We’ve been selling quite a few cool neck ties at the markets in Tasmania given the hot weather lately! People are amazed at how cool our demonstration neck ties are. We soak them at about 6am and that’s it. All through the hot day at the market visitors keep feeling them and can't believe how brilliantly cool they stay.
We're being asked how they work... so without getting too 'over the top' scientific, we’ll attempt to explain simply how our cool neck ties keep cool!
First a little bit of background. To use the cool neck ties, they need to be soaked in water for about 10-20 mins. The super absorbent crystals inside soak up the water – expanding about 400 times their size. It’s used by then tying it around your neck or forehead to help keep you cool.
So… how does this work?
The absorbed water in the neck tie very gradually evaporates. This naturally occurring evaporation is called passive evaporation. As the water evaporates it draws heat from the surrounding air to allow it to change from liquid to vapour. This process creates a cooling effect. It doesn't leak or drip and you don't feel wet at all - just cool!
It’s a great idea when wearing the neck ties to turn them over every now and again. The surface that is exposed to the hot air will be creating more coolness, so refreshing the side that is in contact with your skin occasionally over the day, will keep you even cooler.
The neck ties will keep cooling for up to 3 days after you soak them, but you can refresh them each day or whenever you wish.
If the science doesn’t interest you, it might be enough just letting you know, that no matter how they work… they do work!!
And they last for a long time if you look after them. This means properly letting them dry out when they aren't going to be used for a while, and storing them ready for hot weather again. They can be hand washed with warm soapy water too, to keep them clean.
Our cool neck ties are a great option for people working outdoors, being active, for older people, or anyone!
A very simple, safe, reusable and cheap way to keep cool! They come in a range of colours.