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Macna Dry Cooling Vest

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$194.99 $154.99
SKU: MN.8050

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Review by Ben
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I ride in the Arizona desert and it can get quite hot when you stop in traffic. This vest not only keeps you cool while moving, the water inside keeps you cool when stopped also. It's easy to fill and you don't get wet. (Posted on 9/25/15)
Review by Superfunkomatic
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The first time I used the vest was last week on a trip from north Florida to the Texas hill country. It kept me cool even when the temperature got over 100. My clothes didn't get wet and the initial charge of water lasted all day. It is easy to fill; l just poured in some water and laid it flat for a while to let it even out.
A couple of people asked if it was a bullit-proof vest; might be a good feature to add :-) (Posted on 9/18/15)
Review by Jerry
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The Macna cooling vest worked well. However, in TX more is needed. The temps here are in the upper 90s. Less than those temps, it would be very effective and recommended. (Posted on 9/3/15)
Review by Madmax
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I followed the instructions and I didnt feel any cooling effect
N.b
Today weather was 101 f and the humidity was 31
Yesterday weather was 120 f and humidity was 43
DIDNT WORK AT ALL SO DISAPPOINTED (Posted on 8/18/15)
Review by DMcR52
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I bought for a motorcycle trip in hot Summer Texas heat. Not a scientist, but believe it greatly improved the experience. I think it dropped my core temperature at least 10(ish) degrees. Fit was good. (Posted on 7/17/15)
Review by JohnVStrom
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I got my Dry Cooling vest just in time for a summer ride into the interior of BC. At highway speeds, or even if you are rolling without stops in the city, you notice a distinct cooling effect. In stop and go traffic, or sitting at a red light, you'll still feel the heat creeping up, but not as fast as without the vest. The one thing that seems to reduce the perceived cooling is high humidity When you are already damp from the atmosphere, evaporation doesn't feel like it's helping. I have to note that it is hard to prove a negative - in other words, would I have been melting faster without the vest? I'm not going to volunteer for that control test!
Overall, I think the Macna Dry Cooling Vest made a number of tough riding more bearable, but I was still happy to get inside and out of the sun at the end of the day. (Posted on 7/4/15)
Review by ChrisE
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Bought this hoping it would provide some much needed cooling. I've worn it a few times and cannot feel any benefit other than the extra coverage, provided by this, makes those areas of my body hotter. (Posted on 9/1/14)
Review by Hal
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I live in a very hot climate near Las Vegas NV. Put the half liter of water in it and it lasted an hour and a half. It is hard to feel the cooling effects but I know it does cool you slightly. You do stay dry but the ones you soak seem to work better. (Posted on 8/14/14)
Review by hmwave
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Been using this jacket in 85F weather under a perforated leather jacket.
Very first use filled it with 500ml as instructed. It noticeably kept me cooler on a half hour ride to work.
I've since used it daily for around two weeks and some days it cools well and some days it seems to have litle effect.

The product works well when it works but there are a few problems:
1. It's very hard to know how much water is needed to refill the jacket after it's been used a few days. The instructions warn against overfilling, but it's hard to know how much is needed to avoid overfill. The jacket really needs some form of fill level indicator. I'm having a hard time keeping it filled just right which is frustrating.
2. The fill port is on one side only so getting the water to the other side is a time consuming process. The jacket has to be turned sideways, upside down, and rotated to spread the water fill evenly across the vest.
3. The jacket has airflow holes across the front and back but they are small so don't flow much air. After a 30min ride to work the front and back of my undershirt is always partially soaked with sweat, even when the jacket feels like it's cooling.
4. I find the rear bottom of the jacket curls upward at the outside corners which can be a little uncomfortable on longer rides.

I expected better for a $150 cooling jacket. Until the problems are eliminated I would not buy another. (Posted on 8/13/14)
Review by Willis
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We bought these during a month long cross country trip. Hitting the 115° desert with them was like having air conditioning.
Thanks to that Danish couple we met who recommended them! (Posted on 8/5/14)

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