Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs

Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) Small Kool Max® Packs
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Our best-selling cooling vest! The lightweight Adjustable Zipper Vest with 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs efficiently and effectively cools the body in any environment, under or over clothes. 

Additional pack sets are offered at a special discount when purchased with the vest! Your choice of an extra set of Cool58® 58º Fahrenheit phase change packs, which are ideal when freezers aren't available, or a set of Kool Max® frozen water-based packs. You may want to order a set of each type of pack for flexibility on-the-go! See the full comparison of cooling pack technologies below in "How does it work?"

Click here to save 10% with a cooling kit!
Price: $128.50

1. ADJUSTABLE, CUSTOM FIT
It is important for cooling vests to fit snug to the body for optimal cooling. This cooling vest has adjustable hook and loop straps at the chest, waist and shoulders for a snug, comfortable and customized fit.

 
2. CONVENIENT AND EASY TO WEAR
Once the cooling vest has been adjusted for size, it is easy to put on every time with the zipper-pull front. The clean design (with no logos or visible pack pockets!) is available in several sizes. Wear the vest over clothing or discreetly underneath.

3. COMFORTABLE 100% COTTON
The cooling vest shell is constructed of durable and machine washable 100% cotton twill.

4. KOOL MAX® COOLING PACKS
Kool Max® frozen water-based cooling packs require access to a freezer and offer the highest level of cooling energy. These reusable packs deliver comfortable cooling for up to 3-4 hours. It takes more energy to charge these packs in a freezer and in return, the packs offer greater cooling energy than Cool58® cooling packs. (Please note: cooling times are estimates and will vary depending on climate, body metabolism and activity.) The different vest sizes include five (5) to twelve (12) 4.5" x 6" packs. See the size chart for more information.
5. INSULATED PACK POCKETS
Packs fit into insulated pockets inside the cooling vest. The pockets have a comfortable all-cotton fabric to protect the skin and an insulated outer composite fabric to direct the cooling energy toward the body. Temperature may also be adjusted for comfort by increasing or decreasing the number of clothing layers beneath the vest or the number of packs used.

6. VARIABLE WEIGHT
Weight may be adjusted by varying the number of cooling packs used. Need a lighter weight vest? You don't have to use all of the packs! The use of separate, individual packs allows the number of cooling packs used to be customized for each person's preference and size. Some people find that using just three packs down the spine works well, resulting in a vest that weighs just 1.5 lbs.! Others prefer all of the packs except the two on the upper chest. Our design allows many options! 


Please note: The example vest shown above is size M/L. The number and location of pack pockets varies for each size. The different vest sizes include eight (8) to twelve (12) cooling packs. 
See the size chart for more information.

7. PATENT PENDING SPINAL COOLING
Pack pockets are placed strategically down the spine for optimal cooling. (Patent pending design!) The location of desired cooling is easily controlled by which pack pockets are used.

Do you have a question about this item? 
Please contact our customer service. We are happy to help!



Cooling packs fit into insulated pack pockets sewn discreetly within the vest. 
Pockets are not visible from the exterior!



Please note: The example vest shown above is size M/L. The number and location of pack pockets varies for each size. 
The different vest sizes include eight (8) to twelve (12) cooling packs. 
See the size chart for more information.

How do Kool Max® water-based cooling packs work? 

  • Kool Max® frozen water-based cooling packs require access to a freezer and offer the highest level of cooling energy. It takes more energy to charge these packs in a freezer and in return, the packs offer greater cooling energy than Cool58® cooling packs. 
  • These reusable packs deliver comfortable cooling for up to 3-4 hours depending on environment, activity, and personal metabolism. (Please note: cooling times are estimates and will vary depending on climate, body metabolism and activity.)
  • Packs are non-toxic and non-flammable.
  • Works in any climate - extreme heat and humidity are no problem! The cooling performance is not impacted by humidity or outside temperature.

How do Cool58® phase change cooling packs work? 

  • Cool58® cooling packs freeze solid at a moderate and comfortable temperature of 58° Fahrenheit (14.4° Celsius), so they can be frozen in a freezer, refrigerator, or even a bucket of ice water. 
  • Once activated, these reusable packs deliver comfortable cooling for up to 2-3 hours. (Please note: cooling times are estimates and will vary depending on climate, body metabolism and activity.)
  • Packs are non-toxic and non-flammable.
  • Packs do not require a freezer! Packs can simply be submerged in ice water or placed in a refrigerator or freezer to activate. Easy to use - packs can be activated by simply submerging the packs into ice water for up to 20 minutes when access to freezers is not available.
  • Works in any climate - extreme heat and humidity are no problem! The cooling performance is not impacted by humidity or outside temperature.
 
