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  • New KewlTowel POS Display Box

    New KewlTowel POS Display Box

    TechNiche is excited to announce the release of its updated multi-lingual new KewlTowelTM ULTRA Point of Sale display box. The new packaging is AVAILABLE NOW.

    POS Display Boxes:

    • • Hold 25 KewlTowel ULTRA tubes
    • • The boxes are shipped with the product inside, ready to display on any counter-top
    • • Easily fold open the pre-cut box and the POS is ready for use, minimal assembly required Images of the new display are available on the TechNiche Image Repository, which you can access HERE

    KewlTowel Logo

  • TechNiche Debuting New Products at Global NSC Expo: September 9th-11th

    TechNiche Debuting New Products at Global NSC Expo: September 9th-11th

    Vista, California, August 28th, 2019 –

    TechNiche will be exhibiting at the Global National Safety Council 2019 Expo from September 9th-11th. The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo is the largest annual event dedicated to workplace safety, health, and environmental professionals. NSC is the place to see the industries latest and greatest in technologies and solutions.

    Techniche will be debuting some of their latest products and packaging:

    • The #6102 Ultra KewlTowel POS Display Box 6102 ULTRA KewlTowel POS Packaging
    • HeatPax POS Display boxes Heat Pax  POS Packaging
    • New PCM CoolPax Vest New 6626 LT
    • New #6202 KewlShirt and #6201 KewShirt tank top HyperKewl KewlShirts 6201 and 6202

    This year the conference is being held in sunny San Diego California, TechNiche’s home town!

    NSC Expo Dates: September 9th-11th 2019 Location: San Diego Convention Center 111 W Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101 Official Event website: https://congress.nsc.org/

    Come see TechNiche and all their new products at booth #1801!

  • New HeatPax Packaging

    New HeatPax Packaging

    TechNiche is excited to announce its updated multi-lingual new Heat Pax packaging. The same great warmer, with updated packets, and point of sale display boxes. The new packaging will be released in winter 2019.

    POS Display Boxes:

    1. Hold 40 pairs/pieces each
    2. HeatPaxTM ship in the 40 unit display boxes.
    3. Easily fold open the pre-cut box and the POS is ready to display
    4. Bilingual: English and French
    5. Available in Body Warmers (#5541), Hand Warmers (#5551) and Toe Warmers (#5571)
    6. Master case of 6 display boxes (240 HeatPax) available in Body Warmers (#5542), Hand Warmers (#5552) and Toe Warmers (#5572)

    HeatPax POS diaplay boxes in a row

    Images of the new packaging are available on the TechNiche Image Repository, which you can access HERE.

  • The Next Generation in cooling, The new TechNiche Evaporative Cooling fabric: HyperKewlTM Plus

    The Next Generation in cooling, The new TechNiche Evaporative Cooling fabric:  HyperKewlTM  Plus

    TechNiche is proud to announce the release of HyperKewl Plus, the next generation in cooling technology! HyperKewl Plus has all of the great features of the original HyperKewl with the added benefit of being machine washable.

    HyperKewl Plus is easy to activate, just like the original. Simply soak the garment in water for 1 to 2 minutes, gently squeeze out the excess water and enjoy the cooling effect for 5- 10 hours. Backed up by extensive field testing and lab testing, our new HyperKewl Plus delivers all of the cooling you need for improved PERFORMANCE, SAFETY AND COMFORT.

    SGS studied the cooling power of HyperKewl PLUS and found that it has a cooling capacity of 0.231 W/cm2. That is the equivalent of up to 2200 BTU/hr of cooling (based on our 6529 model vest).

    Another study was conducted by the University of Hertfordshire on a 40KM time trial using HyperKewl Plus. This study found four key results:

    1. Performance improved by 5.56% when wearing a TechNiche Cooling Vest.
    2. The mean body temperature was found to be significantly lower when wearing a TechNiche Cooling Vest, helping to avoid heat stress and improving the user’s Safety.
    3. The mean power output was found to be significantly greater when wearing a TechNiche Cooling Vest.
    4. Study participants felt more alert, and more Comfortable when wearing a TechNiche Cooling Vest during the time trial.

    All of TechNiche’s HyperKewl Evaporative Cooling products will be made with HyperKewl PLUS, with these great new products being upgraded and released throughout 2019.

