SWEDE Basic Cooling Vests are the best solution to reduce and combat heat stress. SWEDE Cooling Vests use PhaseCore, a phase change material (PCM), to provide a cooling effect to the body's core by absorbing body heat.
Users: First Responders/Receivers, HazMat Technicians, Fire Fighters, Bomb Technicians, Law Enforcement Officers, Military Personnel, Industrial Workers.
Includes: SWEDE Vest, PhaseCore 28 (set of 22).
Chest size: S-M: 33"-39" L-XL: 39"-46" 2XL-3XL: 46"-52" 4XL-5XL: 52"-63"
How does it work?
SWEDE Cooling Vests are fitted with a set of (22) PhaseCore 28 elements, which have an activation point of 82.4°F (28°C). When the body temperature rises above this point, the elements begin to absorb body heat. When heat is absorbed, the PhaseCore elements provide a comfortable and soothing cooling effect. SWEDE Cooling Vests hold PhaseCore elements close to the body allowing them to absorb heat most effectively.
Is it Effective?
Tests completed in a hot environment showed that an individual wearing a SWEDE Cooling Vest with PhaseCore 28 experienced only a 3.6°F (2°C) rise in body surface temperature while an individual without a SWEDE Cooling Vest experienced a 12.6°F (7°C) rise in body surface temperature. SWEDE Cooling Vests are effective for up to 4 hours, actual time varies based on physical activity, body type, and the environmental conditions.
How does it recharge?SWEDE Cooling Vests can be recharged by storing the PhaseCore elements in an environment less than the activation point. PhaseCore elements can be recharged more quickly in colder environments. Refrigeration is not required, but will make the recharge period shorter. PhaseCore elements are completely recharged when they return to a solid state. PhaseCore is simple, safe, and reusable.
First Line Technology designs and manufacturers disaster preparedness and response equipment like our medical ambulance bus (the AmbuBus), our PhaseCore Cooling Vests and our line of decontamination equipment, which includes FiberTect dry decon wipes.
We work with first responders and the military to develop innovative products that make their jobs easier and their lives - and the lives of the people they serve - safer.
First Line has established itself as a leader in product development and deployment. We focus on emergency response missions, and pride ourselves on creating products that are comfortable, effective, and safe for use in hazardous environments.
First Line is an ISO:9001 (2008)-certified, 8(a) graduate small, disadvantaged, minority-owned business and while we strive to continue our "small business mentality," we're positioned for strategic growth. The company is headquartered and strategically located next to Dulles International Airport, within close proximity to Washington, D.C. and the Pentagon.
This enables First Line to provide disaster response to the Washington, D.C. capital region (and the entire nation) without being caught in a disaster. We pride ourselves in providing cost-effective, made in the USA products for emergency response, support, and logistics - whenever and wherever they're needed.