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I am one to toss a wet cloth into the freezer and grab it out when I need to cool down.

If you use cooling garments, could you please explain which one(s) you use and why you do or don't like them.

thanks, tearose

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I use a vest by coolsport--I like it because it keeps my core of my body cool, and the gel packs stay cold for a long time. I bought an extra set of gel inserts so that while I'm wearing one set the other set can stay in the freezer or in a cooler.

I mentioned in another post that I did NOT like the personal cooling device by sharper image--it has a water resevoir and an internal fan--it is mostly silveer plastic and wraps around your neck. For me, it didn't do a darned thing to keep me cooler, and in fact, made me feel a bit hotter with the plastic against my skin.

I also invested in a full sized misting fan for out on my patio. It allowed me to be outside in the high heat for at least an hour today.

Nina

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I have a coolsport vest, also. I like mine a lot. I leave it in the fridge, packs loaded and ready to go. Muy favorite trick in addition to the vest is to roll ice cubes in a dishtowel, then put a rubber band on each end of the roll and sling it around my neck on top of my clothes. As I am outside, in addition to the cool pack to the neck, the ice melts and the water from the towel gradually soaks down my shirt and this cools through evaporation. I also like to carry a bottle of cold water and I can add it to the towel if needed, or drink it, usually some of both.

I am inside today due to too much heat/sun yesterday. All I did was shop in a greenhouse for 15 minutes. It was too much, but I did manage to plant a lot of flowers in the yard by going out very early or late in the day.

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