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    Anyone use a Cool shirt on an Atom yet

    After a few track days in the Georgia sun during the summer I come a realize the following:
    1. I don't like heat, and I can't focus while being baked to a golden brown
    2. Wind doesn't do much cooling, even at 120 mph
    3. Sweat drops in the eye is not fun
    4. I really don't like heat

    So that being said..... Has anyone run the Atom with Cool shirts or FAST cooling system? Where do you secure the cooler/pump?

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    I just buckle mine snugly in the passenger seat. I have run 20 sessions that way with no problems.

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    I don't have any atom yet, but I made a cool shirt system for a 24 hours of LeMons race a few years ago. The system really worked well. Kept me and the other drivers (who had their own shirt) cool.

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    I just looked this system up and I would definitely be buying one if I wasn't planning on selling my Atom. Is the pump battery operated or tied in to the vehicle?


    I tested a similar system for the Army several years back. We flew helicopters around Texas for 8 hours in 100+ degree heat and the cooling shirt made all the difference in the world.
    Last edited by jlester; August 6, 2015 at 01:57 PM. Reason: typo

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    I run a cool shirt in all my cars, in the Atom I put the box length ways on the passenger floor board so that a passenger could straddle between their legs. Secured with nylon straps and snap quick connects.
    I run every session even in cool weather. I use at least a big bag of ice per day. I consider it a must have.

    My car has an aux cig plug that I plug into and use a cig plug that has a switch so I can toggle when needed.

    Found enough space to tuck away one in the radical.

    During the polar express at COTA I ran warm water instead of ice, it was damn cold that day and at least took the edge off.
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    Thank you for all the feed back.
    Is anyone also using the cold air in conjunction with the cool shirts? If so do you (can you) use the top vented helmets or it has to be side ported helmets?
    I am getting the air/water system, just have to figure out the details on the size of the cooler (13 qt vs. 19 qt) and the helmet (top vent vs. side vent).

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