Personal Cooling Devices Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Personal Cooling Devices Market is segmented by Product Type (Personal Air Conditioners/Desk Fans, Handheld Cooling Devices) and Geography. The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD million) for all the above segments.

Personal Cooling Devices Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
CAGR 5.20 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America
Market Concentration Low

Major Players

Personal Cooling Devices Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Personal Cooling Devices Market Analysis

The personal cooling device market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 5.2% during the forecast period.

  • The demand for personal cooling devices has been continually increasing due to an increase in temperature as an effect of global warming. According to data realized by the World Health Organisation, heat stress due to climate change is expected to result in 38,000 extra deaths a year across the world between 2030 and 2050. It is expected to lead to an increase in the use of user-friendly and energy-saving cooling devices.
  • The workers functioning in hot temperatures are expected to increasingly use handheld cooling devices to minimize heat/ cold stress and fatigue that affects both comfort and productivity. Hence, handheld cooling devices are expected to be among the fastest-growing product in the market studied. Moreover, they are integrated with TEC (Thermoelectric Cooler) modules, enabling them to provide an instant cooling effect.
  • As with any trendy consumer demand, the prevalence of personal air conditioners brings various types and sizes to choose from that offer portability combined with a compelling chilled airflow for maximum customary comfort. Unfortunately, there can be a wide range of optimal portable AC features and functions to consider worthy of purchasing and using daily to beat the sweltering heat.
  • However, the extensive usage of HVAC systems is acting as a replacement for personal cooling devices, thereby limiting the market's growth under consideration. HVAC systems in many working setups are cheaper, given the number of employees they can cater to in one go. But for personal use, personal cooling devices are economical, due to which the market is anticipated to witness demand over the forecast period.
  • Moreover, with most end-user industries, like construction and mining, heavily impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19, especially during the initial months, the demand for personal cooling devices was adversely affected. However, with many pandemic-related restrictions easing up, the market is expected to witness renewed growth in the coming years.

Personal Cooling Devices Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Personal Cooling Devices Market according to our research experts:

Growing Use by Workforce Operating in Hot Conditions is Expected to Drive Market Growth

  • Maintaining a normal body temperature remains critical to the operations of first responders, like firefighters, policemen, and hazardous materials response teams, that need to perform frequently at high activity levels in extremely hot environments.
  • Apart from such first responders, many industries, like construction and mining, that have harsh operating conditions are major areas of application for such systems. In such situations, where heat stress can not be reduced by using engineering controls or work practice modifications, special personal cooling devices are used. This includes protective vests that make use of ambient air systems.
  • Ambient air systems function by blowing air between protective outer garments and the inner layers of clothing, inducing both convective and evaporative heat losses. They use battery-powered blowers to circulate air through the protective gear. Such personal cooling blowers/fans weigh less than 5 lbs. Ambient air systems are very effective at relatively low humidities.
  • The fan units, which are typically put in the side pockets, start at the push of a button and the strength of cooling can be adjusted according to the need of the user, by activating either one or both air fan units. The ventilation vest, manufactured by Entrak, utilizes ambient air as the coolant. The air circulated is generated by a small battery-operated fan unit.
  • Also, workers functioning in hot temperatures are increasingly using handheld cooling devices, like hand fans, for minimizing heat stress and fatigue, which affects both comfort and productivity. For instance, Xiaomi is offering DOCO Ultrasonic Dry Misting fan, a handheld fan that also works as a humidifier.
Personal Cooling Devices Market - Share of Working Hours Lost Due to Heat Stress in Various Sectors, in Percentage, United States, 1995 - 2030

Asia-Pacific is Expected to be the Fastest Growing Market

  • The personal cooling device has been extensively adopted in the Asia-Pacific region. The hot climate of the region and the industrial growth has made it a lucrative region for the market studied.
  • Moreover, Asia-Pacific, which is a hub of electronic device manufacturing, is fast emerging as one of the major suppliers of such cooling devices. The presence of a large number of manufacturers in this region is expected to propel the demand for market growth.
  • Additionally, the growth of end-user sections, like mining, which is one of the major areas of application for personal cooling devices, is also expected to propel market growth. China, for instance, produces the majority of the rare earth metals in the world.
  • Further in countries like India, nearly 90% of the workforce of the country is in the informal sector, with no minimum wages or any kind of social security. The government has been trying to continually improve social security coverage and improve their working conditions. These scenarios offer optimum growth potential for the market studied in the future. Additionally, vendors, like Havells India Limited, have been expanding their fan and personal cooler offerings.
  • Furthermore, the increase in consumers' spending on portable and personal devices driven by the trend to adopt advanced technologies is anticipated to drive the demand for personal cooling devices in the region.
Personal Cooling Devices Market - Growth Rate by Region

