There are winter clothes designed to keep heat in like gloves, hats and coats but in summer all people do is try to wear as few clothes as possible so evaporation keeps them cold. That and go swimming, which helps evaporation.
But does anyone make clothes that are made of a lining that absorbs body heat? In winter people wear hats with linings made of cotton, does anyone make summer hats that have linings made out of a heat absorbing liquid?
Are there sprays you can put on the parts of your body where the most heat is passed (armpits, head, back of neck, groin) that will absorb heat? It seems like anti-perspirants are counterproductive in hot temperatures because they prevent sweating, which prevents evaporation. Are there underarm sprays that will pull heat out of those areas rather than just prevent sweating, keeping you cooler?
So my question is, are there summer clothes or chemicals that are designed to pull heat out of your body when its hot? Because i haven’t seen any before but it seems like such an obvious market. I’d wear a hat with a liquid coolant or ice liner if i thought it’d help.
Yes, there is a cool suit. However, there are drawbacks. It was used for a while by some NASCAR drivers before the teams got serious about ventilation. Here’s how it worked: It’s a mesh undershirt with a web of plastic tubing sewn on. The tubes are connected to a pump that runs to a cooler. The cooler has a coil of tubing at the bottom, under a pile of ice. The pump circulates a flow of cold water through the shirt, which absorbs heat from your body.
Now, for the drawbacks. It’s heavy. It’s too cold at first. When the ice is all melted, the meltwater cools down pretty quickly, and it stops being useful. The process had no temperature control, and no way to replenish the ice.
I’m sure inventive minds could improve on the original design, but in its original form, it was not worth the hassle.