Selecting the appropriate cooling vest is a crucial decision when aiming to keep workers comfortable, safe, and productive in hot workplace environments. With the myriad of options available, finding the right cooling vest that suits specific workplace needs can be a daunting task. However, a well-chosen cooling vest can offer significant benefits, such as reducing the risk of heat-related accidents or illnesses and enhancing overall work performance, especially during prolonged shifts. In this guide, we will explore the key factors to consider when choosing the perfect cooling vest, ensuring that workers can maintain optimal body temperature and stay cool even in the most demanding conditions.
Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest
The Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest provides a cost-effective cooling solution for hot workplace environments. Designed to be worn over personal protective equipment (PPE) and work clothing, this vest features a super-absorbent material inside and a water-repellent liner. With a lightweight and durable construction, the vest can be easily washed and maintained. Simply soak it in cold water for 2-5 minutes to activate the cooling effect, which lasts for up to 4 hours. This cooling vest ensures that workers stay comfortable and safe, minimizing the risk of heat-related incidents during their tasks.
- Economical option that can be worn over PPE and work clothing.
- Features super-absorbent material and a water-repellent liner.
- Lightweight, durable, and washable.
- Activated by soaking in cold water for 2-5 minutes, providing up to 4 hours of cooling.
Chill-Its 6685 Dry Cooling Vest
Incorporating cutting-edge Dry Cooling Technology, the Chill-Its 6685 Dry Cooling Vest offers immediate and long-lasting relief in hot working conditions. Ideal for wearing over PPE and work clothing, this vest activates with just 400-600ml of water. Its lightweight and durable design makes it practical for extended use, while the watertight filling cap ensures hassle-free activation. Workers can enjoy up to three days of dry cooling, ensuring sustained comfort and productivity even in the most demanding environments.
- Will cool up to 10 C below ambient air temp.
- Utilises innovative Dry Cooling Technology, suitable for wearing over PPE and work clothing.
- Provides immediate and long-lasting cooling.
- Requires 400-600ml of water for activation.
- Lightweight, durable, and machine washable, with an easy-to-use watertight filling cap.
- Delivers cooling for up to three days.
Chill-Its 6260 Lightweight Phase Change Cooling Vest
The Chill-Its 6260 Lightweight Phase Change Cooling Vest boasts a constant cooling temperature of 18ºC through its 100% bio-based Phase Change Material (PCM). The vest maintains a cooling effect for up to 2 hours, providing relief during intense work shifts. Its adjustable soft canvas vest accommodates four lightweight packs, making it a practical and comfortable choice for workers. Significantly lighter than other PCM vests, this option prioritizes mobility and functionality while ensuring a regulated body temperature throughout the workday.
- Ideal for wearing under Hazmat, Coveralls, or PPE in extreme conditions.
- Features high-quality FR (Fire-Resistant) fabric and day/night reflective strips for enhanced safety.
- Maintains a constant temperature of 18ºC for up to four hours.
- Utilises 100% bio-based PCM (Phase Change Material) for reliable cooling.
- Suitable for workers in hot confined spaces, tank maintenance, or those continuously exposed to radiant heat.
Chill-Its 6215 Premium Phase Change Vest and Charge Packs
The Chill-Its 6215 Premium Phase Change Vest and Charge Packs are specifically designed to meet the needs of workers exposed to extreme heat. Worn comfortably under Hazmat suits, Coveralls, or PPE, this vest provides constant cooling at 18ºC for up to four hours. The inclusion of modacrylic cotton blend FR fabric and day/night reflective striping ensures safety is never compromised. Suitable for workers in confined spaces or those exposed to radiant heat, this cooling vest guarantees optimal performance and protection in the most challenging work conditions.
- Maintains constant 18ºC.
- The cooling lifecycle lasts up to four hours.
- Modacrylic cotton blend FR fabric.
- Reflective striping for added visibility.
- Fabric meets ASTM F1506 per NFPA 70E (CAT 1).
Keeping your cool on site should be taken as seriously as hydration. According to Safework Australia, working in extreme heat can lead to a range of heat-related illnesses, including heat rash, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. It’s essential to know the signs of heat stress and take measures to prevent it.
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