Swiss Team Stays Ice Cool at 2006 Soccer World Cup in Germany

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Switzerland’s soccer team uses cooling vests to beat the German heat at the 2006 Soccer World Cup.

The action at the 2006 World Cup Soccer is hot, not just because the World’s best teams are on show, but due to the sizzling German Summer heat. With temperatures hovering in the 90s, players from some countries are struggling in the heat to run out a full game. But not everyone is concerned about the heat, some teams are actually using the hot conditions to get an edge over the competition by using the Arctic Heat Cooling Vest.

The Arctic Heat cooling vests are ideally suited to soccer by allowing players to pre-cool before the game and then aiding in recovery during half time. The cooling vest provides a proven athletic advantage in hot conditions.

The cool vests were used by the English and Uruguay National teams during the 2002 Soccer World Cup, and for the 2006 World Cup the Swiss and the Australian Soccer team have joined the list of elite sporting teams to use the product.

The Australian team in their first game finished all over the Japanese team. The Aussie team clearly looked fitter and had more energy during the last 10 minutes of the game.

“The Switzerland has some hot afternoon matches coming up and their team doctor Rudolf Roder is considering giving the players the Arctic Heat cooling vests even before the game, not just during the break, as he did in their first match against France. Said Dr John Surie, President Arctic Heat USA.

So no matter how hot the action gets on the pitch, expect the Swiss and Aussies teams to stay ice cool and full of running.

The lightweight Arctic Heat Cooling vest works using a two stage cooling process. The vests contain a gel-like substance that can be frozen or chilled, and will maintain that temperature for up to 2 hours. The cooling vests are manufactured using Woolmark's Sportwool fabric which incorporates Vapor Management Technology.

The Arctic Heat USA body cooling vest which was used by the USA Olympics teams during the 2004 Olympics and is currently being used by the military in Iraq, comes in a large range of sizes and retails for $174.95. It can be purchased online from Arctic Heat USA .

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