Our BodyCool Hybrid PCM Cooling vest combines the best of two cooling technologies: Phase Change cooling and H2O Evaporation. This makes the Hybrid vest the most versatile cooling vest under all circumstances.
You can use it as a phase change cooling vest by activating the PCM packs in a fridge or freezer. Alternatively you can soak the vest in water, squeeze out the excess water and use it as a light and easy to wear H2O evaporation vest. For the ultimate cooling, simply combine both PCM cooling and water evaporation.
Soak the vest (without the inserts) in tap water for 2 minutes, gently squeeze out any excess water and your vest is ready to wear. Instantly creating evaporative cooling for up to 8 hours, depending on the ambient temperature, humidity and airflow. The cooling is based on the evaporation process of the available water in the vest: Energy is consumed and a chill effect is created. The Hybrid vest cools your body exactly the same way as your body cools itself… through evaporation. We simply supercharge this natural cooling process.
Keep in mind that when using the Hybrid vest’s evaporation function, some airflow and a low/average humidity is required. It’s also recommended not to wear (thick) clothing over the vest.
Each vest comes with 4 PCM packs which can be quickly activated in your fridge, freezer or in ice water and can be re-used over and over again. Once activated, the PCM maintains a steady and low temperature for a long time, providing comfortable cooling relief.
When using the vest’s PCM function, you don’t need airflow. PCM cooling works under thick clothing and in high humid environments.
When you need maximum cooling for a short amount of time, choose the blue 15°C (59°F) PCM packs.
When you prefer longevity over absolute cooling ability, go for the yellow 21°C (70°F) PCM packs.
Next to these standard temperatures, we manufacture PCM inserts in other temperatures on request, ranging from 6.5°C (43°F) to 29°C (84°F). Please contact us for details.
As well as different temperatures, we offer PCM packs in two different configurations:
The 8-cell packs are thin and flexible. They’ll move with you but offer less cooling longevity compared to the 4-cell packs.
The 4-cell packs contain approximately 35% more PCM so they’ll keep you cool for longer.
They’re a bit thicker than you 8-cell packs
Our PCM packs use a revolutionary and unique biobased phase change technology to keep you comfortably cool. These packs can be worn directly on the skin without risking frostbite, tissue damage or discomfort.
EZ Cooldown PCM packs can be quickly activated in your refrigerator or freezer.
It’s best to not stack the packs as it will extend their activation time.
The inserts can also be activated in ice water
Our PCM is USDA certified and REACH complient. Our biobased PCM is non-toxic, low-flammable, durable, reuseable, and 20% lighter than water.
Made in The Netherlands.