Anyone trying cool shirt or cooling shirt technology?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by brostalss, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. brostalss

    brostalss Active Member

    Been doing some research for some type or kind of shirt to wear under our uniforms to keep us cool in the hot summer months.

    I've come across several air wicking or compression shirts that uses your body sweat to keep you cool and dry. Others have small water lines in the shirt but require a pump so that's out of the question.

    A company called Leatt on my route makes this vest that you can soak in ice water or the freezer and it says it will keep you 10° to 20° cooler. (It's $80 by the way) So they were nice enough to give me one to try out. They also have one with ice packs you freeze and works even better.
    ( that one is $350)

    Well after about two hours I was dying and had to take it off and put it in my ice cooler. It did keep me cooler. It's a little snug but you get used to it. Really felt good to put it back on towards the end of the day for one final relief from the heat. The jury is still out on this vest but there is technology out there.

    Anyone else find something like this?
  2. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    EVERY shirt I wear is cool.
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  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Brown is sexy?
  4. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Depends who's wearing can be brown eye candy ;)
  5. browntroll

    browntroll Active Member

    i bought 2 champions cool dry shirts which are ok, i prefer some dickies wicking shirts but the belts at work tear them
    apart so easily. they do seem to help alot though
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Go red-neck. Cut the sleeves off your shirt and leave it unbuttoned.
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  7. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Stop wasting your money Your not going to find one that last unless the shirt has tubes in it and is hooked up to some kind of cooling system your wasting your money.

    Suck it up and move on like the rest of us.
  10. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Don't wear brown shirts nomo. That's why every shirt I wear now is "cool".
  11. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Under Armor heatgear works well, I wear it on the hottest days only. Just a few days a year it's necessary.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    I wear Duluth Trading Company coolwear t-shirts and underwear.
    Definitely helps wick away sweat but not really any cooler.
  13. aiian

    aiian Active Member

    All of my undershirts are either Nike Dri-fit or Under Armour's comparible shirts.

    They're definitely 'cooler' than your basic cotton Fruit of the Looms.
  14. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The UPS uniforms are useless for wicking away or soaking up sweat. They just get soaked in sweat.
  15. Overpaid Union Thug

    Overpaid Union Thug Well-Known Member

    I wear Under Armour's and Adidas moisture wicking shirts (both in the normal fit, not compression) and wear my UPS uniform shirts a size or two too big. The combination of loose clothing and those shirts has made the last two summers much easier. Tight shirts just make things worse. Cotton does too.

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  16. Box Ox

    Box Ox Well-Known Member

    I've had good luck with Hanes Premium Slim Fit Comfortblend undershirts. 60% cotton, 40% polyester. About $20 a 4 pack at Target. I stay relatively cool and mostly dry. Will never wear 100% cotton again as it leaves me soaked. Same with the no undershirt option.
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    TDU shirts are never cool.
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  18. Gumby

    Gumby *

    But women without shirts,are!
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  19. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    The climate in the area I work is too humid for one of those shirts, frog toggs, cool tie's etc...
    I just use a friggin hand towel in the ice chest... 2 for a dolla
  20. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    I wear 100% cotton union-made (UFCW) and they're awesome, very comfortable and last forever. And I don't soak in sweat with these.