In 2004, De Soto Sport took Kona by storm by introducing the Arm Coolerâ„¢.  Now, De Soto has reinvented it as the Palm Coolerâ„¢; the original Arm Coolerâ„¢ with palm cooling technology.  Palm Coolers are backed by medical research proving a direct correlation between cooling the palms and reducing core body temperature, thus delaying fatigue, and enabling faster recovery time.

“We will have a limited production of Palm Coolers for sale on the Big Island in the two weeks leading up to the race.  All indications so far make us believe the limited production will sell out well in advance of race day,” says company founder and inventor of the Palm Cooler, Emilio De Soto.

The Palm Cooler is new version of Arm Cooler with a pocket system that covers nearly the entire hand. The design doubles the amount of fabric into a pocket around the hand where you can insert ice or sponges and blocks sun exposure while reaping the aforementioned benefits. Made of De Soto Skin Coolerâ„¢ fabric, it is breathable and dissipates moisture creating a cooling effect.

De Soto Sport is supporting the launch of the Palm Coolers with full page ads in the Triathlete Magazine, Lava Magazine, and on the inside front cover of the 2013 Ironman World Championship Race Program, all of which are printed prior to the annual invasion of triathletes, spectators and media in Kailua-Kona.

About De Soto Sport

De Soto Sport is one of the most sought after multisport clothing and wetsuit brands worldwide. Founded in 1990, in the triathlon birthplace, San Diego, California, De Soto Sport continues to manufacture 98 percent of their product in the U.S. Founder Emilio De Soto was recognized by Inside Triathlon as one of the Top Three Innovators in Triathlon. De Soto Sport was also named one of the Most Innovative Apparel Companies by Apparel Magazine.  De Soto also produces the revolutionary two-piece T1 Wetsuit made of GreenGoma limestone derivative rubber, a faster, longer-lasting, and better performing swim wetsuit.   Innovation, commitment to domestic production and unmatched customer service establish De Soto Sport as a leader. Led by husband and wife team Emilio & Tracy De Soto, the company is fueled by their experience, passion and love of triathlon. Together with Tracy and Emilio, the entire De Soto Sport team continues to innovate unique products, preserve small businesses and remain dedicated to new and experienced triathletes.