The Arctic Heat Body Cooling Vest is a lightweight garment designed specifically for body cooling. The vest works by mimicking the body’s natural cooling process of keeping the skin dry and cool. It is made from two body cooling fabrics, a polyester interlock inner and a Micromesh outer, which provide a wicking effect. This wicking effect transfers moisture from the skin to the front of the garment keeping the skin almost completely dry.
A crystal is sewn into strategically placed pockets in the vest, which activates into a gel when soaked in water. This specially designed gel is completely non-toxic and has the ability to retain temperature for extended periods of time.
Testing conducted by the CSIRO has proven the effectiveness of the vest in all its applications. For the longest period of continuous cooling, the gel inside the vest should be frozen. The products are also very effective when placed into a fridge or in a slurry of ice water.
The vest weighs only 800 grams to 1 kg making it light and non restrictive to wear.
The vest, when placed directly against the skin can drop skin temperature by up to 17°C in about 7 minutes. If placed over a light singlet or shirt it has the ability to cool skin by up to 13°C. Once the vest is removed it takes about 20 minutes of intense activity for the skin to return to ambient temperature.
The Arctic Heat Cooling Vest:
- reduces skin temperature by up to 17 degrees Celsius while maintaining a stable core temperature
- delays the onset of dehydration by conserving fluid that would normally be lost through sweating
- lowers cardiac output towards the skin and allows more blood to be sent back to the muscles resulting in a prolonged high level of performance.