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Old 06-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #136
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I've been thinking hard about a veskimo a lot lately. They seem expensive but, like heated gear during winter, could make commuting in July Nd August enjoyable if it works half as well as people claim.

Is there anyway you could post up some detailed pics.of your setup?

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Old 06-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #137
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I think I paid like $362 delivered to my door. Which, may seem expensive, but weighed against the danger of heat stroke and possibly an ambulance ride in the middle of BFE Kansas...

I don't have any detail photos of it on my bike, so I robbed my buddy's smuggy for these pix:


This is actually my Veskimo, which I loaned to HD, set up on Trip's old Sprint.



Here's pair of Veskimos in the middle of, well... BFE Kansas!

The 9 quart cooler is the size of an insulated Igloo lunch box, which, incidentally, is exactly that it what the tank is. The zipper pulls still have the Igloo logo on them. Power lead comes standard with a cigarette lighter plug, and can be easily modified for a BMW-type, Powerlet, SAE plug, whatever you like.

The weird part is layering-UP to stay cool. The better you can hold the cold in against your body core, the more effective it is in keeping you comfortable. So, you can wear your favorite leather jacket with full armor, all vents closed, and be much cooler than vented gear in extreme temperatures.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #138
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It would be considerably more effective with a more efficent cooler.

http://www.momousa.com/racing/advanc...r-cooling.html
Formerly 986 driver cooling, this is the best system made for endurance racing. Uses a Yeti box and will last 6+ hrs in a 130* cockpit
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:25 AM   #139
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How much $$$ to set one up on a bike?

edit: Nevermind, just looked it up. $240 for the shirt, $150 for the pump, not including lines, fittings, and tank.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM   #140
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Thanks for the pics.

I was thinking about a dedicated top box with extra insulation. But a Yeti cooler would work too.

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Old 06-29-2013, 12:19 PM   #141
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I'll say that the only issue I have with the Veskino, it not the vest itself, but the minimal "soft" insulation of the cooler. I've been thinking about hunting down a sheet of neoprene and cutting six panels to slip in between the removable plastic tank and the zippered cover.

Anybody have a dozen mousepads that they want to contribute to the cause?
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:48 PM   #142
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Didn't get below 80 overnight here in the RGV the other day
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #143
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Hasn't risen over 75 in the Tulsa area today.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:55 PM   #144
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It's not even hot yet this year. ;-)
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