Fast Driver cool suit, COOL IS FAST! FAST IS COOLER! Cool Shirt Systems cool suits help Motorsport car racing racers perform at their best, race driver cooling F.A.S.T. Coolshirts, believe that every cool racing driver should have the tools to be a FAST-est driver!
Cooler than the Others, Cooler than the Rest!
We, at F.A.S.T. Coolshirts, believe that every driver should have the tools to be a FAST driver!
“Keep Cool Man” is not just a metaphor but also good advice. Maintaining an even body temperature is advantageous to performance and endurance. Heat Stroke, exhaustion, dizziness, fainting, dehydration, muscle cramps, spasm and pain are all hazards of working in an excessively hot environment. FAST Coolshirts
By choosing a F.A.S.T. cool suit system for your race car, you will essentially have an edge on the track. Cool Suits provide a personal environment. Maintaining the body temperature, reduces stress on the body and the need to replenish fluids due to sweating. A cool body and cool head optimizes cognitive function and over all performance. You will find yourself able to race faster, longer, and know that your mind is focused on the race (not the heat). Another benefit using a FAST cool shirt is by reducing undo fatigue during the race, you recover faster after the race.
Please, have a look at our products and know that you are getting the finest components available in cool suit technology.
F.A.S.T. Cool Suit shirts are the original “Blue Tube” cool shirts. These “Blue Tube” shirts have been in production for over 20 years and still the choice of professional drivers everywhere. We’ve branched off from our “Blue Tube” and added some red and yellow. We have also introduced other fabrics for F.A.S.T. Cool Suit Shirts. We have Nomex, CarbonX and our new Alpha with wicking fabric and performance fit!
We use “Zone Cooling” by bringing four equal cooling zones to the shirt, you feel maximum cooling. All of our F.A.S.T. Cool Suit Fast coolshirts are HANS device Friendly.
Cool Suits, FAST coolshirts.
The Harris race radios Cooling System is built by Fresh Air Systems Technologies or FAST for short. FAST is the leader in driver cooling from club racing to the highest levels of professional racing.
FAST shirts features more tubing over 50 feet, than any other shirt on the market. The “off the shoulder” tubing pattern prevents pinching with a “HANS” type device.
Exclusive to Harris Race radios is the black or White color design of T-shirt. Other colors may result in a slight delay of shipping.
The Harris entry Kit includes a simple on/off switch, all wiring and connectors you will need to install the Driver cooling system in most cars.
Dave’s Tech Tip’s
Once you try a Fast Cool Suit Coolshirt you’ll never run without it again. Have you ever noticed your mind wondering (and lap times slowing) at the end of a race. Driver cooling helps eliminate fatigue and lack of concentration. I highly recommend having a set of replacement fittings in the trailer. The day you’ll need it will be the hottest day of the season.
*If you are looking for parts or additional F.A.S.T. products please contact us – we sell a full line of F.A.S.T. products in addition to those listed on the website
F.A.S.T. is the premier in driver air and core body cooling. All of our FAST products are available a la cart at our store We have Cool Pack systems that bring cold, filtered air to your helmet and Cool Suit Systems that bring core cooling to your shirt and/or cold filtered air to your helmet. Whatever system you choose, you are sure to run your race cooler than you’ve ever been!
We use the finest components available such as medical grade fittings, leak resistant coolers, high output air hose, un oiled filters, our own aluminum housings, and give you the most options on how cool you want to be! OMP coolshirt
Welcome Racing Professionals!
F.A.S.T. thrives on customer relationships. F.A.S.T. values our distributors, as they are our best repeat customers. We want every customer to have the chance to be the coolest F.A.S.T. driver out there!Jill Swanson F.A.S.T. CEO
Hello and thanks for visiting our website!
F.A.S.T. (Fresh Air Systems Technologies) is a family owned business, a Mom and Pop shop (actually more of a Mom and Son plus Grandma and more), right here in the Midwest. We make our products in house at our manufacturing facility in Des Plaines, IL. We have 3 generations of family working here, along with other employees that we have adopted as our own (and a shop cat). We eat lunch together, have coffee breaks together and there will always be room for our loyal customers to visit… We would love to include you into our F.A.S.T. family. If you find yourself in the Chicago area, let us know… We will roll out the red carpet for you.
F.A.S.T. started in a garage in Arlington Heights, IL at the home of founder Chris Raffo in 1982. Chris was a Baja truck driver and was sick of eating dirt. He created a helmet that brought filtered air directly to his mouth, without allowing the dust to come in from under the helmet. Jill Swanson
Helmet manufacturers followed his lead and the Sidewinder helmet was created. This set up the foundation for our relationships with other manufacturers of safety equipment and we have cultivated these relationships for over 33 years. coolshuits and OMP coolshirts
We have added many styles of blowers and filters to our product line over the years, so we have something for every venue of racing. F.A.S.T. was also the first company to come out with COOL filtered air, by adding a cooler with a heat extrusion packed full of ice to drop the temperature of the air going to your helmet (Keeping your head cool). We have blowers, filters and cooling for every type of racing you could imagine… Drag racing, off road trucks, stock car, sports car, formula car, go-karts, legends, monster trucks, drag boats, powerboats and more! Give us a call to see what might suit your needs.
Speaking of suits, we introduced our first F.A.S.T. cool suit in the 90’s with the help of an orthopedic surgeon who created a cooling vest to use in the operating room in 1987. Dr. Braden wore a 45 pound lead apron during surgery (due to Xray machines in operating rooms) and found himself unbearably hot under the lights. Styled after the cool suits used by NASA in the space program in the 60’s and 70’s, He created a reservoir system that cooled a vest by pumping ice water into a circulatory system of tubes sewn into 4 quadrants (front, back, left and right chest). One thing led to another and our F.A.S.T. Cool System shirts were kicking it at the racetracks throughout the country. Imitation is the best form of flattery, and we are honored that more than one opponent has assumed our design. F.A.S.T. still maintains a solid relationship with Dr. Braden and we have the original Dr. Cooling vest that started the racing cool suit revolution!
In 2001, after the tragic death of Dale Earnhart, we changed our design of shirt to allow for the HANS device to sit properly on our driver’s shoulders without hindering the cooling tubes. F.A.S.T. Drivers
We dropped the pattern of tubes onto the upper arm and incidentally, found that we cooled far more surface area than any other cool shirt on the market. We still use this pattern on our shirts to incorporate over 50 feet of cool tubing on every shirt.
Over the years, we have had the privilege of working with the finest racing teams in the world. We have cooled drivers, crewmembers and team owners in sanctioning from Nascar to Formula 1, from NHRA to Gravedigger (and all the other Monster Jam trucks). We have cooled actors on movie sets, band members https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGPOxs3HfKw , characters & mascots, workers in clean rooms in nuclear plants (including Duke Energy) http://www.duke-energy.com/power-plants/nuclear/oconee.asp. We’ve cooled for FX companies, foundry workers, athletes, HVAC plants, MS patients, surgeons and children who cannot sweat. F.A.S.T. is the coolest company you’ll ever know.
I began working for the company in sales and marketing in 1992 and in 2005, I purchased all shares of the business and the rest is history (and future stories to be told). OMP Coolshirts and coolsuits
F.A.S.T. thrives on customer relationships. F.A.S.T. values our distributors, as they are our best repeat customers. We want every customer to have the chance to be the coolest F.A.S.T. driver out there!
– Jill Swanson, Fresh Air Systems Technologies CEO