Personal Cooling Devices Industry Overview

The personal cooling devices market is highly competitive and consists of some influential players. In terms of market share, some of these important actors currently manage the market. These players with a noticeable share in the market are concentrating on expanding their customer base across foreign countries. They are leveraging strategic collaborative actions to improve their market percentage and enhance their profitability.

In May 2022 - TORRAS, a phone accessory and electronic device brand launched the 2022 version of its wearable air conditioner, COOLIFY 2. It is a personal temperature control air conditioner for both cooling and heating.

In April 2021 - Portacool, a cooling solutions supplier, launched its evaporative cooler lineup with a compact 510 model. This portable cooling solution is made for 'on-the-go and spot cooling needs,' including home use, outdoor living, and small workspaces.

Personal Cooling Devices Market Leaders

  1. Honeywell International Inc.

  2. Havells India Limited

  3. Holmes Group

  4. O2cool LLC

  5. Evapolar Ltd

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Personal Cooling Devices Market Concentration
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Personal Cooling Devices Market News

  • April 2022 - Sony introduced Reon Pocket 3. Reon Pocket is a small AC unit designed to be worn just above the shoulder blades in a lightweight, flexible neck harness. Either a smartphone app can be used to control the temperature manually and cooling power, or the unit can automatically adjust the optimum cooling temperature according to the wearer's behavior and environment, factors it detects through motion sensors. Reon Pocket 3 features a cooling efficiency that is 50% better than the previous model.
  • January 2022 - Freda launched the 5-in-1 Desktop Air Conditioner for All Seasons. The device is a portable air conditioner for effective cooling, heating, humidifying, sanitizing, and anion air purification for any room.

Personal Cooling Devices Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter Five Forces

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.2.5 Threat of Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Energy Efficient Designs

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Use by Workforce Operating in Hot Temperatures

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 HVAC Systems Dominate the Market in Room Cooling Reducing the Need for Such Systems


    1. 6.1 Product Type

      1. 6.1.1 Personal Air Conditioner/Desk Fans

      2. 6.1.2 Handheld Cooling Devices

    2. 6.2 Geography

      1. 6.2.1 North America

      2. 6.2.2 Europe

      3. 6.2.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.2.4 Rest of the World


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Honeywell International Inc.

      2. 7.1.2 Havells India Limited

      3. 7.1.3 Holmes Group

      4. 7.1.4 O2cool LLC

      5. 7.1.5 Evapolar Ltd

      6. 7.1.6 Ambient Therapeutics Inc

      7. 7.1.7 Lakeland Ltd

      8. 7.1.8 Design Go Ltd

      9. 7.1.9 Handy Cooler

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Personal Cooling Devices Industry Segmentation

Personal air cooling devices are portable devices that cater to individual cooling needs. They are energy-efficient devices and don't require any complex installation procedures. These devices push cold or hot air inside the wearable jacket, providing the user with a comfortable environment.

The Personal Cooling Devices Market is segmented by Product Type (Personal Air Conditioners/Desk Fans, Handheld Cooling Devices) and Geography. The market sizes and forecasts regarding value (USD million) for all the above segments are provided.

Product Type
Personal Air Conditioner/Desk Fans
Handheld Cooling Devices
North America
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World
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Personal Cooling Devices Market Research FAQs

The Personal Cooling Devices Market is projected to register a CAGR of 5.20% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Honeywell International Inc., Havells India Limited, Holmes Group, O2cool LLC and Evapolar Ltd are the major companies operating in the Personal Cooling Devices Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Personal Cooling Devices Market.

The report covers the Personal Cooling Devices Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Personal Cooling Devices Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Personal Cooling Devices Industry Report

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