  • TECHNICHE EXHIBITING AT GLOBAL NSC EXPO: SEPTEMBER 9th-11th

    NSC Website Banner-cropped

    TechNiche will be exhibiting at the Global National Safety Council 2019 Expo from September 9th-11th. The National Safety Council (NSC) Congress and Expo is the largest annual event dedicated to workplace safety, health, and environmental professionals. NSC is the place is see the industries latest and greatest in technologies and solutions. The conference boasts industry leading technology, education and networking opportunities. Those that attend the conference range from decision makers to distributors to end users. Industries typically include manufacturing, construction, petrochemical and utilities. Exhibitors include industry-leading companies from around the world. Over 60 countries are represented in the conference.

    This year the conference is being held in sunny San Diego California, our home town! If you are attending the NSC, please make sure to stop by our booth 1801 during the Expo!

    NSC Expo Dates: September 9th-11th 2019

    Location: San Diego Convention Center- 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

    Official Event website: https://congress.nsc.org/

  • Cyclist Duo Using TechNiche Vests while competing in the Race Across America (RAAM)

    Cyclist Duo Using TechNiche Vests while competing in the Race Across America (RAAM)

    This year marks the 37th annual Race Across America event. The race starts today, on June 11th for single cyclists, and June 15th for team cyclists. The race starts in Oceanside California, stretches over 12 states for a total distance of over 3,000 miles, and ends in Annapolis Maryland. During RAAM, cyclists will climb approximately 175,000 feet, travel through three major mountain ranges, cross four of America’s largest rivers, and pass through iconic American Landmarks. RAAM is open to both amateur and professional racers. Cyclist can ride solo, or in teams of 2, 4 or 8. The race has over 20 countries represented and is known to be one of the most challenging races in the world. RAAM is not a stage race, which means, once the clock starts it does not stop until the finish line.

    TechNiche is proud to be a small part of the RAAM journey for the 2-person cyclist team “Eat Well”, consisting of two Frenchmen: Evens Stievenart and Jean-Luc Perez. TechNiche has provided the duo with vests and accessories to help them reach their goals of being the first French winners and beating the current 2-person team RAAM record of 6 Days and 10 hours. The duo plans to use the 4531 Hybrid Cooling Vest Powered by HyperKewlTM and CoolPaxTM for pre and post cooling, during the time their teammate is cycling. They also plan to use the 6201 KewlShirt Tank Top Powered by HyperKewlTM while they are cycling in high heat environments. (Parts of the ride pass through regions that are expected to be as high as 120oF).

    In order to compete in this race, the duo needs a strong crew to support them. This crew is composed of 13 members including: Chief Crew, Kinesiologist, nutritionist, strategist/data analyst, mechanic and and drivers (4 vans will be following the team, and 1 van for media staff).

    Evens Stievenart is a French race car driver and cyclist, some of his many accomplishments include: 2018 12 hours world Champion, holding the 2017 Le Mans World Record, double winner of the 24 hours of Le Mans, and many more. He and Jean-Luc Perez have been friends for 15 years, and have raced together many times, previously winning hundreds of races together; in fact, they were French national champions on a team of four.

    The duo will start the race in just a few days, on June 15th, and TechNiche is very excited to be cheering them on!

    Evens with bike and techniche vest

  • Cyclist Trials TechNiche Vests for their ride in Race Across America (RAAM)

    Cyclist Trials TechNiche Vests for their ride in Race Across America (RAAM)

    TechNiche is proud to be a small part of the Race Across America journey for the 2-person cyclist team “Eat Well”, consisting of two Frenchmen: Evens Stievenart and Jean-Luc Perez. TechNiche has provided the duo with vests and accessories to help them reach their goals of being the first French winners and beating the current 2-person team RAAM record of 6 Days and 10 hours. The duo plans to use the 4531 Hybrid Cooling Vest Powered by HyperKewlTM and CoolPaxTM for pre and post cooling, during the time their teammate is cycling. They also plan to use the 6201 KewlShirt Tank Top Powered by HyperKewlTM while they are cycling in high heat environments. (Parts of the ride pass through regions that are expected to be as high as 120oF).

    Evens tried the vest during training for the RAAM

    His testing conditions were as follows: Condition of test: 90 degrees Activity: Cycling Time of riding: 2 hours. Average Speed: 30 mp/H (all tailwind) Bike: TT bike Rider: Evens Stievenart

    He soaked the KewlShirt Tank Top Powered by HyperKewlTM for about 3 minutes before his ride and wore the vest under his cycling SkinSuit.

