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post #1 of 7 Old 07-10-2012, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Beating the Heat

I was looking for ways, as I do each year, to beat the high heat. I found "Hog Coolers" and "Veskimo's" so apparently using ice and pumping ice water through a vest is becoming more popular but I'm not that into it.

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Of course we also have the vests that evaporate water which won't work well where I live due to high humidity.

I considered the neck rags but again high humidity and they don't work. Then I found "Black Ice". I'm considering ordering one of these to try it out. If it works I could get two and carry ice with one in the cooler charging all the time. Be awesome for working in the yard too.

Anyone use one of these?

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I don't even start to get really uncomfortable until it gets into the 90+ range, but above that I just try and limit my riding.
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Looks interesting....I would rather ride in 30 degree temps than 90+ drgree. I can get warm with heated gear, but can't get cool.

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I use a $6.00 neck tie that has water absorbing beads in it. Once you soak it in water for about 5 minutes the beads swell up and hold water for 8 hours or more. You the tie it around your neck and you have all day evaporative cooling. I used to do the same thing with a dollar store bandana, however I needed to re-soak the bandana at least every 45 minutes.

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Looks like the BlackIce unit has the chemical ice stuff you freeze:

Black Ice recharges in a freezer or fridge, but with a quick 20 min. recharge in ice water, the CCX-S gives you access to true 24/7 cooling. Just keep your spare pack in a cooler of ice water and swap out when needed.

If you can live with "powder Blue" it's $10 cheaper. Can't really tell any major difference between the two.
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Looks like the BlackIce unit has the chemical ice stuff you freeze:

Black Ice recharges in a freezer or fridge, but with a quick 20 min. recharge in ice water, the CCX-S gives you access to true 24/7 cooling. Just keep your spare pack in a cooler of ice water and swap out when needed.

If you can live with "powder Blue" it's $10 cheaper. Can't really tell any major difference between the two.
The site is a little confusing but the difference of $10 isn't because it's different, you are correct. It's because the additional $10 gets you two cooling packs. The packs separate from the band allowing you to always have one pack cold to swap out. You can get either in 7 different colors.

If you dig through the information you will see what is actually inside is a type of mineral oil.

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Get a jacket, Vest sew some pockets in it and fill it with ice, Or buy the little ice packs you freeze for 1.95 Save a few hundred dollars,,,,
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