Keep Your Cool

When you’re hot and bothered, a cold compress on your neck or head can provide soothing relief. But the feeling is usually fleeting since most fabrics quickly lose their cool. That’s not how the Ice Cold Towel works. It’s engineered to stay cool for 2-5 hours. The inventor is Joe Martin, who paired two materials—polyvinyl alcohol and terylene— to create a super absorbent fabric that cools you down when you’re running, biking, climbing, or gardening. Evaporation is key to the cooling sensation: when you wet the fabric, the water begins to evaporate at a temperature that’s about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature. Because the fabric can hold a lot of moisture, the evaporative cooling lasts longer than other products. If the towel begins to dry out, simply wet it again to keep cooling off. Joe’s creation is an easy, comfortable way to beat the heat when you’re working up a sweat or afterwards, when you’re recovering. It can offer relief from a sunburn or fever, too. Any time things heat up, an Ice Cold Towel makes it easier to keep your cool.

Ice Cold Towels

Cooling Towels

Keep Your Cool

When you’re hot and bothered, a cold compress on your neck or head can provide soothing relief. But the feeling is usually fleeting since most fabrics quickly lose their cool. That’s not how the Ice Cold Towel works. It’s engineered to stay cool for 2-5 hours. The inventor is Joe Martin, who paired two materials—polyvinyl alcohol and terylene— to create a super absorbent fabric that cools you down when you’re running, biking, climbing, or gardening. Evaporation is key to the cooling sensation: when you wet the fabric, the water begins to evaporate at a temperature that’s about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature. Because the fabric can hold a lot of moisture, the evaporative cooling lasts longer than other products. If the towel begins to dry out, simply wet it again to keep cooling off. Joe’s creation is an easy, comfortable way to beat the heat when you’re working up a sweat or afterwards, when you’re recovering. It can offer relief from a sunburn or fever, too. Any time things heat up, an Ice Cold Towel makes it easier to keep your cool.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joe
    Joe

    Are you always Hot? Do you Overheat? Are you dreading the summer temperatures? Don't! Ice Cold Towels are the perfect solution to keep you 20 degrees cooler for HOURS!

    It may sound like magic but it's not... I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    5/22/2013 12:12 PM

    In the video, you said that your shirt would not get wet from the towel. Can I use this indoors--say, at my desk at work--to stay cool? Thanks!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    5/22/2013 12:30 PM

    @Katherine Hi Katherine, Aaron from The Grommet here. The towels are damp and moist to the touch, but they won't transfer much, if any, water to your clothes because of how absorbent the material is. For optimal use, they recommend that you wring out the excess water, so it won't drip. Hope that helps!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:15 PM

    Hi Katherine, we have the perfect product for indoor use. Many women use this day and night for head aches or over heating. Your clothing will not get wet unless you Push the water out of the towel. My wife uses her at night.....that time in her life :-)

  • Amy
    Amy
    5/22/2013 12:23 PM

    Are these different from the cooling towels I've seen by other brands? Those don't specify what they're made of, but the concept seems to be the same. Thanks.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 1:06 PM

    @Amy

    Hi Amy,

    This is also Amy, from The Grommet. These towels are made of a combination of of two fabrics: Polyvinyl Alcohol and Terylene.

    You can always find this information under the "details" tab when you click into an individual sku.

    Joe will be along shortly and I'm sure he'll be able to provide clarity on the difference and unique properties of his specific brand.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:05 PM

    @Amy

    Hi Amy, Some cooling towels use chemicals to promote cooling such as polimar or menthal. Our towels are chemical free & even bio-degradable.

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 1:19 PM

    Can you elaborate on how it says in the video that it needs to be stored damp, but won't get moldy or smelly? I am skeptical of that. Is there an antimicrobial agent added to the fabric or it's storage packaging? Will it hurt it to be dried out between uses then soaked when needed? I'd rather do that especially when storing at length between uses. Thank you!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 1:53 PM

    @Emily

    You can absolutely clean between uses and here are some instructions for how to do so:

    If the towel becomes soiled or needs to be cleaned, simply place it in the washing machine with your next load of clothes. DO NOT MACHINE DRY! If the towel has been stored damp and develops mildew or an odor, add 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon of warm water and allow the towel to soak for an hour or two. Then, rinse thoroughly to remove any bleach residue. The towel can now be washed in the washing machine to remove any residual stains. It is now ready for use or storage.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:11 PM

    Hi Emily....the towel by nature doesn't promote bacteria if it's washed between uses. I recommend a one minute wash with hand soap after use. wring it out & insert it pack into the packaging. If you are done using it for the season you can absolutely let it dry. It will get hard. When you want to use it again, simply soak it in warm water for 5-10 minutes & you're good to go. I have wet towels from January 2012 in our warehouse that still have no odor.

