Our GlacierPacks are the catalyst behind your cooling comfort. From high impact working environments to casual, everyday use, we offer purpose built pack designs that can be easily placed inside your Glacier Tek Cool Vest to help you stay cool—no matter the task.

Manufactured using 100% bio-based phase change material (PCM) that is completely biodegradable, our GlacierPacks are free from hazardous ingredients or materials and leave no harmful residue in the environment. This distinction means the Glacier Tek Cool Vests are completely safe for the wearer as well as the environment and makes them the only cooling vests on the market to carry the USDA Certified BioPreferred® label.

When fully charged, our GlacierPacks remain at a comfortably cool 59°F / 15°C in 100°F / 38°C heat and recharge in as little as 20 minutes in ice and water, about an hour in the freezer or a few hours in the average refrigerator. Indefinitely reusable, GlacierPacks have been recharged 10,000 times in our lab with no measurable change in performance.

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Q. I would like to know if my Cool Vest includes GlacierPacks.
Q. Do I need to order the GlacierPacks or do they come with the vest when I place an order?
Q. Does the vest come with a set of GlacierPacks or are those purchased separately?
Q. Is it both front and back, or are the GlacierPacks only inserted on the front? How many sets does it come with? How many packs within a set?
Q. Do these vests have GlacierPacks on the backside also?

A. When you place an order for a GlacierTek Cool Vest Set you will receive the Cool Vest and GlacierPacks. With the GlacierPack Protect and GlacierPack Comfort, this is a set of four packs. Two are for the front of the vest and two for the back. The GlacierPack set for the Flex Vest includes 12 packs, six for the front and six for the back (the Flex Vest includes an additional 12-piece set of GlacierPacks). Disposable Cool Vests include a set of four GlacierPacks. Each of the four pieces consists of a tri-pack with three sections. The tri-packs load horizontally, two in the front and two in the back. Spare Cool pack sets are available for purchase and are good to have on hand for when you will need more than two hours of cooling at a time. The children’s and dog vest sets will include a set of two packs and the cool armor set includes one pack.

Q. Which cooling vest is right for me?
Q. What is the difference in the cooling vests you have?

A. This question can be answered by how you will be using the vest and your personal preference for type of material and color. Find your fit. [link to Shop by Use page]

For a cotton blend vest without a zipper we have the white Concealable Cool Vest. For a cotton blend with a zipper take a look at the Original Cool Vest. See the Banox if FR is required and the High Vis if a bright visible color fabric is needed. The cotton type vests are recommended if you plan to wear the vest against the skin.

We also have our Classic Cool Vest, which is made of a PVC Coated Mesh material; this vest has the placement of the cool pack pockets on the outside of the vest (the other models have placement of the pockets on the inside) for quick replacement of the packs and the mesh can be wiped down and will air dry a bit faster than the cotton vests if wet. You most likely will not want to wear this vest directly against the skin.

The Sport Cool Vest is made of a Nylon material and features a zipper and additional Velcro located at the chest area.

The Flex Vest is made from a soft fabric and was designed to provide cooling comfort in unpleasantly warm conditions at home, the office or during light recreation. The vest is styled to look like everyday casual wear, with a GlacierPack set that tucks discreetly into specially designed pockets.

The Disposable Vest was developed to assist those providing aid during the Ebola crisis and was designed for limited use. When you’re finished wearing it, the vest can be easily disposed of in a common landfill. The packs that are included with the Disposable Vest can be sanitized and cleaned for future use.

The style and material of the vest is a personal preference but all models will work effectively.

Q. What is the Cool Armor?

A. Cool Armor is not a “vest” but a GlacierPack with a Holder that to be worn under body armor. This item does not attach to the body but attaches to the armor instead. It will be necessary to open the uniform shirt buttons and release one side of the body armor. The Cool Armor was designed to permit pack replacement without removing the body armor or uniform shirt. Once you have a bit of practice you can swap a pack out in 90 seconds.

Q. I am interested in the Concealable Cool Vest. How do you launder it between wearing? Q. Are the Cool Vests washable?

A. Yes, most vests are washable. (SEE CHART) [Insert product information table graphic]

Q. Please send me cleaning instructions for the GlacierPacks.

A. As needed, GlacierPacks can be washed with warm water and dish soap, rinsed and towel dried. In the event of contamination by bodily fluids, isopropyl alcohol may be used for disinfection.

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