NEW! TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest
Ideal for working dogs (police, military, search and rescue, sport, etc.) or any canines that work in high heat conditions. These cooling vests (coats) use advanced Phase Change Cooling Material to maintain a constant cool temperature of 58F around your dog. Outer material is 100% cotton. Comes with easy to use CoolPax inserts: put in freezer fo 30 minutes, insert in coat, they activate quickly and will last for hours.
Sizing your Canine
Sizes are determined by the length of the dog's back. Measuring from the base of the neck to the base of the tail.
Length 13-16 inches - Medium
Length 17-20 inches - Large
Length 21-24 inches X-Large.
Technology Overview - Phase Change Material
Phase Change Material or PCM is a non-toxic chemical that freezes at 58F and stays at that temperature for 2-3 hrs. It works by absorbing heat away from the body. It is not a cold vest, it is a cool vest, and is designed to keep the user cool and comfortable, not cold. You can keep a PCM cooling insert pressed against your skin and there is no discomfort. There is no ice burn, condensation or fluctuating temperatures with PCM, like you would have with an ice vest. PCM is not water based, it is a carbon based liquid and it is 25% lighter than water.
Q: What temperature is the Phase Change Material (PCM)?
A: A comfortable 58 degrees F (14 degrees C).
Q: How do you activate PCM?
A: Solidify the inserts by placing them in a fridge, freezer, or ice water.
Q: How long does it take to activate them?
A: Approximately 30 minutes.
Q: How much does PCM weigh?
A: PCM is 25% lighter than water.
Q: Is PCM safe?
A: Yes, it is non-toxic, non-carcinogenic, and non-flammable.
Q: Is PCM reusable?
A: Yes, the inserts can be re-activated over and over again.
Q: How long will the PCM stay activated?
A: Vest inserts will remain at 58 degrees F (14 degrees C) for up to 3 hours.
Q: How can I wash the inserts and clothing?
A: The inserts can be wiped off with a cloth. They are made of polyurethane and are very durable. Do not use sharp objects as the inserts could be punctured. The clothing can be washed as per normal washing instructions for cotton or poly/cotton. Remove the inserts before washing.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 28 June, 2012.