Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by Mike54 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:11 am

PankGS wrote:I just put on a wet t-shirt does the job and a lot cheaper.
in truly hot weather at speed a t shirt dries in less than 10 minutes.

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by Spike941 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:28 am

Me and the misses used them in the states. Worth every penny and worked well. Death Valley 48c. Wouldn't have survived without them.

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:31 am

PankGS wrote:I just put on a wet t-shirt does the job and a lot cheaper.
Yep, done that before too, not a patch on the HyperKewl's though :)

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by Stuartw » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:27 am

I have used the wet t-shirt and wet buff method, work well for a while. But as others have said for proper trips the bespoke vests are probably the best option

Noticed these when googling 'motorcycle evaporation vests'.

This one sounds like the other described
https://www.motardinn.com/motorcycle-eq ... lsrc=aw.ds

And this one looks interesting in that you fill a reservoir with 500ml of water and should last for approx x3 days
http://www.getgeared.co.uk/macna-dry-co ... _feed_gg15

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by PankGS » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:08 pm

The negative of all this specialised gear is carrying it about ln your luggage when you don't need it . Just drink plenty and you'll be fine.

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by SteveR » Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:43 pm

PankGS wrote:The negative of all this specialised gear is carrying it about ln your luggage when you don't need it . Just drink plenty and you'll be fine.
I don't find a small waistcoat/vest much to carry to be honest! You only wet it when needed so takes up little space. Drinking water is a must on any bike trip, as you do dehydrate quickly.

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Re: Cooling vest - anyone have one ?

Post by Peirre » Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:10 pm

The vest when dry doubles up as a thermal liner, which is handy when your wearing a full mesh suit traversing Northern Europe en-route south. It is also suprisingly very light considering its size and is no more a nuisance to carry than my 3ltr camelbak.

The positive comments seem to be coming for those of us who already own these vests, with the techniche hyperkewl being the common item of choice. As for the other comments, don't knock it until you've tried it, & at under £40 a go it's hardly going to break the bank

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