Q. What are KOOL OFF Products
and Arctic Bandanas? How do they work?
A. Our KOOL OFF Products and Arctic Bandanas
are made from 100% cotton & poly/cotton fabric. The products all have an area
sewn into a tube/pocket. In these tubes/pockets we put water absorbing polymer
crystals. We use a special blend of these crystals which we call Sparkling
Earth. The crystals absorb 350 to 400 times their weight in water.
water, the crystals time-release the water over a period of days. It is this
release of water that keeps our products cooler than the surrounding air. For
extra cooling, the products can be refrigerated. The release period is one to
several days depending upon the air temperature, humidity and type of use. After
releasing all their water, the crystals return to the hard crystal form. Our
Sparkling Earth crystals can be taken from dry to wet and then back to dry
hundreds and hundreds of times. They will work for years. Sparkling Earth is
non-toxic, non-flammable and non-hazardous.
Q. How long should they be soaked in water?
A. Our products generally need to be soaked
for only about 20 minutes although this can vary slightly depending on the water
temperature & impurity content of the water. If you soak the product for
considerably longer than 20 minutes, the crystals may grow too large and may
begin to squeeze out through the fabric. If this occurs, just rinse off and it's
ready to wear.
Q. Are there products available that can
absorb water faster and can be worn sooner?
A. Yes, however most of these 1 to 2 minute
products use a polymer designed for baby diapers and can only be reused a few
times. Ours can be used thousands of times.
Q. Are the crystals safe?
A. Yes, ours are non-toxic, non-flammable,
non-hazardous and biodegradable. So, they are safe for human use and will not
damage the environment.
Q. Do you offer international
A. The shipping rates listed are for
shipments within the continental U.S.A.. If your order is going outside of the
U.S.A., there will be additional shipping charges. We will email you how much
those charges are, and upon your approval of the additional charges, we will
ship your order.