Before we cover cooling gear, itâ€™s important to note why cooling gear can be a critical part of your gear set-up during the summer months. Being hot can be uncomfortable but that isnâ€™t the real danger. The real danger lies in heat-related illnesses like heat stress and heat exhaustion.Â Heat stress hospitalizes nearly 3,000 workers annually and results in dollar lost in health expenses, lost time, and an overall loss in productivity. Thatâ€™s where cooling gear comes into play.
Cooling Gear from Ergodyne
Cooling gear can not only make you more comfortable, but it can help prevent heat stress and heat exhaustion allowing you to get the job done without risking your health and well-being. Ergodyne has long been known for making top-of-the-line PPE, tool bags, and drop prevention equipment. And they cut no corners when it comes to cooling gear.
Ergodyne Chill-Its 6487 Cooling Multiband
The Ergodyne Chill-Its 6487 Cooling Multi-Band offers head and face protection from the sun, dust and flying debris, as well as cooling relief. Plus, it features evaporative technology for immediate cooling and UPF 50+ protection against the sunâ€™s harmful rays. Using it is easy, too. Simply wet the cooling band to activate instant cooling relief that lasts for hours. And, when youâ€™re done wearing it â€“ just toss it in the washing machine to make it good as new. $9.99 | Shop Now
Ergodyne Chill-Its Hard Hat Neck Shade with Cooling Towel
Hard hats arenâ€™t always known for their ability to keep your head cool. Thatâ€™s where the Ergodyne Chill-Its Hard Hat Neck Shade with Cooling Towel comes it. It is essentially the same material and the Cooling Multiband listed above, but it features a special strap that makes it conveniently attach to the suspension on most hard hats. $9.99 | Shop Now
Ergodyne 6685 Chill-Its Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest
Cooling towels and neck shades work great and can make a real difference. But sometimes even those alone arenâ€™t enough to keep you cool. For the really hot days look no further than the Ergodyne 6685 Chill-Its Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest. This thing is a beast and covers nearly your entire chest and back with cooling technology that can last for up to 3 days. To activate the vest, all you have to do is fill it up with 13 ounces of water through the easy reservoir cap. Then, get back to work and let the vest handle keeping you cool. And, just like the multiband and towel, to keep it clean just toss it in the washing machine. Starting at $149.99 | Shop Now Our Gear ExpertsÂ® have covered heat stress extensively in previous blog posts. â†’ Click here to see our Heat Stress 101 blog post â†’ Click hereÂ to see our blog post on tips for how to properly protect yourself while working in the heat â†’ Click here to see our selection of Ergodyne cooling products â†’ Click here to see our full selection of cooling products â†’ Click here to see our full selection of Ergodyne products **The content of this blog is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturerâ€™s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any equipment is used.
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