KoolBlues Umpire Chest Protector Cooling System
Crew How-To: Install the KoolBlues Umpire Chest Protector Cooling System
Ty takes you behind the plate and shows you how KoolBlues keeps you comfortable all game long.
Myrtle Beach, SC
They are better than nothing in the heat. I work mostly in high humidity and average 90 degree temps. in summer. They last about an hour at most so I bought 2 sets since I average 4-6 games a day at times. The downside is: 1) When freezing the packs make sure they are not wet so that they don’t freeze to other items in freezer, the packs will stick to other items and tear apart when you try to separate them releasing jell ruining the packs. 2) I believe the price is high considering the quality of this product. To me they don’t seam they will last more than a year or two. 3) Again, they do help. If you do moderate amounts of ball and only work a game or two in the extreme heat, then this product will work for you. Buy extras if you do high volumes of games per year.
Love this on hot summer days! Depending on how many packs I put in the pouch and how hot it is, it keeps cool for 5-6 innings and then still somewhat cool after that. My only challenge is that the strap doesn't stretch easily around my Force3 chest protector.
Rohnert Park, CA
I worked in a Regional south of Fresno, and to say it was hot was an understatement. My first game on Monday at 11:30 am it was 114 and I had the dish. This did exactly what it said it would and helped keep me cooler than expected in that heat. It fit perfectly under my chest protector and was not noticeable. I was able to refreeze it overnight and used it every game, and every game I had on the dish was over 105. In this extreme heat, it stayed cold for over 45 mins, which was way longer than expected. I was able to swap out ice packs in between innings to try and keep as cool as possible in that heat. You will love this!
Questions About This Product
|Q:||I have already purchased this product and absolutely love it but my one concern is the material that's inside to help it freeze is coming out a little bit more every time I use it. Can you tell me how to keep that from happening?|
– Michael Almony
I assume a small rupture has occurred in one of the Therma-Freeze pockets. Not much can be done to repair this pocket since the water is trapped inside. Reducing the amount of water initially filled within the Therma-Freeze will reduce the tension at the seams and reduce the chance of a rupture.– Ty Unthank
Marketing Specialist, HS & College Umpire
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