Last month Dizzy and I got sent a cooling vest from the lovely people at ThermApparel. This is something we’d wanted to try for a while (heat makes our MS even grumpier than usual), so we jumped at the change when ThermApparel asked us if we would like to try out their ‘UnderCool‘ (in exchange for an honest review). 🙂 Especially as Summer is nearly here too!
The last two weekends have been super hot! And as we were pottering of to the sea side for the weekend, and we’ve been trying to do more exercise, Dizzy and I thought it would be the perfect time to start trying out our new cooling vest. 🙂
We weren’t really sure what to expect and a concern for me was whether the vest would actually fit. Me and Dizzy are very little and its hard to find things that do. But it fits!! We went for the extra small which fits really well and is hardly noticeable under other clothes. 🙂
We also found it really easy to use. I must admit I didn’t read the instructions (which are the shortest and simplest instructions you have ever seen), and I did start pulling out the cooling packs, but Dizzy soon stopped me and pointed out that you could just pop the whole vest in the fridge or freezer! No fussing around needed. 🙂 It only took about 30 minutes to freeze and we were ready to go! The packs also stay cool for about two hours.
We wore it for the first time to Hastings last weekend and had a lovely time. I was able to walk much further in the heat! We went in the shops, had a walk along the beach and even went on a little mini steam train (I do love a little mini steam train! 🙂 ).
Then this weekend Dizzy and I were out in the park doing our yoga with our new vest. It’s so light and slim, I didn’t even notice I was wearing it!
We did the plank position. I think Dizzy got the easier job here!
Then we thought we would practice our balance by doing the eagle pose. 🙂
Dizzy was very pleased with herself for her balancing skills…
And then we finished off by doing some gentle breathing exercising. 🙂
Thank you Sid Photographic for coming to the park to help us with the photos. 🙂
Me and Dizzy really love our vest! It means we can now go out and about in the hot weather without worrying so much about getting too hot. And as we’re trying to be abit more active and do more exercise, it’s also amazing for helping us to keep cool during these times too. 🙂 Dizzy’s just hoping they bring out a range for knitted donkeys sometime soon…. 🙂
Dizzy gives it 4.5/5 stars! (because of the lack of a donkey range… otherwise she said she would have given it 5 stars… 🙂 )
Have you ever tried a cooling vest and how did you get on with it? xxx