  • One (1) 100% cotton cooling vest
    • Simple and unisex design with a zipper-pull front.
    • Size is adjustable with hook and loop closures at the chest, waist, and shoulders for a snug, comfortable and customized fit.
    • Packs fit into insulated pockets inside the vest. The pockets have a comfortable all-cotton fabric to protect the skin and an insulated outer composite fabric to direct the cooling energy toward the body.
    • Control the weight by varying the number of packs used.
    • Discreet: can be worn over or beneath clothing.
    • Colors: Blue, Khaki, Light Blue, Pink
    • Sizes: XS, S/M, M/L, L/XL, XL/2XL, 2XL/3XL

  • Five (5) to twelve (12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® cooling packs
    • Size XS holds five (5) packs
    • Size S/M holds eight (8) packs
    • Size M/L holds nine (9) packs
    • Size L/XL holds eleven (11) packs
    • Sizes XL/2XL and 2XL/3XL hold twelve (12) packs


 Save money with a cooling kit!
  • Kits include a vest, your choice of accessories and a complete extra set of cooling packs for each product! Products can be used separately as needed or together for maximum cooling benefits.
Click here to save 10% when you purchase a cooling kit.
 Add an extra set of Kool Max® water-based cooling packs.
  • Kool Max® Packs require access to a freezer but they offer a higher level of cooling than Cool58® Packs.
Click here to purchase additional sets of Kool Max® packs separately.
 Add an extra set of Cool58® phase change packs.
  • The pack pockets in this vest are compatible with our Cool58® phase change cooling packs. It's a great idea to order an extra set of cooling packs with your vest so you can trade out the packs to extend your cooling on-the-go.
Click here to purchase additional sets of Cool58® packs separately.
Add a Polar Soft-Sided Cooler to carry your packs!
  • Large soft-sided cooler measures 7" x 14" x 12" and will carry multiple sets of Kool Max® and Cool58® packs for vests and accessories.
Click here to purchase a Polar Soft-Sided Cooler.
 Add a Freezer Container to store your packs!
  • Plastic container measures 13.5" x 10.5" x 3" and is perfectly sized for a set of Kool Max® and Cool58® packs for vests and accessories.
Click here to purchase a Cooling Pack Freezer Container. 


Zipper Front Vest Size Chart

Size
Chest and Waist Circumference
Vest Length
Weight RangeNumber of Packs
Vest Weight Range
XS
30" - 38"
18" - 19"
~85 - 110 lbs.
5
1.6 - 2.5 lbs.
S/M
32" - 40"
19" - 20.5"
~110 - 125 lbs.
8
1.6 - 4 lbs.
M/L
34.5" - 44.5"
21"  - 22.5"
~125 - 175 lbs.
9
2 - 4.5 lbs.
L/XL
36.5" - 51.5"
22.5" - 24.5"
~175 - 250 lbs.
11
2.2 - 5.4 lbs
XL/XXL
38.5" - 56.5"
25.5" - 27.5"
~250 - 325 lbs.
12
2.7 - 5.9 lbs.
2XL/3XL
43" - 64"
27" - 29.5"
~325 lbs. plus
12
2.9 - 6.1 lbs.

How to find your size: 

This vest is adjustable at the shoulders, chest and waist. Therefore, it will fit a large range of sizes. These measurements may help determine the best size for you.
  • To measure the chest and waist circumference: First, wrap a soft measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest and under your armpits, making sure to keep the tape parallel to the ground. This determines your chest measurement. Then wrap a measuring tape around your natural waistline (usually across your belly button), making sure to keep the tape parallel to the ground. See where the larger of the two measurements fall on the size chart. Please note: If you think you are in between two sizes, order the next size up to accommodate the cooling packs. 
  • To measure the vest length: Hold the tape measure at the highest point of your shoulder. Look straight ahead and pull it down to your natural waist. Mark this measurement on the tape measure with your thumb. Please note: When in doubt, order the next size up to accommodate the cooling packs and to prevent the vest from looking too short. 
  • Please note: the weight range is simply a guide; there are many exceptions for different body types.
Our Customer Care team is here to answer product questions and provide additional details and measurements. Just give us a call at 1-800-763-8423 or send us an e-mail. We are happy to help!
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"Remarkable"

