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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- There's a new way to beat the heat.

It's called the Polar Pod. It's like a walk in cooler on wheels. It can be pulled like a trailer behind an SUV.

Steve Parry of St. Augustine invented it.

The concept: people can sit inside of the Polar Pod on benches for 4-8 minutes. It's about 49 – 55 degrees inside. And the inventor says it cools down your core, not just your skin.

It was a big hit at a police and fire training session today in St. Augustine.

Parry said the Polar Pod is available for festivals and outdoor events.

"One day I was hot. I was at my buddy's restaurant and asked if I could go inside his walk-in cooler because I was feeling heat exhausted. After a few minutes, I was good. And I thought, 'Wow. I'd pay money for this."

So Parry sketched out an idea and worked with an engineer and trailer manufacturer... and came up with the Polar Pod.

The Polar Pod has been on the market for a few months. Parry said he's taken it to TPC and the Never Quit Festival.

He said the Jaguars have just requested it at their upcoming practice.


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