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How to Stay Cool Under Body Armor for Military, SOF and Law Enforcement

Heat casualties are a critical problem for body armor users. 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 begun to experience dehydration. However, coupled with the extreme temperatures of modern conflict areas, rehydration is insufficient. Operators working...

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How to Eliminate Backface Deformation Behind Soft Body Armor: IcePlate Ballistic Testing Videos

One of the most commonly asked questions we get asked is "Is IcePlate armor?" So we assembled all of our ballistic testing videos from our YouTube Channel into this one blog post to make this answer easy to find and easy to understand. The simple answer is no. IcePlate is not body armor by itself. However, when worn behind soft body armor, IcePlate nearly eliminates back face deformation. The ability to eliminate back face deformation is huge. Anyone who has worn or wears body armor knows this. Back face deformation can cause serious bodily injury or even death. The soft tissue damage and trauma associated with a round impacting your body, even if it doesn't penetrate the armor, is absolutely...

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Plate Carrier Compatibility: Does IcePlate Work with my Plate Carrier?

"Does IcePlate work with my (insert plate carrier make/model here) plate carrier?" This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Qore Performance. We consolidated this information into a single living (continuously updated) resource to help answer this question for the entire IcePlate Community.  This IcePlate/Plate Carrier Compatibility Chart is a community asset. The more people who contribute their knowledge/experience, the more valuable it becomes to the IcePlate Community. Think big data/machine learning but for IceAge Insights. A few minutes of your time could help one of our brothers or sisters go home at the end of their shift because they were ready and alert when it mattered most. This is the very essence of #StayFrosty: "don’t...

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