Jay H on 9/20/2016 10:21:15 AM

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Details: THE ADDITIONAL HEAT AND HUMIDITY THIS SPRING AND SUMMER REALLY AFFECTED MY MS . THE RESULTS FROM THIS VEST WERE NOT ONLY REMARKABLE, BUT ALLOWED ME TO PARTICIPATE IN MANY MORE ACTIVITIES AND TO SOCIALIZE OUTSIDE MY HOME WITH THE PUBLIC AND FRIENDS!

Location: New Jersey

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Product Exceeds Expectation"

Cindy Mireley on 10/1/2015 9:20:11 PM

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Details: Excellent fit, and keeps me cool, without making me cold. The ice packs fit perfectly.

Location: Fort Collins

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Most Definitely

"It's a lifesaver"

Barry Taylor on 9/25/2015 6:34:01 PM

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Details: My wife suffers with M.S. and the heat effects her badly, with this cooling vest she is able to have a better life style during the summer months.

Location: Bendigo Australia

Would you recommend this to a friend?: recommendation already made

"finally cool"

Marie Powers on 9/21/2015 1:57:14 PM

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Details: This was the first time I wore a cooling vest, and it was great! I wore it to an outdoor barbecue, and it stayed cool for 4 hours! It was so nice to actually enjoy being outside and to be able to join everyone.

Location: outdoor barbecue

Would you recommend this to a friend?: yes, definitely!

"Janie"

Jane Bartz on 8/8/2015 8:13:36 PM

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Details: Love the vest. It works, I haven't had a heat problem playing Pickleball in 90+ heat. I love the 3 packs down the spine, that feels so good

Location: Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Vest Price"

Robin Damato on 8/3/2015 10:50:54 AM

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Details: The vest is wonderful. Just too expensive for someone like me with MS and on Social Security. There should be some type of discount for us. Note from Polar: Hi Robin, we are so happy to hear that you're enjoying your Kool Max® Vest! Thousands of people with MS have told us that Kool Max® greatly improves their quality of life. We work with many MS non-profit organizations and supply cooling garments for their cooling programs. The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America will ... More details

Location: New Jersey

"Great"

Judy Armstrong on 7/21/2015 2:44:07 PM

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Details: I have had the vest for a few years and it's the only way I can survive in the AZ heat in the summer. I wouldn't be able to go outside the house without it.

Location: Arizona

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Absolutely

"Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest"

Barb Kolb on 7/14/2015 9:28:34 AM

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Details: I bought this vest for my husband, who is 6'3" and wears a 3XL. He has dysautonomia, chronic migraines, and fibromyalgia. He does not handle hot weather well. He is also an automotive technician, so he works in a hot shop and often times over a hot engine. He has only been wearing the Kool Max vest for a week now, but he is absolutely in love with it. It fits him well, is comfortable to wear at work, and he is much cooler with his vest.

Location: Wisconsin

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"THE solution!!!"

Judy Cervantes on 7/9/2015 5:58:17 PM

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Details: This vest felt heavy when not being worn, and I thought it'd be uncomfortable. My first time wearing it was in Midwest hot humid weather. It kept me comfortably cool and I could forget I was wearing it, as it was not heavy on my body at all. I am so happy to have this vest! I can do things that the heat would make impossible to do without the vest! A life changer for persons with MS, no doubt about it.

Location: Fullerton, CA

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Definitely!!

"Perfection has a price"

James Morgan on 6/30/2015 8:18:34 PM

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Details: I have found that wetting an athletic tee shirt and wearing the vest over it provides me the best cooling. Excellent size adjustability. Great, lasting cooling in all but 95 degree+ direct sunlight days, last almost two hours still, thats when a second set of packs is handy. I also plan on buying the Kool Max fashion vest for everyday use.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Review of Polar Vest"

Mary Showalter on 6/19/2015 10:13:52 PM

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Details: I do about 60 - 90 minutes of aerobic exercise a day. With the heat of summer my balance and walking at the end of exercising has been negatively impacted. Since I have purchased and used the vest during my exercising my balance and gait have greatly improved. This has been wonderful as I do not want my MS to prohibit me from the activities I have done in the past.

