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Firefighters, outdoorsmen, soldiers, industrial workers and athletes have at least one hazard in common: In warmer climates, they often find themselves at the mercy of extreme heat. Hot environments can sap energy, inhibit mental clarity, hinder performance and cause serious health problems, including dehydration and heat stroke. In many situations, bulky protective gear compounds the problem.
Ray Booska, Glacier Tek founder
the year the Original Cool Vest hit the market.
number of Glacier Tek vests shipped to Iraq and Afghanistan for use by the U.S. military.
the PureTemp product that powers the cooling vests
In the mid-1990s, Glacier Tek developed a cooling vest that uses biobased phase change material to absorb heat generated by the wearer. Even in the most extreme heat, The Original Cool Vest maintains a comfortable 59°F/15°C and, unlike vests that use ice or gel packs, never over-cools. It keeps the wearer comfortable for up to 2½ hours in 100°F/37°C heat and recharges in minutes.
The Minnesota company offers a wide range of cooling vests powered by PureTemp. All are made using natural ingredients that are bio-based, recyclable and contain no hazardous ingredients. The product line includes: