Draeger Comfort Vest Cooling Vest

When work gets hot, the Draeger Comfort Vest CVP 5200 is always ready to use because it delivers the cooling action itself. This means no pre-freezing, no dipping into water, no risk due to dangerous circulating air and no time loss. The Draeger Comfort Vest helps to absorb excess body heat and offers comfort for the wearer when working in high temperature surroundings or performing tasks that are physical enough to cause excessive sweating. It will also rehabilitate after working in hot climates.

The vest’s cooling action is derived from 20 individual PCM-elements (Phase Change Material) integrated into the inner lining. When the user’s skin temperature reaches 82°F, whether performing tasks that are physical enough to cause sweating or working in high temperature surroundings, the content of the PCM-elements gradually becomes liquid by absorbing the excessive heat. This reduces skin temperature by approximately 5-7°F. Depending on the level of physical work and the ambient temperature, the cooling benefit for the wearer of the Draeger Comfort Vest can last up to four hours.

When the vest is stored at a temperature below 72°F, the cooling elements will regenerate within 30 minutes to 4 hours, depending on the ambient temperature. The cooler the temperature, the sooner the vest will be ready to be worn again. Extensive preparatory and post-work activities – as with ice vests – are no longer necessary.

The arrangement of the PCM-elements provides high freedom of movement thanks to the flexible fit. The vest can be worn underneath protective clothing such as turnout gear, coveralls or gas-tight chemical protective suits. Broad Velcro fasteners ensure a tight fit.


  • Service life of the PCM-elements: up to 3 years
  • Easy donning thanks to Velcro fasteners
  • Vest can be washed after the elements have been removed
  • Available in 4 sizes: S/M, L/XL, XXL/XXXL, XXXXL/XXXXXL


Skin Temperature Difference 5-7°F
Deployment Time About 1.5 – 4 hours
Cooling Surface About 2.37 ft3
Material, Vest Polyester
Material, Cooling Elements Salt crystal mixture, packed in polyester/polyamide
Color Inside: black
Outside: blue
PCM-Elements 20 pieces
Restoration Time of Cooling Elements At 68°F: About 4 hours
At 46°F: About 30 minutes
Storage Condition Horizontal
Storage Temperature < 72°F
Weight 4.63 pounds

Ordering Information

For pricing, please call AFC International at 1-800-952-3293, 219-987-6825 or fax 219-987-6826 or email sales@afcintl.com.

Catalog No.
Comfort Vest CVP 5220, S/M includes 20 large and 2 small PCM-elements R58762
Comfort Vest CVP 5220, L/XL includes 20 large and 2 small PCM-elements R58763
Comfort Vest CVP 5220, XXL/XXXL includes 20 large and 2 small PCM-elements R58764
Comfort Vest CVP 5220, XXXXL/XXXXXL includes 20 large and 2 small PCM-elements R58761
PCM-Element, Large R45104
Transporations Bag, Blue R53373


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