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Best Cooling Gear for First Responders


July 7, 2023

There’s no need to feel hot, sticky, and sweaty when you’re working or playing hard – many of today’s fabrics are designed with cooling in mind. Lightweight materials, mesh, and strategic ventilation can go a long way toward keeping you cool. Even basic, no-frills polyester does a great job at wicking away sweat.

But if you want to go beyond basic polyester and mesh, check out the brands below. They’ve gone high-tech and created clothing with advanced cooling technology that works overtime to keep you feeling fresh and cool.

Omni-Freeze from Columbia Sportswear

This is so cool – Columbia Sportswear developed a cooling technology called Omni-Freeze ZERO. It’s sweat-activated and uses the body’s own heat to trap sweat and create a cooling sensation. That happens with the help of thousands of hydrophilic polymer rings (according to Popular Science). Columbia also offers other cooling technology lines – Omni-Freeze, Omni-Freeze ZERO Ice, and Freezer Coil. This cooling gear is intended for different activities and different weather conditions.

Featured in: long-sleeve tops, short-sleeve tops, polos, tanks, shorts, dresses, hats, and other accessories

Columbia Sportswear

First Responders Save 20% on Omni-Freeze Zero cooling gear

Iso-Chill and HeatGear from Under Armour

Under Armour’s Iso-Chill clothing uses titanium dioxide to absorb UV energy and a flat yarn to disperse body heating, creating a fabric that actually feels cool to the touch. HeatGear is another cooling line from Under Armour made with ultra-soft, lightweight fabric that wicks away sweat and transfers away heat to help you stay cool.

Featured in: long-sleeve tops, short-sleeve tops, polos, tanks, shorts, hats, and outerwear

Under Armour

Responders & EMTs Save 20% on Iso-Chill and HeatGear from Under Armour

Climachill from Adidas

Climachill is a proprietary cooling technology from Adidas. It uses aluminum cooling spheres in the fabric to provide coolness on contact and take heat away from the skin. The fabric also contains titanium, another metal that helps manage heat and cool the body. It’s quick-drying and breathable for comfort.

Featured in: long-sleeve tops, short-sleeve tops, polos, tanks, shorts, hats, and outerwear


First Responders – 30% Off adidas Climachill

Staycool+ and RapidCool from Jockey

Jockey incorporates a number of cooling technologies into its undergarments and casual clothing including Staycool+ and RapidCool. Staycool+ wicks away sweat to keep you cool and dry and is featured in tees, lounge pants, and lounge shorts. RapidCool briefs and shorts for men wick away moisture and use odor-fighting technology to help you stay fresh.

Featured in: briefs, shorts, t-shirts, and lounge bottoms


Staycool+™ – 10% Off for First Responders

Plus: Insulated Water Bottles from Stanley

If staying cool and hydrated is a challenge, the 22 oz Iceflow Flip Straw Water Bottle from Stanley is the answer. The double-walled, vacuum-insulated bottle with a built-in straw is rated 16 hours for cold and 45 hours for ice.


20% Off Storewide – Stanley Bottles, Tumblers + More!