@fuzzmanmatt@Num1Zero@sammydog01 No, hadn’t even heard of them before seeing this. Heat doesn’t bother me usually - I’ve always lived in the north so not too bad - but I remember how warm it was biking the other day. I figure one of these would be good for that, and I can give the other two to friends.
@JT954 Not really. The humidity makes these pretty much useless. I live in Indiana and bought one of these (same brand and everything) for my husband a couple years back since he works outdoors and it’s stupidly humid here in the summer. He said it just made him feel worse because the moisture has nowhere to go when it’s humid outside.
I’d stay away from cotton or microfiber; they’re not really good at releasing moisture (via evaporation), which is how the cooling happens. I’m pretty sure the ‘snap’ is just a gimmick.
I like to use a swimmer’s/diver’s chamois as a towel or neck wrap when it’s really hot. Not really cloth at all but thin, high-grade sponge, like 13x17 or 17x27.
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got one of these in an irk a while back and have been using it all summer. the “snap” thing is a gimmick, but the towel itself works surprisingly well. i’ve taken it on some hikes as well as using it on general “it’s hot as fuck!” days.
@sawaustin@wbiddle That test was half assed. It’s evaporative cooling and different fabrics have different rates of evaporation. Not saying you need an expensive evaporative cooling towel but cotton gets wet and sticky and stays that way.
That’s too bad. I thought it might work like the ice or heat packs they use in hospitals, where you give one a good whack and it activates. Of course even if that technology could be put in a towel, it probably wouldn’t be cheap and certainly not reusable.
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And no acetone in my place - all my furniture is finished in satin lacquer. I splashed a small drop off a Q-tip I was using to clean something (on to my dining table) and it was forever banished due to the tiny crater it made instantly.
Something isn’t right here, description says “PVA foam” and the photos and amazon pages clearly indicate these are a knit.
I’m hoping its the PVA sheets because a pva sheet is the best towel you will ever use! I use PVA towels as bath towels year round in my outdoor shower, rinse them and hang them to dry I’ve saved hundreds of washing, probably thousands, of towels over the years. I use them at the beach, on my boat, I even use them when I travel because they dry your skin instantly.
Bonus, I have a huge goldendoodle and I keep a PVA towel at his wash tub and it dries the doodle better than any towel in half the time…squeeze it out and hang it up and you don’t have to watch two or three bath towels after bathing the doggo.
Anything having to do with “snapping” a towel brings back hideous flashback memories of 9th grade/ locker room/ showers/ large doughy bully with a wet white towel/ a whip-crack sound/ extreme pain in the posterior region. NO THANKS… 52 years later I’m still anxiously looking over my shoulder.
If you live where swamp coolers work, these will work. If you have no idea what a swamp cooler is, you almost certainly do not live where these will work. If you want to know if these will work, take a dish towel (or other similar-sized piece of cloth), soak it with water. go outside, and loosely put the dish towel around whatever you want to cool. Wait a couple of minutes. If it’s cooling, then these will work - and so does that dish towel (or whatever).
Where I live (Houston), these are useful only indoors where the air conditioning is running and working properly, in which case they aren’t needed.