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  • Ice Cooling vests

    I have MS and the heat really bothers me, degrading all of my physical abilities.

    I decided to get an ice vest. After much research on the Web I decided that the FlexiFreeze ice vest was the best one for me. It lasts long enough for my riding lessons, and the ice packs are pretty flexible.

    HOWEVER--its insulation is neoprene, and it turns out that I am allergic to neoprene (hives, itching, painful skin.) I am REALLY disappointed because this looked like the most flexible cooling vest out there.

    I handled it some and started itching, I handled it some more and I thought, from the state of my skin, that a horde of mosquitoes had gotten into my house and feasted on me. I finally tracked my allergic reaction down to the neoprene insulation of this ice vest since I only got the skin reaction where my skin had touched the neoprene.

    Since I live in the super humid South evaporative vests do not work for me and I end up hotter wearing them.

    I NEED an ice vest that does not have neoprene anywhere. Can someone here recommend one WITHOUT the neoprene insulation that is around $100.00 USD? I blew my extra money on this vest and cannot afford the expensive ice vests however good they are.

    I am sure I can give the FlexiFreeze vest to one of my riding teachers to build up good will (very useful if I am short of money one week) so it is not a total loss. I just wish I was not allergic to neoprene because otherwise this ice vest is ideal for me when I ride the horses.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Have you looked at Arctic Cool ?
    How it works; https://arcticcool.com/instant-cooli...g-shirts-work/

    Products; https://arcticcool.com/product-categ...en-activewear/
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      I ended up buying a Kool Max ice vest from Polar Products (www.polarproducts.com).

      It is not quite as flexible as the FlexiFreeze vest because instead of lots of little ice cubes encased in plastic the ice packs are around 4"x6". Even so it cooled me quite well. I have not given it the full test as the mornings I rode in it the temperature was quite cool so I have no idea how well it will work when it is HOT.

      Both during and after my rides I did SO MUCH BETTER! I actually got up to doing the posting trot all the way around the ring instead of just 1/4 of the ring. Afterwards I did not feel tired unto death, I just felt a little tired and I recovered after an hour or two of rest in the air conditioning (set at 77 degrees) and I could get other stuff done through the day.

      I have great hopes that this vest will help me as it gets hotter. Usually in the heat of the summer I have to dial down my ambitions for contact with the bit and I usually have to go to my gentlest bit or bitless, but now I have some hope that I will be able to continue with the double bridle through the summer, as long as my riding teacher says I am riding well enough for the double bridle.

      The Kool Max vest has no neoprene, and my skin did not break out at all.

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