If heat gets to you easily but you don’t want to stop taking long bike rides this summer, this may very well be what you need. To chill you out a bit during those rides in the sun, try this personal mister designed and developed by two Israeli cyclists.
The Q-FOG personal mist system is a compact water sprayer that attaches to the bicycle’s handlebars. The device was especially designed in order to keep bike riders cool and safe from heatstroke during hot, long summer rides.
The misting device’s inventors say the Q-+FOG is more comfortable than traditional spraying systems which are generally designed to be worn by the rider instead of being mounted on a bike. The devices are often cumbersome to wear and create discomfort.
The Q-FOG weighs only 2.8 ounces (about 80 grams) and is very easy to install and use. The device is mounted on the handlebars and stem of the bike along with a spray mechanism and a water reservoir of 100 ml. The spray mechanism made from ABS plastic can be mounted in four positions. And the head of the sprayer can rotate 360 degrees, so you really won’t have to worry that you didn’t attach the device correctly.
Then, whenever you get hot, you can just pump the system’s handle and the Q-FOG will spray a fine mist over your torso. As the water evaporates in the heat, you will feel a soothing cooling effect. With a 100 milliliter reservoir, the personal mist system offers more than 300 sprays, which is enough for a two to three hour bike ride.
While not many cyclists will actually be interested in using this device, it is nonetheless a useful thing to have in a dry environment with unbearably hot summers. So next time you set off on a three-hour ride through the desert, it might be useful to have this accessory on your bike.
Novice and diehard bike riders interested in the gadget should head over to Indiegogo and back the project. The crowdfunding campaign for the Q-FOG is moving at a snail’s pace so far, with less than $500 raised of the project’s $70,000 goal.
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