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On a Mission to Stay Cool
Interested in Mission Cooling products? Check out the link here to purchase and use code ‘EILEEN25’ to receive 25% off at checkout.
You all know that I travel a lot. I’ve been to 67 countries to date and am abroad a cumulative 4 to 6 months per year. Many of those trips are to hot, steamy places, from Brazil to the Caribbean to Sri Lanka. But, as much as I love a tropical climate, I do not love feeling hot and steamy myself! So when I had the opportunity to try Mission’s Instant Cooling Gear, I was really intrigued!
The Background Behind Mission
Mission was created to help people lead an active lifestyle by enabling them to ‘cool more and do more’ despite the heat. Whether trail running or hiking outdoors, attending an outdoor concert or festival, or doing DIY/gardening around the home – Mission’s portfolio of Instant Cooling Gear allows people to do more and enjoy more in the heat. They’ve got a broad range of instant cooling gear from hats, to neck gaiters, to towels that cool instantly and keep you cool for hours.
Each of their cooling products is made from lightweight, ultrasoft, proprietary fabrics with cooling technology that enhances the natural process of evaporation. Plus, they’re chemical free and never wash out. With such awesome elements, it’s no wonder we’ve seen stars like Serena Williams, Drew Brees and Dwyane Wade staying ‘cool’ under pressure with the help of Mission’s advanced cooling products!
Time to Try It For Myself
Although I knew the claims and had seen the celebrity usage, it was time for me to see for myself! I got ahold of two key Mission products – the Mission Max Cooling Towel and the Mission Cooling Performance Hat – and packed them in my luggage. I was bound for South Florida for a week in the Miami / Fort Lauderdale region. It was May and the temperatures were already in the mid 80’s°F (30°C), so I knew it would be the perfect time to put my new items to the test.
I wanted to try them out during various outdoor leisure activities, like eating on the rooftop terrace of my hotel, relaxing at the beach, walking along Florida’s famous boardwalks, and jogging in the park. I tend to overheat very easily, so a lightweight cooling towel would be a great asset to me. At the same time, as a natural blonde, my scalp gets sunburnt very easily, so hats are key whenever I spend prolonged periods of time outdoors in the sun. However, if the hat is thick or heavy in any way, I’ll overheat and end up taking it off.
Testing Out My Mission Instant Cooling Gear
So the challenge was set, and I followed the instructions on how to use each item. The first step for both the Mission Max Cooling Towel and the Mission Cooling Performance Hat is simply to thoroughly wet the item and wring out any excess water.
What’s extra fascinating at this stage is that the temperature of the water is totally irrelevant. The subsequent cooling effect will occur even if the water is hot to begin with! For the Mission Cooling Performance Hat, the next step is to waive the hat in the air for 15 to 20 seconds to activate the cooling; while for the Mission Max Cooling Towel, simply snap the towel three times to activate the cooling. To reactivate the hat and towel when dry, simply repeat the steps!
Well, I could not believe the results! The fabric on both the towel and the hat instantly cooled after I activated the cooling effect. And, just as the instructions said, the cooling effect lasted for approximately two hours! Then I simply reactivated the cooling effect on each item and enjoyed it all over again. I used them at the beach, by the pool, and during a walk in the park and they were perfect for each activity!
The Results Are In!
I was worried that Mission’s Cooling Performance Hat and the Max Cooling Towel would feel soggy, heavy and wet once activated, but they remained light and merely damp throughout. Moreover, the cooling fabric always stayed soft, whether wet or dry – an element I really loved!
But of course, the very best part is the instant cooling effect! Each Mission product can cool to as low as 60°F (15°C) and this was really noticeable. Once cooled, the hat and towel actually reminded me of ice packs I often use on my sore muscles and felt like I had just taken them out of the freezer!
This awesome cooling effect is produced by special fibers in the fabrics of the hat and towel that slow the evaporation of the water, locking heat out of the fabrics. This means that Mission’s advanced cooling technology simply enhances the natural process of evaporation, and this is what helps to cool you!
Instant Cooling Effect and So Much More!
In addition to the instant, long-lasting cool and easy activation process, there were a few other things I loved about my new Mission products. Namely, they’re chemical free and contain UPF 50 Sun Protection (no sun damage for me!). They have a soft and lightweight construction, and are each reusable and machine washable.
The hat has an adjustable hook and loop closure and a flexible crown for a relaxed fit. This meant that the hat was fully adjustable for my notoriously small head! The towel has antimicrobial properties for odor control – an especially important factor for an item being used in the heat!
My Thoughts on Mission Instant Cooling Gear
Overall, my new Mission products were a huge win for me. They’re perfect for all sorts of outdoor activities when the heat would otherwise be too much for me. Whether hiking outdoors, relaxing at the beach, or jogging in the park – my Mission Instant Cooling Gear allows me to do more and enjoy more in the heat. Mission Instant Cooling Gear would also be a great gift for those special women in our lives suffering from hot flashes! I’ll definitely be picking one up for my mother to help her out in that department, and packing my own in my luggage each time I travel to a hot destination or spend time at home in New York’s hot and steamy streets!
If you’re interested in Mission Cooling products, check out the link here to purchase them and let me know your thoughts! Don’t forget to use my discount code ‘EILEEN25’ to receive 25% off at checkout.
Then, as Mission themselves says, ‘When the heat challenges you to do less…’ you too will be able to ‘Cool More. Do More!’
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me, @lighttravelsfaster on behalf of Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mission.
Instant Cooling Effect and so much more with my Mission Instant Cooling Gear!~Eileen Rhein from @lighttravelsfaster