Ended on March 7th 2018
OK, so we designed this thing for weight loss, and it’s backed by real science. But summer down under can be HOT. Our FDA-cleared ice packs last up to 4 hours when worn with the vest, or 10-12 hours if you use it to keep your beer cold in an insulated cooler. Use the vest to help you burn calories, or just to stay cool in the heat.
The Cold Shoulder is a time-saving, comfortable, scientifically-proven way to burn calories without exercise, sold directly to you at a wholesale price. We have thousands of users seeing great results. Our vest uses gentle cooling to extract calories directly from your body. You simply take it out fo the freezer, put it on, and go about your daily activities:
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We also appear on The Australian National TV show Sunrise:
“The Cold Shoulder allowed me to cut body fat while still gaining Lean Body Mass. It’s easy to use and makes experimenting with cold exposure simple.”– Nick Hamilton
“After just 2 weeks wearing The Cold Shoulder, I lost approximately 5.5% of my body fat. A loss like this for effectively doing nothing is excellent.”– Robert Camille
“In addition to the extra 1.5 lbs I lost using The Cold Shoulder, my second favorite benefit was that my sleep improved. I wore it for a few minutes before bed every night and slept much more soundly than I had done for months.”– Mike Sirak
“Thanks to The Cold Shoulder I was able to eat 6000 more calories over two weeks while having friends and family visit without any weight gain. It is great to be able to indulge a bit without losing precious progress.”– Kyle Timblin
“I lost 5 lbs and an inch off my torso in just 3 weeks using The Cold Shoulder. I wore it only once or twice a day, and it was cool and comfortable.” – Jocelyn Hayes
“I lost 15 lbs. in 3 weeks. I lost much of my stomach flab and it was easy to use!” – Anthony Peters
“I can literally “feel” my metabolism spinning faster after wearing this for about 45 minutes or so. I’ve been averaging just under 1 lb/week weight loss with no change in eating or drinking.” – Dan
“I’ve been using this best daily since it arrived. I wear it twice a day for an hour to an hour and a half. I actually really enjoy the cold, and it has done a good job of accelerating my weight loss.” – Andrew Clinton
“Since receiving the vest, I’ve lost about two thirds of a pound each week (for 8 weeks) but I don’t wear it as much as I could, hence I believe 2 full sessions instead of just one would bear better results. I’ve also noticed impoved sleep” – Francois Turcotte
“I’ve been wearing the vest twice a day since it arrived and I’ve been losing approximately 1lb a week with no changes to my diet or exercise habits. The vest is very comfortable.” — Shawn
“One of the best cold vests out there and the guy behind them knows what he is talking about.” — David Choy.
1. Backed by 50 years of science. Scientists have studied how mild cold exposure can burn calories since the 1960s.
2. Burns calories without exercise. Whether you’re a gym rat or a couch potato, our ice vest will burn excess calories for you – the equivalent of up to 500 calories a day. This can more than double the calorie deficit you’d get from dieting alone.
3. Saves time. It takes about 30s to get the vest out of the freezer and put it on. Compare that to the same calories burned in a gym workout, especially including travel, change, and shower time.
4. It’s comfortable. No shivering! After trying it a few times, you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing it.
5. It gets more effective the more you use it. Your body adapts to the idea of turning on your internal furnace to burn calories, making the vest more effective the more you use it.
6. Sold direct at wholesale prices. Expect to pay significantly more once this is available in retail stores. There’s no middle man here. We’ll manufacture your vest and ship it directly to you.
I sell a vest full of ice that’s designed to burn calories.
I’m a former NASA scientist and a professor. What you’re about to read is going to sound like science fiction, but it’s not. Scientists have spent decades studying how mild cold exposure can enhance calorie burn. Quietly, and without fuss, the evidence for cold exposure induced calorie burn has been accumulating. It’s time to bring the science to the public. That’s what I’m here to do: to explain to you what is probably the most novel, evidence-based calorie-burning idea that’s come out of the scientific community in many years, and to tell you how you can take advantage of it without pain, without discomfort, and without taking more than 2 minutes of time out of your busy day. With your help, we’ll be able to bring this vest to the masses at a reasonable price.
