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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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A Report From SOFIC, the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa

Hi. I'm back from Tampa and SOFIC. There I was displaying Qore Performance’s breakthrough technologies to our war fighters. For those who don't know SOFIC: “The Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) is the premier conference for the SOF community to interact with industry and to collaborate on the challenges, initiatives, and way-ahead in delivering the most cutting-edge capabilities into the hands of SOF operators.” It was amazing. Seeing the reception of our human performance enhancement tactical gear was a kick. Our goal is the creation of Individual Operator Overmatch. It was great to stand out among 400 exhibiting companies. We’re a small startup with a large impact and larger ambitions to serve you and America. What kind of reactions...

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Getting to Know the Special Ops World

Welcome me back from SOFIC in Tampa this past week! Traditionally I’ve worked with the industrial side of the business. This trip was my first direct experience with high level military operators.  There was so much to experience and learn. We were in the SOF Select wing of the Westin, across the bridge from the Tampa Convention Center. LALO hosted our booth and we got to rub elbows with the rock stars of the soft goods world (Mystery Ranch, Eagle, and Patagonia to name a few). It was a sea of MultiCam and tactical colors: greens, browns, and earth tones abound. We featured a mannikin to show off ICE – our new exoskeleton-inspired Plate Carrier – with IcePlate 3. IcePlate 3 is...

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