These products are exceptionally made. I am a dental hygienist and with all the new Covid-19 requirements/added layers of PPE, I am incredibly hot at work. The vestino fits comfortably against my skin with no chafing, under my scrub top and helps keep me cooler. The headband is great (especially the first one I got that had buttons on it for my surgical mask) and really helps reduce the amount of sweat. I swap out the headband ice every hour and the vestino ice every 2 hours.
The products are versatile- I have used them for working out/running, gardening, ripping out carpet, etc. They are machine washable and hang dry quickly. They have held up to lots of use and still look brand new.
I highly recommend these products!
Added bonus- the first time I ordered I called the company and had a wonderful chat with designers sister. Plus they ship quickly!
Best company and service ever.
As a Solar professional constantly working on a hot roof in the sun I can attest that the Maximo Cooling Vest is a terrific product. Personally it helps me keep my cool and temper, especially on those miserable hot days. They effectively cool your core temperature for 2-3 hours, perhaps even longer, depending on your wearing habits. I keep mine in a cooler in my car til the heat is unbearable and then wear it and even after 3 hours in the car its still effective. For those working long hours in the heat I would recommend getting extra cool packs to swap out after they lose their cool, as I do.
I've been riding 60 miles a week with the Vestino in South Florida for a month. It makes a big difference in overall performance, you just don't feel like quitting after a few miles due to the heat. I've also noticed a significant reduction in the amount of time it takes to cool down after a ride.
I have several cooling vests and have always been frustrated that none of them truly cool the spine. I was so happy to find this one. lIt is svelt enough to wear under clothes and is cool enough to wear over a t-shirt. The packs are lightweight which makes a huge difference when your legs are weak. The packs last longer than other frozen ice packs. In addition, they do not sweat. I wear it every day once it hits 65 degrees outside for horseback riding. Just bought 2 more ice packs so I can ride all day. This vest is a gamechanger for MS,
the headbands are nice too.
Maurey from hot and humid Minnesota.
The cooling vest was great! I used it before and after my workout and I was better able to maintain my body temperature while I was working out. I live in GA and it was a pretty warm when I was using it, so I know it can be effective!
We Beg Comparison
Our biggest fans are those who have used competitor cooling vests. But it was a trial conducted by the United States Coast Guard in Savannah, Georgia that confirmed our distinctions:
1. Form, fit and function.
2. Design, comfort, and cooling power.
3. Performance fabrics eliminate bulk and weight.
4. Cooling technology outperforms all others.
Be mindful of the following criteria when selecting a cooling vest:
1. EVAPORATIVE COOLING provides only a "feel good" sensation, requires low humidity and circulating air, and does not reduce body temperature.
2. Coolants that quickly "freeze" in ice water will also quickly warm. In the presence of exertional heat, the temperate coolants cannot keep up.
3. Cooling should target the upper torso and back to achieve results.
4. A cooling garment should not hang from your shoulders; it should be supported by a construction that eliminates added weight.
Subtraction by Addition
Add a cooling vest -- subtract body heat.
In the winter we add a coat to regulate body temperature. But in the summer we do nothing to preventing overheating.
Your body is dependent on its ability to regulate body temperature. This is called Thermoregulation.
75% of your body's total energy is devoted to regulating body temperature! This leaves only 25% for moving muscle. This is when you experience compromised performance, heat injuries, or worse.
We considered the demands of the athlete when designing our high impact cooling solutions because it's the the athlete who pushes beyond safe thresholds to achieve marginal gains.
In meeting the extreme demands of the athlete, we are assured to meet the demands of many.
Reid Ferguson, Buffalo Bills
"The cooling vest was great! I used it before and after my workout and I was better able to maintain my body temperature while I was working out. I live in GA and it was a pretty warm when I was using it, so I know it can be effective!"
Tim H., Coach, MA
"I've been using the vest to train for the marathon in Chicago, wearing it during my 10-mile runs. I started running again at 11am, which I'd typically not be able to do because of the heat at that hour. I believe it's been helpful for my breathing, having the cooling on my chest. I feel not only cooler, but more relaxed... euphoric. I could feel it (strength) in my legs, just wearing the vest. I could feel it in my legs.
After runs, I'd typically cool in a 30 - 40º whirlpool. Now I use the vest. I believe the cooling vest is perfect for soccer training – lots of running, so pre-cooling would be useful. Regarding marathons, I believe pre-cooling gets you off to a strong start. If you start out not feeling well, it’s a long 26 miles. If you can get through the first 5 miles strong, you’re that much better off."
Stanley S., China
"I used the vest on the golf course for the first time this morning. In short, even though I was still constantly dripping sweat (I have a significant issue with sweating), the vest (and the headband) did make the heat more bearable. Mission accomplished!
Also, the CoolPaks in the front of the vest did not in any way inhibit the golf swing, which was surprising to me".
"It is very hot in Kansas in the summer. I was having to only go see my horse in the evenings but since I got my vest I am able to go during the day. I have had several cooling vests in the past but (this) is my favorite. It works great! Doesn't get me wet and most of all the fit and how it looks is far superior. Others made me feel like I was wearing a construction site vest
K. Fischer, Race Car Driver
"After about five minutes, you go into a more Zen stage where it effects you mentally. I put it on my race mechanic. He felt it immediately. His words, after maybe three minutes were, “It feels (pause while he thinks) ‘therapeutic’”. I put it on another guy (this was at 4:30PM) and the look on his face told it all. He immediately felt it on his aching ribs. He was impressed."
Becky M., Chicago
"I went to a White Sox game with a 95° heat index today, and my cooling headband was a lifesaver! It was the first "real" test I put it through since I got it a couple of weeks ago. I swapped out the CoolPaks once for a fresh strip halfway through the game (kept it in an insulated lunch bag, stayed frozen till I used it), and I'm amazed at how comfortable I was the entire time. Love it!
I figured the headband would help a little, but expected it to be drenched and gross by the end of the game. I couldn't believe it, but my hairline was totally dry three hours later--I was so cool that my head didn't even sweat!"
"Just wanted to share a picture of me riding my buddy, Malik, in my AWESOME vest!
Also wanted to thank you for taking care of and impressing my friends with your customer service! Love sending people you're way and hearing about what an awesome company you are."
William W., XC Coach, MI
“Our youth club athletes use the coolture headbands and vests at their summer track & field meets. these meets typically last 10-12hrs/day, sometimes 2 days in a row. so during their warm-ups and sometimes during their just sitting around time between events they use these products to help stay cool during the hot mid western summers. we use these products on the scientific re3search assumption that starting a race slightly cooler than your opponent will allow us to run farther or faster before our temperature equals our opponents”.
Jessica A., Wellness Coach, Illinois
"WOW!!! Totally impressed with my cooling vest. It's 79º and I've been out in the sun for the past 2 hours doing yard work and I'm OK! Still can feel the coolness of the packs of ice AND they still have plenty of more power left to give. THANK YOU for making this awesome looking and feeling vest."