Wearable Cooling Technology Guide
15 May 2021
TechNiche offers two cooling technologies, CoolPax Phase Change Cooling and HyperKewl Evaporative Cooling
What is HyperKewl™PLUS?
HyperKewl™PLUS is a fabric that utilizes a rapid absorption, stable water storage, and enhanced evaporation to keep the wearer cool! This technology works best in an environment with high airflow, and low humidity. HyperKewl™PLUS fabric absorbs and then slowly releases water through evaporation. When the water evaporates, energy is consumed, and a cooling effect is created. We look at this as supercharging the body’s natural cooling process.
The more airflow, the more cooling power! Wind, fans, rapid movement (like on a horse, or a bike, or other open air vehicle), will maximize the cooling effect. HyperKewl™PLUS can provide cooling of 10-15°F/6-8°C cooler than the ambient temperature, depending on the amount of air flow.
The lower the humidity, the more easily the stored water will evaporate, and the more effective the HyperKewl™PLUS fabric will cool.
Some scenarios to take advantage of the HyperKewl™PLUS technology:
- Road Repair
- Working Indoors with a fan or AC
- Walking / Jogging / Running
- Bicycle Rides
- Riding Horses
- Dirt Biking / motorcycle Riding
- Sports: Soccer, Field Hockey, etc.
- And Many more!
What is CoolPax™ Phase Change Cooling?
CoolPax™ is a liquid, that solidifies as it becomes “activated”, once activated, the CoolPax absorbs heat, as it changes from a solid back to a liquid, cooling the wearer in this process. This technology does not require airflow, or require any special environmental factors to work more efficiently. CoolPax™ remains at a steady 58°F/14°C for 2-3 hours.
Some scenarios to take advantage of the CoolPax™ technology:
- Working outdoors in high humidity
- Working in confined spaces
- Underneath heavy costumes (like mascots)
- Underneath Personal Protective Equipment
- Pipeline/tank inspectors
- HAZMAT Responding
- Underneath Medical PPE
- Working in chemical plants
- Piloting small aircraft
- Race car driving