HONOLULU, Aug. 24, 2021 -- July 2021 was the hottest month on record to date, and the Tokyo Olympics offered a glimpse of what the future of sports may look like as climate change progresses. Reports from the Games were sobering: several competitors passed out or suffered from heatstroke, events and matches were rescheduled to avoid midday heat, and sidelines were dotted with portable AC units and misting stations. And although Olympic athletes had the best cooling technologies available, there were still over 30 instances of heat-related illness.
Honolulu, HI | July 28, 2021 — New Hawaiʻi-based brand, 19°N is launching a first-of-its-kind outdoor cooling pack with built-in ‘ThermoCore’ active cooling technology. Inspired by NASA, who pioneered liquid cooling technology for spacesuits, and developed with US Military support, the ‘Honu Cooling Pack’ is a new breed of outdoor gear built to overcome the physiological challenges of climate change. The cooling pack can enable better endurance, higher performance, and faster recovery for wearers in increasingly hot environments.