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Frogg Toggs The Original Chilly Pad Cooling Towel
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- 100% Other Fibers
- Provides hours of cooling relief while enduring outdoor heat
- Activates quickly and cools up to 30 degrees
- Reinforced with a tough athletic mesh for years of use
- UPF50+ UV Protection
- 33 x 13 - Inches
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frogg toggs has perfected the art of staying cool while enjoying any hot activity. With products made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch, our line of Chilly pads and cooling products are an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. When wet, these cooling towels and pads begin to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling, simply re-wet it in hot or cold water and wring it out, within minutes, it's cool again. The frogg toggs Chilly Pad, Chilly Dana and Chilly Sport, are all constructed of a durable and organic ""man made sponge"" called polyvinyl alcohol.
Maintenance and Care: Follow the instructions on the packaging for wetting the towel for its initial use. Once it is removed from the plastic packaging, wet the towel thoroughly, wring out any excess water, and allow the towel to begin evaporating. If the towel becomes soiled or dirty, machine or hand wash with standard clothing detergent and rinse completely. If the towel has been stored damp and develops mildew or an odor, add 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon of warm water and allow the towel to soak for an hour or two. Then, rinse thoroughly to remove any bleach residue. The towel can now be washed in the washing machine to remove any residual stains. Hang the towel to dry, or place the towel in a storage container. When storing the towel, (once washed) you may want to use the original storage tube that was included with the towel or store in a Ziploc bag for safe keeping. But the towel can also be hung and stored dry. (Simply rewet the towel to use again)
Can I put my Towel in the freezer or refrigerator?
Yes to the refrigerator... but no for the freezer. Since the Chilly Pad, Dana, and Sport material is loaded with water when in use, placing it in the freezer (following use) will cause it to freeze and become brittle. However, placing the towel in a Ziploc bag or polybag and placing it in the refrigerator is no problem... and will help the towel remain damp, in preparation for its next use. (but like all towels, be sure to wash the towel before storing)
What happens if my Towel dries out?
No problem....Simply Rewet the towel (Preferably in warm or hot Water) and wring out the excess water once the towel is completely wet. (It will then be ready for use again) In the event that the towel has been dry or in storage for a long period of time, (and has become hard) simply toss it in the Washing machine on a ""Hot"" water setting... and wash it like you would a T-Shirt. The Washing cycle will clean the towel, and the Hotwater will soften the material.
Will the Towel become less effective with age?
No... If the towel is washed, stored and cared for properly, it will continue to evaporate and cool (when wet) for several years.
Can I cut my Towel or Bandana?
Sure... No problem. Each towel has an internal mesh reinforcing material that will allow you to cut it into any shape that fits your needs.
Can I wear my Chilly Pad under my clothes, or at night when I'm asleep?
We don't recommend it. In order to evaporate effectively, the towels should be allowed to breath, and be exposed to air when in use. In fact, turning the towels periodically when in extended use will help the evaporation and cooling process and allow skin to""breath"" as well. Is the Chilly Pad material recyclable? Yes... In fact... the Organic nature of the material allows that the towel (when tattered,torn, and ready to throw away) can actually be ground up, and blended with soil to help dry soil retain moisture. It is completely inert, and will slowly decompose... and become a part of the environment.
Top Customer Reviews
It had an unusual smell right out of the container. I ran it through the washer and that basically got rid of it. The smell wasn't bad, but I suppose some people would have a problem with it. The only thing I can compare it to is some Japanese mushrooms are sold dried and you soak them in water for a while then use them for cooking. It had a similar smell to some of those.
When I don't want my entire head covered, I just fold it up the the length I want and use it just around my neck or tie it around my head like a bandanna. Even if I don't have cold water to wet it, the sublimation/evaporation process makes it feel cool. I would even say this saved my life when I suddenly was hit with heatstroke and only had half of a hot canteen full of warm water. I poured half of it on the Chilly Pad and drank the other half and within a half-hour, I felt good enough to continue my hike out to potable water and safety three hours later.
I cant say enough good things about the Chilly Pad. It's light, inexpensive, compact, durable, effective and versatile. I will be ordering several more of these in the very near future.