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Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« on: December 21, 2014, 01:51:04 am »
Hi All,

On recommendation of a mate and finally realising, after over 40 years, riding in +35C and +80% humidity during our Summer is quite exhausting I've ordered a Kula-XD Cooling Vest as a Christmas present.

http://www.coolweave.com.au/kula-xd.htm

The difference in this vest is it is a 'dry' evaporative vest. Unlike others this one does not need to be immersed but rather filled with ~600mililitres of water. Claims the cooling effect works for ~24hours, regardless of humidity, and is dry to the skin have been confirmed by my mate.

I will post my observation of performance of this product once I've had a decent chance to test it over the coming month.

The company that sells this product exports internationally so this discussion may be of use for Northern Hemisphere riders getting ready for next years Summer.

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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 01:03:00 am »
I'll be watching this one.

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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 04:04:42 pm »
Bit rotten talking about cooling  vests iwhennwe are in clutches of sub zero.   :190: i would say our time will come but it never has before!

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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2014, 09:57:18 am »
I have wished for a cooling vest when riding around the southern parts of Europe in summer but that is so in frequent I think I will just ride with the zip of my jacket open and sweat! LOL
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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2014, 11:36:34 pm »
I'll certainly be interested in your observations and will look forward to hearing your thoughts.  Even though it is comfortable riding in Houston at the moment it won't be long before those 95-105 degree days return.
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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 01:23:10 am »
Yeah, Houston probably has more 95+F days than it has 95-F days per year.  So does the Hill Country.  There is also a motorcycle air conditioner that uses bike power and blows cool air into a perforated vest for the rider.  About the size of a lunch mate Igloo cooler.  Yeah I want one of Th
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 01:24:01 am »
Yeah, Houston probably has more 95+F days than it has 95-F days per year.  So does the Hill Country.  There is also a motorcycle air conditioner that uses bike power and blows cool air into a perforated vest for the rider.  About the size of a lunch mate Igloo cooler.  Yeah I want one of THOSE!  They used to be around $1500 US, but I haven't checked lately.
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Re: Kula-XD Cooling Vest
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2015, 03:45:49 am »
First report of the Kula-XD cooling vest is positive. I wore the vest for the first time today outdoors for five hours doing the gardening, mowing, etc. Temperature is 35C and 90% humidity (building up for a storm).

The vest was dry and cool against my skin and certainly helped my core temperature to remain stable.

Looking forward to a long ride down to the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
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