Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to Stay COOL in 90 Degree Heat!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge,from YuEdge via Tomoson,  for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

Earlier today we talked about keeping your feet cool while hiking, or doing outside activities, but what about the REST of your body?

With 'Back to School' temps still in the high 90's, staying cool and dry is still a must for both parents and kids, with extracurriculars still taking place outside with heat indexes of over 100!

So how do you #TAKEONTHEHEAT

MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool products

Most of us have seen, or used their most famous product:

MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool towel

The towel that cools when wet!

When the towel is soaked in water, wrung out and snapped, the instant cooling technology is activated to chill the fabric’s surface temperature by up to 30 degrees. You can then place the towel around your neck, and the fabric will keep you cool, comfortable and dry! The towel comes in a variety of colors and patterns to suit everyone’s taste. And it's perfect for keeping in a school backpack or sportsbag, for use during or after a workout session, or even just to cool down after recess!

MISSION EnduraCool towel process

How does the EnduraCool technology work? 

Air flow stimulates cooling, while the proprietary weave in the fabric slows the rate of evaporation,  creating a sustained cooling effect. Then the unique capillary system within the fabric itself, spreads moisture throughout the fabric and then the cooling fabric wicks the sweat away from the skin. What that means is YOU colol down 30% quicker, and that means you can get BACK in the game!

We were able to put the towels to a great test this past weekend, withour trip to Houston! On the first day of Miss Grace's dance competition the AC wasn't working too swift, so by wetting down the towel, Miss Grace was able to put it on the back of her neck, and cool down before the next dance! As you can see, they are the perfect length to wrap around an adult neck, or a kids. She was so surprised and delighted at how well it worked, she claimed the grey towel for her dance bag! While the storage containers are great, you can also slide one into a small plastic bag, if you need to condense space in your bag! Then we used the blue one later in the day at the Space Center. 

In addition to the towel, MISSION Athletecare has an entire line of EnduraCool Instant Cooling Gear and Accessories – specifically designed to keep you and your family cool. The line includes a full range of instant cooling Hats, Skull Caps, Headbands, Sleeves and more – all designed to enhance performance and recovery. We put them to the test at the Space Center!

MISSION Athletecare’s EnduraCool collage

With temps in the high 90s, and having stand in the line for the tours for 30 minutes, having the headband and multi-cool allowed both of us to keep cool, while everyone else in line was melting!

The Multi-Cool features UPF 50 protection from the sun, is half the size as previous ones, and twice as bright. It was designed to be reflective to keep you visible at night.  and to provied a sleek look, no matter which way you wear it. You can wear it aorund your neck to help reduce heat on your neck and upper body, on your head as a bandana, to cool down your head, or wrapped around your wrist for keeping your wrist cooled down during reptitive motion activities.  It was perfect for me to use, to stay cool in line, and then pull it up once we got onto the tour, to double as a headband.

Miss Grace made use of the Lockdown Cooling Headband. She loved the smaller, fitted, size and how well it worked to instantly cool her down! WShile not UPF 50, it does offer sun protection, and like the Multi Cool, it stayed cool for HOURS, allowing her to not overheat during the day!  In fact, she wanted to keep wearing ti all weekend when she could! 

Both the headband and Multi Cool were easily washed in the washing machine when we got home, and were just as soft after washing as they were when we received them!

While we were gone, Dad tested out the Lifestyle Hat . It's baseball hat style means anyone can use the EnduraCool techinology,without looking like they are! Plus the hats offer UPF50 protection! Perfect for those with shaved or balding heads! You can secure the fit with the adjustable hook and loop back closure, so it's a one size fits all hat! Dad was really impressed with how well the sweat was kept away, and how something as simple as a baseball hat was able to keep him cool while out in the 100 degree heat mowing!

All of the Mission EnduraCool products really work well and are so portable that you can always have them on hand! We love having them with us this past weekend- they made the difference in having an insufferable time, and being able to enjoy the Space Center!

So if you are looking for ways to keep your kid athletees, or yourself cool, in the MONTHS before the cooler weather hits, be sure to keep the Mission EnduraCool products on your shoopping list!

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