About EverCool Towel
Using “advanced, cutting edge technology,” the EverCool Towel is claimed to trap water in its fibers and transform energy into a cooling effect, which can help quickly cool you down, any time or anywhere. In fact, the EverCool Towel is claimed to drop 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature in less than a minute.
According to EverCool’s manufacturer, the self-cooling towel works over 3 steps:
- Soak your EverCool Towel with water of any temperature.
- Wring out the excess water.
- Snap the towel to activate its cooling effect. As long as the towel remains damp, the snapping effect will continue re-cooling all throughout the day.
Despite its effectiveness though, the EverCool Towel is claimed to be non-toxic, contain no chemicals, work without leaving any sticky residue, and to not irritate skin. And when the time comes, EverCool is machine washable.
Before handing over your hard-earned money though, let’s take a closer look at how the EverCool Towel works.
Is EverCool’s Self-Cooling Technology Really Cutting Edge?
Other than informing us that it’s scientifically designed and uses cutting edge technology, EverCool’s manufacturer doesn’t provide any details about how their towel actually works.
However, it seems that its technology is fairly commonplace and is available in dozens of nearly identical products (more about this in a moment), which means that it’s almost certainly not as “cutting edge” as the manufacturer might make it seem. In fact, Consumer Reports performed testing on three popular options about 2 years ago, which goes to show you just how long the technology has been around.
To outline how low-tech these towels really are, their makeup appears to simply involve “90 percent polyester and 10 percent nylon, [which is] soft to the touch when wet or dry.” But do they work?
Can You Expect the EverCool Towel to Work Well?
In the Consumer Reports article noted above, the team ultimately concluded that while all 3 self-cooling towels seemed to cool about 20 degrees lower than the outside temperature, they ultimately didn’t help cool the testers off any better than a wet dish towel—despite being priced much higher.
This is because, whether you’re using a high-priced self-cooling towel or a less expensive option, the process at work here is known as evaporative cooling. This is actually the same thing that occurs when you sweat; e.g. the heat from your body is transferred to a liquid, which then evaporates off your body and takes a small amount of heat with it.
As such, moisture of any type on your body will provide the same cooling effect as the EverCool Towel.
A Note about Humidity
Have you ever spent time in a particularly humid environment? If it was during a hotter part of the year, you probably noticed that you seemed to sweat more.
However, this might not actually be the case. Instead, what happens is that because the surrounding air is already full of water, the water molecules in your sweat can’t be transferred from your skin to the air. In other words, you’re not sweating more—it’s just that evaporation isn’t occurring.
As such, whether you’re trying to cool off with EverCool or a plain old dish towel, the evaporative cooling process will be much less effective if you live in a humid climate.
Are There Other Choices Besides EverCool Towel?
As we mentioned in the first section, although EverCool’s manufacturer might like you to believe otherwise, there are dozens upon dozens of similar self-cooling towels out there, which you can see for yourself by typing “self-cooling towel” into your favorite search engine. On top of this, many of these options will be available from local retailers, which might make the purchasing process more convenient.
Admittedly, not all of these options will work exactly the same as the EverCool Towel and might be priced differently, but you have choices.
Now, let’s talk more about the company behind EverCool Towel.
EverCool Towel’s Manufacturer
EverCool Towel is manufactured by Inventel, an up-and-coming company within the “As Seen on TV” industry who also makes Liberty Lantern, Butterfly Abs, Gripeez, and several others. HighYa readers have given these products an average rating of 2 stars, with common complaints citing failure to work, poor quality, a poor customer service, although you might not experience the same with the EverCool Towel.
Unfortunately, the company wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau to provide additional insight.
What does the EverCool Towel cost though?
EverCool Towel Pricing & Refund Policy
Available in blue, grey, or green, two EverCool Towels are priced at $9.99 plus $11.98 S&H (whoa!), which will include a clip canister for each towel.
All EverCool Towels come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means you could lose 50% more in S&H charges than you’ll receive as a refund by the time everything is said and done.
With this in mind, if you’d like to request a refund, you’ll need to contact Inventel’s customer service department at 973-531-4407.
Is EverCool Towel Worth Your Money?
Like many of the other “As Seen on TV” products we’ve reviewed here at HighYa, EverCool isn’t as cutting-edge as the manufacturer claims, which means that you have dozens of self-cooling towels from which to choose—many of which are priced lower, considering EverCool Towel’s high, non-refundable S&H charges.
With this in mind, based on tests for very similar products, you could reasonably expect EverCool to work as the manufacturer claims. Keep in mind though that, just because it is cooler than the surrounding temperature and might feel cooler on your skin, this doesn’t mean it will actually cool you off any better than a dish towel.