Cool Medics Cooling Vest
Love my Cool Medics vest - a real lifesaver in high desert heat. Am recommending to all my barn-mates. Really keeps me comfortable in the mid-day heat when I am at barn for 4-5 hours. As other reviewers have stated, it does run small, order a size up. Wish I could get one for my horse.
July 23, 2012
These are great vests, I borrowed one at a horse show from a friend and fell in love!! Unfortunately I had to return mine, as I needed a custom fit for my longer torso and bigger bust, so make sure you measure before ordering!! But I'm in the process of ordering a custom one, and can't wait until it's arrival!!
June 18, 2012
It's not just the heat it's the humidity
This vest arrived just in time for some miserable summer weather with temperatures around 100 and high humidity.
No, I can't say I was perfectly comfortable with it on but it sure was better than without it.
When I'm not wearing it I wrap it in a pillow case and keep it in the refrigerator
July 25, 2011
Try the Cooline vest instead
I also had this vest and was disappointed until someone recommended the Cooline vest and I switched. What a HUGE difference. My clothes did not get wet at all and it continued to work for 2 days without me having to put in water again. You only have to immerse in water for less than 10 seconds. It is expensive--about $250 but so worth it! Smartpak doesn't carry it but they should. You have to go to their website and call them to order. I believe it is coolineusa.com You also have to hand wash it but again, worth it!
June 19, 2011
Putting the vest on dry I noticed that they run small. And, when it is wet, it is heavier than I thought it would be. But, it does what it says it will do...keeps you cool during the hot weather!!!
September 1, 2010
i wear this under show clothes it works amazingly. At first it felt weird but i got used to it. I have a very low heat tollerace and i used to get light headed and sick at horse shows even with drinking about 10-20 bottles of water a day now i just weat this (still drink plently of water) and it helps out tons!
August 4, 2010