The first thing I always hear when I say I’m touting a “cold vest” is, “I don’t like being cold.” But think of all the other crazy things people do in order to try to lose excess fat. Starving themselves? Eating zero-calorie clay just to feel full, which carries a risk of arsenic poising? Exhausting themselves in the gym? Ingesting questionable supplements that, if they work at all, have side effects like insomnia or over‐stimulation? How about wearing a corset just to appear thinner? Drug injections? Liposuction? Freezing fat cells? Gastro‐intestinal surgery? Considering these options, wearing a cool, calorie-burning vest is pretty tame in comparison. The Cold Shoulder has no known side effects. Users who start skeptical end up wearing it routinely, and even find they look forward to putting it on at the end of a long day.
There is an aspect of the calorie equation that has been largely neglected for too long. There is a huge hole in our collective knowledge. Although exercise is definitely good, most people think that exercise is the only way to burn excess calories. But it’s not.
In addition to exercise, there’s another, much less well-known but scientifically well-established way to burn calories. It’s called mild cold exposure. Basically, if you extract heat from your body, even if you’re sitting on your couch in front of the T.V., your body will need to burn calories to stay warm. This is a scientific fact – and I should know, since I work at NASA with a group of scientists that study ice. The trick is to figure out how to harness mild cold exposure without being uncomfortable.
The idea of using mild cold exposure to burn calories has slowly started to percolate into the popular media. Articles on the subject have appeared in many places, including the venues mentioned at the top of this page. The problem is that they often recommend painful or impractical methods of cold exposure, like cold showers or ice baths. Very few people have the courage to try that.
I was studying the science of how cold exposure burns calories, when I had a light-bulb moment. I thought, “If cold exposure burns calories, there’s got to be a way I can harness its power to help ordinary people increase their calorie burn.” That’s when I began the work that eventually led me to develop The Cold Shoulder. It’s a vest that drapes ice over the shoulder and back, and extracts calories while you wear it.
There are two versions of the vest; our previous KickStarter campaign introduced the first Cold Shoulder Calorie Burning Vest, which we now call The Classic. It’s a finely tailored garment, suitable to wear in public, even with a suit and tie or in a formal setting. IN fact, some of our supporters who own the Classic wear it to work, one woman even wears it when she’s playing her instrument in an orchestra under the hot stage lights!
For those who don’t need a fancy, formal vest, we’ve designed the PRO, which is less expensive, one-size-fits-all, and simpler:
We are proud to announce that The Cold Shoulder has entered into an exclusive partnership with CryoMAX in the calorie burning vest market. CryoMAX gel is a patented, food-grade glycerin (which basically means it’s so safe you could drink it without any ill-effects). CryoMAX gel is flexible even when frozen and can stay cold up to 8 hours, as their own scientific tests have shown:
I have put it to the scientific test and proved this vest’s efficacy in controlled trials. Here are a few before-and-after shots after just 3 weeks of using The Cold Shoulder Classic:
Considering all the crazy things that people do to burn excess fat, from starvation diets to liposuction, a vest that burns calories while you continue about your day seems pretty tame, don’t you think?
You don’t need to be a scientist to understand that too much cold exposure is not fun–who wants to shiver? On the other hand, mild cold exposure is perfectly healthy, and has been studied by scientists for decades as a way to burn calories.
For example, Olympic swimmers burn many more calories per day than other Olympic athletes, and it has nothing to do with the exercise. It’s the water. They spend their day in water that’s 20 degrees (F) below their body temperature, and this temperature difference makes them burn way more calories than the exercise alone.
Any mild cold exposure causes your body to burn extra calories, whether it’s a cold day outside, air conditioning set too high, or your skin being in contact with a cold object. Scientists have been studying the effects of mild cold exposure for decades, and it’s a well documented fact that mild cold exposure induces calorie burn.
Our vest, The Cold Shoulder, has ice draped over the shoulder and across the back:
These are the most comfortable places to put the ice because that’s where your body has the fewest nerve endings. It’s also the most scientifically valid place to put the ice because, just under the skin of the shoulders and back, there’s a type of tissue called Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT). BAT burns calories when you encounter mild cold. Our clinical trials show that wearing our vest twice a day for about an hour burns up to 500 calories more per day than you’d burn without it.
We’d like to emphasize exactly under what conditions The Cold Shoulder can induce the burning of excess calories. Basically, you need to be in an environment where you are otherwise at a comfortable temperature, and you are not exercising. If you are sitting down at rest in a room (or your car, or whatever) that is at a comfortable temperature, then wearing The Cold Shoulder directly from the freezer, and with a shirt underneath, will extract heat from your body and cause you to burn extra calories in order to stay warm.
