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Cooling Vests
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:03:52 PM »
Thinking about investing in a cooling vest.
They aren't cheap and I'll not sure they work, couldn't find any decent reviews on the interweb.

So;
  • Who's got one?
  • Who's worn one? and
  • do they work, for how long and are they worth the money and if so how much?

 
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2014, 10:09:47 PM »
We have a Silver Eagle Classic cooling vest.
http://www.coolweave.com.au/vests.htm
It's very effective in hot weather when worn under a mesh jacket, and will keep cool for a couple of hours by evaporation of the water, and only costs $132
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2014, 10:43:09 PM »
I have several LDComfort items (helmet liner, riding shorts, t-shirt and sheeves)they work really well and they're reasonably priced.

I recommend them.

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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2014, 11:01:02 PM »
Thinking about investing in a cooling vest.
They aren't cheap and I'll not sure they work, couldn't find any decent reviews on the interweb.

So;
  • Who's got one?
  • Who's worn one? and
  • do they work, for how long and are they worth the money and if so how much?

I sell them at work, they range in price from $40 dollars for bottom of the range up to $200 ish for the bells and whistles, I am on my iPad so I don't have all the info with me, but they are good for a few hours, and as Pete said best under a mesh jacket.
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014, 05:36:28 AM »
+1 on the LDComfort items, their website gives details on the workings
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 05:51:14 AM »
hey streak more info would be great
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 05:52:11 AM »
I have a thing for the Rev'it range of clothing at the moment......they also do a zip in cooling vest for about 12 of there jackets.

Or there is always the poor mans cooling vest.......full mesh jacket, cotton shirt and a hydration back pack.....2 mouthfuls of water for you and 1 for your t-shirt.


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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 06:41:30 AM »


Or there is always the poor mans cooling vest.......full mesh jacket, cotton shirt and a hydration back pack.....2 mouthfuls of water for you and 1 for your t-shirt.


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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2014, 06:50:52 AM »
too old for wet t-shirt comps  :OldMan ! hmmmm may not be  WOW:
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 11:20:53 PM »
Cooling vests..............what ever for??  :grin   Ha ha!
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2015, 08:32:08 AM »
We have a Silver Eagle Classic cooling vest.
http://www.coolweave.com.au/vests.htm
It's very effective in hot weather when worn under a mesh jacket, and will keep cool for a couple of hours by evaporation of the water, and only costs $132



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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2015, 10:08:30 AM »
Must admit I have ridden Northern Australia . . Well all over Australia in high temps (high 30's and low 40's) and used leather pants with a mesh Summer jacket and not been too hot ever . . Well at least while riding . . Found if stopping for more then a fuel throw . . Jacket came off and if adding lunch n loo stop, leather pants came off . . Light shorts/bathers worn under leathers . . But a cooling vest at a reasonable price would be worth trying as I get to 70 . . .
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Re: Cooling Vests
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2016, 06:33:43 AM »
Bump for our newer members.    Summer weather is approaching.......  :thumbsup
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2016, 06:50:35 AM »
Bump for our newer members.    Summer weather is approaching.......  :thumbsup


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