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Kafka\'s Kool Tie


    Kafka's Kool Tie

    Beat the heat with a cooling tie! This lightweight scarf is filled with polymer crystals that slowly release water in a cooling action. See details

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    Item # 691097

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    Beat the heat with a cooling tie! This lightweight scarf is filled with polymer crystals that slowly release water in a cooling action.

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    Beat the heat with a cooling tie! This lightweight scarf is filled with polymer crystals that slowly release water in a cooling action.

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    Beat the heat with a cooling tie! This lightweight scarf is filled with polymer crystals that slowly release water in a cooling action.

    • Soak tie in water and the crystals hydrate, then wrap around your neck and feel the evaporative cooling action--works from hours to several days
    • Evaporative action can cool blood flow to the brain, reducing heart rate and blood pressure
    • Great for most activities, Kool Tie® is soft, comfortable and easy to wear
    • Colorful print patterns add fun and flare to your outdoor adventure
    • Instructions included

    Made in USA.

    Item 691097

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    Kafka's Kool Tie Specs
    Best use
    (length) 36 inches
    Sun-protective fabric

    Kafka's Kool Tie

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    Kafka's Kool Tieis rated4.75out of5by4.
    Rated4out of5byfromDid the jobI took one of these through Southeast Asia for 2 months and it saved me a few times. It really does the job if you follow the instructions and alternate sides. There were times that I felt it stopped working but then I touch my neck and its all cold. I guess you just get used to it. It won't save you from sweating but it does give you a bit of relief and stops you from overheating. The only con is that its difficult to wash and you have to watch it when traveling. It takes some time for it to dry out so if you're on the go and toss it in your bag constantly then its going to get some funk.
    Date published: 2014-03-06
    Rated5out of5byfromRelying on REIThe 12 Kool Ties were purchased as Christmas gifts for some personal friends who ride in the St. Louis Recreational Cyclists club. Since it is presently snowing and 30 degrees in St. Louis, it will be several months before anyoone gets to try the effectiveness of the Tie. I am hoping REI screens the products it offers to do what it is suppose to do.
    Date published: 2013-12-13
    Rated5out of5byfromI've used one for years!I keep one of these in my suitcase for travel. The first time I used a Kafta kool tie was about ten years ago in Bejing, China. Our tour guide recommended it for our trip and I've been recommending it to friends ever since. This thing is GREAT!! You'd think after soaking it in water that it would be drippy but it does NOT drip down your neck. Whenever the tie doesn't feel cool anymore, give it a twist and it's instantly cool again. I could wear it all day and the tie still felt cool when I'd turn it. You activate it by soaking it in some water and letting the beads inside "swell up." Be careful that you don't over fill the beads, making it stiff. I did this once and when I went to curve it around my neck, I ripped the seam. I was able to sew the edge again after it dried out but from then on I was careful about that. You leave it sit out a few days to dry and it returns to the original flat state. I've seen similar kool ties at craft fairs and they smelled funny, but not the kafta kool tie. This is the brand I have recommended to friends for years.
    Date published: 2013-07-11
    Rated5out of5byfromA must have for hot weather activitiesIt was reccomended to me by a friend and now I can't stop telling everyone about this amazing product. It's a must have!!! I used it while Trikking 55 miles in 90- 106 degrees weather and it stayed cool all that time. It was amazing to feel something cold on your neck while you feel your body is melting everywhere else. I will never leave the house without my cool tie. And it looks cool too :)
    Date published: 2012-09-16

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