Tammie, the arctic wool is NOT your thought of wool...it's amazing. I wondered myself if it's not just a term because the material is unlike any wool, it's a cottony-lycra like feel. I have MCS and many many allergies so that was a concern but it's not typical wool, if it's even really wool (I'll find out).
Tammie, I hope you hear back from that other company-- I saw a phone number on that coolsport website, perhaps you could call them. I like that vest too but it would be too heavy for me and I wasn't thrilled with the velcro parts. I sure wish I had mine right this minute! It's been "Miami" hot here! I have to drive in a few minutes to a friend's house to let her dogs out and wait for my kids who went to a grad party with them...and I have no air in my van so I had to wait for the sun to go down a bit and I just hope the dogs won't hold that against me, lol!
Tammie, are you in a humid state? I found a good one that is priced well but it's for arid climates. I'm thinking I've read before that you're in the midwest as well?
Yeah, I am in the midwest, near Chicago....very humid
I didn't see a ph number, but I can be very unobservant when foggy, so it wouldn't surprise me to find I missed a ph number.....I do start to get a little leery though if their customer service is so lacking online.....worry about problems if I need to return it (had bad experiences with T-shirt company and that was substantially cheaper - really cannot afford to waste the money for a vest.....still if I can find a ph number I will try calling them)
as to the material, I am wondering if it is anything like smart
wool (they call the vest material sport
wool is used in socks and some athletic appareal and I can deal with it in the socks if I put another pair under them and only wear them while I am outside if it is really cold.....otherwsie they still bother me a lot & I cannot wear that stuff anywhere else on my body......wool gives me hives
I actually like the idea of the velcro parts bc I think it might be a bit more adjustable
anyway, thanks for getting back to me......besides the passing out and other increased symptoms with the heat, I actually almost died from heat stroke a couple of yrs back, so I really, really, really want/need to get a vest