    Direct Feedback from Evans: “Right away I felt the cool effect. During the ride, it was still warm outside, but I was feeling pretty good and a rider who rode with me for a bit without the vest was kind of struggling with the heat! At the end of the 2 hours ride, the vest was still cool and humid, and I felt that it was still effective for cooling me down as I was ridding. I drank only one 1/2 liter of water which is low for 2 hours under 90 degrees. Typically, I would drink more under that weather. In short, it was great test and we will use them a lot in our coming challenge!”

    Evens in HyperKewl KewlShirt Evens with bike

  • Canadian Triathlon Team Using TechNiche Cooling Vests and Accessories in Preparation for 2020 Olympics

    Canadian Triathlon Team Using TechNiche Cooling Vests and Accessories in Preparation for 2020 Olympics

    Vista, California, May 28, 2019 –

    The Canadian Triathlon team is currently using TechNiche’s 4531 Hybrid Cooling Vests, and other cooling accessories, for post-training for the 2020 Olympics. The team recently came back from a Triathlon Hawaii Heat Camp, where they used the Hybrid Cooling Vests Powered by CoolPaxTM and Powered by HyperKewlTM Plus, for the first time.

    Feedback from the Team:

    1. Athletes loved the vests (4531) and found them comfortable and effective for post training.
    2. Preparation and transportation of vests was easy, especially with the bags that came with each vest.
    3. Cleaning seemed a little time-consuming. (The cleaning process used: Soaked in a tub with soap water, rinsed thoroughly, then hung to dry.)

    b. Washing machine capabilities are helpful.

    1. Athletes loved the TechNiche Evaporative Cooling Neckbands Powered by HyperKewlTM Plus (6519) and the KewlTowelsTM (6102). They said the neckbands would be a great option when they are wearing their wetsuits before racing, and for perceptual cooling. Most of the athletes used these two products regularly.

    The team also plans to try the vests and accessories for pre-training and warm up.

    Canadian Tri Team 1 on field

    CA Triathlon team group photo

    CA Triathlon team field photo 1

  • The Next Generation in cooling, the new TechNiche Evaporative Cooling fabric, HyperKewl Plus

    The Next Generation in cooling, the new TechNiche Evaporative Cooling fabric, HyperKewl  Plus

    Vista, California, May 20th, 2019-

    TechNiche is proud to announce the next generation in cooling technology, HyperKewlTM Plus! This technology has all the great benefits as the original HyperKewlTM with the added benefit of being machine washable. HyperKewlTM Plus evaporative cooling material is a unique fabric that quickly absorbs water and slowly releases it through evaporation. This process of evaporation is like “supercharging” the body’s natural cooling process, which protects the wearer against heat stress. HyperKewlTM Plus is great for use during competitions or strenuous activity.

    Key Features:

    -Low cost cooling system

    -Fast and Effective

    -Easy to use

    -Cooling for 5-10 hours

    -Re-usable

    -Lightweight, nontoxic and durable

    -Scientifically proven to help with comfort and performance

    -Machine washable up to 60C (or 100F)

    -CE Marked

    -Used in sport, military, medical, construction, pet and equine

    About TechNiche

    TechNiche LLC designs, manufactures, and distributes personal cooling products that enhance performance, improve safety, and increase comfort. They offer a wide variety of climate control clothing and accessories.

    TechNiche, keeping you comfortable at work, rest or play!

  • The New TechNiche KewlTowel™ ULTRA

    The New TechNiche KewlTowel™ ULTRA

    PRESS RELEASE: The NEW TechNiche KewlTowelTM ULTRA Evaporative Cooling Towel, Powered by KewlTowel™ Vista, California, May 13, 2019 –

    TechNiche LLC now offers an Evaporative Cooling ULTRA Towel that is made from our NEW 100% polyester cool knit fabric for enhanced performance. The KewlTowelTM is designed to help cool and refresh the user. It is easy to activate, simply submerge in water for 10-15 seconds, gently squeeze out the excess water and it is ready to cool! Once the user applies the towel to their exposed skin, it will create a natural cooling effect by releasing the water through evaporation. The KewlTowelTM will remain activated for several hours and can be reactivated over and over.

    Key Features:

    -Made from 100% Polyester cool knit fabric

    -Will remain hydrated for hours

    -Easily reactivated by submerging in water

    -Lightweight and durable

    -Machine or Handwash with mild detergent (Hang dry)

    -Size: 10” x 36” (25cm x 91cm)

    About TechNiche LLC TechNiche LLC designs, manufactures, and distributes personal cooling products that enhance performance, improve safety, and increase comfort. They offer a wide variety of climate control clothing and accessories.

    TechNiche, keeping you comfortable at work, rest or play!

    6102 ULTRA KewlTowel Tube Packaging

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