The simple answer is, that if it were cheaper it would not be as effective. Made in the USA, in Rochester NY, the ThemApparel UnderCool Cooling Vest embodies the highest quality with the best design and materials for your comfort and your body's safety.
The Cooling Packs will last 3 years before they need to be replaced so $199.99 ÷ 3 = $66 a year for cooling comfort, isn't too bad, and at 3 years, the cooling packs don't stop working, their cooling time starts to diminish. If you keep your Cooling Packs in their frozen state when not in use they should last 4 years, so $199.99 ÷ 4 = $49.99 a year. If you look at other cooling products on the market, many start at $50 and go up and will only last a few months or 1 use.
We wanted to create a product that was not 1-time use or a cooling pack that was cheaper but required our customers to purchase a few times a year. We wanted a product that was high quality, would last a few seasons, and would not fill up the landfill with 1-time use plastics.
The ThermApparel UnderCool Cooling Vest will not harm anyone. It's safe against hypothermia and ice burns on the skin, doesn’t have to be worn wet, and will not condensate, causing wet spots that feel and look bad. What value does a cheaper vest have? If it remains in your closet because you are too embarrassed to wear it, well, then it is of zero value.
Please look closely at all vests on the market before you buy, and keep your health and safety needs in mind when deciding if a ThermApparel UnderCool Cooling Vest is right for you.
Dave Bexfield of ActiveMSer’s has independently reviewed 20+ different cooling vests and has created an amazing Cooling Vest Guide. Check it out, it’s worth the read and will help you find the correct vest for you.