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Old 08-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #31
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I have one of those vests from Cycle gear like the one pictured in this thread. I live in South Florida. I find the vest helps even when the humidity is high if you are at highway speeds. Even in a high humidity the hot air can dry you out at speed. Slow down and they don't help much at all. I feel cooler in just mesh gear if riding around town.
Yeah..they help..but in dry heat..you can get chilly..seriously..
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #32
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Yeah..they help..but in dry heat..you can get chilly..seriously..
Riding through a thunderstorm is about the only way for us to get chilly.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:30 PM   #33
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Riding through a thunderstorm is about the only way for us to get chilly.
Have a house there..I know..
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #34
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Every summer, I keep thinking about trying one of these cooling vests. It doesn't rely on evaporative cooling. The gel "freezes" at refrigerator temps and is claimed to stay cool for 3 hours. It is dry and shouldn't stain your clothing. One of these years, I'll break down and buy one.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:50 AM   #35
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Every summer, I keep thinking about trying one of these cooling vests. It doesn't rely on evaporative cooling. The gel "freezes" at refrigerator temps and is claimed to stay cool for 3 hours. It is dry and shouldn't stain your clothing. One of these years, I'll break down and buy one.
I have looked at those for three summers now and every summer I consider ordering one, one of these days I am going to have to break down and do it. From the research I have done it appears that they would be great for the commute home in the afternoon heat and humidity around here.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:58 AM   #36
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Interesting on the Mesh, sounds like ya'll are a bunch of Arabs
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #37
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Interesting on the Mesh, sounds like ya'll are a bunch of Arabs
Well..think about that for a minute..there is a reason they cover up completely...
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:41 AM   #38
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Well..think about that for a minute..there is a reason they cover up completely...
They cover up with one or two layers of thin, white fabric... my jacket is far from thin fabric or one layer ;-)
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:42 AM   #39
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Mesh is good to about 93 degrees. Anything above that it is better to cover up.

Yeah, about that. If I was to do that in Orlando Fl traffic this after noon, I would be severely dehydrated with in 30 min. Mesh is a necessity when its humid.
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #40
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Well..think about that for a minute..there is a reason they cover up completely...
Ya I learned to cover up working with Mexicans in Vegas :)
You see the same thing in the Philippines, no skin is exposed when most are doing construction.
I did however still believe that mesh was a great Idea to keep the air flow, but apparently I was wrong there, lesson learned.
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #41
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #42
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when its humid.
Yeah..that's what we have been discussing...

Humidity..it sux the ballz..
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:56 PM   #43
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When it is really hot, I use a veskimo vest under a winter jacket without the liner. It is good for two to three hours, then stop and buy more ice. Your chest and back will be cold and you don't even drink as much water because you are not sweating. http://www.veskimo.com/

I use the one with the ice chest and strap it down on the seat behind me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:58 PM   #44
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I live in Texas, 100+ is pretty common in my area(could be worse), frozen Red Bull in a hydration pack filled with water.
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When it is really hot, I use a veskimo vest under a winter jacket without the liner. It is good for two to three hours, then stop and buy more ice. Your chest and back will be cold and you don't even drink as much water because you are not sweating. http://www.veskimo.com/

I use the one with the ice chest and strap it down on the seat behind me.
Pretty cool. Literally. Especially the ones with the pumps.
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