Complete Hybrid Vest
Our Hybrid Cooling vest combines the best of two cooling technologies: PCM cooling and Evaporation. This makes the Hybrid vest the most versatile cooling vest under all circumstances.
You can use it as a PCM cooling vest by activating the PCM inserts in a fridge or freezer. Alternatively you can soak the vest in water, squeeze out the exces water and use it as a light and easy to wear evaporation vest. For the ultimate cooling, simply combine both PCM and water evaporation.
How does it work?
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 an evaporation process of the available water in the vest.
This water is released through evaporation, 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 inserts.
These contain biological Phase Change Material (PCM) which is able to store cold. The PCM inserts 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 slowly cools at a constant low temperature, 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.
About our PCM temperature options
This PCM remains at a constant temperature of 15°C when activated and works best under conditions with temperatures up to 30°C. When used under warmer conditions, this PCM provides more intense cooling but for a shorter period of time.
This PCM remains at a constant temperature of 21°C when activated and works best under conditions of 30°C and warmer. When used under cooler conditions, the cooling effect will be less but will last longer.
About our PCM configuration options
These weigh 460g and are 20mm thick, providing more cooling power.
About H20 Evaporation Technology
To activate the Inuteq H2O vest, simply soak in tap water for two minutes and then gently squeeze out any excess water. Your vest is ready to wear!
It instantly creates evaporative cooling for up to eight hours, depending on the ambient temperature, humidity, and airflow. The cooling works by means of an evaporation process of the available water in the vest.
This water is released through evaporation, consuming energy and creating a cooling effect. The Inuteq H2O vest cools your body exactly the same way as your body cools itself - through evaporation.
We simply supercharge this natural cooling process.
Our inserts use a revolutionary and unique bio-based phase change technology to keep you comfortably cool. br> Our PCM inserts can be worn directly on the skin without risking frostbite, tissue damage or discomfort.
How does our Phase Change Material work?
Our PCM inserts work as the ambient temperature rises, the PCM starts to melt. br> During the phase transition, the PCM stores energy as latent heat, maintaining a constant temperature until the PCM is completely melted. br> When the ambient temperature lowers, the PCM will begin to crystallise. As this crystallisation happens the PCM releases the stored latent heat, maintaining a constant temperature until all released
How to activate our PCM
The PCM inserts can be quickly activated in your refrigerator or freezer or by putting them in ice water until they become solid. br> The inserts can also be activated while stored at a lower temperature than the target temperature until they become solid.
Our revolutionary PCM is made from bio materials of vegetable origin and USDA certified. br> Our bio PCM is non-toxic, low-flammable, durable, reuseable, 20% lighter than water and do not produce condensation.
- Effective cooling time
- Up to 8 hrs
- Weight of vest including 4-cell PCM inserts
- 2.2 kg.
- Suitable for warm conditions up to 35°C
- Suitable for hot conditions above 35°C
- Can be worn under a thick layer of clothing
- Not recommended
- Functions without airflow
- Yes when using only PCM
- Suitable for high activity
- Suitable for humid conditions
- Yes when using PCM only
- Requirements to activate
- Fridge, Freezer or Ice water / Tap water