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These vests keep workers cool in hot situations

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

The StaCool Vest core body-cooling system (photo) helps workers stay cool and productive in higher-than-ambient temperatures, such as those found in manufacturing plants, utilities, power plants, foundries, near ovens and boilers and more. The vest’s micro-thin, highly breathable materials are easy to care for, providing wearers cooling comfort without compromising mobility. With models that can be worn over or under normal clothing (including protective clothing), ThermoPaks in the front and back of the vest provide hours of cooling, and a spare set of ThermoPaks are included with each StaCool Vest to extend cooling time and comfort when the initial set thaws. The vest provides ultimate body core cooling, and a thermal barrier is built in to ensure wearer does not get too cold. — StaCool Industries, Inc., Lecanto, Fla.