What's so critical about having them under a jacket? Could you elaborate, please? Reason I'm asking is that I don't generally wear a jacket in the heat.They work on an evaporative method, you soak them down and out them on under your jacket (under the jacket being critical)...
The vest needs to stay cool to work. If it is out in the open the heat and wind will dry it out and it becomes in-effective. If worn under a jacket it will actually seem to suck the heat from your body. They work, they work very well.I've heard of these, and been considering one for a while now. It doesn't get all that hot up here in the northeast, so I dunno how much use it'd get on my closer-to-home rides. On my occasional trips to hotter climes, I generally rely on a light colored, long sleeve t-shirt. A splash from my water bottle once in a while if it's really hot, and good to go.
What's so critical about having them under a jacket? Could you elaborate, please? Reason I'm asking is that I don't generally wear a jacket in the heat.
Did you order directly from TechNiche? Or another vendor? Inquiring minds want to know.
OK... But where'd you get it? I'd rather not pay twice as much for Joe Rocket.
I wore mine under my mesh jacket and it stills works ok. I guess the idea is to limit the vest to the effects of wind, or air passing through, or direct heat from sunlight. The cooling in the vest works by sucking the heat from your body....if the vest becomes warm or dry due to being overly exposed it loses it's effectiveness.I understand about the need to wear it under a jacket so would wearing it under a mesh jacket defeat the purpose too? I have a Joe Rocket mesh which allows quite a bit of air to flow through but even on the hottest day its freaking hot when sitting in rush hour on the highway or at intersections.
Thanks. I just ordered 2 of them.I bought a Field sear cooling vest last year and it worked great even on 100 plus days. I got it at Motorcycle closeouts, here is the link, FieldSheer Iceberg Cooling Vest - $29.99 closeout special! In stock NOW! :: MSRP: $49.99