Multiple Sclerosis Testimonials

Heat-Sensitivity

"THANK YOU for your products! I have MS and your cooling products are the best. I recently received the Polar Fashion Cooling Vest and Neck Wrap through the MSF Cooling Program. Everything is wonderful. I am a US Army retired veteran and I love your product. I have been talking to my Neurologists about your products. I expect them to contact you. Plus my family and friends want to take and use mine! (not happening!)."

"Dear Polar Products People, Thank you and MSAA so very much for my cooling vest. I never knew there was such a thing as a cooling vest until I saw it on Facebook by multiplesclerosis.net I was thrilled to learn such a thing exists! I went to the MS Association of America to apply for my awesome, wonderful Polar Products Cooling Vest. It's been such a blessing. Total life changer. I'm actually able to leave my house and DO things! Just can't thank you and MSAA enough. PS: Supid MS + Heat = Bummer"

"I've got MS and used to be confined to the indoors during most of June - Oct. For two years now, this Kool Max® Poncho Vest has allowed me to help coach my son's youth football team in Texas - starting in Aug., when the temps are consistently over 100 degrees! I just wear a hat and put the vest on under a golf shirt (with a t-shirt on between the vest and my skin) and nobody can even tell I've got in on. The only time they know is if they pat me on the back to congratulate a good play in the game. It allows me to be out in the heat for 2 - 3 hour practices and games 4 days / week. I got the extra set of packs and use them if I'm out more than 3 hours, but a single set easily keeps my core cool for 3 hours, and that's long enough for most times. If you take the extra set of packs, just pack them in an ice chest with some blue ice around them and they stay solid all day. EXCELLENT product and highly recommend it for anyone!" with heat sensitivity issues who want to get their life back!"

- Tom in Texas
Product: Kool Max® Poncho Vest
"Incredibly helpful vest. I'm new to MS. Felt very sick from heat; my PT put me in this [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest. Was amazed at how much better it made me feel, so I've bought one."

- Amanda in Southern California
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"Thanks so very much for the assistance. The [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest is great. I can now function better when at home. Today was a great test as it was 106 degrees in the shade and I felt so much better, less like melted jello. Again, thank you so much."

- Rayann in Twentynine Palms, California
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I have MS and am intolerant to heat. This particularly affects my feet as well as the rest of my body. I often felt that if I could keep my feet cool, I could keep my entire body cool. In the past I used ice bags and booties but this solution left me unable to be active or even walk. Then I tried the Polar ankle cooling wraps. They work great! They fit on my ankles so I am able to stay mobile and they not only cool my ankles and feet, they cool my body!"

- Kim in Akron, Ohio
Product: Pair of Kool Max® Cooling Ankle & Foot Wraps
"I purchased this product for my wife with MS, to keep her core temperature lower, which this easily does. The snug fit of the Kool Max® Fashion Vest allows her to easily wear it almost anywhere. I'd recommend this for anyone with heat issues."

-Customer in Arizona
Product: Women's Fashion Cooling Vest
"I am 39 years old and have Multiple Sclerosis. Eight years ago my condition made it impossible for me to continue my working life. Until recently one of the most difficult symptoms of my MS was intolerance to heat. I don't mean the usual summer heat, but also the winter heating months. I have found that if the temperature is over 70 degrees I become very fatigued, my vision worsens and my speech becomes difficult. I had heard of "active and passive" cooling therapy as a non-drug treatment for these symptoms. I have had my [Cool Flow® Vest] for several months now and honestly don't go a day without using it! The system is so easy to use. Just add water, some ice and turn it on. Instant relief! The amount of cooling can be adjusted easily and with the battery pack I can take it with me anywhere and be in total comfort. To everyone who may suffer from heat intolerance, this is THE product that will help. I wholeheartedly recommend this system from Polar Product, Inc. You have a great product and your customer service representatives are grade A+ ."

- Avigdor in Hendersonville, North Carolina
Product: CoolOR® Adjustable Cooling Vest
"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 [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest has really opened opportunities for me to be active and have fun in the summertime. This summer has been extremely hot (many 90F+ days) but I've gone canoeing, kayaking, gardened ,archery/range, BBQs etc. with NO heat fatigue yay! I bring a few extra ice packs, as the ones on my back always melt faster than the front ones. Some people are curious when I wear the vest, I tell them it keeps me cool/comfy :O) Make sure you read the sizing info carefully, I did, and ordered the shoulder-extenders as I have a long bod, otherwise it would have been up around my neck!"