Location: Midland, Michigan

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Good product"

Angie on 6/17/2015 9:31:57 PM

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Details: It works great but should come with an extra set of ice packs since they do melt within a couple of hours when it's hot.

Location: Vancouver Washington

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Life saver"

Ryan on 6/16/2015 4:41:19 PM

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Details: I work at a busy airport refueling aircraft. My job requires me to be in the heat all day with temperatures in the high 90's most of the summer, and temperatures in triple digits about fifteen days a year. I wear this vest when it gets into the triple digits, and it keeps me cool for about two hours. If I don't wear it I get the light headed and start to feel the onset of heat exhaustion after an hour. The vest is a life saver for me. It is very comfortable and adjusts very easy to fit my body. ... More details

Location: Sacramento

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Not for me"

Shannon Shock on 6/8/2015 9:11:19 PM

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Details: This vest can be adjusted with the velcro straps along the shoulders and waist. I am a 5' 3" woman and weight 125 but I am big on top. When I got it adjusted to fit my curves it didn't look very flattering. I already have a zip front Women's Fashion Vest that I LOVE but it only has 5 cold packs and the velcro vest in my size has 8. So I kept the ice packs and returned the velcro vest. I am going to modify my "fashion " vest and add more pockets for extra ice packs.

Location: Katy, Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Will work for some people.

"I'm back in the stands and in the yard!"

Robert Ferrante on 5/30/2015 1:31:29 PM

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Details: As a result of age and medical issues, my heat tolerance has dropped drastically. This took a toll on my hobbies of attending sports events and yard work. The vest has worked wonders in extending my seasons! Thanks!

Location: Gainesville, FL

Would you recommend this to a friend?: yes

"I Have My Life Back!!!"

Tammy L. on 1/11/2015 5:37:15 PM

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Details: I have a problem with heat due to having MS lesions on the part of my brain that regulates temperature. No matter where I go, at some point I start getting so hot that I am miserable. No one else is hot, just me. I purchased a Polar Kool Max vest and it has turned my life around. Now, I go anywhere I want, knowing if I get hot, I can just put on my vest and my body will cool down and be comfortable again. When ordering, you don't have to be overly concerned about the size. There are many areas o... More details

Location: Missouri

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Definitely!

"Great product."

Dustin Anderson on 8/3/2014 7:18:56 PM

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Details: I used this under a costume for a local event and despite it being over 80, it kept me comfortable. My only tip for new users is the packs freeze solid, so make sure to have on a relatively flat surface.

Location: MN

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Absolutely!

"I love this vest!"

Becky Solecki on 6/28/2014 3:18:30 AM

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Details: One of the worst things about having MS is feeling like a prisoner to the AC in the summertime. I am very active bike riding, gardening etc and it's all thanks to this vest! Heck I'm even doing housework in it. Love love love it!

Location: Chicago

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Kool Max Zipper Front Vest"

Maureen Gharrity on 6/19/2014 3:33:26 PM

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Details: This vest allows me to be outside working with my animals on a hot day. I wish it came up higher in the back to cover the base of the neck. Would suggest wrinkle proof and stain proof fabric for the outside of the vest.

Location: Minnesota

Would you recommend this to a friend?: yes

"Lifesaver"

Deborah Lamarr on 1/27/2014 8:55:37 PM

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Details: I bought this as a gift for my pastor. The polyester robe he wears for church is like an oven to him. He is the best pastor I have ever had in a church and wanted to help him with a useful gift to express my appreciation to him for serving our community.

Location: Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Great for MS"

Leslie Boedicker on 9/9/2013 4:03:28 PM

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Details: I love the product. It helps me keep cool even in 100 degree weather. The only thing I do not like is that the ice packs break. I have had two leak on me.

Note from Polar: Hi Leslie, I'm so sorry for your trouble with broken ice packs! We will send replacements to you right away. If we can be of further assistance please contact us at 1-800-763-8423. Thank you for your business!

Location: Danville, IL

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes, already have!