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 6:00 PM

    @Joe: I am satisfied with and grateful for your answers, thank you! And I also appreciate hearing from folks with MS in later comments, how this product would prove helpful to them. I have a friend who suffers greatly from this disease, and I am sending her a link to this Grommet page.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 2:01 PM

    Hey all, I was a tester for the Ice Cold Towel. I wore it on a hot day for a 5.5 mile walk. After almost two hours it was still cooling me off. The corners of it (that were flapping in the breeze) dried up but the rest was still moist and effective. If you want to wear it for an event I would just tuck the ends in or wear it against the skin like in the marathon photo in the video. I have to say it was pretty impressive for me.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    5/22/2013 3:46 PM

    Looks like another great product but once again, too pricey for what it is. At a lower price point the increase in sales volume would increase your profits beyond what they may be today. Just my opinion but for now...I'm out.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 4:44 PM

    Hi Thomas, I'm Joe from Ice Cold Towels. There are other cooling towels on the market today. Many towels use chemicals like menthol or polymor to produce cooling. We use only the best PVA available. Our towels are bio-degradable & produce no odor. Our towels have a soft feel to them, not a "slimy" feel like our main competitor. Thanks for your comments.

  • Linda
    Linda
    5/22/2013 4:09 PM

    These were available on QVC and I bought a set that cost a heck of a lot less than these. Furthermore, they get warm pretty fast, so you have to keep on shaking them out and it becomes a real pain after a while. I hardly use mine anymore.

    What is becoming a bit concerning about Daily Grommet is that people are jumping on the bandwagon with products that are already in the marketplace for a lot less.

    I suggest Grommet does some research to make sure that the products offered are not copies where customers are being charged a lot more than in the marketplace.

    People aren't stupid and they will usually do their own searches where they will find the same product for a lot less.

    You are giving yourselves a bad name Grommet. Linda

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 4:55 PM

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We listen closely to customer's thoughts about what makes a good Grommet and we take many things into consideration. At The Grommet, we pride ourselves on discovering and selling products of value and with a purpose. These towels were designed with the help of a Boston marathon runner and all of the claims are tested and vetted in-house.

    Sometimes these products are sold other places as well, yet we always do our best to bring you innovative and meaningful products. We work closely with the founders to ensure we are offering a fair price for everyone involved.

    Again, thank you for your feedback.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 5:34 PM

    Hi Linda, I am familiar with the QVC offering I think you're talking about. That towel was a micro-fiber product that is sold under a few different name. Mission Edura-cool is the main retail name. If you check the internet blogs you'll see the reviews are awful. Although the towels look really nice, the cooling ability is limited to 15-20 minutes. We have been manufacturing Ice Cold Towels for 17 months now. I can honestly tell you we have not had one refund request. Not one person was dissatisfied with our cooling towel or its retail price.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 10:10 PM

    @Joe I am glad you could clear up the cloud Linda's comment could have made. We work so hard to find people and products like you who are "the real deal." Like you, we would be out of business if we were trying to cut corners. .

  • Ariel
    Ariel
    5/22/2013 4:34 PM

    As someone who has difficulty dealing with the summer heat because of multiple sclerosis I am very excited by this product and can't wait to place my order. While I do not expect that it will make summers pleasant, hopefully it will allow me to do more of the activities, I enjoy, outside without constant worry about 'overheating'. Thank you so much!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 5:00 PM

    @Ariel As I said below to Jean, I am thrilled that we can help you out today.

  • Jean
    Jean
    5/22/2013 4:36 PM

    Wow, what a great concept. I have MS and have problems with the heat. I have been advised to get a cooling vest for time when I get too hot. This is a much better way to deal with the problem. Portable, don't need to worry about ice packs, light and stylish. This gal needs to save her pennies and get one. Thank you for developing a product that will make the life of an MS'r easier

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 5:00 PM

    @jean That is great to hear. I love when people in our community tell us about new ideas for a Grommet. That cooling vest idea sounds like a pain! Have you seen our Hot Girls Pearls? They address the same issue when you need to be more dressed up.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 5:54 PM

    Hello. My husband works in the construction industry and sweats profusely. Wisconsin summers and hot and humid. Wondering if your testing of the towel was done under these conditions? I am considering purchasing for my husband to wear while he works. Your thoughts please? Nancy

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 6:04 PM

    @Nancy : yes, ditto what Nancy said, and I wonder how it holds up in environments with a lot of debris - my husband works outdoors too, he can get grubby sometimes. Would it impede performance of the product or "clog it up" somehow and shorten it's life span? On that subject, if used regularly (and not abused) what kind of life span can be expected?

