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The Chilly Pad® provides an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. Perfect for anyone engaged in sports or work, the Chilly Pad is made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch. When wet, the towel begins to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling (about 1-4 hours, depending on conditions), you simply re-wet the towel in hot or cold water and ring it out. Within minutes, it's cool again. It's also machine washable, and comes in its own storage container for years of reliable use. Handy size: 27" x 17"
OK- that was the company info. Here's what we found at Red Rock. Last summer, when it was 58 degree F for the entire month of July (2009), we got a Chilly Pad sample when we kinda needed the opposite of cool. They come wet in a bag inside the plastic container. It's weird stuff. Kinda like a foam or neoprene that acts like a flat sponge that isn't a sponge. Soak it in water and wring it out a little. Doesn't drip but you can feel the slight extra weight the water adds to it. It INSTANTLY feels far cooler than the ambient temperature. Wear it draped around your neck and your head cools off for several hours. It's been so hot that I'm thinking about getting one for our old Dachsie Rex who is finding the hot temps right now disagreeable.
I wish I had something like this when I was guiding day fishing trips in a smokin' hot row boat on a windless lake. And I don't mean the boat was attractive either. I actually mean smokin' hot and quite uncomfortable. I used to dunk my cap in the warm water and let it run down my back. That was good for about 20 minutes. These foam thingies didn't exist and the technology was simply not there. Heck, I had never even heard of email back then.
If you are sitting on hot water, or a hot baseball field, or have a kid with a fever, you need one of these. It'll be money well spent. -JB-