REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest
Poorly Made and Overpriced
The zipper was so flimsy and poorly made, I didn't even have a chance to see how the cooling vest worked. It zipped on the wrong track on the first attempt and on the second attempt I got it zipped up only to have the thing pop open on me. Can't believe a product this highly priced is so poorly made. I'm going with the Hyperkewel vest at 1/3 the price.
July 19, 2016
i was very skeptical about the REV'IT! Liquid Cooling Vest, but i am now a believer. 90 degree day full sun it helps alot compare to nothing. it really works!
The only issue i had with it is that it is xx smaller, so do order two sizes bigger.
June 28, 2016
Beat the HEAT in Phoenix
This vest makes my 100°+ desert commute a possibility. Work evening shift which starts mid-afternoon so I would occasionally suffer the 30 min trip for the pleasure of the ride home. Cannot attest to longer rides, think I would bring enough water to hydrate myself and vest though...
May 24, 2016
OK but doesn't last long in 42c++
I live in Doha, Qatar and purchased one of these as summer is approaching.
First, the sizing as other reviews have said, is a little small, get slightly larger than you would think.
It's now 42c+ on a daily basis and whilst the vest does work, it doesn't work very long at these temps!
My ride is 40 minutes and by the time i get home, it's bone dry. That said, it's still a good investment as it does allow me to be very comfortable for at least 20/25 minutes before the effects start to fade and hey, 20/25 minutes is better than zero minutes! That short time will REALLY help once the temperatures start hitting 50c+ next month.
I'd recommend it, it's probably great in lower temps but don't get your hopes up for long duration in higher temps.
May 21, 2016
Works, but not as long as they say.
When I first put this on after soaking it, wow, it was like putting on a jacket that had been left in the fridge over night. The cooling effect was immediate. But then after an hour of riding, I started getting hot again, then I started sweating again like I was before putting on the vest. This definitely does not last as long as they advertise which said "...vest stays active for approximately 6 hours after activated ..." No, about an hour is all. Which if you stop after an hour or so for a break, just re-wet it again ... for another hour's worth.
Size, is small. Following the size chart, I had to send it back to get the next size up. The first one I could not even close the zipper. Then next size up is snug, but you want it to be for the cooling effect.
September 14, 2015
I bought this for my husband while he welds in extremely hot weather and it has prevented him from heat stroke. I would recommend this to anyone working in hot climates.
August 31, 2015
I've been wearing the Rev'it cooling vest for a few weeks now. I wanted to give it some time before writing a fair review. So I live in Texas. Summers here range from 98 - 110 degrees for weeks on end. Dallas has moderate humidity. Those are the test conditions.
I ordered the large. I'm 5'10", 175 lbs and a 41 inch chest. The vest fits snug as it should, but not uncomfortable in any way. See pic.
Couple of observations about this product. First, the zipper seems to not stay where it should. I often find myself having to zip back up. A little annoying.
I'm definitely not seeing the 4-6 hour cooling effect people are claiming. I soak it several times, ring it out, and then put it on before I ride every time. With temps in the 100s I can tell there is a little cooling for about 15 minutes or so. There maybe a few degrees of difference, but it's not too terribly noticeable. I've tried this at high speeds as well as low speeds.
Granted, I'm probably testing this piece of clothing to it's limit. When it's blistering hot on a big V-twin you just can't avoid the heat. Maybe in temps below 100 this vest would work better. I'm a realist and I know this isn't like AC but a swamp cooling effect. Not sure I can whole heartedly endorse this product. Perhaps throwing it in the freezer will provide better results.
In the end, I like it okay. It's not great, but I have to take advantage of every of every little piece of equipment I can get my hands on when riding, especially in this heat.
Hope this helps in your decision.
July 29, 2015
Personal Air Conditioning
I used to live in high desert... This product is fabulous. When the temp turns North of 90, put this vest on and stay comfortable.
June 29, 2015