This video demonstrates the effectiveness of the Active Cooling System™ incorporated in each ComTect™ garment.
STAGE ONE of the test establishes the baseline Temperature and Humidity during a five-minute ride. This is is what is typically experienced by every rider in similar conditions.
STAGE TWO simulates a Five-Minute stop in traffic, with the ACS on.
STAGE THREE is the torture phase. ACS is switched off for five minutes to simulate the experience of riders using ordinary jackets while stopped in traffic.
STAGE 1: TEMPERATURE: 32.8 °C, HUMIDITY 70%, HEAT INDEX 42.8 °C
STAGE 2: TEMPERATURE: 33.8 °C, HUMIDITY 64%, HEAT INDEX 40.8 °C*
STAGE 3: TEMPERATURE: 36.7 °C, HUMIDITY 79%, HEAT INDEX 64.4 °C**
*On this test, sitting in traffic with ACS on is actually cooler than riding around.
**Heat index above 51 °C is considered extremely dangerous.