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[RC] Cool Medics vests - Susan Favro

My personal favorite, for several reasons, is the Collared Riding Vest. First I can keep my neck cooled with the collar plus it protects my neck from sun exposure. Second the vest is longer and keep the small of my back cooled. (If I’m wearing a waist pack, I just strap it over the vest.) Third the vest is a bit more fitted (there are side gussets) so it’s in better contact with me which means it cools me better.


BTW, CoolMedics also makes gear for horses: poll coolers, neck coolers, quarter sheets and full sheets.


According to the manufacturer, the black fabric cools as well if not better than the other colors since the black will attract sun and evaporate more quickly. The black fabric will probably need to be re-charged more frequently than the other colors (it only takes 2-3 minutes to re-charge the fabric for another approximately 6 hours).


At last year’s Tevis, riders wore the vests dry at the ride start and then at Robinson they dunked the vests and didn’t squeeze out the excess water. I heard a lot of positive comments from riders on how comfortable they were, especially in those hot, hot canyons.


CoolMedics has a new vest style out this year. It’s the same as the Collared Riding Vest but in a V-neck style (no collar). I’ll have the new style with me at AERC convention if you want to take a look at it. (In fact, I’m looking for someone to model the vest for me so I can get a photo of it to add to our Web site. If you’re interested, stop by my booth.)


Susan Favro
Healthy As A Horse Network
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From: "CTH" <seamstob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Subject: [RC]   Cool Medics vests


I know a lot of the riders have them.

Which style do you like best???

Does black work as well as the other colors?