Cooling apparel is designed to assist with Heat Stress prevention by promoting the body's thermoregulation. In warm or humid climates cooling is critical for many industries and has many benefits for worker performance. A cooler body improves the ability to sustain intensive workloads over long periods of time.
Cooler skin contributes to a number of physiological advantages
Less cardiac output is directed toward the skin
A lower core body temperature
Delay the onset of dehydration
Battling heat stress in the workplace can be through prevention or treatment, and there is only one way to achieve them - by cooling down the body’s core temperature. An effective way of preventing heat stress is by wearing THORZT cooling apparel.
According to the research published on the International Journal of Occupational Safety, cooling apparel is highly effective in minimizing heat stress. On average, it reduces sweating by 13% and lowers heart rate by 10 bpm. This is proven through the usage of fire fighters.
Features of Cooling Vests
Wearing cooling vests helps workers maintain the optimal temperature and hydration levels necessary for peak performance and endurance in hot temperatures.
The THORZT Sub Zero Chilly Vest contains cooling crystals that can absorb up to 500 times their weight in water.
When activated (by submerging in cold water for several minutes) the cooling crystals expand and transform into gel-like substance that can maintain the temperature of the water in which it is submerged for prolonged periods of time.
Cooling Vests can be worn during physically demanding work in hot conditions, to cool the body and bring down the core temperature. Many Olympic athletes pre-cool during competitions by wearing cooling vests for the full hour before they compete.
This pre-cooling ensures optimal core temperature and hydration levels necessary for peak performance. Equally cooling vests can be worn post-activity to cool the body and help restore the core temperature to cooler more comfortable levels.
The Chilly Vest comes in crystal form and must be activated. To activate, soak in water for 15 minutes so cooling crystals swell into gel form (gel pockets should be firm but not bursting).
When removing from water, grab top and bottom of vest and gently twist in opposite directions to remove excess water and hang to dry. Your cooling vest is now activated and ready to be worn.
Once activated the vest can also be placed in the refrigerator or freezer for extra cooling. Note: Vest must always be activated (in a gel state) before placing in fridge / freezer
MICRON KNIT - 100% Australian Merino Wool for Temperature and Odour Control
COOLMESH - This 100% Australian made high performance sport fabric uses a Moisture Management system and Multi-Filament Technology for comfort and durability
Non-Toxic High Performance Polyacrylate/ Polyalcohol Copolymer
Available in sizes: S-4XL
Available colours: Blue & Hi Vis Orange
Thorzt | Hydration Products
The THORZT Story is testimony to finding a solution to a personal requirement...the need for an electrolyte formula that meets the hydration requirements of heat stressed workers. Four athletes who understand the requirements of a hard working body have contributed their unique set of skills, experience and passion by going a long way to finding the solutions to Dehydration in the Workplace.
You may not reach the heights of the athletes responsible for THORZT, but you may be amazed at your improved performance, recovery and feeling of well-being by hydrating withTHORZT, a formula scientifically designed for Australian conditions.
Sustained hydration, as experienced in sporting events, was being sought in the industrial workplace where dehydration was a factor that reduces work efficiency and safety.
After an arduous process of researching and trialling, the team was able to come up with the optimum formula and THORZT was born. After scientific assessment by university physiologists, who complimented the low sugar content and the inclusion of essential amino acids. The brand was ready to hit the market.
“It’s not all about drinking electrolytes, they aren’t the silver bullet – it’s more about getting back to the basics and where THORZT can play a role in your Heat Stress Management and Hydration Solution”.