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07-05-2012 09:09 PM
fradsham
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Originally Posted by armedmissouri View Post
No kidding! That's 40 degrees Celsius.

Funny, but it seems much cooler when you read it in Celsius.
40 degrees...ha in Newfoundland it got all the way up to 28C (or 82F)....that allows me to open my vents for a couple hours... it drops to 10 to 12C (50- 54F) by the evening, so I have no excuse not to use safe riding gear....

Also some awesome trails....
07-05-2012 08:39 PM
armedmissouri
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I thought about one of those and for $35.00 I may go and get one after reading your review. When it gets hot here even wearing a mesh jacket is unbearable for long. What I have been doing is soaking my tee shirt with a bottle of water......good for about a half hour and oh so refreshing, but messy.
The cooling vest may still be messy but it will last a lot longer than a soaked t-shirt.
07-05-2012 07:10 PM
flash I thought about one of those and for $35.00 I may go and get one after reading your review. When it gets hot here even wearing a mesh jacket is unbearable for long. What I have been doing is soaking my tee shirt with a bottle of water......good for about a half hour and oh so refreshing, but messy.
07-05-2012 04:25 PM
uk trailer guy
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Originally Posted by armedmissouri View Post
No kidding! That's 40 degrees Celsius.

Funny, but it seems much cooler when you read it in Celsius.

Just a taste of it wouldn't go amiss though...

The hottest it's ever got here, in the UK, is 38.5 C (101.3 F), back in 2003.
07-05-2012 01:49 PM
armedmissouri
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Originally Posted by steferf View Post
105 degrees isn't all it is cracked up to be.
No kidding! That's 40 degrees Celsius.

Funny, but it seems much cooler when you read it in Celsius.
07-05-2012 12:32 PM
steferf
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Originally Posted by uk trailer guy View Post
Good and candid review. I wish we had the weather, over here, to warrant using one!
105 degrees isn't all it is cracked up to be.
07-05-2012 11:15 AM
uk trailer guy Good and candid review. I wish we had the weather, over here, to warrant using one!
07-05-2012 08:56 AM
armedmissouri
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Originally Posted by fradsham View Post
Agree with your comments but the comment I was referring to after the vest has been soaked just dump the excess water or place in empty ziplock bag, so if it is cool in the morning and hot by mid day, haul it out and then it put on....

And you are right, I would worry about mold or odors if left more then a day....
I understand now. That would probably work pretty good. And you're right. Once you're hot, you won't mind the wet feeling at all.

I actually think this vest would work pretty well with nothing between it and your body. Then you could put on a dry shirt whenever you stop riding.
07-05-2012 07:23 AM
fradsham
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I actually soaked mine in a ziplock bag. I considered traveling with it full of water but I was concerned the bag might rupture in my trunk.

I also don't think it would be good to leave it that way too long. It would either begin to smell or it would begin to deteriorate in the water.
Agree with your comments but the comment I was referring to after the vest has been soaked just dump the excess water or place in empty ziplock bag, so if it is cool in the morning and hot by mid day, haul it out and then it put on....

And you are right, I would worry about mold or odors if left more then a day....
07-05-2012 07:13 AM
armedmissouri
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Originally Posted by fradsham View Post
Thanks for the excellent review....I read one spot where the person said to just fold it wet and place in a ziplock bag and take it out at the point in the trip where the heat is unbearable and you will not mind the wet feeling. Not sure how long it can stay there before an odor develops....
I actually soaked mine in a ziplock bag. I considered traveling with it full of water but I was concerned the bag might rupture in my trunk.

I also don't think it would be good to leave it that way too long. It would either begin to smell or it would begin to deteriorate in the water.
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