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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oologah, Indian Territory, USA...
Model: GL1800 Hot Rod Yellow
I think that if I did not have the core temp problem that I have now, the evap vests would work pretty good for me in dry climates.
I'm thinking that the range of 11 - 22 degrees cooling effect is just like the swamp coolers that I grew up with in our homes. On humid days, they just made the house sultry and unbearable. On dry days, you would actually feel cold if you set in front of one of them.
In Mesa, AZ where I lived for 20 years, I had a double stage evap cooler that we kept on the back porch. It was a 3400 cfm unit and with it running, that porch was cool from side to side on an 80 foot width. And that w/o any screens, it was just a covered porch that was 15 ft overhang along the full 80 width of the house.
here in Okie and Arkie land, I am thinking that the Phase Change vest is going to be superior for me on humid days, as it does not rely on evaporation to get the cooling effect. It is the Phase Change of the crystal inside the packs.
at first I was tempted to order extra packs.... I left the order up on the screen and took a nap.... came back and got to thinking, Hey!! 2.5 hours is longer than the gas tanks can go... we have to fill up anyway, we always take a walk around the store property to unlock the kinks in our muscles, and I usually sip on some cold water.
I will have my box trailer behind me with a 40 qt Igloo ice chest, so just stuff the Cool Vest in the Igloo, then fill up the gas tank, take the walk, visit the potty room, and by then, the vest will be ready for another Cool run... so why spend $130 more for the extra packs?
Nearly all gas stops have ice in bags available, so a refill on that is taken care of.