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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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"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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Watch These *Amazing* Videos of IcePlate Ballistic Testing: How to Eliminate Backface Deformation Behind Soft Body Armor

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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