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Would you wear this under your Steadicam vest in the summer?


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#1 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:05 PM

I stumbled upon this on the internet and I thought about our Steadicam vests, since the issue is also that our shirts can't breathe underneath. Do think it would work? http://shop.221btact...s/maxx-dri-vest


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#2 Janice Arthur

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 11:23 AM

Victor

Mesh seems like a good idea but in the end where is the sweat going to go? It's got to be absorbed somewhere and shirts work.

Cotton may be messy but if you wear nylon it means your waist band and arms will soak it up you need sweat bands to soak up the water running down your arms. On normal hot days that was what I used.

Also I've looked at cooling vests (google them) and wonder if they're a good idea on desert shoots where we sweat too much or its over the norm of temps.

Paul taylor (veteran op) did a desert shoot and didn't realize how much he was loosing in water during the day and later that night it was apparent that he was suffering from heat distress.

He survived but just barely. Sadly he didn't know how much fluid (and other essentials) he was loosing.

Maybe the best bet it to just change your shirt a lot and drink way more than u think is right

Janice

I'm open to being wrong, let me know what others have figured out
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