This extraordinary absorbent material becomes cooler than ambient air when wet. To activate, wet the towel and gently wring out the excess water. In extreme heat, keep the Chill-Its cooling towel extra wet for optimal cooling.
- Size: 13" x 29.5"
- Advanced PVA material holds water without feeling heavy
- Super-Evaporative, feels significantly cooler than ambient air
- Simply re-wet the towel to reactivate
- Reduces the effect of heat stress and fights fatigue
PVA Cooling Towel: A hyper-evaporative material that\xCDs the latest in cooling innovation, this Poly Vinyl Acetal (PVA) material retains water while remaining dry to the touch to provide sweet cooling relief on those sweltering days. Flat earth society approved.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOW-PROFILE: Unlike traditional cooling products that use acrylic polymers, the PVA material eliminates the \xF1sausage\xEE look and bulkiness.
NO RESIDUE: Forget the slimy feel that can come with traditional cooling solutions, the PVA material doesn\xCDt turn into a gooey mess.
ACTIVATES QUICKLY & EASILY: Simply soak in water and within minutes you can enjoy coolness for hours. Perfect to have on-hand if a worker displays symptoms of heat stress.
MINIMAL MAINTENANCE: Reusable, simply re-soak and you\xCDre good to go. Machine washable.
IDEAL HEAT STRESS SOLUTION: These products aid in keeping core body temperatures in check, resulting in more comfortable and safe working conditions in high heat environments.
Chill-Its are a division of the powerhouse workplace safety equipment brand Ergodyne. Chill-Its products bring a frosty layer of comfort to your jobsite inferno, so you can work (or play!) longer. Why is staying cool in the heat and humidity so important? Heat stress is no joke and can result in death. You can't change the weather but using Chill-Its can help you change your approach to the heat. From neck bands to vests to wide-brimmed hats, Chill-Its by Ergodyne has the right cooling product for the hardest working people on the planet.
Does a PVA towel cool better than a soft towel? No. The cooling received from both PVA and soft towels is similar, the difference is in how long they last. A PVA towel will typically hold more water and as such will last longer. A soft towel will need to be re-wet more often, but stays soft even when dry.
How do I reactivate my towel when it stops cooling? Simply re-wet the towel with cool water to reactivate the evaporative cooling process.
Can I put the PVA cooling towel in the freezer or refrigerator? The PVA towel can be placed in a refrigerator, but not in a freezer. Since the PVA towel material is loaded with water when in use, placing in the freezer will cause it to freeze and become brittle. Be sure to wash the towel before using and storing. We recommend putting the towel in a re-sealable storage bag in the refrigerator.
What happens if my PVA towel dries out and becomes stiff? Simply re-wet the towel by soaking it in warm water. Once it becomes soft, wring out the excess water and re-wet with cool water prior to use. Do not try to separate or fold the towel when stiff as it may damage the towel.
How long will the PVA towel last? With proper care and storage the towels will last and provide evaporating cooling for several years.
Can the PVA towel be cut? Yes, the 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 PVA towel under clothes at night or when I am sleeping? No, we do not recommend it. In order to evaporate effectively, the towels should be allowed to breathe and be exposed to air when in use. In fact, turning the towel periodically when in extended use will help the evaporation and cooling process and allow skin to "breathe" as well.
Is the PVA towel material recyclable? Yes, the organic nature of the material allows the towel to be ground up and blended with soil to help dry soil retain moisture. It\xCDs completely inert and will slowly decompose and become a part of the environment.
My skin developed what looks to be a rash while using the PVA towel. What happened?: While the PVA material is medically safe and has been tested to be non-allergenic, prolonged uninterrupted use may cause redness or a mild rash to individuals with very sensitive skin. The towel material is so absorptive that if it begins to dry out and starve for moisture it can pull moisture and oil from your skin, resulting in redness or mild rash. The best solution is to make sure the towel has plenty of moisture in it and to take a break from using it every hour. If you experience a reaction, discontinue the use of the towel immediately.
- Keeps you cool