Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad - Varsity Blue
Made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining dry to the touch, The Chilly Pad® is an innovative way to cool down while enduring outdoor heat and/or high levels of physical activity. When wet, the towel begins to evaporate and cool, providing cool, soft comfort to the user. When it stops cooling, simply re-wet the towel in hot or cold water and wring it out. Within minutes, it's cool again. Size: 33" x 13"
The frogg toggs Chilly Pad® is constructed of a durable and organic "man made sponge" called polyvinyl alcohol.This material is highly absorbent, (like a sponge) and can absorb up to 8 times its weight in water. Once wet, the towels produce a cooling affect with the help of simple evaporation. As long as the towel is wet, exposed to the air, and allowed to "breathe"... the Chilly towels will evaporate... and cool.
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)
The Chilly Pad can be placed in the refrigerator but not the freezer. Since the Chilly Pad®, 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).
If the towel dries out simply rewet it (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 hot water will soften the material.
With proper care and storage, the towels will last, and continue to provide evaporative cooling for several years. If it is washed, stored and cared for properly, it will continue to evaporate and cool (when wet) for several years. In addition, each towel has an internal mesh reinforcing material that will allow you to cut it into any shape that fits your needs.
The Organic nature of the material is completely recyclable which means 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.
- Durable organic man made sponge
- Highly absorbent
- Long lasting
- Machine Washable
- Store dry in a resealable plastic bag