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Best cooling investment I ever made!
on December 12, 2010
I have Multiple Sclerosis and get over heated very easily. The Chillow has been a life saver during the summers in the Southern US!. I have about four of them and have had them for about three to four years. They are just now getting to where the plastic covering is getting stiff and has cracked on a couple of Chillows leaving me with two that still work. I have used all four very heavily during their lifespan. My husband has been know to use them to go to sleep when he's hot. My mother and father both fell in love with the ones that were in my living room. Yes, they do got hot over time (they stay cool for up to an hour). That's why I have multiple ones. The Chillow is a simple heat sink. They absorb your heat, thereby cooling you! Because they absorb your heat they do warm up. For extra cooling I place them in the refrigerator for about fifteen minutes occasionally, though this is not often needed. You do have to pay attention to keeping the inner pad straight but if it does get out of wack it is very possible, though aggravating, to get it back in position. This is by far the best cooling "gadget" that I have bought for my illness. I have spent hundreds of dollars on other cooling products but this one works the best for simply chilling. I strongly recommend it to anyone with chronic pain or swelling that reacts well to cold on a regular basis and to anyone with Multiple Sclerosis having problems with overheating and to anyone having hot flashes.