We have come across a wide variety of personal and wearable air cooling solutions for athletes, runners, travelers, and outdoor enthusiasts. We are quite familiar with handheld coolers, portable neck fans, and ice cooling vests that can safeguard people from the scorching summers outside.
Here, we have an innovative product from a start-up; it is Ucoolity. It is a wearable air conditioner cooling vest that works on electronic semiconductor refrigeration (TEC) technology. It is capable of cooling down your entire body from the back in just a few seconds and taking the temperature up to 33°F cooler than what is outside.
In this article, we would like to have a detailed go-through of Ucoolity and check up on how it is different from other personal cooling solutions we have been familiar with. Of course, we would like to explore the best-seller models of all kinds of personal air conditioning solutions for a variety of applications. Stay tuned.
Ucoolity Cooling Vest at a Glance
Ucoolity Wearable Cooling Vest Overview
Ucoolity is a revolutionary wearable cooling system that can ensure a super cold experience for a user on hot days. Thanks to its highly effective semiconductor cooling technology, it looks to be a reliable solution to make you cold from the back while working in various heat-sensitive conditions outside.
The portable air cooler highlights an unparalleled composite material radiator that is made of magnesium alloy in place of aluminum alloy in conventional radiator design. Plus, the wearable cooler features a smoother air cooling duct design, making it a really incredible solution for ensuring long-lasting coolness.
As you know, the magnesium alloy is lightweight and highly durable. The Ucoolity cooling vest bracket is made of carbon fiber, which makes it really strong and durable, for sure.
|Price and Release Date Update: The Ucoolity wearable air cooler is originally launched on Indiegogo in July 2022 with an early bird pricing of $109, which is $50 short of its MSRP of $159.
The brand looks to ship it to the backers by Sep. 2022. As of writing this, the product is backed by over 200 people and it could collect over 26K USD with 20 more days to go for the campaign to end.
The Ucoolity Cooling System bundle includes a carbon fiber bracket, laundry bag, USB-C charging cable, a pair of magnetic buckles, and a chest bag. You also get a number of add-ons, including a chest strap, chest mount, chest bag, phone mount, and LED flashlight.
Disclaimer: Being a product seeking crowdfunding, this may currently exist in a prototype only. A design change, delivery delay, and even price differences can be expected for crowdfunded projects by when they are ready for shipping after mass production.
With a weight of just 1.1 lbs, anybody can wear it easily and it is fine for strenuous activities like running, athletics, hiking, and more. The vest is indeed 100% waterproof and is machine-washable after removing the cooling system. The magnetic buckle makes you quickly wear it with no difficulty.
It is available in different shades and with multiple front designs namely Ucoolity Vest, Ucoolity Go, and Ucoolity Mount, respectively featuring a front pouch, a circle design, and a chest mount.
You can charge Ucoolity via its built-in USB-C port and a single charge can run the air cooler for up to three hours.
Ucoolity Vs Neck Fans Vs Ice Cooling Vests
As you see, Ucoolity has been designed as a super effective replacement for the neck fans and ice cooling vests. We have a wide range of neck fans and ice-based cooling vests on the market today.
A neck fan is a battery-powered, portable fan or a little air conditioning system for simply wearing over your neck. The little, headset-like device can provide you with personal cooling when you are in overheating conditions such as camping, running, gardening, and jogging.
With limited technology inside, a neck fan can basically be a cheaper personal cooling system, but we also have a few expensive models with high-tech features on the market. You can find a neck fan of decent quality in a price range of $30 to $200 on Amazon and there are many vendors of neck fans and neck ACs out there.
Jisulife and Torras are two key innovators of portable neck fans. The brands have on sale a handful of neck fans with unique features. Jisulife is known for its cheaper neck fans, while Torras offers highly sophisticated neck AC units with the premium features of a semi-conductor radiator, 3D airflow, double vent design, and more.
Jisulife Vs Torras Neck Fans
An ice cooling vest is a different product, indeed.
As its name suggests, it is a vest that you can wear with ice cubes or cooling packs to ensure cooling outdoors. It is not an electronic device and not a highly reliable cooling solution either. Also, it weighs heavier as you will need to wear it loaded with ice cubes in order to cool down your entire travel path or other activities.
The cooling vests are also available in different types and a lot of vendors are there on the market with impressive models. FlexiFreeze is an example. This brand has on sale a number of ice-based personal cooling vests for heat relief and navy or sports applications.
Glacier Tek is another top brand that offers a wide range of sports cool vests with non-toxic cooling packs. They don’t use ice cubes directly, but you need to put the vests in ice water or place them in the freezer for recharging the included cooling packs that can maintain 59ºF for around 2.5 hours.
FlexiFreeze Vs Glacier Tek
Why Ucoolity Is Different?
The Ucoolity portable air conditioner vest is unique because it works on a notably different principle from both the ice vests and neck air conditioners. Though we have neck ACs with semiconductor cooling technologies, they are all small devices for wearing over your neck.
The Ucoolity enjoys a wider cooling coverage than the little neck units as they are designed to cool down from your back. With a longer runtime and highly effective cooling performance, a Ucoolity can be a perfect choice to cool down your body during travels and other strenuous tasks like athletic practice, workouts, camping, and more.
- Fast Cooling Up to 33°F from Ambient Temperature.
- Carbon Filter Brackets for Durable and Long Life.
- Multifunctional Front Pocket and Phone Mount.
- Waterproof and Washable Profile.
- Lightweight and Durable Magnesium Alloy.
- Magnetic Buckle For Quick Wearing.
- A Variety of Add-on Products.
That has been our overview of the Ucoolity wearable air conditioner cooling vest. We have covered all the important aspects of the personal air conditioner for your outdoor life and pit it against the rivaling products in the markets of ice vests and neck fans. The new product looks to be very promising with better cooling coverage and higher performance. Share your thoughts about Ucoolity in the comments below.
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