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Re: hydration product

Postby Bob Sihler » Wed May 01, 2013 2:14 am

lol...I'm supposed to delete stuff like this, but it's too fun for the time being.
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Re: hydration product

Postby Tonka » Wed May 01, 2013 3:07 am

All this over a fancy can cooler, funny. This idea is about as new as the wheel.
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Re: hydration product

Postby pvnisher » Wed May 01, 2013 3:31 am

Tonka wrote:All this over a fancy can cooler, funny. This idea is about as new as the wheel.


A what? Where can I get one? Is there a Kickstarter link for it? :o
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Re: hydration product

Postby MoapaPk » Wed May 01, 2013 3:44 am

Actually, I bet the US military would buy coolzies.
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Re: hydration product

Postby mrchad9 » Wed May 01, 2013 3:49 am

MoapaPk wrote:Actually, I bet the US military would buy coolzies.

They could spray them all over the enemy to incapacitate them. Probably against the Geneva Convention though!
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Re: hydration product

Postby JHH60 » Wed May 01, 2013 4:42 am

mrchad9 wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:Actually, I bet the US military would buy coolzies.

They could spray them all over the enemy to incapacitate them. Probably against the Geneva Convention though!


Rumor is that Assad used them against rebel forces in Syria, but since coolzies are not yet listed in the Geneva protocols the Administration is not ready to say that a "red line" has been crossed.
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Re: hydration product

Postby Tonka » Wed May 01, 2013 5:04 am

I didn't even start digging and this fell out, how much are your coolzies?

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Re: hydration product

Postby abehzadi » Wed May 01, 2013 5:13 am

Those products use neoprene or foam. Aerogel performs about 10x better than neoprene and 3x better than foam as thermal insulation. Price is 10 to 25 dollars depending on the size. So about the same price as the others but performs much better. I have and use some of the products in your picture.
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Re: hydration product

Postby mrchad9 » Wed May 01, 2013 6:11 am

The aerogel Coolzie that injured me and damaged my gear didn't perform any better than neoprene or foam. Much worse in fact.

Turns out you can cut up a space blanket and stick it inside a regular foam lining at it performs 6x better than aerogel anyway.

What's more, foam lined with Mylar costs less than a couple of dollars per unit, which is 25x cheaper than these overpriced models!

And then there is the weight. Most outdoors folks would pay more for a product that is more effective and weighs less, but the foam and Mylar wins there too. The aerogel Coolzie is over 3x as heavy!
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Re: hydration product

Postby abehzadi » Wed May 01, 2013 6:19 am

Mrchad9...still waiting for your proof. Also care to show any evidence for your numbers. The specs I posted on the aerogel insulation support mine.
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Re: hydration product

Postby mrchad9 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:13 am

Your own website lists this as a $25 product. But I can wrap my nalgene in an old sock for free. And it doesn't destroy the ozone layer either or cause a venereal disease.
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Re: hydration product

Postby Marmaduke » Wed May 01, 2013 7:15 am

This guy hasn't figured out what is going on yet?????
Wait, "abehzadi" are you really The Chief with yet another avatar?
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Re: hydration product

Postby MoapaPk » Wed May 01, 2013 4:05 pm

mrchad9 wrote:Your own website lists this as a $25 product. But I can wrap my nalgene in an old sock for free. And it doesn't destroy the ozone layer either or cause a venereal disease.


Depends on what else you did with the old sock.
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Re: hydration product

Postby SeanReedy » Wed May 01, 2013 7:07 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
mrchad9 wrote:Your own website lists this as a $25 product. But I can wrap my nalgene in an old sock for free. And it doesn't destroy the ozone layer either or cause a venereal disease.


Depends on what else you did with the old sock.



I find all the insulation data confusing, but if Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate all own Coolzies, so should we. Coolzies have uses most of us have yet to imagine and used ones will be cheap.

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Re: hydration product

Postby Bob Burd » Wed May 01, 2013 8:39 pm

Per the website, it appears that 25% of the proceeds from this product go to funding alpine expeditions, clearly in violation of SP policies. Consider this a warning.
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