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19°N Hawai'i Launches the Next Generation of Outdoor Climate Gear

Honu Active Cooling pack and accessories to help keep people cool while outdoors

HONOLULU, Aug. 24, 2021 -- 19°N Hawai'i is launching a first-of-its-kind active cooling pack built to beat the heat: the Honu Cooling Pack. Over 60 feet of patented thermally-conductive polymer tubing makes up the heat-extracting circulatory liquid cooling system at the heart of Honu.

The liquid cooling system, called ThermoCore, provides up to 50% better heat extraction compared to best in class cooling vests, reducing the wearer's perception of atmospheric temperatures by up to 20°F. The system includes a reservoir that feeds cool water through the patented polymer microtubing sewn throughout the pack's chest, shoulder, and back, which captures heat from the body. Designed for the realities of climate change, Honu enables better endurance, higher performance, and faster recovery for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts in increasingly hot environments.

PRESS RELEASE | 19°N Launching the World’s First Adventure Pack with Built-In Active Cooling Technology

PRESS RELEASE | 19°N Launching the World’s First Adventure Pack with Built-In Active Cooling Technology
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.

Rolling Stone: Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

Rolling Stone: Can We Survive Extreme Heat?

In this 2019 article in Rolling Stone, writer Jeff Goodell poses an existential question of our planet: Can we survive in extreme heat. He points out that humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and that we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come.

The article was written at a time when temperatures at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport had reached 115 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Hundreds of flights were being delayed or cancelled due to the fact that heavily laden passenger aircraft couldn’t generate enough lift to take off in such thin, hot air. Phoenix is already located in a hot region and the urban heat island effect can make the city as much as 21 degrees hotter than surrounding areas. How will humanity cope with a climate that is heating up everywhere?

Read the full article here.