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Summer is on its way and we all tend to spend more time outdoors in summer, whether it is for exercising purposes and part of healthy living or just to enjoy the beautiful weather. The most important thing to remember when spending more time outdoors, is to be prepared for the hot weather. It is vital to protect the delicate skin on your face, from the sun’s harsh rays, especially when exercising! I ensure that I wear a peak cap whenever I exercise outdoors, as well as sunscreen.
I was recently sent a few goodies from RealXGear to try out. RealXGear is 21st-Century Cooling technology made for the extreme performance needs of athletes, sports fans, workers – in short, anyone who needs to stay cool, particularly in the hot summer sun!
The cooling towel I received has a rather unusual texture, much like that of a car chamois but does absorb well and if you are like me and overheat after excising, it feels really cooling on your skin. Unfortunately the weather has been abysmal lately and I have not had much chance, to try out my visor yet but I thought I would share more about the products with you.
How does the cooling technology work?
In addition to the passive evaporative cooling benefits of a wet towel on hot skin, RealXGear cooling technology also involves active cooling through a chemical reaction. Inside RealXGear towels and caps are chemical beads that drop in temperature rapidly when wet, and stay cool for hours. These chemicals are completely safe and environmentally friendly.
Using Cold Water
Obviously the best and fastest results will come from using cold water. Our cooling gear has proven to keep a person’s outside skin up to 20 degrees cooler when using cold water to wet a RealXGear cooling towel.
Using Ambient Temperature Water
If you’re using water that’s about the same temperature as the air, your outer skin will be at least 12 degrees cooler in just a matter of minutes. The towel will then remain cool from 2 to 8 hours depending on the saturation of the towel and outside conditions. For example, a biker wearing our towel may only remain cool for 2 hours as a result of the wind drying out the towel and the beads inside. A gardener wearing our towel, on the other hand, will remain cool up to 8 hours because the outside conditions are not as extreme in drying out the towel.
Using Hot Water
To really put our claims to the test, our product launched on QVC and the demonstration showed the towel being wet with 194 degree water and within three minutes the towel cooled down to 71.9 degrees. Even using almost boiling water, the cooling beads were able to actively cool the towel down to a temperature where it can keep you cool, too! ~ RealXGear
As well as the cooling visor, you will find cooling caps in various colours and the cooling towel in various colours and sizes on their website. To find out more about RealXGear or purchase any of their products click here. As a special offer Inspired Living SA readers, can receive 20% off online orders, if you enter rxg20 at checkout.
Info Source: RealXGear
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