-Kate in Michigan
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"The evaporative cooling hat and neck wrap are fantastic! I went kayaking recently with the temperature at 89 degrees F. Despite my MS, I was comfortable & able to paddle for 2 hours. These wraps enable me to do the things I love without the incapacitating heat sensitivity."

-Patricia L. Blake, RN, BSN, MSCN; Administrator at Oak Clinic in Akron, Ohio
Product: Cool Comfort® Kit
"Thank you, thank you, thank you so much. I have been suffering with the heat for years and these [Kool Max®] products I am sure will help keep my core temp down when I need to be out in the hot and humid weather. You provide a wonderful service."

-Sue in Kansas City, Missouri
Product: Kool Max® Product Line
"I cannot deal with the heat, it has a major impact on me. The Polar [Kool Max®] cooling vest they sent me allows me now to be at the race track all day watching my baby brother race motocross. Last weekend was 100 degrees, I sat in a chair, zipped the vest around me and got my body temperature down. I did this throughout the day and it was great. I use the neck wrap while waiting on my kids at the bus stop, I couldn't be there otherwise."

- Shandalier in East Bernstadt, Kentucky
Product: Kool Max® Deluxe Zipper Vest Kit
"I purchased the Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest because I have MS and have become increasingly intolerant to the heat. Mt MD recommended a cooling vest. I was worried as the design and look. But after one day of wearing it to an outdoor event and I was thrilled."

- Deborah in Elgin, Illinois
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I have MS and can't take hot weather. Now that I have the Kool Max® vest 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. Everyone who is heat-sensitive should have one."

- Ron in Ohio
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"As an individual with MS heat drains me quickly. I recently purchased a second Kool Max® vest since I really like the first one. Bring a cooler and swap out the packs when low. Super easy. Was able to stay cool @ a 100 degree party for multiple hours. Thank you for allowing me to play with my daughter at the park, take a boat ride, and other do things that I couldn't do a few years ago."

- Jeffrey in Illinois
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I have the CoolFit® Kit and absolutely love it! As a person with MS who is very heat sensitive it's a workout essential. I use it year round, 2-3 times a week. The Kool Max Deluxe Cooling Neck Tie and Kool Max Secrets vest are my favorite, though I wear the vest outside my clothes as it's really cold when I first put it on. The wrist and ankle wraps are good on particularly hot days, so I tend to use them more in the summer for that extra cooling power. They are also pretty subtle at the gym, every now and then someone asks me why I'm wearing a back brace and I explain it's ice and talk a little bit about MS and heat. No one asks about the neck wrap, and people assume the wrist and ankle ones are weights. Overall a fantastic product that helps me stay as active as I can be!"

- Kristin in Greenville, North Carolina
Product: Kool Max® CoolFit® Kit
"Thank you so much for providing the Kool Max® cooling vest and accessories. How I wish I would've done this long ago! I am extremely heat sensitive and this will be a big help. I look forward to next spring, so that I can return (somewhat) to gardening. For that matter, I will even use the cooling equipment this winter, as so many indoor establishments are way overheated."

-Lisa in Dayton, Ohio
Product: Kool Max® Deluxe Zipper Vest Kit
"The Kool Max® Secrets Vest makes gardening and walking much more enjoyable. This is especially helpful if you have any problem with heat tolerance health issues."

-Alyce in North Carolina
Product: Secrets Torso Cooling Wrap
"I am a businessman with both MS and intolerance to heat situations. My occupation often presents me the opportunity to play a round of golf with clients, which I love except for the fact that the heat considerably worsens my symptoms. I had searched previously for a cooling option that would allow me to play golf without overheating and one that would be somewhat unobtrusive (I frankly get tired of the questions and explanations!). I even asked my doctor without satisfaction and ultimately came to the realization that such a solution did not exist. Then I discovered the Polar Kool Max vest. This vest is lightweight and fits comfortably under my clothing. No one knows I am wearing it but me... and what's even more amazing is that it works! This vest totally minimizes the debilitating effect heat has on me. I make a habit of not recommending products - not even a movie; however I have never felt so positive about a product. The Polar [Kool Max®] vest has made a huge difference for me when entertaining clients and changed my life."

- Arnold in Chicago, Illinois
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"The Cool58® packs do what they say and can be reactivated quickly. Having MS, the heat drains me but I did a lot of research and found this to be best price and best product as I had to pay out of my own pocket. I would recommend."

