Product for hot weather trips - Wrist Twisters
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 07-11-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
Optio
 
jay313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 833
Rep Power: 1
 
Product for hot weather trips

Took a trip from Dallas to Albuquerque and back a few weeks ago in record heat. The secret to my survival was the Frogg Togg Chilly Pad. Highly recommend it! Wet the thing, wrap around neck, and tuck into shirt. Gotta stop about once an hour to rewet it, since it dries out pretty quickly at 80+ mph. But when temps are at/above 100, you'd probably better stop once an hour to rewet yourself, anyway.

Last time I made this trip in summer, got a slight case of heat exhaustion. This time w/my secret weapon, no problems at all! Definitely a good deal if you'll be riding in extreme temps. BTW, the Frogg Toggs website shows out of stock, but these things are readily available all over the web. Bought mine at a Golfsmith store.

frogg toggs® - Cooling Products: Chilly Pad® Super Cooling Towel

jay313 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 07-11-2011, 11:40 AM
The Cripple
 
Pvster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,772
Rep Power: 1
 
cool, thanks! looks like 1 more item i may buy for my upcoming road trip.

Pvster is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 07-11-2011, 11:57 AM
Princeps Prior
 
boogunoogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,957
Rep Power: 1
 
does it really feel "dry to the touch"? or does it feel like a wet towel on your neck that is nice and cold

boogunoogun is offline  
 
post #4 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Optio
 
jay313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 833
Rep Power: 1
 
It's wet but won't be dripping wet. Main thing is that once you start to move, the air blowing across it causes an evaporative cooling effect, so it feels nice and cool. I actually received it as a golf gift, but it's not much help when the wind isn't blowing. But on the bike, where you manufacture your own wind, it works great. Definitely saved my ass this time around.

jay313 is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 03:12 PM
...is a Nihonjin.
 
Shmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,573
Rep Power: 1
 
$10 bucks, sounds like you can't lose.

Thanks for the head's up.

Shmoo is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 04:20 PM
Serial Monogamist
 
ST-DocLizard1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hampton, NJ
Posts: 1,509
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 21

Just received one as a door prize at STAR.
Thanks for the review.
Time to try it out.

Doc



"FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS EARLY APEX."
ST-DocLizard1 is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 07-13-2011, 06:05 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

Man I could have used that on my last trip! Thanks for the heads up going to get one.




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 07-13-2011, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
Optio
 
jay313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Posts: 833
Rep Power: 1
 
You betcha. Gotta be safe in that heat. It will sneak up on you before you know it.

jay313 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 07-13-2011, 09:29 AM
Official thread derailer
 
dadogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pocono Mts PA
Posts: 11,015
Rep Power: 1
 

Awards Showcase
Donation BOTM Wrist Twisters Event Attendance Wrist Twisters Event Attendance 
Total Awards: 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by jay313 View Post
You betcha. Gotta be safe in that heat. It will sneak up on you before you know it.
I hear that...I got stuck in 100+ temps in full gear with an empty Camel back in Omaha NE on an over pass+ a traffic jam....started getting dizzy got off the bike and sat just over the white line...thank God some lady a couple cars over gave me a bottle of water or I think I would have passed out.




Proud member of Wristtwisters, where we drill things the right way.
dadogs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wrist Twisters forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome