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Heat stress occurs when heat is absorbed from the environment faster than the body can get rid of it. It is a leading Occupational Health and Safety issue experienced in workplaces all over the world. The consequences of heat stress include a reduction in safety and productivity due to impaired concentration, muscle fatigue and heat illness. Used in conjunction with fluid replacement, the Arctic Heat Body Cooling Vest represents a vital part of a total Heat Stress solution for any workplace. Controlling body temperature is crucial in reducing fluid loss through sweating. Arctic Heat Body Cooling Vests work by reducing skin temperature by up to 17° C, which in turn stabilizes core temperature. This results in less sweating and a delayed onset of dehydration.

For Industry, the Arctic Heat Body Cooling Vests and other cooling products are an effective and convenient method of protecting employees’ health as well as improving productivity. We proudly supply Australian Defense Force, BHP Port Headland, Downer Mining, Casella Wines NSW, Fire & Rescue and Character & Mascot Costumes and many more work places around the world.

How it protects Employees’ Health

Arctic Heat Body Vest Products

For Industry, the Arctic Heat Body Cooling Vests and other cooling products are an effective and convenient method of protecting employees’ health as well as improving productivity.

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 °C 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.
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