If you are in a hot environment, the The Cold Shoulder will help you stay cool, but it won’t burn excess calories, because you’re not cold. If you are working out in the gym, then The Cold Shoulder can help you stay cool, and can even help you cool down after a workout, but will not enhance your calorie burn, because you’re not cold in that environment. If the vest is not cold, or if the ice has all melted, it will not induce excess calorie burn. Remember that the goal of The Cold Shoulder is to force you to burn calories at a time when you otherwise would not: sitting down, at rest, in a comfortable environment at room temperature.
So, to burn excess calories, wear The Cold Shoulder sitting on the couch watching the game, or in front of your computer, or in your car during your commute. Any time you’d normally just be sitting around comfortable—that’s the time to don The Cold Shoulder PRO Calorie Burning Vest and enhance your calorie burn.
Below is a graph of the body fat of Nick Hamilton over a 16-week period. Nick was one of our early testers of The Cold Shoulder. He was on a 16 week, tightly controlled diet and exercise regimen. The only change Nick made in the last 2 weeks was to start using The Cold Shoulder ice vest. You can see how much it accelerated his fat loss.
For more info on cold exposure and calorie burn, see this page . Note that some of it is rather technical—definitely not light reading. But if you want some of the cold, hard scientific facts from independent researchers, this is the place to start. Most of the research was done even before I conceived of The Cold Shoulder, so you know it’s independent and objective.
We want to bring the most functional, comfortable, and stylish clothing-based calorie-burning aid to the global market. We want to spread the word that burning calories doesn’t have to require time-consuming gym visits, sweaty exercise, crazy calorie-restricted diet fads, or taking untested, questionable supplements with unknown side effects. Instead, we advocate that a healthy lifestyle must contain not only a healthy diet and moderate exercise, but also a regular dose of mild cold exposure.
We actually already have the vests (the fabric part) in stock—thousands of them. We ordered extra when doing our previous crowd funding campaign in America; they were manufactured in a very professional facility:
What we don’t have yet is the CryoMAX ice, which is much cheaper to buy in bulk. That’s what we’ll order with the funds from this campaign.
We have tried The Cold Shoulder PRO vest on people with chest sizes ranging from 36 inches up to 60 inches, and it fits no problem. It’s a one-size-fits-all vest with elastic straps and buckles, both of which can be adjusted to fit bodies with a huge range of sizes and shapes.
We are confident that you will be happy with your vests and the results it will produce, but if for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, just send it back (you pay shipping, and please give us a “heads up” first), and we’ll repair or replace your vest and ship it back to you free of charge.
Please take a look at the rewards – we hope you’ll take advantage of our special early bird offer, but any contribution big or small helps lots! We’d also be so grateful if you would help us share this campaign via email, FB, and twitter!
We are a US-based company, shipping from California. Our shipping cost is based on weight, and our CryoMAX ice is heavy. The shipping cost for us to Australia is $69 which we know is high. We have included the shipping cost in the price of our rewards so there are no nasty surprises at the checkout.
When undertaking our calculations for the discount you will be receiving for the vests in Australia we have compared the price it will retail at in Australia of $250 AUD and the shipping of $69 AUD.
For your information we did look into shipping in bulk to Australia and then fulfilling locally, but there were two problems. (1) It’s not much cheaper since the weight of 100 vests is 100 times the weight of one vest, and shipping is mostly charged by weight; and (2) anything entering Australia is charged about 20% taxes + duty UNLESS the total cost is under $1000. A pallet is worth more than $1000 so we’d be charged the taxes + duty up front, which we’d have to pass on to you.
If we ship vests individually from California, they’re under $1000 and you don’t get charged import taxes+duty. In the end it turns out to be cheaper for you if we just ship vests individually from California to your doorstep.
2 comments on “Beat the heat and lose weight with our 4-hour ice vest!”
Hi, AU$69 for shipping to Australia seems expensive?
@Jo Scash: yes, it is a bit high. The reason is we’re a US-based company, shipping from California. Shipping cost is based on weight, and our CryoMAX ice is heavy. We looked into shipping in bulk to Australia and then fulfilling locally, but there were two problems. (1) It’s not much cheaper since the weight of 100 vests is 100 times the weight of one vest, and shipping is mostly charged by weight; and (2) anything entering Australia is charged about 20% taxes + duty UNLESS the total cost is under $1000. A pallet is worth more than $1000 so we’d be charged the taxes + duty up front, which we’d have to pass on to you. If we ship vests individually from California, they’re under $1000 and you don’t get charged import taxes+duty. In the end it turns out to be cheaper for you if we just ship vests individually from California to your doorstep.