StaCool Under Vest Recognized As Motorcycle Safety Gear
Many people, including avid riders, don't realize the importance of staying cool while driving a motorcycle. Thankfully, the staff at Wing World magazine understands the risks of overheating while riding.
That's why the StaCool Under Vest is featured in their May issue cover article on safety gear. As noted by writer Dean Scott, May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and a cooling vest by StaCool is a safety measure every rider should consider.
Heat stress is an extremely serious risk for motorcycle riders. An overheated driver can become fatigued and experience losses of awareness, judgment, coordination and reaction time. All of these symptoms greatly increase the risk of an accident while driving. That's why it is critically important to stay cool and stay in control while riding a motorcycle.
But staying cool on a motorcycle is not as simple as taking your shirt off and letting the wind blow over your skin. Experienced riders, especially those who like to take long, touring rides, will tell you that this isn't safe. You need to protect your skin from the sun and from the road, in case you take a spill. Also, relying on the wind to cool you off simply doesn't work when it's 99 degrees outside with 95 percent humidity.
That's why the StaCool Under Vest is a perfect solution for keeping motorcycle riders cool. It allows you to enjoy the protection of a riding jacket while keeping your body temperature down for up to three hours, even in the middle of summer.
Without a cooling vest, your body cooling choices would be limited to pouring water down your shirt and keeping a wet bandana around your neck. But in high heat and humidity, these measures can't produce the cooling effect of evaporation, since the outside air is unable to absorb any additional moisture. Instead, you are left with a hot, wet rag sitting on your neck.
The same problem exists for evaporative vests. In extremely hot and humid conditions, they cannot provide evaporative cooling. The vests become wet blankets that soak your clothes and don't remove heat from your body.
vests can be effective for cooling, but they carry a huge safety risk for
motorcycle riders, since paraffin is flammable. This makes paraffin vests
an extremely dangerous thing to have on your body, especially if you are
in a motorcycle accident involving gasoline and fire.
If you are looking for a better body cooling solution while riding your motorcycle, follow the lead of Wing World magazine and take a closer look at the StaCool Under Vest. We offer the highest level of comfort, flexibility and cooling available in a body cooling vest.
Also, for more information on the importance of staying cool while riding a motorcycle, read the article “When You're Hot, You're Hot!” by author and motorcyclist David Hough.
Posted May 4, 2011