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HyperKewl Cooling Vest

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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'!).

Why We Love This

Stay cool all summer long with the HyperKewl Cooling Vest!  A combination of unique fabrics creates a water management system to keep you cool regardless of temperature. The unique HyperKewl fabric absorbs, stores, and releases water within the multi-layered material. Water is "released" through evaporation, energy is consumed, and a chill effect is created. The HyperKewl fabric actually cools the body exactly the same way the body cools itself, through evaporation.

To activate the evaporative cooling vest, simply submerge the item in water for 1-2 minutes allowing the HyperKewl fabric to absorb the water. Gently squeeze out any excess water, wipe dry and the vest is ready to wear. The vest will remain activated for hours and can be re-hydrated by following these simple steps. The vest is meant to be worn over clothing and will feel damp to the touch.  Hand wash only.

Favorite Features

  • Fabric creates a water management system to keep you cool the same way your body cools itself, through evaporation
  • High mandarin collar for additional cooling relief
  • Provides sun protection
  • Front pockets with zipper closures
  • Fitted front seams and a gathered waist in the back for a flattering fit
  • Weight while the vest is wet is about 4 lbs.

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    HyperKewl Cooling Vest is rated 4.0833 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool comfort This cool vest is great! I can work with my mules during summer heat in relative comfort. A downside is the material catches easily on rough objects and snags. I would recommend this product.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for summer trail rides. I like the design on this vest. The collar keeps the sun off my neck, zippered pocket for keys & lip balm, gathered waist and lightweight mesh panels under your arms. Works best if you put it in a small ice chest after soaking and put on right before mounting up.
    Date published: 2014-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cools pretty nicely, fairly well made. I used it for a while in the summer but unfortunately it doesn't fit me anymore, I think the water may have stretched it out. The cut of the vest was nice. There is not very many signs of wear other than some slight discoloration.
    Date published: 2013-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from How did I love without this vest in the Summer?! I'm a pansy when it comes to hot and humid weather, I just have no tolerance. I got this vest based on good reviews and decided to try it. OMG, how did I ever live without this?! 90 deg with 78% humidity and I didn't sweat a drop during my ride. Super easy to use, I just fill a bucket with cold water, let it sit for a few mins and gently squeeze water and I'm good to go. I found the fit to be not ideal for my body type (slender/tall). The small fits me in the chest but it is much too large at the waist/hips. I will be making some minor alterations to mine to get it to fit more closely. It really needs to be close to your skin to work properly. At first I also thought it was much too short for my torso but in the saddle it was just about right. Whatever tank/shirt you wear underneath will get damp but its still totally worth it. I gave it 2 stars for durability as some of the stitching and fabric was coming apart after only a few uses which was surprising as the material and workmanship seems high quality. Smartpak was amazing as always and exchanged it for a new one right away.
    Date published: 2013-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this vest! It helps so much during these dog days of summer...even during monsoon season! Looking forward to riding in it when the humidity level drops so the evaporative cooling effect can really take off. The zip-up high neck works better than sunscreen. Bonus: it's dirt-colored! :)
    Date published: 2013-08-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fell apart! I recently ordered the HyperKewl vest because other gals at my barn had them and loved it. I have only worn it four times and it's already coming apart at the seams. Very disappointed. Hopefully, I just got a bad one.
    Date published: 2013-07-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I bought it! I,like some horses, don't sweat well and so summer is a difficult time and then being physically active riding is even tougher. I just tried the cooling vest under my jumping protection vest and under my pinney (which then hold a lot of heat) for cross country at a horse trial. Warmup was hot and we were out on course for a long time and I was so grateful to have that continuous cool against my torso. My coach got two for herself- one in white so she can wear it in a dressage test. Really useful product!
    Date published: 2013-07-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised! Very nice design that is more like a traditional fitted riding vest than other similar products for much less money. Good, neutral color and great fit! Love it!Now that I am in a high humidity area, I'll have to see how it works with humidity, but look forward to giving it a try!
    Date published: 2013-06-28
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