Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"I have my life back!!!" #BePolarCool

We love hearing what customers think about our products, and we've gotten a lot of great feedback about our most popular cooling vest, our Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest:

"I have a problem with heat due to having MS lesions on the part of my brain that regulates temperature. No matter where I go, at some point I start getting so hot that I am miserable. No one else is hot, just me. I purchased a Polar Kool Max vest and it has turned my life around. Now, I go anywhere I want, knowing if I get hot, I can just put on my vest and my body will cool down and be comfortable again. When ordering, you don't have to be overly concerned about the size. There are many areas of velcro to make it fit just right. I used to dread summer, now that I have a Polar Kool Max, I know that I have relief at my fingertips!"
- Tammy in Missouri

A customer wearing our KMVZ in Las Vegas, NV.

"I used this under a costume for a local event and despite it being over 80, it kept me comfortable. My only tip for new users is the packs freeze solid, so make sure to have on a relatively flat surface."

- Dustin in Minnesota

"One of the worst things about having MS is feeling like a prisoner to the AC in the summertime. I am very active bike riding, gardening etc and it's all thanks to this vest! Heck I'm even doing housework in it. Love love love it!"

- Becky in Chicago, IL

"This KMVZ let me attend my wife's work picnic. We were out for a couple of hours, and there's no way I would have been able tot do that without this vest. It even got me through an outdoor concert recently!"

- Louis in Dayton, OH

A customer wearing our KMVZ in Thailand.

The Kool Max® Zipper Front Vest is our best-selling cooling vest! The lightweight KMVZ efficiently and effectively cools the body in any environment, under or over clothes. Our vest is adjustable at the chest, waist and shoulders to provide a comfortable, snug fit. You can purchase this vest in four different colors: blue, khaki, light blue and pink!

Don't forget share your photos and selfies with the hashtags #PolarProducts and #BePolarCool for a chance to be featured on our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

We ❤️️ seeing customer photos!

Thanks to all of our customers who have shared their feedback with us! You help our product line continue to grow and evolve. Please CONTACT US to share your experience and feedback with our garments.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Put Your Brown Adipose Tissue to Work (And Lose Weight!)

By cooling the body to approximately 57°F with our Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest and Arctic Chiller Reservoir System, a Harvard University study found that brown fat - also known as brown adipose tissue - becomes stimulated. Once activated, this brown fat begins to burn calories at a high rate within the body, resulting in weight loss.

Polar Products was directly involved with a research study through the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard University and the findings from this study have been recently published in the book The Diabetes Reset, by George L. King, M.D.

Find Polar Products mentioned on page 144.

In The Diabetes Reset, Dr. King writes about a program to help combat Type 2 Diabetes by adopting a regimen of dieting, exercise and activating the body's brown fat. Our Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest and Arctic Chiller Reservoir were used by Harvard University to help determine the benefits of body cooling and activating brown fat in a person's body, and our garments are still being used for research today.

Polar Products' Cool Flow® Heavy-Duty Vest
Since this first study from Aaron Cypess, M.D., Ph.D. in May of 2010, Polar Products has worked with numerous other universities and hospitals including Vanderbilt University, John Hopkins Medical Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Click here for a comprehensive list of studies with Polar Products.

Here's what Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center had to say about our vest:
"We have had great success with your cooling system." 
- Lauren Weiner, Joslin Diabetes Center
"We like the cooling vest system so much we're going to order a second one!" 
- Aaron Cypess, formerly Joslin Diabetes Center, currently at the National Institutes of Health

Polar Products' Arctic Chiller Reservoir System

The Diabetes Reset also recommends another useful cooling garment from Polar Products: our Kool Max® cooling vests. When used in conjunction with regular diet and exercise, it was found that cooling the body can help assist with weight loss and management of Type 2 diabetes*.

Our most popular Kool Max® garment: the zipper front vest.
It also come in khaki, light blue and pink!

In addition to helping individuals overcome heat sensitivity, our products can also be used to achieve the body temperature shown to help manage weight loss. Polar Products is proud to have our products used for diverse research studies and we continue to be excited to see evidence of the many ways body cooling is beneficial.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AORN 2015 in the Mile High City

Polar team members Jacob and Erin have been in Denver, Colorado for the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference these past few days. If you were in the Denver area - we hope you were able to stop by Booth 314  in the convention center and say hello!

The Polar Products, Booth 314 at AORN.

To help keep everyone cool in the OR, we offer a complete line of cooling vest and accessories. We designed the CoolOR® Circulating Water System specifically for operating rooms and hospitals. This system cools surgeons and staff by continuously circulating cold water through tubing sewn within the vest or accessory.

Jacob at AORN Booth 314 with a CoolOR® cooling system

In addition to the circulating water system, we have non-tethered cooling vests available. Polar Products offers many different vest styles, the CoolOR® Zipper Vest (with Kool Max® Packs or Cool58® Packs) and the CoolOR® Women's Fashion Vest being two popular styles for the operating room.

Erin and Jacob with the convention center mascot, Big Blue Bear

Hospitals can receive a free 30-day trial of the CoolOR® Circulating Water System and special pricing discounts. 

Simply email jacob@polarproducts.com 
or call 1.800.763.8423 for more information, pricing and to set-up your free trial.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Win an MS Awareness Scarf this week!

