Cooling vests and other cooling products

Some people with OI (orthostatic intolerance), POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), etc. do better in warm weather and others so better in cold weather.


Increased humidity, poor air quality and heat have very negative effects on the two patients I know best.


In 2011 we found out about cooling vests (and other cooling products) and a friend gave us the following list of links to some cooling products*:


We were pleased to discover that the cooling vests and neck wraps do indeed make a difference for our household (even indoors).


Consider the humidity levels of your area.


If high humidity is frequent in your area, products that use freezer/gel packs (while more expensive) cool much more effectively than evaporative products.




* This list is a sampling of sites that have these products. We will gladly make this list more extensive if legitimate links are sent to us. Legitimate links for such sites in countries outside the US are also hoped for.



2 Responses to “Cooling vests and other cooling products”

  1. 1 Sue Jackson April 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    oooh…these products sound wonderful! I am usually too hot, especially at night.

    I just noticed a few new night-time cooling products in the Solutions catalog – a light blanket that adjusts to your body temperature, keeping you cool when you get too hot and vice-versa, and a pad to put on your bed. I night try one or the other. And a Stay-Cool Pillow that I really want to try – I must have flipped my pillow over a dozen times last night!

    Here’s a link to the blanket:

    And the pillow:

    Hmmm…not seeing the mattress pad – have to check the catalog again.



  2. 2 speakupaboutme April 21, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Thank you very much for these additions Sue.
    They look very good.

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