I live in Arizona, the hottest of the United States, and I’m an avid outdoorsman who’s explored the world’s deserts – including a 1000 mile trek through the Sahara. So, I was always grappling with the heat – I didn’t want it to stop me from the activities I love. I looked around for anything that could help, but high-pressure misting systems were only for home or commercial use. And personal systems were low-end, hand-held, mini-fan style misters. That just wasn’t good enough!
I knew what I needed – compact, lightweight, hands-free and professional-grade, built for someone on the move and out for long hikes, rides or runs. But, would it be possible to get a high-pressure pump and a high-capacity rechargeable battery into a small, light and durable unit?
After extensive research, I was convinced it could be done – or maybe I convinced myself to find a way. I spent over two years of development and testing, refining the specs, redesigning elements, adding features to make it more flexible, sourcing high-quality parts and making sure it worked the way I wanted it to. I had other outdoor enthusiasts test it out and give me feedback.
Then, finally, it was ready! And it has transformed my summer activity! I get more days out, plus I’m more comfortable and having more fun. It’s become my favorite piece of outdoor gear – and I’m sure it’ll become yours, too.
My mission was to help active people keep cooler, and that mission doesn’t end with the launch of my ExtremeMist™ PCS (Personal Cooling System). We’re just getting started. I’ve already developed multiple nozzles – dual, triple and quad-head – for use in or out of a pack. Plus, I’m working on several other ideas, including solar charging for long adventures, a lawn-mower attachment, and an integrated safety vest for construction workers, traffic police, and municipal road workers.
The positive response to the ExtremeMist™ PCS has been truly gratifying. People can use it for any outdoor activity – chores out in the yard, beach and poolside recreation, parents on the sidelines at sporting events, and festivals like Burning Man and Coachella. It has already helped people in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. So, thanks for your support and feedback. That’s been the coolest part of this whole journey.
– Ron Laikind
– Founder, ExtremeMist™ PCS, LLC.