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Cool Medics Cooling Vest

Cool Medics
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Sleeveless riding vest with stand up collar to cool the neck. Zipper front with slightly fitted shape. Hip length and shorter in the front, so as not too limit the rider’s movement. 

Cool Medics Cooling Vests are constructed from a patented three-layer fabric that by combining hydrophilic fibers into a fibrous batting core and a thermally conductive lining, will provide cooling after allowing the product to soak in water for 30 seconds to one minute. (Not longer!) The water activates the cooling process by charging the fibers with moisture and creating an environment for evaporation. When moisture in the batting evaporates, heat is removed and cools the surrounding area, transferring the cooling effect to the wearer.

Depending upon the environment this cooling could last up to 8 hours, and can be recharged again by simply immersing the product in water to restart the cooling process. 

Ladies XS (35" chest), S (37" chest), M (39" chest), L (41" chest), XL (44" chest).

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    Cool Medics Cooling Vest is rated 4.1667 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great item 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vest!! 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!!
    Date published: 2012-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
    Date published: 2011-07-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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 You also have to hand wash it but again, worth it!
    Date published: 2013-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Keep Cool 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!!!
    Date published: 2010-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from worth it 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!
    Date published: 2010-08-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth ever penny... This vest is an absolute Godsend! I ride two horses five-six days a week for two-three hours a day, maybe more depending on what I'm working on that day. Because my horses are boarded for the time being, I don't have the luxury of simply walking out my backdoor anymore and saddling up my horses at anytime of the day. Instead, as soon as I get off work around noon, my mom and I drive out to where my horses are at just so I can work them-which happens to be when the heat is at it's peak during the day. And in Florida, it's no walk in the park. There have been times that that heat index has been over 110 degrees! But since I got the CoolMedic cooling vest, all I have to do is stick it in a bucket of cold water and when I'm ready to ride, I just slip it on and go! Since I've been using this product, I've been able to take my mind off the heat and humidity and refocus my attention on what I need to do with my horses. As I said before, this product is a Godsend and it's worth every single penny. I have recommended this product to several riders and my dad is seriously thinking about getting one to take to his jobsite (he's an electrician)!
    Date published: 2010-07-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for tropics Initially disappointed -- turns out that the vest doesn't work well in high humidity. Wore it at a horseshow where temps were in the 90s and humidity was high. It provided a small degree of cooling, but not enough to justify the expense. I think it would be effective in drier climates, however.
    Date published: 2010-07-28
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