A little lifesaver - Hyperkewl cooling vest
Staying cool on the road#
A Little Lifesaver - HyperKewl Cooling Vest
Pictured above: Hank and Judi Keyes at Theodore Roosevelt National Park donning cooling vests.
I have been using the HyperKewl Tech-niche brand vest. This has been a lifesaver for me.
111 degrees, stopped traffic, no breeze, and the only shade is the box truck in front of me if
the sun is in just the right position. I carry a cooler with ice and water at all times on my
long journeys. Dehydration is a major fear factor for me, and it should be for everyone.
The vest should be worn sandwiched between a breathable outer layer and a waterproof
lining. The breathable fabric allows air flow so that the water can reach the HyperKewl™
Plus inner layer while the waterproof lining keeps the wearer dry. Personally, I was not
worried about staying dry. I had breathable fabric underneath the cooling vest with my cut
To use, simply soak your garment in clean water for 2 minutes and then gently squeeze out
the excess water (do not wring). The garment should provide cooling for 5 - 10 hours,
depending on airflow and relative humidity. With the layers and heat that I was dealing
with I would soak the vest at each gas stop. That was about every 3-4 hours.
This is an easy, small to tuck away item to pack for “just in case.” That can make your trip
so much easier and more comfortable.
www.mycoolingstore.com is where I found my vest for $54.99. HyperKewl Deluxe Cooling
vest for women – 6530F