- Andrew in Pennsylvania
Product: Cool58® Packs
"I LOVE that the Kool Max® Wrist Wraps come in a light color, as well as a dark color, so they are less noticeable. They have wrap around soft material for comfort and velcro closure for ease in handling with numb/tingly hands. Overall, I believe these to be a wonderful asset to us MSer's who need the help with heat. They are both discreet and effective!"

- Tammy in Canton, Illinois
Product: Pair of Kool Max® Cooling Wrist Wraps
"This scarf is great and helps keep me cool. I live in Missouri where the weather gets unbearable in the summer and at times work in a hot warehouse. I am heat intolerant due to multiple sclerosis and the scarf has really helped me on the hot days. I love it!"

- Cat in Missouri
Product: Fashion Cooling Scarf
"I have MS and heat is a huge issue for me. I bought the vest for use when working out and when running fire calls. I have been wearing the vest at the gym now for almost 2 weeks and it works wonderful. The cool packs last up to almost three hours so far in my experience and are still cold when I put them back in the freezer. The vest is very comfortable and blend very well with my attire. Before the vest my feet would become numb (from the MS) when working out. With the vest they do not get numb near as much. This vest is worth every penny I paid for it." "

"We actually bought 6 extra packs [KM456] so my husband (who has MS) would have 2 full sets of Kool Packs for his cooling vest, one set for the afternoon and one set for during the night."

-Beth L. in Florida
Product: Kool Max® Packs
"I have MS and extreme heat intolerance. Even a 1 degree increase in temperature can affect me. The [Polar Kool Max cooling ankle wraps] have proven to be very effective at cooling not only my ankles and feet but they even help with my entire body! I have been using these ankle cooling wraps since 2010 and they are the best!

-C.F. Auburn Hills, MI
Product: Pair of Kool Max® Cooling Ankle & Foot Wraps
"The additional heat and humidity this spring and summer really affected my MS. The program offered by the MSAA, offered me the opportunity to obtain and utilize a cooling vest. The results were not only remarkable, but also allowed me to participate in many more activities and to socialize outside my home with the public and friends!"

"I have MS and getting this vest with neck scarf. I've only used it a few times but it was amazing!! I look forward to using it many more times."

-Sharon H.
Product: Women's Fashion Cooling Vest
"I've only worn this [Polar's "Home and Away" Kit: Zipper Vest with Kool Max® Packs & Cool58® Packs] a couple times but I know already that it will be a big help for my intolerance to heat. I could still tell how hot it was outside but I didn't feel wiped out after a few hours like usual. It kept my core nice and cool. I've also had a compliment on its appearance and asked where to buy this. I was able to adjust it to fit just right too - big plus for me - most things are too big and bulky. I wish I had gotten this sooner."

-Norma in New York
Product: Polar's "Home and Away" Kit
"I do believe that I couldn't survive Texas heat of 100-103° recently. The [Women's "Home and Away" Fashion Kit] has helped me for trips that otherwise I would have been miserable and sick afterwards. I have Multiple Sclerosis and can't tolerate heat."

-S.H. in Texas
Product: Women's "Home and Away" Kit
"I have had MS since January of 1989. Polar products are amazing! They are wonderful and such a life saver for me, once I cool down using the bra coolers and wrist and ankle wraps outside I come back to life. When I am outside I carry my cooler with me so that I can exchange the wraps when I need to. Polar has made it possible for me to live and I have been using them for years. They are always kind and considerate. I don't know what I would without Polar Products!!! They are better than Santa Claus. My illustration of the how effective their product is that I feel like a balloon floating away and their product pulls me back to life. I highly recommend the bra coolers rank #1 and wrist and ankle wraps are #2."

-Sandy in Massachusetts
Product: Kool Max® CoolFit® Kit
"I am writing to thank you very much for the polar FVW fashion cooling vest and neck wrap that I received on Friday from the MSF. Since I have had MS for the past 39 years I have been greatly bothered by the heat in the summer, needing to stay inside in the air conditioning when it was nice outside. I look forward to using these cooling products outside this summer."

-Barbara P in USA
Product: Women's "Home and Away" Kit
"We purchased the CoolFlow fitted vest with cooler and tubes with quick disconnect couplings and lithium battery. We took vacation down to Orlando, Florida and went to Walt Disney world, Universal Studios, SeaWorld for a week. It was 90+ temperatures, but with heat index, it was over a 100 degrees. The vest kept my wife cool for at least 4 hours. This was a lifesaver at these temperatures. We would recommend this cooling system to anyone, especially those with MS and living in hot climates. We did have it hooked to the back of her electric wheelchair. My wife loves it. Kept around 65-70 degrees according to the touch that is. We charged the battery every night. It kept the charge the entire time using the vest."

