Welcome to our Cooling Vest Guide for 2024.


Who uses cooling vests?


At My Cooling Store, we have cooling vests available for a range of activities and uses:

  • Construction workers, gardeners and anyone else who works outside during the summer
  • Military personnel
  • People suffering from medical conditions with heat sensitivity
  • Motorcyclists
  • Sportsmen and sportswomen
  • Emergency services
  • Anyone who wants to enjoy the summer without being overwhelmed by heat

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How do cooling vests work?


There are 3 styles of cooling vests that work in different ways to help you keep your cool: Evaporative, Phase Change, and Circulatory.

Evaporative Cooling Vests


These vests use the natural process of evaporation to cool you down. When these vests are placed in cold water, non-toxic cooling crystals or specialized cooling fabric absorbs hundreds of times their weight in water. This stored cold water is then slowly released by the process of evaporation. In hot conditions, this water starts to evaporate. As it evaporates, the heat from your body is transferred into the air, helping to reduce your temperature.

  • Lightweight.
  • Easy to use throughout the day. 
  • Just submerge the vest back into water for more hours of cooling.
  • No electricity is required making them perfect for people on the move.
  • The most affordable form of cooling vest.
  • Not as effective in high humidity

Our Picks for Best Evaporative Cooling Vests

All Evaporative Cooling Vests

Phase Changing Vests


These non-toxic vests have a large pocket front and back in which a refrigerated, frozen, water or air conditioned cooled pack can be inserted. This flexible cooled pack will then help reduce the wearers’ temperature for up to 4 hours. These inserts can be refrozen as and when necessary. Each vest comes with one set of packs. For all day cooling we suggest ordering extra packs which can be kept in a freezer or cooler until it is necessary to exchange them. 

  • Hard wearing.
  • Works in high humidity.
  • Each cool pack can be reused.
  • Does not produce condensation.
  • Typically provides a cooler temperature than evaporative cooling vests.

Best Phase Change Cooling Vests Available

  1. TechKewl Phase Change Cooling Vest
  2. Flexi Freeze Ice Vest (Available with Velcro Closures)
  3. TechKewl Phase Change Pullover Cooling Vest
  4. Ergodyne Chill-its Phase Change Cooling Vest
  5. Ergodyne Chill-its Premium Phase Change Cooling Vest
  6. Oro Sports Maximo Cool Vest
  7. Miracool Value Nylon Phase Change Cooling Vest

All Phase Changing Cooling Vests

Circulatory (Pumped Water) Cooling Shirts


These are the most advanced and the coolest of the cooling vests. Based on technology developed by NASA, these shirts work by circulating cool water through non-kink tubing around the wearer’s body. As this water moves through the system it takes the heat away from the body cooling you down. This water then flows back through the System Unit to a reserve of ice cold water. The circulating water automatically cools before being re-circulated around the vest.

  • Come in different power options including 12v, battery and standard outlet.
  • Provide a cooler temperature than both evaporative and phase changing cooling vests.
  • Works in high humidity.
  • Available as shirts, vests and even pants!
  • Can be used as rehabilitation stations for construction workers or emergency services

Best Circulatory Cooling Vests Available

  1. AlphaCool 7V Circulatory Cooling Vest
  2. CompCooler Backpack ICE Water Cooling System
  3. AlphaCool 12V Motorcycle Circulatory Cooling Vest
  4. Cool Shirt MobileCool 2 Complete Kit

All Circulatory Cooling Vests


Hybrids/Specialty Phase Change Vests

These vest will either feature both evaporative and phase change cooling technology or they are specially designed to provide you with cooling comfort and maximize athletic performance and/or stimulating weight loss. These vest will feature a set non-toxic and freezable inserts. It is also made of evaporative materials that can be utilized when one is unable to refreeze the cool packs. This vest uses the same specially made non-toxic absorbent cooling crystals or specialized absorbent cooling fabrics featured in the most evaporative vest.  

  • Typically provides a cooler temperature than evaporative cooling vests.
  • Hard wearing
  • Each cool pack can be reused
  • Easy to use throughout the day. If it dries out all you have to do is submerge into water for hours more cooling

Best Hybrids/Specialty Phase Change Vests Available

  1. TechKewl Hybrid Evaporative/Phase Change Cooling Vest
  2. KewlFit Performance Enhancing Cooling Vest for Women