Cooling vests (CV) are often used to reduce heat strainCVs have traditionally used ice as the coolant, although other phase change materials (PCM) that melt at warmer temperatures have been used in an attempt to enhance cooling by avoiding vasoconstriction, which supposedly occurs when ice CVs are usedThis study assessed the effectiveness of four CVs that melted at , , and °C
The cool vests were associated with sig viron Med Pimental N, Avellini B, Banderet L Comparison of heat stress Shvartz E, Benor D Heat strain in hot and humid environ when the Navy fire fighters ensemble is worn in various config ments.
Bennett BL, Hagan RD, Huey KA, Minson C, Cain DComparison of two cool vests on heat strain reduction while wearing a firefighting ensembleEur J Appl Physiol Occup Physiol () Comparison of two cool vests on heat strain reduction while wearing a firefighting ensemble
Ideal for sports, hybrid vests combine two different technologies evaporative cooling fabric and phase change cooling packsYou can choose between these two methods or use them both simultaneouslyHybrid vests provide cooling relief for a longer period of time and are more comfortable to wear.
Comparison of two cool vests on heat strain reduction while wearing a firefighting ensembleBLBennett nAff, RDHagan , KAHuey , CMinson DCain European Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology volume , pages Cite this article
COMPARISON OF TWO COOL VESTS ON HEAT STRAIN REDUCTION WHILE WEARING A FIREFIGHTING ENSEMBLE IN A HOT HUMID ENVIRONMENT DTIC ELECTrE JAN Z BL Rennet R RDHagan L AHuey CMinson DCain Report No p W hr pub~c misew dtgibaum unlimid.L NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER PBOX SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Background Ice cooling vests can cause tissue damage and have no flexibilityTherefore, these two undesirable properties of ice cooling vest were optimized, and the present study was aimed to compare the impact of the optimized ice cooling vest and a commercial paraffin cooling vest on physiological and perceptual strain under controlled conditions.