Review: Mission Athlete Cooling Towel
The TechNit fabric used in the towel allows for rapid heat conduction, to water molecules that are held within the towel when soaked. The result, is that you can generate a great cooling effect when the towel is draped around your neck or over your head.
I thought this might be useful for hot turbo sessions, or racing in hot climates; so I've been giving it a test run...
The towel is pretty simple to use, you soak it in water, squeeze out the excess, and then 'snap' it tight three times; before draping it over yourself to cool.
I used it during some hot afternoons out in Mallorca, particularly when I had forgotten the sunscreen and was a bit pink. It seems to work, and has a notable cooling effect. I'm not quite sure what the "snap to activate" does, apart from shaking out excess water, but it does work better when you do it. It stays cool for a decent length of time too, even when it doesn't seem to hold a huge amount of water.
You could wear it as a bandanna, skull cap, or just wrap it around your neck like a scarf. A bit like a Buff, it's a versatile piece of kit.
If you suffer from getting very hot during turbo sessions, rides or spinning classes, then this could be worth trying out for yourself, and seeing if it helps to cool things down this summer.
View the MissionAthlete Towel at MissionAthleteCare.com (Link)