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Year-Round Body Armor Ventilation: how to stay dry under your body armor

IceVents set the new standard in high performance plate carrier shoulder pad technology. Now, they are better than ever! IceVents 2 are identical to the original IceVents, but they have an additional set of slits to facilitate use as stand-off ventilation/padding for plate carriers. IceVents 2 are the most advanced Universal Plate Carrier and Pack/Ruck shoulder pad ever created!

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Plate Carrier Ventilation: Ending The Hot Misery of Body Armor

An insightful comparison of all the body armor ventilation products on the market today for soft body armor, hard body armor, concealable body armor, plate carriers, low-visibility plate carriers, low visibility soft body armor and rifle plate body armor. We compare and contrast the features and benefits of IceVents Conductive Body Armor Ventilation, 221B MaxxDri, Armor Vent, Tac Vent and SKD Pontoons.

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"Cool" Hacks For Offloading Heat: How To Beat The Body Armor Cooling Problem!

Summary Exertional Heat Illness (EHI) fundamentally negatively impacts warfighter performance. This paper references independent scientific and military research to summarize the impact of conductive cooling in preventing exertional heat illness and providing an operational advantage to the individual warfighter. Exertional Heat Illness: A Significant Threat According to the March 2017 Department of Defense Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, “heat-related illness remains a significant threat to the health and operational effectiveness of military members and their units and accounts for considerable morbidity, particularly during recruit training in the U.S. military [1].” In 2016, there were 2,536 documented cases of heat illness, 406 of which were a severe form of heat illness known as heat stroke [1]. The effects of heat stroke go...

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How to Stay Cool Under Body Armor: the Science Behind Body Armor Cooling for Military and Law Enforcement

Heat casualties are a critical problem for body armor users. This is, of course, a big deal for Military, SOF and Law Enforcement. There's a new, way better, approach. The military has been trying to solve the problem of cooling soldiers efficiently for several decades. The insulating properties of protective body armor increase the risk of dehydration, heat stroke, and performance loss for those who wear it, as their bodies cannot offload the heat trapped by the armor. Typical cooling mechanisms require power or add significant weight to operator kit, making them ineffective and impractical. Thus the US military spends hundreds of millions of dollars in hydration bladders and bottled water to replenish and rehydrate operators in the field after they have already...

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