As I mentioned, I am also the president of Vaucluse hiking gear. We love to sweat less and explore more, so I equipped this Osprey Backpack with my Vaucluse Cool-Dry Frame. I've got a Talon 22-liter, and as you can see, it already has some type of mesh and curved frame to help with sweat.
I say “some” because, technically, I’m fibbing. This Osprey backpack’s frame doesn't help at all.
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Because when you're wearing your pack, your back is already curved. So your back curves into the backpack. This Osprey is called the Airscape, but there wasn’t any air escaping at all.
So I equipped it with our own Cool-Dry Frame right here. It's a very soft dual frame, which allows for complete separation of about ¾” and weighs under six ounces. So you don't really feel it. You don't feel the weight on your back because it's very flexible, and you can attach it in just seconds. You've got these loops that just strap around, and you snap it in. This takes less than a minute. For further custom fit, we’ve added Velcro straps as well.
The frame is an accessory to elevate the airflow on your back when you're hiking.
That way, when you are sweating and start to feel that heat building up, the Cool-Dry is going to help that sweat evaporate and – what we're seeing from the feedback of our customers – is that while you’re wearing the Cool-Dry while hiking, you’re probably sweating at least 50% less. The temperature of your back is at least 10 degrees cooler, so your core temperature is also staying cooler.
(If you want more details on how this works and why your back is going to be much cooler, please check out our frames - click the top right button).
We have been loading up on statistics, and feedback, and testimonials from hikers just like you. And what’s been really helpful has been learning how the Cool-Dry helps not just during hot weather conditions, but also in cold weather! We've been getting customer reviews from folks out hiking in colder weather and conditions and learning how their Cool-Dry also lessens the likelihood of hypothermia (that's where your core temperature drops dramatically when you stop hiking). So the first step to avoiding that is to keep your core temperature from going up too high in the first place!
When you're hiking with a backpack, you want to keep your core at a level temperature so that, when you do need to stop, you don't have that risk of hypothermia. And, when hiking in the heat, if your core temperature keeps going up, you'll need to drink more water to help stabilize your core temperature. When you don't have enough to drink, you're not going to sweat as much and, instead of hypothermia, you’re at risk of life-threatening symptoms similar to anhidrosis.
So why not check it out? Meet my Cool-Dry Frame for backpacks. It helped me stay cool and comfortable on this hike, and you can find more details below.
Thank you so much for your attention, and see you on the trails!
You can read our 5-star customer reviews by clicking here, Yes, this gear definitely works.
You can check out the details of the hike we took, Sedona Backcountry, by clicking here.