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Bilt Cooling Waterproof Vest
Keeping cool and dry has never been easier and staying cool on hot days isn't just about comfort, it's absolutely crucial to your safety. Simple to use and comfortable to wear, the Bilt Cooling H2O Vest is a must-have for summer.
- Waterproof interior keeps you dry
- Polymer-imbued fabric uniformly distributes water for balanced, efficient cooling
- Quickly absorbs water in just 1-3 minutes for instant temperature reduction
- Moisture-resistant inner layer keeps clothing dry
- Low profile styling layers well beneath most protective apparel
- Differential cut with a higher waist and longer back provides effective coverage in the riding position
- Spandex side panels for a great, non-restrictive fit
- Durable 100% nylon shell
- Fully zippered front opening
PROS: Fits Well, Cool, Comfortable
When I arrived back home the water was moved down to the belt line, and when I changed clothes, I my pants and my underpants have been wet at the belt line.
PROS: Feels Like A Freezer
CONS: You Get Wet Underpants
PROS: Keeps you cool
After a couple of hours in the high temperatures, I felt like wetting the vest down again would help, even though I still felt pretty comfortable. As it turns out, a rain shower in the area cooled the temps down to the mid 80's and the vest was not really necessary any longer.
Before I left, I soaked the vest and stored it in a large ziplock bag until I needed it. That worked out pretty well.
PROS: Low Cost
PROS: Cool Easy To Use
Specifically, the cooling vest worked really well for an hour @ 100 degrees @ 90 MPH on the Freeway, Under my riding jacket with all the vents open. - It lasts a lot longer as the outside temperature drops.
For that 1 hour it feels super nice. then it just feels better-than-nothing for another hour or so. Some reviews complain that it gets your shirt wet at the waist, ya it does, but who cares? It's 100 degrees outside! and you can avoid a lot of that by really squeezing out the water from the bottom portion (So it has room to catch drippage from up top)
I accidentally lost my first one after 300 miles and made the detour to Cycle Gear again to pick up a replacement. It made my one-day, 760 mile trip really comfortable on a day that would have otherwise felt like I was standing in front of a heater.
over 2 years ago
PROS: Feels Good When Very Hot, Easy to use, Comfortable, Fits Well
CONS: Humidity Is Vest's Enemy, Looses Coolness Quickly, Works Best In Dry Climate
BEST USES: Dry climate, Short Ride 20-30 Mins
How long does it last?
i ride in Nevada 100ish temps it lasts about two hours, then i stop and soak it again
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