Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Cooling vest


After reading and writing about the Swedish team's training in hot and humid conditions, I poked around the web a bit and came across a cooling vest. I wonder if using a cooling vest, either during a race or while warming up, would be a good idea.

I came across some vests that look like they hold some sort of cold packs against your body, like the "cool vest lite" from Cool Sport. The "cool vest lite" weight almost 4 pounds. I wonder if the extra four pounds would be worth it. But it might be worth using before a race. I came across a web page from a university in New Zealand that describes using cooling vests for cyclings and hockey players.

Trek sells a cooling vest for cyclists that looks lighter than the cooling vests from Cool Sport. Trek's web page doesn't have much info about the vest (e.g. it doesn't say how much it weighs).

posted by Michael | 8:23 PM


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