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Old 03-24-2017, 11:09 AM
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Arrow REVIEW: New cooling vest "game changer" in stealth, comfort

One frustrating fact of cooling vests is that they tend to be bulky, clunky, heavy, and most announce their presence like a 6-pound cyst growing out of your neck. People don’t want to stare or ask questions… but then they stare and ask questions. Thermapparel is flipping the script and has designed a vest—the UnderCool—that is virtually completely hidden, weighs less than two pounds, and lasts longer than many of their larger, full-vest competitors. Now, to reach these impressive benchmarks there naturally is a bit of give and take in the design, but not as much as one would think.

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Old 03-25-2017, 11:29 AM
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Note that I will try to publish more images of this vest. It checks a lot of boxes.

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Does this option seem like it would be the best option for bike riding?

The open front looks useful to take advantage of cooling from airflow while riding.

My girlfriend has MS and will be riding the MS150 from Houston to Austin and the ride has been moved later this year when the weather is warmer.
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I think this would work well for riding. Note that on a roasty hot day you might not get more than an hour or so of solid cooling.
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Does this option seem like it would be the best option for bike riding?

The open front looks useful to take advantage of cooling from airflow while riding.

My girlfriend has MS and will be riding the MS150 from Houston to Austin and the ride has been moved later this year when the weather is warmer.
Did you purchase Undercool? How does it perform in your environment's temperature?
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:31 PM
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Default Tried out my Undercool today!

My Undercool vest arrived yesterday, and I got to try it out today. In 93 degree heat (I live in Florida), I wore it while weeding (in the shade) for about an hour. The packs were still cool at that point, but probably not for much longer I had bought a spare set of cooling packs, so swapped them out. Dave, I think I see why you found that a little difficult, but wasn't any more troublesome than putting on panty hose Looking forward to continuing trying out the vest. I'm relatively recently diagnosed with MS, so still figuring out my "new normal."
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