Ventilated vest and tolerance for intermittent exercise in hot, dry conditions with military clothing.

@article{Barwood2009VentilatedVA,
  title={Ventilated vest and tolerance for intermittent exercise in hot, dry conditions with military clothing.},
  author={Martin J Barwood and Phillip S. Newton and Michael J Tipton},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={353-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Recent research has focused on developing air-ventilated garments to improve evaporative cooling in military settings. This study assessed a ventilated vest (Vest) in hot (45 degrees C), dry (10% RH) ambient conditions over 6 h of rest and exercise. It was hypothesized that the Vest would lower the thermal strain and increase the amount of exercise done by subjects. METHODS Eight healthy heat-acclimated men, wearing combat clothing, body armor, and a 19-kg load in webbing walked… CONTINUE READING