New Home Innovations Cooling Vest

8.5 score
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Editor’s Conclusion
There are a few things that you can do to keep cool when running when the temperatures start to rise to unreasonable levels this summer. Light clothing, hats, and neck gaiters are a good start, but a good cooling vest is a great choice when it feels like you are running on the surface of the sun!

What I love most about the NHI cooling vest is that it fits snugly against your body so it won’t shift around while you run. Plus, it's surprisingly lightweight.

It comes with two sets of ice packs that freeze quickly and an insulated carrying case to keep an extra set ready to go when you melt through your first ice packs.

Continue reading below for a quick dive into all of the features that make the NHI Cooling Vest the perfect summer running accessory.
Editor's Pros & Cons

Ice packs cool quickly

Includes insulated carrying case

Comes with an extra set of ice packs

The vest is able to be adjusted to fit your body

Stays cool up to 3 hours


Slightly expensive

Ice pockets don’t securely shut

Key Features

Key Features


I hate extra gear that weighs me down and bounces around while I run, which is why I love the overall fit of this vest. It is composed of lightweight mesh materials that allow your skin to breathe and fastens in place with multiple straps for a more customized fit.

Simply pop this vest on, and use the side straps to really anchor it against your body so that it stays put as you run or work outside.


The slim design of these ice packs freezes quickly in your freezer. If you are excited to take this vest for a test run, many users found that it takes less than an hour to freeze completely in your freezer. Simply pop the four ice packs in the two breasts and two back pockets, secure them to your body and you are ready to roll.

Overall, most users found that these ice packs will stay frozen up to an hour, and continue to stay modestly cool for an additional hour or two. Your cooling mileage may vary, of course, based upon the temperatures that you are working with. If you are running in 100-degree weather, it won’t stay cool as long as 70-degree weather. The good news, however, is that it ships with an extra set of ice packs that you can easily swap out as needed!


What makes the NHI cooling vest stand out from other options out there on the market is the insulated carrying case that is included with purchase. This compact case makes it easy to store your vest and two sets of cooling packs to be ready to go when you need them. It is small and compact and will fit inside of most gym bags. Plus, it is able to store additional cooling packs when you need to swap them out.


No one likes heavy gear, especially on hot training days. One of the things that I love most about this cooling vest is that it is extremely lightweight and breathable. When fully equipped with all 4 frozen cooling packs, this unit weighs in at just 3.5 pounds. The frozen packs are thin and thoughtfully placed to help distribute the weight to feel as if you aren’t wearing anything at all!


Overall, the price of this vest is just slightly higher than many expected. It will likely set you back around the same amount that you spent on a budget pair of running shoes. However, the overall performance of this vest, as well as the fit and additional features makes it a great investment that is well worth every penny!


It’s hard to lace up your running shoes when the temperature really starts to climb. Not only is running in extremely hot temperatures draining, but it is also dangerous if you aren’t careful. As always, make sure that you wear light clothing, be generous with sunscreen, and pop on a cooling vest to help stay comfortable and protected on those extremely hot days.

The great thing about the NHI cooling vest is that it is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can keep you nice and cool for up to 3 hours in the pounding afternoon sun!