"Love It"

Geoffrey K Kern on 9/3/2013 1:54:14 AM

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Details: This is the best cooling vest I have owned to date, from Polar Products as well as from other companies. I wear it OUTSIDE my shirt and find it is more manageable and cools just as well as other vest. It is also flexible in that if it is not as hot I don't have to insert all of the gel packs, or, if a long period of cooling is needed, I put in half of the packs and keep the other half frozen in the carrier bag I purchased with the vest and trade the packs out hours later for extended relief. Nex... More details

Location: Northeast Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: YES

"Vest is Effective"

Lester Collins III on 8/30/2013 6:13:08 PM

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Details: Though skeptical, I found this vest worked quite well to keep me comfortable for a 2 hour round trip in an non air conditioned light airplane on a hot Texas afternoon. Was not cold but pleasantly cool. Comfortable to wear even with seat belts and shoulder harnesses. Now that I test flew it, I plan to buy another for my wife.

Location: Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Defintiely

"Kool Max Vest"

Carol Andrews on 8/14/2013 10:16:27 PM

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Details: My daughter has POTS and is not able to be outside in the warm weather for longer than 15 mins at a time without feeling sick and her heart rate going over 130 and becoming dehydrated. The first time she used the cooling vest she was able to walk around the zoo with some breaks to sit down for a while and continue for the entire time (4 hours) that we were at the zoo with our family. The ice packs did thaw completely by that time but the vest was still cool for her. Wonderful product and well wo... More details

Location: Shelbyville, IN

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes, and I have already!

"MS Patient"

Louis Long on 7/21/2013 7:15:38 AM

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Details: This vest let me attend my wife's work picnic. We were out for a couple of hours, and there's no way I would have been able to do that without this vest. It even got me through an outdoor concert recently!

Location: Dayton, OH

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Oh Hell yes!!!!!

"Best Cooling"

Peggy on 7/15/2013 9:45:53 PM

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Details: I have MS and always suffer in the summer months when it's hot and humid, especially with the humidity. After reading the great reviews, I ordered your Kool Max Zipper Front Vest and couldn't be happier. This is truly the best investment I've made this year! Finally, I'm able to be outside and can work in my flower garden when the thermometer reaches 80-90 degrees! If you do order the vest, be sure to order an extra set of the cooling packs so you can rotate them in the freezer. I highly recomme... More details

Location: Maine

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Most definitely!

"Great for Rosacea Sufferers"

Virginia Schomp on 6/29/2013 2:02:14 PM

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Details: I am a 50-year-old (close enough) woman with rosacea, a skin condition that causes my face to get red and splotchy when I get overheated, and I seem to be able to tolerate the heat less and less every summer. I bought the cooling scarf a couple of years ago and it helped some, but this year it was obvious I needed more. The vest was a big investment but I decided to give it a try based on the return policy (they would refund everything except shipping if I wasn't satisfied). I'm very happy with ... More details

Location: New York

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Absolutely

"Kool Vest Keeps Seizures Down!"

Mark Moxley on 6/27/2013 11:38:10 AM

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Details: Not an MS patient, but a serious stroke survivor with stroke induced epilepsy. Cooling vest helps to reduce the number of seizures in warm/hot times. I wore out my first vest and just recently bought my second. It allows me to get out of the house and actually do some small things around my house or go for short walks with my wife. Visit with neighbors outside in the Summer-many things that would be tough in the heat without the cooling vest. It really makes a difference for me!

Location: Overland Park, KS

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Kool Max Vest"

Otto Endow on 9/10/2012 12:55:41 PM

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Details: We ordered the Kool Max Zipper Vest for my wife and she thinks it is great how it keeps her cool. We had a issue with one or two of the kooling packs but an email to Polar Products with an explanation and they sent out replacements. They are very courteous and stand behind their product.

Location: Ogden, Utah

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"POTS"

Lacey Warner on 8/30/2012 5:30:52 PM

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Details: Hi!! I ordered my vest in July. I was diagnosed with POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) last June. It's been one year since my diagnosis. I struggle daily to live a normal life. I have severe heat intolerance due to my syndrome due to my autonomic system failure. I wanted to be able to enjoy outdoor activities again and found your product. I went to the beach this month and wore it and was able to enjoy myself. This product is amazing!

Location: West Monroe, LA

Would you recommend this to a friend?: I have told all of my fellow POTS sufferers!!

"Review"

Deborah Dortmund on 8/20/2012 1:29:20 PM

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Details: I purchased the produce because I have MS and have become increasingly intolerant to the heat. Mt MD recommended a cooling vest. I was worried as the the design and look. But 1 day of wearing it to a outdoor event and I was trilled. You do need a t-shirt under it if wearing clothes over to hide it. I have decided to try to 'decorate' mine on the surface.

