- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 3, 2002

Clinical studies conducted by the Human Performance Laboratory at St. Cloud State University show the tremendous cardiovascular and pulmonary stress that occurs when you breathe very cold air. Yes, of late Washingtonians haven't had to worry about such things, but you can bet that winter isn't finished with us not by a long shot.
With that in mind, the Polar Wrap Co. that produced the fine cold-shielding, heat-exchanging face mask that we reported on a year ago now has added a full head cover model.
Bruce McCormick, the inventor of thermal breathing technology, says, "Ease of fit, appearance, and usage with helmets have been a concern. The Exchanger FHC answers all of these."
What this thermal breathing technology product does is amazing. You breathe in cold air, it enters the face shield and it is converted to warm, moist air, in the process relieving something known as "thermal shock." Along the way, the breathing process can warm the entire body because it keeps blood and oxygen flowing to the extremities.
And deer hunters, for example, will be happy to know that the exchanger mask reduces up to 60 percent of the scent carried with exhaled breath. It's something to think about.
The Exchanger FHC comes in black, blaze orange, Mossy Oak and Advantage camo patterns.
Information: Bill Motley, Polar Wrap, LLC, 901/767-4171, or billm@polarwrap.com.
Gene Mueller

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