Hard to think about a time of year (at least in Northern Hemisphere areas) when it is too hot for people with SCI in March, but spring is well on its way with summer to follow.
Because many people with SCI or MS don't sweat (or vasodialate) at all (or very little) below their level of injury in hot environments, staying cool in outdoor activities such as gardening, camping, or sports can be problematic.
Some people have found the use of cooling clothing or vests helpful. We can use this thread to share products available, and give reviews about their use so that those looking forward to summer and perhaps purchasing products can make an informed choice.
I found this new product today, and while you would have to dampen this with water for it to work for someone with SCI, it looks better than just wetting a regular Tshirt:
Here are some other evaporative cooling devices:
Some like the phase-change type cooling vests that are often used in industrial or military uses such as these. Some of these require freezing of the vests or replaceable packs prior to use. This can be problematic if you don't have ready access to a freezer (such as when camping) and they tend to work for only a few hours, but for some, these are the best products:
There is a wide variation in how much these weigh, and price as well. Hopefully members who have used these products can help to guide those members who are interested in acquiring a product for the best results.