Cool Shirt Systems - Active Aqua Vest
Cool Shirt Active Aqua Vests can be used two ways: as a constant connection to a cooling system for ongoing cooling during strenuous activity, or on-demand. Suitable for breaks during sports or when working in hot conditions. Also suitable for when constant movement is not required but continual cooling is.
How do they work? They circulate cold water through 50 ft. of medical-grade capillary tubing securely stitched to the front and back of the vests. Spring-loaded connectors easily attach the vests' tubing to a portable or stationary cooling system to cool body temperature.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL COOLSHIRT ITEMS ARE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. MAKE SURE TO ORDER ALL NESSESSARY PARTS FOR THE SYSTEM TO WORK PROPERLY.
Cool Shirt Systems and hoses sold separately.
Heat stress and illness can be very dangerous and even deadly. In an effort to combat this and to help people concentrate and operate safely in hot environments in 1987 Shafer Enterprises invented the Cool Shirt.
They have since been used by everybody from race car driver to picnickers. If you need to cool-off at work, on the track, on the field or just whilst gardening, Cool Shirt will have a solution for you.
The Water Shirts work by circulating cool water through non-kink tubing around the wearer’s body. As this water moves through the system it takes the heat away from the body cooling you down. This water then flows back through the System Unit to a reserve of ice cold water. The circulating water automatically cools before being re-circulated around the shirt, vest or pants.
As well as their popular Water Shirts they also Cool Shirt also have a range of Co2 powered vests.
There is a Cool Shirt System available for any situation.
For ordering a water cooled shirt system all you have to do is:
- Select the shirt, vest or pants you want
- Choose the correct Cool Shirt System for your use
- Order the length and type of hose you would like to connect the two together
Alternatively look at the Full Personal and Rehab Systems section for ready-made full Cool Shirt Systems.
Who are cooling vests for?
At The Warming Store we have cooling vests available for a range of activities and uses.
- Construction workers, gardeners and anyone else who works outside during the summer
- Military personnel
- People suffering from medical conditions with heat sensitivity
- Sportsmen and sportswomen
- Emergency Services
- Anyone who wants to enjoy the summer without being overwhelmed by heat
How do they work?
We have 3 styles of cooling vests which work in different ways to help you keep your cool.
Evaporative Cooling Vest
These use the natural effect of evaporation to cool you down. When these vests are placed into water the specially made non-toxic material absorbs hundreds of times its weight in water. This stored water is then slowly released. In hot areas this water will start to evaporate. As it does it the heat from the wearer is transferred into the air helping to reduce your temperature.
- Light weight.
- Easy to use throughout the day. If it dries out all you have to do is submerge in to water for hours more cooling.
- No electricity is required making them perfect for people on the move.
- The most affordable form of cooling vest.
Phase Changing Vests
These non-toxic vests have a large pocket front and back in which a refrigerated, frozen, water or air conditioned cooled pack can be inserted. This flexible cooled pack will then help reduce the wearers’ temperature for up to 4 hours. These inserts can be refrozen as and when necessary. Each vest comes with one set of packs. For all day cooling we suggest ordering extra packs which can be kept in a freezer or cooler until it is necessary to exchange them.
- Hard wearing.
- Works in high humidity.
- Each cool pack can be reused.
- Does not produce condensation.
- Typically provides a cooler temperature than evaporative cooling vests.