Location: Elgin, IL

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes!

"Just Received Product"

Mohammed Imran on 8/16/2012 7:56:51 AM

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Details: I brought the product as I have an intolerance of heat. I am 28 years old. I have used it once as received it yesterday. I though it may feel uncomfortable against my skin however wearing it for 4 hours i found that it fitted well with no nuisance caused. It worked fantastically to cool me down. Does take getting used to the it but as its adjustable it case of just adjusting it until find best comfort fit. Also it is very light in case any one is thinking it might drag them down in to submission... More details

Location: Birmingham, UK

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Not Worth It"

Lori Beitzel on 8/14/2012 10:39:25 AM

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Details: I was very disappointed. The fabric is entirely too thick. You cant even feel the cold thru it and it is heavy and uncomfortable. Note from Polar: Hi Lori, thank you for your feedback. The shell of our vests is made of a cotton twill and the interior of the pack pockets has a lightweight layer of insulation for comfort and protection. You can vary the amount of cooling by adjusting the layers beneath the vest. You can also reduce the weight of the vest by using fewer packs as needed. You may als... More details

Location: Atlanta

Would you recommend this to a friend?: No

"Must Have"

Kathy Seals on 8/9/2012 2:45:52 PM

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Details: I live in the high desert where summer heat can be close to 100 in early morning and I love to hill climb for exercise. I bought this vest because it was a simple design and easy to care for hoping it would keep me cool for the 2 hour treks. I was so thrilled that after my first hike which lasted two hours the ice packs had not even turned sloshy and in fact as they warmed up and conformed to my body I tightened the straps and with my own sweat had increasing coolness. I was so thrilled I used a... More details

Location: Southern California

Would you recommend this to a friend?: I did

"Kool Max"

Ron Ehrsam on 7/30/2012 4:29:17 PM

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Details: I have MS and can't take hot weather. Now that I have the Kool Max I can be out. I did not think this would do the trick. But it keeps my body cool enough to go outside on hot days. Glad I purchased one.

Location: Ohio

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes, everyone that is heat sensitive should have 1

"Incredibly Helpful Vest"

Amanda Goodan on 7/30/2012 10:30:21 AM

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Details: Am new to MS. Felt very sick from heat; my PT put me in this vest. Was amazed at how much better it made me feel, so I've bought one.

Location: Southern California

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Fantastic vest for those with MS"

Scott Quade on 7/27/2012 1:10:23 PM

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Details: I received this vest end of June and it has been a true god send. We have had 19 days above 90 degrees here in Green Bay with high humidity. I have been able to spend time outside most of those days working on projects where before I would be inside on day above 85 degrees. I love being outside and now I can enjoy my summers again and not locked up inside. I wear it all the time now and my energy has improved by over 50%. Thank you Polar and your help to those with MS.

Location: Green Bay, WI

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Cooler"

Anne Martin on 7/22/2012 1:09:20 PM

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Details: I would really give my vest a 4.44 rating!!!! I wish the cooling packs would last longer than 4 hours. I have MS. Yet and still, I find this product very easy to use

Location: Cochranville, PA

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Great Product"

Tony Paoli on 7/22/2012 11:00:00 AM

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Details: We are a screen printer in Iowa and the production floor hits temperatures up to 100+ degrees on certain days. I purchased two vests to test on the production floor. The employees love them and the vests keep them cool for two hours on the hot days. Great job!

Location: Hiawatha, Iowa

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Fifty Fifty"

Mike McGuire Avon Indiiana on 7/22/2012 7:06:17 AM

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Details: Working a soccer tournament in 95 degree weather. First 5 packs worked well for about 2 to 3 hours tops. Had five packs in an ice chest and five in the vest. It kept me very cool for a couple of hours then began to wear off quickly. The second set of ice packs didn't last but about an hour and a half to two hours. I am older and very heat sensitive. Maybe four to 5 hours of protection out of 10 packs on an 8 hour day. Note from Polar: Hi Mike, thank you for your feedback. If you are very heat se... More details

Location: Zionsville, Indiana

Would you recommend this to a friend?: No

"Not What I Was Expecting"

