OK, I’ll be the first to say this is the stupidest waste of $18 I’ve seen… Buy yourself a sprayer bottle/mister at the drug store for under $2, and mist yourself to cool off. Does the same thing for way less…
Fun story- I went to Australia with my dad in my younger years. We went to the outback- it was really hot. They had a swimming pool where we stayed- it was frigid- too cold to swim in. Evaporation kept it cold. It’s a real thing.
A spray bottle will get you more wet; it works like sweat. I think these towels are supposed to cool off through evaporation, which can then cool off your face or body. These are not ordinary towels, and they are not meant to just wet your face.
I doubt normal towels are designed to cool through evaporation, though. My guess is that these towels are designed to evaporate water quickly and efficiently, cooling them much more than normal towels.
@JT954 they wick away the sweat and stay cool even after sitting on your hot skin for hours, you just need to keep them damp… I’m from Southern California -dry heat, currently living in NW Arkansas -100% humidity… I don’t go anywhere without my cooling towel and people who see it always ask where I got it so now I’ve just checked off three Christmas gifts at $6 a piece AND I know it’s something they want! Not too bad for 18 bucks!!!
I was wondering wtf it was on about with the product being 100% polyester, yet somehow special. The product website no longer exists, but it seems the company is moving the “technology” to wearable products and not just cuts of cloth.
The company, CoolCore, website is kind of vague and all the buzzwords for their fancy technology without any explanation set off alarms.
Honestly, it makes some sense, but I’m not sure if it’s worth the cost. I may personally be interested in their wearables one day as I feel it would be a better use of their supposed innovation than this, but I’m still skeptical.
Maybe they believe it too, as there’s just no sign of the Dr. Cool towel anymore on their site.
@cinoclav Basically. I don’t know if there’s a superior method, but I’m always willing to at least try, and more competition to Under Armor in the premium active wear arena is good. It’s not something I’d care too much about for a little towel though.
Good grief, Meh buyers, how low have you fallen? Where are the interesting/unique/different products? This is the same crap you can find on Amazon’s daily deals pages. If not at the dollar store. (They had the equivalent products in a 2-pack for $1, today.) Come on, up your game! Cheap products should be “cheap.”
not only that…The selection of items has change in the last 6 months…Looking at the 40+ orders I made 8-12 months ago compared to the last 3 months’ 4 orders (though the RUGER knives were great) something has changed…there are no COOL bargains anymore…Just cheap outdated junk you can buy anywhere…Where are the THULE backpacks?..the speakers?..The Santana carry bags?..the neat electronics?..the MUST HAVE Bargains…Hell, even the fidget spinners were a deal and great handouts to kids…WOOT and other places are offering current stuff, better pricing, and cool stories notwithstanding, a better experience.
I have some of these in a different brand and they really work. I used to take them to swim meets. The ones I have get really stiff after they dry out so you can’t get them back in the bottles they came in.
@sammydog01 You bet they get stiff when they dry out!!! Sorry, that sounded insincere - you are correct, these are very weirdly stiff when dry, making them tough to pack, store, etc. They only work (for any purpose you could consider a towel being a good option) when wet. Limited use device for sure.
@Jonas4321 Yeah, the ones I have you have to be careful how you leave them to dry or you have to store them standing up in a corner. Looks like these ones aren’t like that. They are definitely a one use item but if you have to be outside on a hot day it’s worth it.
“No…er…maybe. It’s complicated. I came here to kill him for what he did to you.”
“Oh, Carla, such a hot-head. Always raging at something. Don’t kill Joshua, ok? Please? This isn’t so bad. Promise me you won’t kill him.”
Carla looked up at Joshua. Kaito had moved a few steps behind her, looking over her shoulder at the phone screen.
“Why did you bring me here? Why did you do … any …of this?”
“All in due time, Carla. For now, please enjoy the sweet scent of the sevoflourane on the sport towel Kaito is gagging you with.”
As he spoke, Kaito moved. His right hand deftly gripped her chin and held one towel over her mouth. His left hand covered her nose with a second towel. “He could just snap my neck from here” Carla thought, right before the world spun around and dissolved.
Why the FUCK can’t we mix and match the colors, Meh? It’s also not even that much cheaper than Amazon. I almost feel like I should have just bought a single one on Amazon or eBay, but I guess with three, I can cool myself three times instead of just one. You’re lucky I live in the South. Of course, by the time that this arrives, it’ll probably already be cold as a frozen Hell and they won’t be useful.
Meh! I demand recompense for someone in your crack IT department hacking into my work out photos. I will not stand for this. Those are private photos to share with my support group: wrinkly guys that wear uncool fitness gear. I demand you remove it or you WILL hear from my lawyer/cousin Shekel!
My son has chronic pain and he uses his similar cooling towel daily. Yes, you snap it to make the temperature cooler. Lasts for at least an hour at a go. We paid $14 for one at a sports store. Worth every penny. Don’t buy the $6 kind at a discount store because they are not actually cloth and dry out in a large solid flat panel.
@BeejCobalt@sammydog01 I have some co-workers that swear by the Mission brand cooling towels. They also make a style that can be worn several ways, round the neck, balaclava, bandana, etc. They stay soft when dry.
But they don’t seem to have measured how long they stay cool for, and don’t really describe their methodology at all. Duration is apparently part of the selling point of cooling towels. My wife got a couple of cooling bandanas of some kind, and when she tried one it was surprisingly cool to the touch even after all day at work. In Northern California - I doubt they’d be much good at all in southern Florida, where it’s so humid water condenses faster than it evaporates!