El Cajon, CA  – September 9, 2011 – With in-car temperatures reaching up to 140 degrees fahrenheit, NASCAR drivers are starting to take notice of a new Personal Cooling System that have proven themselves on the battlefields  in Iraq and Afghanistan.

El Cajon, CA  – September 9, 2011 – With in-car temperatures reaching up to 140 degrees fahrenheit, NASCAR drivers are starting to take notice of a new Personal Cooling System that have proven themselves on the battlefields  in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gibson & Barnes has been designing and producing cutting edge technology clothing and equipment for the military for the last 8 years, through the ARMY’s Air Warrior program and NAVY’s NATICK. They first developed and patented a quick connect/disconnect water hose connector called the “FloLock,” which enables multiple channels of water to flow into a cooling vest without dripping, spilling or interfering with the water pressure. That technology was the platform used to create a high capacity vest, capable of carrying 8 channels of water, which is being tested for NASCAR use.

While the cooling concept – running cool water through hoses sewn into undergarments – is not new, Gibson & Barnes’ unique approach is. “Before we go into a market, we make sure that we can bring substantial improvements in design, quality and manufacturing to the market” says, Gibson & Barnes’ Director of Sales & Marketing, Dan Longbrake.  “We were able to do that exclusively for the military, and now have repurposed and adapted our advancements for the racing industry.”

Initial testing results from Jeff Burton’s race team, Childress Racing has been very favorable. “The team has been really great to work with,” says Longbrake, “They’ve given us some outstanding feedback which we, in turn, are incorporating into the cooling system…you can’t ask for a better R&D department!”

Once body core temperature rises, physical and mental functions can become impaired and potential risk from heart related injuries increases. Gibson & Barnes’ Personal Cooling Systems can improve endurance by up to 400%.
 
“Our years of experience in designing clothing for the military while in combat has really elevated our research and development as well as quality control,” says Gibson & Barnes President and CEO, Tyler Wegge. “With the military, our equipment has to be the best…it can’t breakdown, or someone’s life could be at stake. We bring the same devotion to quality and craftsmanship to the world of racing.”

Gibson & Barnes has been a  premiere supplier of  flight suits, uniforms, leather jackets, flight helmets and communications equipment for EMS, law enforcement and pilots for over 30 years. In 2003, Gibson & Barnes expanded into the military contracting arena, designing, creating, and patenting innovative garments and accessories for soldiers in the Army and Navy. For more information please go to www.Gibson-Barnes.com.

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For More Information, Product Demos or Interviews, Please Contact:
Dan Longbrake, Director of Sales & Marketing, Gibson & Barnes,
Phone: (800) 440-5904
Fax: (619) 440-4618
Email: Dan@Gibson-Barnes.com
Address: 1900 Weld Boulevard, El Cajon, CA 92020.

Website: http://www.Gibson-Barnes.com