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Shirts and Underwear for Hot! all day travel

as some know, I was involved in an 18 wheeler near death experience in '08. the results of that accident destroyed my body's Air Conditioning control thermostat.

So, now, I have to find A/C, or add more clothes.

As I intend to ride to/from NASSIR8 and on up to DC this September, I am giving some serious thought to something that wicks out moisture...

Currently, I am looking at Duluth for a tee shirt and boxer briefs.

this boxer is rated as cold as an ice box.... ??
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/83735.aspx
something to do with Jade Crystals??




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Briefs here
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and button fly boxers...
http://www.duluthtrading.com/store/p...cessor=content

Anyone have experience with this brand/model of stuff?

Or, do you have a cheaper alternative that is just as good/better?

At these prices, I can only afford one of each.... rinse it out, and wear it tomorrow again.

I have 2 dozen 100% cotton teeshirts which have done me well for decades, but when I get hot now, they stick to my back and I need a shower..... like just as soon as I finish up mowing the lawn.... I'm only good for 2 hours max on a lawn tractor, then I have to find a shower now... or I will go into heat stroke.
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They make what is called a cool vest. Soak it in water, wring it out, and put your outer clothes over it. About $30. Good for 3 hr. + in 100+ deg.

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They make what is called a cool vest. Soak it in water, wring it out, and put your outer clothes over it. About $30. Good for 3 hr. + in 100+ deg.
I found a lot of those on Amazon in the $30-$50 range, but they only offer about 11 to 22 degree drop in temp...

I found a product that is Brand Named "Cool Vest" that I am really considering strongly. It uses a Phase Change material that holds the temperature at 59*F for 2.5 hours guaranteed. Spare cooling packs kept in the Igloo cooler can make for a 10 minute stop to replace the ones in the vest when it quits cooling. Even if I don't get the spare packs..... a 20 minute rest stop will cool them down again..... and my trailer has a 48 qt Igloo on it.

I'm thinking ride out in the cool of the morning, about 11 AM it is getting too warm for me, put on the vest, ride until 1:30-2:00 for lunch break... put the vest in the cooler, eat lunch, put the vest back on, and head for the road...

99% of the people on this forum will call this one Over Kill, but you do NOT have my medical problem... my body literally does NOT compensate for temperature swings, and if I get too hot on the highway, and I cannot find air conditioning, I will go into Heat Stroke.

http://www.coolvest.com/cooling_vest...l_information/

I am looking at the yellow one, yeah, it is $20 more, but hey, if I don't wear my mesh jacket, this still makes me visible.

I think will get a minimum of one pair of shorts to wick the butt dry, and this vest....unless someone finds something else to do the trick??
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I am thinking that the Evaporative types won't work well with a jacket over them.
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Been doing some thinking on the Cool Vest with the Phase Change technology, and especially the yellow one....

When I have to mow the yard here, there is 6 acres of grass to mow. It takes from 4 to 6 hours in the heat depending on how tall it gets before we can get to it... And, I have about 300 yards of highway berm to mow also. Wearing that vest would improve folks being able to see me on that lawn tractor.

And, it would help to keep my body from getting overheated. I now just mow until I can't stand the heat anymore, go in the house, take a shower, sit in the recliner until my core temperature gets under control again, then go back out and finish up the job.

I'm thinking you guys put me onto a good thing for all around use....
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I just discovered something really neat.
I have been a member of a Multiple Sclerosis forum since 1992....
and Glacier Tek gives MS members a 10% discount, and read the rest of this.....

wow! I got a $40 discount



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excellent find and info!


Regular Evap vest (soak in cold water) work BETTER when worn with a mesh vest or jacket over them- jacket zipped up works even better
I cant explain all the technology and wind graph charts, but I wear mesh and evap- so I learned that way


Duluth makes great products and worth the price.
Walmart and Target have decent `lets the hot-out` type underwear, Hanes makes a core temp relief product etc.
Those help more than you can imagine
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excellent find and info!


Regular Evap vest (soak in cold water) work BETTER when worn with a mesh vest or jacket over them- jacket zipped up works even better
I cant explain all the technology and wind graph charts, but I wear mesh and evap- so I learned that way
I agree the vest would work better under the mesh jacket than exposed to direct sun and wind.

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When me and the missus drove out to California we wore evaporative like the MS cooling vests under our mesh jackets. We would get about an hour and fifteen to about an hour and a half before we had to stop. Arizona, was hot ,Nevada was 109 and going through the Mojave it was 113 degrees. We would keep our water bottles inside the jackets next to our vests and they would stay cool. My Camelback that was on the trunk rack even with its insulated cover would be warm to drink. At least for us the evaporative cooling vests worked quite wel under our mesh jackets on our July trip.

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You might ask around about how they run size wise. I ordered this one,


, in XXL and it was so small my wife couldn't even wear it. Also the "ice packs" were so thick it really looked like it would be uncomfortable. All I'm saying is to make sure they have a very good exchange or return policy.


I ended up going with this one and it works great so long as you have wind blowing over it.
On a recent trip, it got into the high 90's and when I stopped for gas I thought it had quit working until I took it off to "recharge" it and realized it felt at least 20 degrees hotter with it off. http://www.thewarmingstore.com/techn...ling-vest.html
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