ThermApparel offers new cooling vest
Cooling packs and breathable fabric are two parts of the new cooling vest now available from ThermApparel. Weighing less than two pounds, the vest is designed to conform to an individual’s body and provide two hours of cooling.
The UnderCool 2.0 uses cooling packs that can be prepared in the refrigerator, freezer or ice water. The packs are rechargeable, so they can be used frequently. Once cool, the packs are worn with the vest underneath clothing. With a more breathable mesh for better airflow and more cooling, the UnderCool now includes an easy-to-use slider that makes adjusting for sizes easier.
Designed by two industrial design students at the Rochester Institute of Technology, ThermApparel was created to help individuals who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus and Fibromyalgia. This vest enables people to avoid the heat-related fatigue that often occurs with walking, golfing or playing tennis and can double the length of time someone spends outdoors or doing a physical activity.
When creating the first UnderCool vest, the team conducted 200 customer discovery interviews and developed more than 50 prototypes. To date, the UnderCool vest has been sold to people in all 50 states and 16 countries. For details, visit the ThermApparel website.