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What is it? an all sports, all terrains, all purpose, evaporative cooling towel

What does it claim? to absorb your sweat and keep you cool during a workout.

Who tested it? Norfolk resident and busy mom Ruth Elkins

What Are The Instructions? Before your first use, rinse Chilly Pad with warm water. Then just make sure you keep it wet so the moisture evaporates and continues cooling for hours. If the towel begins to dry out, simply re-wet and keep cooling.

To clean, wring it out and roll it up for storage. The Chilly Pad can be machine or hand washed with liquid detergent and will last for years, the manufacturer warranties.

Did it work? Elkins was pretty impressed. The texture of the towel threw her off a little bit. It sort of feels like a shammy and she wasn't sure it would absorb her sweat. The Chilly Pad wicked away her sweat and kept her cool throughout her very intense workout.

Cost/Availability? You can purchase the Chilly Pad Cooling Towel for $14.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond.

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