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28676bhe 2012-07-08 1:38pm

cooling towel?
With all the heat we've had lately, I'm wondering if anyone has used one of these cooling towels?

Here's an example:

Tell us what you think of it!


dusty 2012-07-08 2:24pm

I used one at a show last weekend. It's not much different than using a wet dish towel, but maybe stays wet longer and drips less. I think it's a re-branded ShamWow.

simvet02 2012-07-08 3:06pm

I've never seen those. I have one of the gel neck wraps. You soak it in water, I soak mine in ice water and then put it on when I get really hot.

I got mine on Etsy, I did a search and there are quite a few for sale now:

rkoza 2012-07-09 7:39am

Love mine, works great for staying cool while torching or when working out in the hot garage!!

28676bhe 2012-07-09 11:32am

Thanks, everyone, looks like it will be money well spent!


Role 2012-07-09 11:40am

Here is a doo-dad you might find helpful:

Ice bandana

It has packs that can be replaced, so when the first one warms up
take a two minute break and grab another pack out of the freezer.

Here are the extra ice packs:

Extra ice packs

Glowbead 2012-07-09 4:05pm

I cut a two-inch wide strip off the long end of the cooling towel and tie it on as a head band, then I put the towel around my shoulders. It helps a lot.

lindag 2012-07-09 7:01pm

I can't find where it says how big - anyone know?

Role 2012-07-09 7:07pm


Originally Posted by lindag (Post 4047457)
I can't find where it says how big - anyone know?

33" x 13"

Here is the website of the company that makes them:

Chilly Pad site

Glowbead 2012-07-10 4:41am

I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond.

28676bhe 2012-09-09 10:14am

I did buy one (actually more!) and really like it - worth the $$


darkroomdweller6 2012-09-12 11:12am

I don't know if there's anything special in the chilly-pad that wouldn't appreciate alcohol, but when I need to cool down actors backstage, I keep a tub of ice water with a splash of wintergreen rubbing alcohol in it for them to dip towels into. The faster evaporation increases cooling.

jzbloom 2012-09-12 1:32pm

I love my chilly pad. Terrific for use on hikes or yard work.

DesertDreamer 2012-09-14 11:09am

I love the gel neck wraps, even just for around the house. I'm "that age" and dealing with hot flashes, so those wraps are my best friends.

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