-Michael in Missouri
Product: CoolOR® Fitted Cooling Vest


Symptom Management

"I have the Polar Cooling Seat Cushion and use it on my scooter. This cooling seat has truly improved my quality of life! I now can do things with the kids I could not before. Recently we visited the zoo and spent several hours there. By lunch, everyone else was wilting from the heat but my cooling seat kept me cool and feeling good. Great product!"

- Cheryl in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Product: Cooling Seat Cushion with Kool Max® Packs
"I have MS, so any increase in HEAT is a problem. I put off getting a cooling vest for years. I am so glad I finally got one. I can go out and stay out for dinner out, a dog walk and any event in this Houston heat. Being in the shade helps, but this Kool Max® vest has made my life so much better."

- Mary Ann in Texas
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I must tell you that your [Cool Flow® Vest] is the 5th type I have worn, my Multiple Sclerosis disabled my ability to be gainfully employed a little over 20 years... I must confess this suit has made a huge difference in the quality of life... for me this improves all the symptoms you learn to endure with Multiple Sclerosis... I encourage each of you try it for yourself... it will give you back a life quality that will surprise all of you... thanks Polar, you put the 'yes baby!' in my summer."

- Maria in Kansas City, Missouri
Product: CoolOR® Fitted Cooling Vest
"Fantastic vest for those with MS. I received this [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest end of June and it has been a true godsend. 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."

- Scott in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"Both the cars have A/C but my wife still wears the Kool Max® vest as it gives her a lot of relief. When she goes outside at work she wears the vest and that is 5 days a week. Thank you for your help and whatever help you can do is greatly appreciated. She loves her vest because it makes her life a little bit easier."

- Greg in Nevada
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I would love to extend my sincere appreciation to Polar Products for your MS cooling vests. Companies like yours make a huge difference in the lives of so many people."

- M. M. in VA
Product: Non-Profit Cooling Programs
"Hello i just want to say Polar Products is a life saver for me for many reasons but most of all when i was diagnosed with MS the hot flashes were a high road for me and when i heard about Polar Products i would always procrastinate that i would buy products from them but finally i bought products from Polar Products and the products has really help me out a lot.."

-Sarina L.
Product: Non-Profit Cooling Programs
"The back bedroom/office of our house is about 10° warmer than the rest of the house. With temperatures being in the 90s outside lately, the Kool Max fashion vest has really helped keep me cool while I work!"

-Jil D. in New Jersey
Product: Women's Fashion Cooling Vest


Newly Diagnosed

"Incredibly helpful vest. I'm new to MS. Felt very sick from heat; my PT put me in this [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest. Was amazed at how much better it made me feel, so I've bought one."

-Amanda in Southern California
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"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 [Kool Max® Zipper Front] vest has really opened opportunities for me to be active and have fun in the summertime. This summer has been extremely hot (many 90F+ days) but I've gone canoeing, kayaking, gardened ,archery/range, BBQs etc. with NO heat fatigue yay! I bring a few extra ice packs, as the ones on my back always melt faster than the front ones. Some people are curious when I wear the vest, I tell them it keeps me cool/comfy :O) Make sure you read the sizing info carefully, I did, and ordered the shoulder-extenders as I have a long bod, otherwise it would have been up around my neck!"

- Kate in Michigan
Product: Kool Max® Adjustable Zipper Vest
"I enjoy this [fashion scarf]. I was recently diagnosed with MS; heat is a trigger and I live in a very humid place so sometimes I do nothing and become very hot. The scarf is nice when you just need a quick cool down or for when I'm doing outdoor activities that are not active, such eating in an outdoor restaurant. Plus I enjoy how it really doesn't look or feel like an icepack.

- Yajaira in Key West, Florida
Product: Fashion Cooling Scarf
"I recently got diagnosed with MS and I am a very active person who lives in a very warm tropical environment. I love to cycle but the MS was making hard, until I got this [Kool Max® Neck & Upper Spine] wrap. It does an amazing at cooling me down and the symptoms that I experienced went down by half. Combined with riding early morning, I don't feel anything and I ride about 30 miles. I'm so happy with the product."

-Yajaira in Key West, Florida
Product: Neck & Upper Spine Wrap

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