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|CHOKING HAZARD -- This toy is a marble. Not for children under 3 yrs.|
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|Package Length:||4.6 inches|
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|Package Height:||0.2 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.05 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 113 reviews|
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95 of 96 found the following review helpful:
Works for me! See below How and Why Aug 02, 2008
By Theresa Griffiths
I use to order these Cool Downz from QVC and they no longer carry them so now find them else where. Anyway, Here is what you need to do to make them work! Put it in a large pan and cover with cold water at least 2 inches above it. Wait at least an hour or so because it swells up better.
Then put it in your freezer! From using these for a couple of years I've learned this and it does work. I keep two in my freezer at all times.
I have hot flashes etc. and sometimes I need something fast and cold! When I take out one I either lay it around my lower neck area or around the top of my head on my hair. As it starts to unfreeze I can then tie it closer and closer on my neck area or where ever. By doing this it does last for hours and when it's not cold or cool enough I just go and put it back in water to soak and get out the other one if needed. DO NOT let them dry out!!! When you open it you can feel the little things inside the material that helps make the water swell up so you want to feel it and make sure they are not clumped on one area and if they are just spead them out moving them within the material. You can reuse these also and some seem to last longer than others, but I use them over and over till I know it's just the end of it. If you get hot flashes this works well for me. As you keep reusing them you will notice a tid bit of drip not much at all,but wouldn't use them if I was working with electrical to be safe! Keep in mind when you freeze it lay it in the shape like a U wide enough so when you take it out it will fit your neck. The instructions for Cool Downz does not say to use it in the freezer and it doesn't tell you to soak it as long as I said, but if you do buy them you will see the difference in what I'm telling you. I have even gone places and took them in a small cooler with lots of ice so that I know when I need a cool down I'm not out somewhere without it and I put it in the cooler straight from my freezer to keep it cold and I put the ice on top of them. So far this is the best thing I have found. I have used a cold gel pack you can freeze from the drug store and it doesn't last long at all. If something out there is better...Someone please let me know. :)
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Reusable and Inexpensive Jul 20, 2014
Inexpensive product and the American flag design is a nice addition for 4th of July summer parties and other patriotic events. This is a narrow cloth that is filled with crystal beads in the back two segments that greatly expand and get cool once wet. After "activated" by being soaked in cold water for 10-15 minutes - this cooling wrap can be draped around your neck. When the product is no longer cool to your skin, you can re-soak it in cold water again or place in the refrigerator for future use. You'll likely need to reactivate the crystal beads every 1-2 hours depending on how hot it is.
The biggest drawback to this product it that it is not machine washable (hand wash only) and can get a bit stinky. For storage, you can hang this product in an open air area until it is completely dry and dehydrated (the crystal beads will shrink back to sand like size). It can then be stored in a cool dry area.
The directions state to NOT store this product in the freezer. I have stored it in the freezer to cool it down faster (and inadvertently forgotten about it) - the 2 section in the back that hold the crystal beads will freeze solid and then you get a much longer cooling period - in fact, since it is frozen you might need to drape this around your neck while wearing a light weight shirt since it is sooooo cold. Thus far, the freezing and defrosting of the beads has not resulted in any negative consequences (i.e.: the beads haven't degrading and leaked through the product).
I fully expect this product to last only one season since I'm abusing it a bit by freezing it however with the inexpensive price tag - I'm okay with that. Strangely, there is a warning to not over soak this product - I suspect that perhaps the expandable crystal beads degrade if left to soak too long.
Overall - very nice product that is compact, lives up with its advertised cooling properties, and is reasonably priced.
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Practical, Attractive Headband Stays Hydrated for Days Jul 10, 2014
By Lynne E.
This HOT HEADZ COOL DOWNZ COOLING WRAP works pretty much as advertised. You soak the band in water for 10-15 minutes to saturate the water-retention crystals in the center portion, tie the band around your head or neck, and experience a long-lasting cooling effect. When hydrated, the crystals expand to form a thick "rope". There are no crystals at the ends of the band, because the plain ends are used to tie the band securely.
The cooling effect comes from the slow evaporation of water held in the band--just like when you soak a washcloth in water and lay it across your eyes to soothe a headache or to cool off at night in hot weather. The cooling effect is greatest immediately after the band has been soaked. After a while, the part of the band that contacts your skin warms up to your body temperature, and the band feels less cool. But you can reactivate or boost the cooling effect simply by flipping the band over (just like that washrag). Alternatively, you can re-soak the band, or you can put it in the refrigerator for a little while to get that boost. (The label states that the band should not be put in the freezer.)
Once hydrated, the band does continue cooling "for days", as advertised. The day after I hydrated mine (taking all of 10 minutes), the band was still cooling effectively (despite being hung up on a coat hanger overnight for maximum drip-drying). A big advantage of using one of these bands instead of a wet washrag is that it ties in place, and will stay in place when you're walking around or working.
There are a few label warnings worth mentioning:
*Avoid contact with salt water, gasoline or other chemicals as they may damage cooling crystals and cause skin irritation.
*Do not ingest contents of Cool Downz.
*Not for use by children under 8 years of age.
*Never leave a child or pet unaccompanied while wearing Cool Downz.
*Do not use Cool Downz on or around mouth area.
These bands seem reasonably priced (about $7 on Amazon), and I think they're both practical and attractive. Mine has a red, white, and blue flag design that I like a lot.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
This is Handy for Hot Days Jul 02, 2014
By Busy Mom
This is a lot thinner than what I am used to. My entire family likes using the bandanna sized cool down when we're hiking or outside on a hot day, working in the yard. This is a tiny little ribbon that I have taken to wear as a headband to cool me down. It doesn't have the marbles at both ends of the scarf so you can tie it easily.
I did soak it for fifteen minutes and wrap it around my hair to keep my head cool, and it did last for awhile.
The only thing I am not crazy about is the flag theme on my scarf as I prefer solid colors, but since it is a Vine item, I will not complain too much about it. My kids love it though and will use it often.
It works and it does help cool one down in the midst of summer heat.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Good Product Despite Hyperbole Jul 09, 2014
By Just My Op
Although this product description states, "Cool Downz are bandannas filled with special crystals that when soaked in water will stay cool for days," the practical aspect to the cooling does not last that long. Sure, if the beads are still hydrated, you'll get a temporary cooling sensation, but not enough to really make a difference unless the beads are soaked more frequently.
Despite the hyperbole, I like this cooling wrap. My tap water is quite warm in the summer so I soak the wrap in ice water. It does have quite a nice cooling effect that lasts for a few hours if you turn over the wrap, move it around so that same part is not against skin all the time.
I suspect but do not know for sure that the warning against freezing it is because it could be too cold and cause a freeze burn (oxymoronic as that sounds) on skin that is not sensitive to temperature changes, just like people are cautioned against using ice packs directly on skin for too long.
My husband already had one of this kind of wrap, made by a different manufacturer. His uses a better, sturdier kind of material and the stitching is much nicer. This one has an overcast type of stitching that makes it look cheap. Also, the fabric is lighter and feel cheaper. (As an aside, if flags are going to be put on fabric, please put on the correct number of stars when showing the whole flag. It has been quite awhile since the U.S. had only 28 states.)
This wrap has three separate sections that contain the beads so that distributing them evenly is easier. It also has plain cloth at each end for typing the wrap. My husband's wrap, which looks nice, has only one long compartment for the cooling crystals, and the cooling section is not as long as on my wrap. So, while his looks nicer, mine performs better, and is great for use when walking the dog or hiking.
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