes without looking like she is wearing a life vest.
This thing really keeps me cool. Yesterday i was cosplaying for 3 hours and before it was very uncomfortable,but since i have had the cooling vest,i have been able to fursuit longer then i usually do.
Seems good for when i go fursuiting at cons and meets and such. Cause i seem to overheat,it will probably keep me cool.