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    Because its so HOT Reposting my Cool Vest.

    I have told a few members about this not sure I ever showed it to many.

    PM me if you got any questions.

    I told some campers about the Cooling Vest set up I made some time back

    I found they are used for people with MS and Dr.'s doing long operations, under very bright lights. $1000 they cost.

    First one I had, you soak in water, $39, they say they hold a gallon of water, but it dries out fast. But works.

    This is the same vest Matt Damion has on when He gets ready to blast off Mars. LOL

    I found the vest, I paid $150, a few years ago, similar to the one in the video.
    I found a pump, with 9 ft. lift to pump the ice water, 12V from the ice chest. Used in computers
    It was $10 on Amazon, also found the quick disconnects, on Amazon, used on spray equipment.
    I then got a sealed 12V battery small one and wired in a switch placed into 35mm film can.
    The quick disconnects allow you to unhook, to go pay for gas, and then reconnect and your off again.

    I found a coleman cooler, tall one that held big bag of ice. I then covered pump with water, not much, just cover it up, as ice melts you have plenty of water. Ice lasted 3+ hours most times.
    I then put the vest on tight under my jacket. Man it works great. I ride a GW Trike, and the back seat is
    empty, so it works great for me. I could run power, from my bike, but so far just used, the battery.

    So after I had it a while I made some other finds on the Net.
    One guy used two pillow cases, had wife sew lines in the pillow case forming tubes.
    Ran clear tubing up and down, one pillow case in front one in back. straps, over his
    shoulders, connecting the two. Then he said, he put on the smallest t-shirt, he could
    get on. Over the pillow cases, pinning them to his chest and back.
    That held the tubes close to his body, making the cooling effect feel, the most effective.

    So he eliminated the $150 cost of the Vest I bought.... He was a dirt Track Car Racer, he used
    a big cooler behind his seat, with a Walmart, bilge pump. He said it got over 100* in his car in some
    races, and it helped him stay cooler, than before he made it.

    My wife got a smaller set up. For her knee replacement, recovery. I thought of hooking it up under my
    helmet, just never did it....lol

    If you are interested I could try to find my Amazon #'s......

    Here is my Grandson wearing my Vest



    Here is a pump I used $10 lifts water 9ft. used is some computer set ups. Found on Amazon.com

    https://www.amazon.com/Driew-Submers...gateway&sr=8-5

    Need two sets of connectors feed and return, just recycles the ice water

    https://www.amazon.com/Colder-HFCD17...ref=pd_sbs_328

    https://www.amazon.com/CPC-Colder-HF...SDDEX0A0G80K6G


    Battery

    https://www.amazon.com/ExpertPower-E...2C1850&sr=8-28

    I took old bag chair (bag) cut it and, made coverers for the lines, made on-off switch( in line) by my side, to power on-off the battery when I stopped. put switch
    it in old 35mm film plastic container.

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    Re: Because its so HOT Reposting my Cool Vest.

    Thanks for sharing this! Looks fairly simple any more advice to make it as effective as possible?
    I wonder if I get small enough tubing I could make a skull cap for under my helmet too?

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    Re: Because its so HOT Reposting my Cool Vest.

    I think it might work.
    I have not tried the pillow case one, but I think it will work. Run tubing up and down.
    Take two cases one front, one back, Straps velro or sewn, over shoulders. Then put smallest
    t-shirt you can get on. over the pillow cases. Closer to the skin, better the effect. I tell you it makes a difference.
    Nascar drivers use the same one (blue) I bought.

    I also ran the lines in foam insulation they make for plumbing pipes. Not sure it helped?

    Some Co. made units sell for $1000. Ask any questions I might be able to help.
    I might use mine fishing,,,,lol Hot here in Mo. Any where you go sit in a lawn chair
    would feel pretty good, kids ballgames, ect......

    If you buy the $39 vest that you soak in the sink. find a plastic bag to take it from the gas
    station, rest room, back to your bike to put on. Or it makes a mess walking through the store
    back to the bike. Ask me how I know? lol

    Buttset from Mo.

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    Re: Because its so HOT Reposting my Cool Vest.

    Joe Sent me a PM asking where he could get the blue one in the picture.

    Found one like I bought but its higher priced.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cool...54436454784072

    scroll down Kewlflow $248

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    Re: Because its so HOT Reposting my Cool Vest.

    Quote Originally Posted by buttset View Post
    I think it might work.


    If you buy the $39 vest that you soak in the sink. find a plastic bag to take it from the gas
    station, rest room, back to your bike to put on. Or it makes a mess walking through the store
    back to the bike. Ask me how I know? lol

    Buttset from Mo.
    I have used several evaporative vests over the years. Some long distance riders just soak a sweatshirt and it keeps them cool.

    This is the one that worked fine for me but it would dry out fairly quickly: https://tinyurl.com/yyhqujo4 I took a 13000 mile trip and used an Popup camper on the trip. It had a cooler on the tongue. Whenever I would fuel I would take the vest and throw it in the cooler to rewet it while fueling.

    Some folks dress to the max and stuff ice cubes in the jacket pockets.
    Aspen Classic Camper, 06 GL1800

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