I Sold a Cooling Towel
My Adventure Continues
Many shockingly incredible products may be ordered online: a cooling towel certainly is one of them. Astute shoppers comb hundreds of digital stores in search of just the right shade of blue for their purchase. Someone out there in cyberspace recognized my offering as spot-on. They revealed a credit card number, they gave up a mailing address, and now they wait in breathless anticipation for their cooling towel to arrive. It could happen, and evidently it did happen.
How does it work?
Evaporation provides free cooling for this towel. Water molecules infuse the fabric, but not for long. The molecules vibrate, absorbing energy in the process. Eventually individual molecules accumulate sufficient energy to break away from the towel: they become vapor. Energy lost from the towel provides a negative warming effect effect to the wearer. It's all very cool, on several levels.
Does it work?
Yes, it works. Evaporation happens. Something gets wet and after a time it's less wet. Your clothes dryer operates on the same principle.
Twenty-three out of 47 reviewers awarded the cooling towel 5 stars. That's almost half. It's virtually impossible to get 23 people to agree on anything. This product must be really good.
Reviewers rave over the cooling provided by this product. They suggest that even a hot humid sunny day might be somewhat mitigated by strategic application. The human neck seems to be an excellent place to hang it.
Only 2 reviewers (out of 47) saddled the cooling towel with one star. One author opined a tragic mold infestation infesting their towel shortly after the first use. Evidently included instructions endorse putting the thing away while still damp. Most biologists would endorse this as a way to grow mold. The other 1-star reviewer asserted a daunting lack of cooling capability. We're not here to judge.
You, too, can own this modern miracle of physics
We probably won't run out, but you'd be wise to order your towel as soon as humanly possible.