Ergodyne will be keeping workers cool in the heat this summer with the launch of its new Lightweight Phase Change Cooling Vest. Designed to be 30 to 60% lighter weight than other cooling vests on the market, this vest maintains temperature of 59° F for up to two hours when activated.
Most cooling vests work by evaporation, which means they require airflow to work properly. This also means that they are unable be worn under clothing or PPE. Ergodyne’s newest Phase Change Cooling Vest solves that problem by using two biodegradable phase change cooling packs that are quickly charged in a freezer or cooler and require no airflow to work. The vest is only 4 lbs (1.8kg) when filled with packs.
Heat stress on the job is cause for concern for safety managers and crews. With summers on average trending toward higher temps and more heatwaves, it is important to have solutions to keep workers cool. Even workers who work inside are at risk of heat-related illness if they’re in areas with no air conditioning, or working around furnaces or other hot equipment.
This new Phase Change Vest works indoors and out, under clothing or over it.
The 6250 Lightweight Phase Change Cooling Vest comes with four removable biodegradable cooling packs. The packs can be activated in a fridge, freezer, a cooler of ice, or near an air conditioner, and will provide up to two hours of cooling. The cooling packs feature a grid design to maintain flexibility.
For a comfortable custom fit, Ergodyne is also launching the 6240 Elastic Vest Extenders. These extenders go on quickly with hook-and-loop fabric and add up to an extra 3.5 inches of room.