Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs

Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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Adjustable Zipper Cooling Vest with (5-12) 4.5" x 6" Kool Max® Packs
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SKU: KMVZ-KM
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 Cool5® 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 money with a cooling kit!
Price: $136.31

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.

 
Front of a khaki Kool Max adjustable zipper front cooling vest
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.
Two Kool Max 3 x 6 inch cold packs
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! 

Front interior of a M/L Kool Max zipper front vest with four pack pockets and four 4.5 x 6 inch Kool Max cooling packsBack interior of a M/L Kool Max zipper front vest with five pack pockets and five 4.5 x 6 inch Kool Max cooling packs

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!

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


Front interior of a M/L Kool Max zipper front vest with four pack pockets and four 4.5 x 6 inch Kool Max cooling packsBack interior of a M/L Kool Max zipper front vest with five pack pockets and five 4.5 x 6 inch Kool Max cooling packs

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.

Two Kool Max 3 x 6 inch cold packsHow 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.

Two Cool58 4.5 x 6 inch phase change cooling packsHow 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, 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/S 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


 Man wearing khaki adjustable zipper front cooling vest with blue cooling neck wrapSave 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.
 Two Kool Max 3 x 6 inch cold packsAdd 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.
 Two Cool58 4.5 x 6 inch phase change cooling packsAdd 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.
Soft-sided coolerAdd 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.
 Blue plastic freezer container holding kool max cold packsAdd 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. 

Adjustable Vest Size Chart

Size Chest & Waist Circumference Vest Length Vest Weight Number of Packs
XS/S 30” - 38” 18” - 19” 2 - 3 5
S/M 32” - 40” 19” - 20.5” 2.5 - 4 8
M/L 34.5” - 44.5” 21” - 22.5” 3 - 4.5 9
L/XL 36.5” - 51.5” 22.5” - 24.5” 3 - 5.5 11
XL/2XL 38.5” - 56.5” 25.5” - 27.5” 3.5 - 6 12
2XL/3XL 43” - 64" 27” - 29.5” 3.5 - 6 12


If you think you are in between two sizes, order the next size up to accommodate the cooling packs.
Make sure the cold packs are in the pockets when trying on the vest.

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.
  • Need to exhange sizes?

    You can exchange the size of your vest within 30 days of recieving your order. Polar will ship the new size back free of charge. Depending on the size you may need to purchase additional cooling packs.

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    "really well done"

    on 8/4/2020 4:50:25 PM

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    Details: My first experience with the vest yesterday was wonderful. Absolutely meet my expectations and the craftsmanship of the vest and subsequent cooling pack pockets is really well done. Thanks for making a great product. I purchased it after much research and I believe I made the right decision.

    Location: Orlando FL.

    "Polar Products is a life saver"

    on 8/4/2020 4:44:16 PM

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    Details: Polar Products is a life saver, literally! I suffer from a rare condition called Erythromelalgia. It is also known as burning man syndrome. Unfortunately, after I developed E.M. I became heat intolerant. This has posed a huge issue for me since I live in the South. At the same time I developed a condition called POTS (Postural Orthastatic Tachycardia Syndrome). Heat Intolerance is an issue for POTS too. For the last five years my late Springs and Summers as temperatures began going over 65 degre... More details

    Location: GA

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: Definitely

    "Truly amazing!"

    on 8/4/2020 3:14:04 PM

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    Details: Last year I suffered from the early stages of heat exhaustion driving the bus in our high temperatures and humidity in Tennessee. It was just too hot to work safely. I ordered the Polar KMVZ-KM Kool Max vest this year and it has been a game changer! I just drove my school bus for just over 2 hours in heat that started out at 110 degrees and worked its way down to 92 degrees with the windows open. When I exited the bus I still had another 45 minutes or so left on my vest. I was not even sweating!... More details

    Location: TN

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: yes

    "Life Saver"

    on 7/29/2019 12:47:56 PM

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    Details: This cooling vest is honestly going to give me a whole new life!

    Location: Canada

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: yes

    "Cooling vests to Alaska!"

    on 7/5/2019 2:51:09 PM

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    Details: Omg this vest is so wonderful and fits perfect and it was delivered so fast! I have been trapped in the house for weeks this is the hottest summer in Alaska in 20 years . Thank you so much! I will tell everyone how wonderful this cooling vest is.

    Location: Wasilla, Alaska

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: Definitely

    "I Absolutely Love It!"

    on 5/14/2019 12:53:31 PM

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    Details: My Polar Cooling Vest is amazing, I absolutely love it!

    Location: Brooklyn, NY

    "Freedom!"

    on 12/20/2018 1:36:13 PM

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    Details: I have MS and in January I have been entered into a CrossFit Competition. It is definitely a beginner''s one but it is one nonetheless. I am able to do this with the help of your products! I will be proudly be wearing it on that Saturday as well! Sometimes I just wear the vest, sometimes I wear it all! Thank you for doing what you do so I can do what I do! Freedom!

    Location: Montana

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

    "Texas Heat"

    on 8/30/2018 12:24:04 PM

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    Details: My latest discovery to help manage the Texas heat is a great cooling vest made by Polar Products. They have a variety of vests available but my husband and I invested in an adjustable vest. It has Velcro straps to hold it on and small frozen pouches that fit neatly into pockets in the vest. We've worked several hours at a time wearing these vest and they were a life send. I know, it''s another expense, but when the temperatures are over 100 degrees, it was worth the investment.

    Location: TX

    Would you recommend this to a friend?: Yes

    "Remarkable"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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!!!"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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!"

    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!!!"

    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."

    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!"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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!"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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"

    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

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