NOTE: VESKIMO ITEMS ARE MADE TO ORDER AND TAKE 4-7 WEEKS.
This Complete Personal Cooling System combines the lightweight, breathable Veskimo Personal Microclimate Cooling Vest (size S, M, L or XL) that is worn under your normal clothing with the 4.4 Quart Hydration Backpack that supplies ice chilled water to the Vest via a high efficiency pump.
(1) Veskimo Vest
(1) Veskimo Backback
(1) Standard Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery & Charger
The pump in the Backpack can be powered for over six hours on a single charge using the Veskimo Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery.
Fill with up to seven pounds of ice plus one pint or more of water for up to four hours of continuous body cooling.
The Backpack and Vest comprise a fully self-contained Complete Personal Cooling System providing the user with comfort, convenience and unrestricted mobility.
The thermally insulated backpack also functions as a hydration pack, serving up chilled, filtered drinking water on demand.
This system provides long term heat stress relief, even when worn under heavy insulating clothing, resulting in more effective body cooling.
System includes Veskimo Vest, Backpack system, Lithium-Ion Battery and Charger.
How to find your perfect fit It's important to get the right size vest so it fits you properly and stays in place during all your work and play activities. To determine your correct size, you need to make a measurement of your Torso Length. Do not use your T-shirt size as your primary guide in selecting your vest size. Measure from the boney or protruding bump on the top of your shoulder (the end of your clavicle, also known as the AC Joint) to the top of your pants at the center of your body, as shown in the figure below:
Be sure to follow these instructions when making your Torso Length measurement: Have someone else measure you - Attempting to do this by yourself may cause significant errors in the result. Wear the type of pants or shorts that you plan to use with the vest, and wear them at the height that is "normal" for you. For example, you may wear work pants with a belt at a different height than sports shorts with an elastic waist band. Don't suck in your stomach; doing so may result in a Torso Length measurement that is too short, possibly causing you to order a vest that is too small for you. Use either a fabric (tailor's) tape measure or a piece of string that doesn't stretch. Don't use a metal tape measure; doing so may result in a Torso Length measurement that is too long, possibly causing you to order a vest that is too large for you. Take the measurement on both sides of your body to ensure that the location at the top of your pants is centered. If the two measurements are not equal, you may not be standing straight or measuring to the center of your body at the top of your pants. To correct this, either try again or average the two measurements. Don't wear anything thicker than a thin T-shirt when making this measurement. Wearing a thicker shirt may result in a Torso Length measurement that is too long, possibly causing you to order a vest that is too large for you. Now compare your measurement to the size chart below to determine your size. Q. How is the Vest supposed to fit and why is it so important to get the right size? A. The most important thing is to get the right length vest. The elastic straps on the sides provide a very large range of adjustment to accommodate almost anyone's chest & waist size. Please refer to the size chart above to verify that your measurements fit within the range of adjustment for the size vest you plan to order. If the vest you get is too small, the shirttails won't tuck far enough into your pants. When you raise your arms above your head, they may pull out a little more from your pants. If there is less than 2" of the shirttails tucked in, they could come out easily, allowing the vest to "ride up" higher on your abdomen. Keeping the lowermost elastic straps tighter will help minimize this. If the vest you get is too large, the shirttails will tuck fully into your pants and the bottom end of the zipper on the vest may end up below the top of your pants. If the end of the zipper is more than about 1/2" below the top of your pants, the hose coming from the vest won't make it out and over the top edge of your pants unless you pull the vest further up on your body. When you pull the vest up, you will create some slack in the shoulders of the vest. In other words, the shoulders of the vest will no longer be pulled down tightly over the tops of your shoulders. This will happen naturally (even with the correct size vest) when you raise your arms above your head. With the correct size vest on, the top of your pants should be somewhere in the range shown in the figure below:
Q. My torso length measurement is on the borderline between two sizes. Which one should I get? A. In general, choosing the larger size may be preferred because you will not lose any cooling by having some slack in the shoulders. But if you prefer that your vest conforms smoothly and tightly over the tops of your shoulders, smaller might be better. Before deciding, first review how you took your torso length measurement to see if any factors like sucking in your stomach or wearing your pants higher than normal may have caused a shorter measurement, or if any factors like wearing a thicker shirt or using a metal tape measure may have caused a larger measurement. Selecting the correct size vest is the first (and perhaps most important) step in the process. After you receive your vest, it is recommended that you adjust the elastic straps to obtain the best fit.
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The Veskimo Personal Cooling System provides the wearer with consistent, continuous relief from heat stress, even when worn under heavy protective clothing. It is the best choice for a wide variety of people who work and play outdoors, for whom no other practical and effective personal cooling solution exists. It's perfect for sports, racing, motorcycling, bicycling, construction and industrial uses, and can provide much needed relief for those with heat-intolerant health conditions. No matter how hot and humid it is outside, you’ll be in your own personal "microclimate of COOL!"
NASA pioneered the use of garments employing circulating chilled liquid in the 1960's to keep astronauts cool during space walks. The design and construction of these systems are well documented. Systems of similar construction are currently in use by military personnel in aircraft and armored land vehicles. These systems are very expensive because they use compressor-based refrigeration units to chill the circulating liquid coolant. By substituting ordinary ice to chill the water, the cost and complexity of the system is greatly reduced, making Veskimo Personal Cooling Systems affordable, yet still truly effective.
Veskimo vests cool you down by pumping ice cooled water around plastic tubing sewn onto the vest.
There are 3 easy steps to creating your own customized Veskimo System:
Alternatively order one of the complete Veskimo Systems.
Who are cooling vests for?
At The Warming Store we have cooling vests available for a range of activities and uses.
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.
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.
Pumped Water Cooling Shirts
These are the most advanced and the coolest of the cooling vests. Based on technology developed by NASA, these 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 vest.