March is MS Awareness Month, and there are many ways to show support for people with MS. MS Awareness Week 2015 is March 2nd through 8th. Throughout this week and the entire month, we encourage you to learn more about MS and how you can make a difference. See how you can get involved this month! 

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is continuing their #Orange4MSF #4MSF campaign. Share your support and post a selfie with an orange on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a list of resources and events across the country for those who would like to be involved during March. The NMSS also has a new website to help people to connect and show support for one another; check out MS Connection. Every connection counts!

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America has many resources for people to learn more about MS. Their blog, MS Conversations, provides many different ways to for people to increase their knowledge, understanding and support of people living with MS.

Use MSAA’s badge as the profile picture on your social media platforms.
Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MSAwareness in your posts!
Show your support with an MS Awareness Cooling Scarf!

One way to help show support is by wearing our “MS Awareness” cooling scarves. These stylish scarves give comfort and relief from the heat.

20% of sales from Polar’s cooling scarves benefit national Multiple Sclerosis non-profits!

Cool Comfort® MS Awareness Neck Band
MS Awareness Fashion Scarf with Kool Max® and Quick Cool Packs

During MS Awareness Week, you can enter to win one of our MS Awareness Fashion Scarves! Simply click the link to complete your entry - one lucky winner will receive either a blue or an orange scarf. Enter here to win!

Our mission is to be the leading provider of effective, high-quality and affordable body cooling products for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) throughout the global MS community.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bring out the Sunscreen, Bill's Heading to Florida

After visiting MSAA in New Jersey last week, Bill is traveling again this week - this time to sunny Florida! While we're sure he will get much accomplished while meeting with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF) in Fort Lauderdale, we feel a little jealous here at the office - it's only 7° today here in Ohio!

Check out the MSF website for more information.

MSF is another wonderful non-profit with whom Polar Products works closely. They also have a great  cooling program to help provide cooling garments to people with MS who qualify for financial assistance.

Polar Products is proud to supply two high-quality kit options for the MSF Cooling Program:

1) The first option is the Polar Cool Comfort® Evaporative Kit. That kit includes a full vest, hat, necktie and wristbands that come in a blue or tan color.

The Cool Comfort Evaporative Kit from Polar Products

2) The second option is the Polar Fashion Vest Kit for Men or Women. This kit includes our best-selling fashion cooling vest and necktie that come in a black or tan color. The kit comes with your choice of our Kool Max® cooling packs or our Cool58® Phase Change cooling packs. (Click here to learn the difference.)

Men's Fashion Vest from Polar Products
Women's Fashion Vest from Polar Products

Those interested in seeing if they qualify for the MSF Cooling Program 

The Orange Campaign for MS Awareness

From now until the end of March, everyone is encouraged to join MSF to help raise awareness for multiple sclerosis by using the hashtags #Orange4MSF and #4MSF. Wear orange, post selfies with an orange and spread the word! Together with MSF, we can Paint the Internet Orange and continue to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis.

The Orange Campaign is on Facebook!
Social Media Manager Emily is #Orange4MSF

You can always stay updated with MSF via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their blog!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Visiting with MSAA

This week Polar’s president Bill is off to visit with the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA). Bill will go meet with Pete Damiri, the Vice President of Programs and Services along with many other fine folks at MSAA. Some of you may remember Pete from our visit to the Christmas Story House in December! MSAA is one of many wonderful non-profit organizations that help to assist people with MS; they provide cooling garments at no cost to people with MS who qualify for financial assistance.

MSAA Home Page

Polar Products supplies two kit options for the MSAA Cooling Program. The first kit, Option B, is our Polar CoolFit® Kit. That includes a Secrets Torso Cooling Wrap with elastic sides and Velcro attachment, Necktie, 2 Wrist Wraps, 2 Ankle Wraps and an extra set of cooling gel packs for all items.

Our second option, Option C, is the Polar Zipper Style Vest. This kit includes cooling gel packs must be frozen at 32 degrees, a vest that is worn over clothing and has adjustable at the shoulders, chest and waist. The kit also includes an extra set of cooling gel packs, Neck Collar and & extra set of segment packs.

Option B: Polar CoolFit Kit
Option C: Polar Zipper Style Vest

Check back next week as Bill heads down to warm Florida to visit with the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF). To learn more about the non-profit cooling programs Polar Products has with both MSAA and MSF, please visit our Non-Profit Cooling Programs web page.

Check out what some of our customers have said about these kits:

“We bought the CoolFit® Kit as a gift for my sister-in-law. She calls us every day to tell us how much she loves it and how many new ways she has found to use all the pieces. This was the best gift ever for someone with MS who lives in a hot, hot climate!”
- Greg in CA

“I am writing to thank you, with all my heart, for the wonderful Kool Max Vest, ice packs, and other cooling items I received from you just a week or so ago. I never could have afforded such items, and I really do know now that I can become more active now with this heat resistance equipment."

- Elaine in Lexington, IN

Visit mymsaa.org to learn more about MSAA's mission, programs and services for people with MS.

Click for more information about the MSAA application.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Please Welcome... Emily!

Polar Products would like to introduce the newest addition to our family: Emily Cubera! 

We are excited to have her join us as our Social Media Manager. With her background in business management from Ohio Dominican University and social media experience, we believe Emily is going to be a wonderful asset to Polar Products. 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, connect with us on LinkedIn and keep up with our Instagram photos to interact with Emily and our team through our social media! J