Saturday, July 31, 2010

"It's All About Being Cool"

I shamelessly interrupt this Pink Saturday for a commercial message:

I just had to share the secret of keeping my cool in our lazy hazy Alabama summer weather.

Neil and I found these cool-keepers while out for a day-on-the-town during our recent camping vacation. We thought they would help us stay a little cooler while out in the boat. And were we ever surprised at how they help! Here's the description from their website:

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 wring 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"

It even looks "cool" hanging on my clothes line. Of course, Neil's isn't as pretty as mine because he settled for the blue one. :)

It is very stiff when it is completely dry. I'm not talking like a sun-dried terrycloth towel here, I'm talking about it feeling like it will break if you bend it. I'm not sure if you're supposed to store it in its container a little damp, or leave it out to completely dry, but I'm so happy to have it always "standing" in the corner waiting to accompany me on a trip out to my garden or a fishing day on the lake.

I now return you to Beverly and the regularly-scheduled Pink Saturday list.


  1. How cool is that!..hee hee

    I've not seen these..I've seen the little bitty things you put around your neck. This sounds great considering how blasted hot it is right now.

    And it's PINK!

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

  2. Very cool find! I have never seen anything like it! Stay cool!

    Happy PS,

  3. This is the first time I'm hearing of this item, it sounds like a great idea! Anything to help you cool off is a winner!

  4. Cool! ;) But that is great! And PINK! Enjoy!
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. Oh my I want one and in pink!! They look wonderful!!!

  6. Wow, so cute and PINK they are way too cool! And it sounds like they really work too!
    Happy Pink!

  7. Thanks for the info! These look like just what I need. I just saw your finished painting! It is gorgeous! Hope you are having a great weekend! Twyla

  8. G'day Sherry ~ I have not seen one before, but it is neat ... & PINK!

    Have a lovely PINK summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  9. when you were really hot and just about ready to melt did you just wrap yourself in this cool pink wrap? did you have access to keeping it wet? what a great invention.

  10. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing this COOL PINK item!
    Happy day to you!

  11. Happy belated Pink Saturday!!


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