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Old 2012-07-08, 1:38pm
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Default 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:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=201771

Tell us what you think of it!

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Old 2012-07-08, 2:24pm
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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.
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Old 2012-07-08, 3:06pm
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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:

http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?...ax=0&ref=auto1
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Old 2012-07-09, 7:39am
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Love mine, works great for staying cool while torching or when working out in the hot garage!!
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Old 2012-07-09, 11:32am
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Thanks, everyone, looks like it will be money well spent!

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Old 2012-07-09, 11:40am
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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
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Old 2012-07-09, 4:05pm
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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.
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Old 2012-07-09, 7:01pm
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I can't find where it says how big - anyone know?
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Old 2012-07-09, 7:07pm
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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
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Old 2012-07-10, 4:41am
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I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond.
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Old 2012-09-09, 10:14am
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I did buy one (actually more!) and really like it - worth the $$

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Old 2012-09-12, 11:12am
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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.
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Old 2012-09-12, 1:32pm
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I love my chilly pad. Terrific for use on hikes or yard work.
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Old 2012-09-14, 11:09am
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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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