This company was suggested to me by a friend who shares a medical condition with me. I’m heat intolerant, photosensitive, prone to rashes, and have issues with heat-aggravated syncope episodes. I contacted Oro Sports and went on to have a lovely phone call and text conversation with the owner. She went above and beyond to answer all of my questions, get to know my needs, and make sure I would have a good fit. My vest came quickly and is so impeccably made. Activating the cool packs was fast and easy (I did the washing machine method). Freezing them and stuffing the vest is also quite simple! Now, for the important part: This REALLY WORKS! I don’t sweat, I can exercise safely, and my heart rate stays much lower than my usual norm while active in the heat. I’m able to stay outside for hours, enjoying time with my family, walks, and all of the summer activities I used to have to pass on. The vest is very comfortable… it has a lovely grounding effect for me, with the snug wrap-around fit. I’m still able to sit and have full range of motion, too! I was worried that it would be bulky or stiff, but it isn’t at all. The zippers would help with that, even if it was. I love that you can zip from the top or bottom, allowing extra air flow, a nice fit with a collared shirt, etc. Another really exciting thing about this company is the size range! I’m about 260 pounds and wear a size 44G cup size. A lot of companies claim to fit plus sizes, but they just… don’t. This totally fits comfortably! And it looks pretty cute, too. I feel great in it and it is now an invaluable part of mitigating my health issues. Thank you, Luanne, for starting this company and for such a life changing product!
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 cooling vest as #1.
1. Form, fit and function.
2. Design, comfort, and cooling efficiency.
3. High Tech Performance textiles offer moisture management, antimicrobial protection, insulating properties for CoolPaks, and breathability.
4. Oro CoolPaks outperform all other ice, gel, phase change, or hybrid cooling systems.
Things to look for when selecting any cooling vest:
1. EVAPORATIVE COOLING works only in the presence of low humidity and circulating air, and cannot reduce body temperature.
2. Cooling packs that quickly "freeze" in cold water will warm up just as quickly.
3. Make sure the cooling vest is made from quality textiles. Do they prevent freezer burn? Do they become wet? Is the construction durable?
A cooling vest purchase should be lifetime purchase.
Subtraction by Addition
Add a cooling vest -- subtract body heat.
In the winter we add a coat to prevent frostbite. But in the summer we do nothing to prevent heat stress.
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.