Chris Schmidt on 7/20/2012 11:18:09 AM

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Details: This is not what I thought it would do, I'm a mailman and work under some intense heat conditions. The time that it cools down in and thaws out is too short of a time. Note from Polar: Hi Chris, thank you for your feedback. Be sure that the packs are completely frozen solid before use. Cooling times are estimates and will vary depending on climate, body metabolism, and activity; in our experience a Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest should offer cooling for up to 3 - 4 hours. We would suggest purch... More details

Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Would you recommend this to a friend?: I'm not sure it would have to depend on the circumstance

"A Nice Way To Stay Cool"

G. Lawrence on 7/14/2012 9:11:01 PM

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Details: This is my third year using the KMVZ Cooling Vest. It provides the cooling relief needed while working in a hot factory. The adjustments in fit for length, chest and stomach are desirable, a tight fitting vest is not always wanted. In a typical hot workday I can use up to 36 cooling packs (9 every 2 hours). The vest holds 11 packs, but the front 2 top are uncomfortable to use. At home, cookie sheets and cooling racks are used in the deep freezer to freeze and store the cooling packs. The carry b... More details

Location: Michigan

Would you recommend this to a friend?: YES

"Polar Vest"

Barbara ONeil on 7/13/2012 4:26:34 PM

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Details: I ordered this cooling vest for my husband who has MS. I'm not sure he'll wear it because he will have to place all the cool pads in each pocket and then freeze the ones he has taken out. He has it in case he decides he really needs it.

Location: Clarion, PA

"Love the Vest!"

Kate Boyd on 7/9/2012 10:54:07 AM

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Details: For years I'd been sensitive to heat. If the temp outside got above 80F, I would have to sit quietly in the shade with quarts of icy drinks, and only for an hour tops, instead of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, BBQing or even just gardening/puttering in the yard. I was recently diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis so my heat issues now make sense. Someone mentioned that there are manufacturers of special "stay cool" items...I was intrigued. This vest has really opened opportunities ... More details

Location: Michigan

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes!

"Worth the Effort"

Ross Hunter on 6/27/2012 10:57:32 PM

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Details: Was skeptical at first, however, has made a big difference so far. Certainly is convenient and cool. Has transformed my life on hot days.

Location: High Level, Alberta, Canada

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Kool Max Vest"

Diana Lozano on 6/21/2012 7:28:46 PM

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Details: I am a maintenance Supervisor in San Antonio, TX who is battling Multiple Myeloma cancer. This vest is keeping my core temperature down when I am outside so I can continue working. It is comfortable to wear. I love it!

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Kool Max Vest - Life Saver Product"

E. McClanahan on 5/29/2012 1:38:07 PM

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Details: This is my daughter's 2nd Kool Max vest, as she out grew the 1st (which lasted 4+ years of daily use). Due to her Mitochondrial Disease, she is unable to regulate her body temperature. This vest has given her the freedom to go outside when it is over 75 degrees. THANK YOU for this precious gift, and the freedom to go places and still maintain a safe core temp.

Location: Concord, CA

Would you recommend this to a friend?: YES!!!

"Coping with the Heat"

Susan on 4/23/2012 12:25:27 PM

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Details: I started using a cooling vest this past spring to cope with TX summers. It uses cold packs you put in the freezer. It works great at home, on walks, and especially when I get into the car after it's been in the sun. The car AC works fine but just isn't enough for me. Because my legs need extra cooling in the car, I pull a couple of the packs from the vest and slip one under each thigh. The vest sure helps me stay active! I keep the vest in a cooler in the car 'til I need it, and it stays plenty... More details

Location: Texas

"Helps Me Keep My Cool..."

Linda on 1/11/2012 9:02:28 AM

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Details: I ordered one to use on the job where temps run in the 100's and even higher near heat generating equipment. The "vest" size is adjustable and I'm able to share it with co-workers. The packs work well, and at times we leave a few out so as not to get too chilled. Leaving a few out also helps with the weight of the vest. Weight of the fully loaded vest is not bad, nor is the vest too bulky. After one week, I ordered an additional one for a brother who works in South Texas outside in the heat repa... More details

Location: Texas City, TX

Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

"Very Cooooooooooool Cooling Vest"

Omar Ahmed Shawky on 5/31/2010 10:59:17 AM

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Details: It's awesome, the cooling efficacy of it is very fabulous I love it....

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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