With the air conditioning in my car AND also our family living areas on the blink this summer, I was *very* interested in reviewing the new Chilly Towel.
It’s a great way keep cool at home, or out and about, as it is:
- eco-friendly (no electricity required!);
- portable; and
- easy to use.
Simply wet, wring, and shake. It should be dry to touch; it if isn’t, you haven’t wrung it out enough.
I did offer the blue one to Mr 22 as he works part time in the kitchen of a fast food restaurant, where the thermometer regularly tops 45 degrees. However he thought he would “look weird” … maybe it’s because I’m middle aged, but personally, I’d rather be comfortable. As I told him, it’s not like anybody really sees you out the back!
So I gave the second Chilly Towel to my sister, as her new place doesn’t have air con. She had taken to wearing a wet tea towel around her shoulders when she was watching TV, in a bid to keep cool. However, it meant she couldn’t lean against the couch because it would leave a big damp patch – plus, her hair and top were always wet!
I have a feeling my sister had best keep an eye on it though … as her daughter was quite taken with it too. She had just returned from 5 days of camping – a little early I might add – because surviving the heatwave conditions was proving too much of a challenge!
So what does a Chilly Towel look like?
My first thought upon pulling it out of the plastic cylinder, was that it reminded me of the chamois I use to wash my car (or would use – if I could be bothered – let’s be honest 😉 ).
If you’ve struggled to sleep on those hot summer nights, covering yourself with a Chilly Towel will make a big difference. In the past I’ve dampened a sarong and used that as a top sheet – with the fan on. However it always dried out too quickly to be of any real comfort.
The bonus is that the Chilly Towel won’t feel wet, or saturate your bedding – mouldy sheets and mattress – no thanks!
Different Uses for the Chilly Towel
I couldn’t help imagining how handy it would be to:
- apply to a fevered brow;
- relieve the hot flushes of menopause;
- cool down after a workout at the gym;
- wrap around your shoulders when spectating at an outdoor event eg the tennis – sun protection AND cooling in one.
I wore it around my shoulders when I had to drive for over an hour in a car without air conditioning on a real stinker of a day; and I’m told it also provides great relief from the overheating that can be a common side effect of chemotherapy.
I wonder if it would be useful to keep babies cool, used like a blanket in their cots?
As you can see, even my cat liked it!
Have you ever heard of a Chilly Towel before?! Must confess – I hadn’t!
Disclaimer: I was provided free product for editorial consideration, in accordance with my disclosure policy. I strive to present an honest review; all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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