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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.

Wearing a Cooling Vest During Half-Time Improves Intermittent Exercise in the Heat

Wearing a Cooling Vest During Half-Time Improves Intermittent Exercise in the Heat
This 2019 study, from researchers at Kobe University and University of Tsukuba in Japan, examined how endurance and intermittent exercise performances are impaired by high ambient temperatures.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of wearing cooling vests which cooled torso and neck area of athletes during half-time (HT) on intermittent exercise performance that imitated intermittent athletic games. This kind of ‘intermittent effort’ simulation best describes sports like American football or Rugby in which the actions is stop and start, throughout a game. The results of the experiment indicated that wearing a cooling vest during breaks (such as half time) significantly improves intermittent exercise performance in the heat with decreased neck and mean skin temperature and improved subjective responses.