4.0 out of 5 stars | Staying cool
i bought these to try around the house before we taken them on a theme park trip. I am happy with my choice after looking at similar cooling towels for a few reasons: 1) the pack comes in 4 different colors (pink blue green gray) which makes it easy for each family member to have their own towel. The material is microfiber in one side and a mesh fabric in the other (like the kind used for “stay-dry” sportswear). Feels soft and is long enough to drape on, or do one wrap around my neck 2) there are four resealable pouches - one for each towel. The material is a sturdy plastic with a metal grommet to attach a clip or pass through a rope. 3) each pouch comes with a color-coded clip that matches each towel. This seemed like extra marketing, but is actually quite practical for tracking where to store each sweaty towel after several uses, and is more sanitary Some tips for those commenting about the towels not staying cold very long: - soak the towel well by adding water directly into the pouch until it is soaked, then put it in the fridge the night before - clip the cool pouch INSIDE your bag or backpack so the sun doesn’t warm it up too much - when ready to use the towel, wring out excess water so it doesn’t drip down your neck. If I am already outdoors and not near a fridge, I “recharge” by putting the towel back in the pouch and pouring water to re-soak it. - to clean the pouch, I wash the inside with soapy water, rinse and air dry upside down EDIT: corrected some spelling mistakes and toned down my enthusiasm
Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2017 by J.L.
4.0 out of 5 stars | Work Amazingly Well
Not sure what type of magic it takes to make these towels but they are a gift from heaven. Purchased them for a Disney trip in July (it has to be cooler in Hell than Disney in July) I wet them in the morning and put them in their little zip loc bags that come with them. Pulled one out after a couple hours in the beating sun and it was cool. Felt wonderful over my burning shoulders and to blot and cool my face. Used one to put around my toddler's neck to keep her cool in the stroller tucked it into her shirt. When they started to get warm it just open them up shake them out and put them back on again they were wonderful would definitely recommend them for anyone that's going to be in the heat or working out or for hot flashes. Like other people have said they do have a strong odor when you first take them out of the bag I would definitely recommend washing them before using them the first time but their ability to cool me out weighed there stinky smell.
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018 by Laura C
5.0 out of 5 stars | High quality, very soft before and after use!
I was a little skeptical because we have had cooling towels in the past that dried stiffly, unable to fold and store nicely, but these are so much better! Love the colors, feel and they do the trick to help cool you down (we know heat :) because we live in Florida) would buy more and have recommended to several friends
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2019 by Diamndust
4.0 out of 5 stars | They worked great my kids really liked them
Used these at Disney waiting in line. They worked great my kids really liked them. The only thing like other reviews the bags they come with are junk. Just use a ziplock bag and you will be fine. I think they are a good value and we didnt have to purchase a spray bottle at Disney for $25 that we won't use again. These we will use for hiking and other out door events.
Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2018 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great for theme parks!
I bought these towels for our family vacation to the Orlando theme parks. They were perfect!! They kept us cool in the heat. They’re a great size to wrap around your head or neck. We would wet them every so often at the water fountains. I also liked the pouches they came in with matching caribeaner to store them in. Great buy!
Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2018 by lexxx03
4.0 out of 5 stars | Work well for Disney World if you keep them wet long enough! Good size.
These are a great option to help keep you cool. We purchased for our annual trip to Disney World Florida and they worked just fine. The different colors allowed each person to have their own without the need for name tags etc... The pouches they come in are flimsy, so while some people have said they use them to keep them wet, we found the mouth ripped rather easily in the first few uses so I wouldn't bank on that. Functionality is like most, in a hot humid climate such as Florida, they work only when wet. Given the inherent heat they dry out pretty quickly, and I have only given them 4 stars and not 5 because I felt they dried out really really quick. I guess this is not necessarily a bad thing as it means the process of heat dissipation from evaporation is working the down side is that you need to regularly wet the towel. Great if you have a cooler of ice you can dip into, but a bit annoying if you have to use water fountains that only have tepid water.
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2018 by Smithmeister
3.0 out of 5 stars | Okay
I bought these to help my family withstand the Texas summer heat. We used them once for a few hours at the zoo. They are okay, but dried out about as quick as any cloth. I had bought my son a different type of headband abd it stayed wet and cool much longer. It works fine, but I hoped for more.
Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018 by Anonymous
3.0 out of 5 stars | Works okay, 1 of 4 received damaged.
These work okay for cooling off if you keep moving the towel around every few minutes. What I didn't like was that one of the towels arrived with a plastic-like crusty film on it. Needed the rest (actutally needed all of them!) for a trip and didn't have time to exchange.
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2019 by Barb