I had never heard of cooling vests until watching the US Olympic track and field trials on TV two years ago. It was so hot in Eugene that all the distance runners were given cooling vests to wear prior to the start of their race. Why hadn't I thought of this for cycling in Phoenix! My online research showed that Oro Sports made the best products. I bought the Vestino vest and love it. It makes training rides in the Phoenix summer heat totally bearable. Every AZ cyclist should own one. All my friends do now.
The vest fits beautifully and is almost too good at cooling
I purchased the Maximo Original vest. I'm an athlete. It is designed so well: I'm proud to wear it, it fits so smartly and the quality of materials and design is excellent. It looks great. The gel packs are easy to use, to prepare in the freezer and insert into the vest. The instructions are clear. It's easy to use, works so well and I'm proud to wear it.
I'm thankful; from the start the whole experience with ORO Sports and Safety has been excellent, inspiring. Thank you!
Gratitude works both ways, Monica -- thank you for taking time to let us (and other curious shoppers) know about your experience with our company and our Maximo! Your message here is appreciated!
The products and service couldn't be better. Memorable in fact!
No sweeter 12 words have yet to be spoken... I'd say we're blushing, but we're too busy being grateful to you for sharing your experience with our products and service! Thank you, Judy!
As an interventional radiologist I work all the time covered with protective garments and your product makes me feel comfortable ad so my safety and performances are really improved. Recommended to anyone who wants to stay safe.
My name is Ciro Gargano and I am a vascular interventional radiologist and I perform most of my interventions fully covered with protective and sterile garments so my internal temperature raises. This is the most versatile and reliable solution I have been using for years now and I can say that my performances are on another level. Customer service is excellent and I highly recommend their products. Excellent AAAAAAA+++++++
No better gift than these words.. Mille grazie!! Our 'thank you' for taking time to write may be a little late, but we are no less grateful to you for sharing your experience with our products, and for explaining your need for cooling apparel -- this is a first! Many thanks!
I Like your product.. the ice vest fits great and cools the core excellent ., and very comfortable.. but it’s just a little to heavy to wear in an event .., 5/6 pounds ad up over the miles in a triathlon… wonder if you could make one about half the weight with good cooling ? Was glad to practice with it .and try it . and I understand it’s for before an event or after. But If a person could make one to use during an event it could be a game changer ? Boulder 70.3 Ironman the temp was 90 and in full sun the hole race .. lots of athletes blew up their muscles locked up and people vomiting .. the intensity of the heat definitely took a toll on many .., thanks again . Walter
Best cooling Vest!! Very comfortable and sleek, can’t even tell I’m wearing it.
This is my second cooling vest I’ve purchased from Oro and once again, I’m blown away. The cooling vests have given me my life back during the summer months. With my MS, the heat and humidity make it difficult for me to participate with my family in activities. Thank you for helping me regain a piece of normalcy in my life!
Fits nice.. easy to prep and use .. easy to put on and take off ., chills the core great …. Great product… fantastic customer service!! Thanks thanks …
Trial run; after 2 hours of yard work it was still cool to the touch.
Intended purpose; ATV racing.
90* humid day, and I was pushing my 43 year old overweight body as hard as I could. Cooling affects were still noticeable beyond 2 hours. At 2:45 when I took it off, the vest no longer felt cool to the touch at all.
Perceived affects of the wrist things didn't last beyond an hour.
The "belt" is adjustable. I didn't fasten it the first day because it was way too tight and I didn't notice the adjustment on the inside.
Comfortable to wear, weight wasn't noticeable until the cooling affects wore off.
Activating the cool packs was a PITA. I recommend trying the washing machine method. The manual method took forever.
Would definitely recommend vest, would not purchase the wrist things if I had a do-over.
I purchased the headband and wide wrist cuffs. The headband (fabulous purple color) I wear almost daily at work (9 hour shifts standing/walking nonstop hospital inpatient Pharmacy), the ice packs only last 2-3 hours so I bought extra to keep in the freezer at work for a change out. It's been really helpful keeping me cool! And the ice packs don't sweat as they warm up, so I'm not all wet down my neck. I wish the wide wrist cuffs were wider in circumference, they said for 8" wrist, which I am, but cuffs are really tight on my forearms with the ice packs inside. They do help me stay cool, but not very comfortable or easy to get on, and then get the ice packs in them, especially if you're alone. But I do recommend!! I have Multiple Sclerosis so keeping cool is a must!!
Very happy with the service my order came in in very reasonable time. Had a small problem with my order. I called and talked to Luanne directly to get it resolved very satisfactory. With the vest I am able to work outside for hours here in Wisconsin.
they were AMAZING
They are as advertised. Might prefer if the thumb hole was reinforced in some way, but otherwise happy.
When our dreaded hot weather arrives, I am so looking forward to having my new OroSport Cooling vest! I have shown it to all my golfing buddies and I am confident this vest will enable me to play golf more frequently. John Siebert
Was purchased as Xmas gift, We have another from your company that was fantastic so I'm sure this will be also, Thank you for the quick shipping.
The products are easy to use; they keep me cool when I am exercising, which is why I wanted them. The owner, Luanne, made sure I was happy and that the vest fit well. Wonderful Lady and I will definitely promote the products
I’ve been using the Oro ice vest in Texas for outdoor target archery as I was starting to really feel after effects of the severe heat (not a medical condition). It’s early days but the vest does seem to take the edge off. It takes some getting used to as the body adjusts (which is stated in the instruction sheet). The ice gel packs are easy to fire up and store conveniently in the freezer. I’ll be giving the vest more of a test next summer. Very nice product - I’ve been looking for something that I could shoot in for ages.
I purchased the gloves because of multiple carpal tunnel surgeries. I especially use them after playing golf and garden work. The gloves are doing what I expected them to do. Great product.
After having a heat stroke 18 years ago I have been extremely susceptible to heat illness. I played four days of golf in Texas with 95 to 100 degrees and the cooling vest and head bands made me feel the best in the heat since before my heat stroke! Great products and service
If heat and humidity is keeping you away from your favorite round of golf consider trying the Oro Vestito to keep you cool. My husband who suffers from the heat is able to keep cool with it in 90 degree weather. In addition the Vestito vest does not inhibit his golf swing in any way. A suggestion would be to purchase two cooling packs as one’s cooling effect lasts for approximately nine holes. A wonderful invention!!
I really like the redesigned cool cuffs. The fabric has a nice stretch and the cool packs stay securely inside the cuff pocket while wearing. I wore them last week on a very hot day as I gardened outside. The frozen packs lasted about an hour before the cooling effect rapidly decreased. That was perfect for me, as I hadn't planned on gardening for more than an hour anyway. Since the cuffs come with an extra set of cooling packs, I could have easily popped a new frozen set in and continued working. I threw them in the washer and let them air dry to ensure the elastic component of the fabric would not be damaged by heat drying. They came out like new.
I give these a five-star rating and I think buyers will love the improved design. The only negative for me is that I have very small wrists (5 1/4"). While the cuffs were not loose and made good contact with my skin, the fit was more snug when I first put them on. As the cool packs began to melt, the cuffs felt just a little bit looser, but they still maintained their cooling effect.
Thank you Oro for your quality products!
I suffer from a condition that causes me to overheat. This cooling vest is a lifesaver. I wore it to the State Fair and did not overheat once, even when in direct sunlight, with an outdoor temp of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Now if only I could sleep in it!