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 7:59 PM

    Hi.... This is Joe from ICT...We have sold towels to people all over the world. One of our best distributors is in the Middle East where the temperature is often over 110 degrees! The towels need two ingredients to work, Water & Air. The towels when shaken evaporate water rapidly. Evaporating water is cooler than the surrounding air temperature. Working outside & getting the towels dirty will not impact the product. You definitely want to hand wash the towel every night to eliminate the sweat, sunscreen & dirt.

    There is nothing to "wash off the towel". The only thing that will occur is that the edges will fray over time from machine washing, just like your t shirt :-)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 10:11 PM

    @Joe

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 10:14 PM

    @Nancy OOps Sorry cat jumped on my keyboard and hit enter before I was ready!

    Thanks for asking the additional questions I had Emliy! Joe, I am wondering what size you would recommend for a construction worker?

  • Carol
    Carol
    5/22/2013 8:37 PM

    Hi, am I correct in reading that the marathon towels are long and narrow? I would use my Ice Cold Towel for gardening and cooling off in these hot and humid Cleveland summers. Would I be better of with the large size than the Marathon towel? Thanks for your input.

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    5/22/2013 9:31 PM

    @Carol Hi Carol, Aaron from The Grommet here. If you are gardening and doing a lot of movement, I'd recommend the Marathon Towel because you can tie it around your neck and it won't slip off easily. The large Cooling Towel will drape around your neck, but if you are an active gardener (kneeling, bending over, moving in and around bushes, etc.), the Marathon Towel will stay securely in place.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 10:14 PM

    Hi Carol, the marathon towel has a slit on one end. This allows you to basically make a "tie" out of the cooling towel.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Ice Cold Towels

Cooling Towels

Keep Your Cool

When you’re hot and bothered, a cold compress on your neck or head can provide soothing relief. But the feeling is usually fleeting since most fabrics quickly lose their cool. That’s not how the Ice Cold Towel works. It’s engineered to stay cool for 2-5 hours.

The inventor is Joe Martin, who paired two materials—polyvinyl alcohol and terylene— to create a super absorbent fabric that cools you down when you’re running, biking, climbing, or gardening. Evaporation is key to the cooling sensation: when you wet the
fabric, the water begins to evaporate at a temperature that’s about 20 degrees cooler than the air temperature. Because the fabric can hold a lot of moisture, the evaporative cooling lasts longer than other products. If the towel begins to dry out, simply wet it again to keep cooling off.

Joe’s creation is an easy, comfortable way to beat the heat when you’re working up a sweat or afterwards, when you’re recovering. It can offer relief from a sunburn or fever, too. Any time things heat up, an Ice Cold Towel makes it easier to keep your cool.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Joe
    Joe

    Are you always Hot? Do you Overheat? Are you dreading the summer temperatures? Don't! Ice Cold Towels are the perfect solution to keep you 20 degrees cooler for HOURS!

    It may sound like magic but it's not... I'm happy to answer any questions you may have!

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    5/22/2013 12:12 PM

    In the video, you said that your shirt would not get wet from the towel. Can I use this indoors--say, at my desk at work--to stay cool? Thanks!

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    5/22/2013 12:30 PM

    @Katherine Hi Katherine, Aaron from The Grommet here. The towels are damp and moist to the touch, but they won't transfer much, if any, water to your clothes because of how absorbent the material is. For optimal use, they recommend that you wring out the excess water, so it won't drip. Hope that helps!

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:15 PM

    Hi Katherine, we have the perfect product for indoor use. Many women use this day and night for head aches or over heating. Your clothing will not get wet unless you Push the water out of the towel. My wife uses her at night.....that time in her life :-)

  • Amy
    Amy
    5/22/2013 12:23 PM

    Are these different from the cooling towels I've seen by other brands? Those don't specify what they're made of, but the concept seems to be the same. Thanks.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 1:06 PM

    @Amy

    Hi Amy,

    This is also Amy, from The Grommet. These towels are made of a combination of of two fabrics: Polyvinyl Alcohol and Terylene.

    You can always find this information under the "details" tab when you click into an individual sku.

    Joe will be along shortly and I'm sure he'll be able to provide clarity on the difference and unique properties of his specific brand.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:05 PM

    @Amy

    Hi Amy, Some cooling towels use chemicals to promote cooling such as polimar or menthal. Our towels are chemical free & even bio-degradable.

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 1:19 PM

    Can you elaborate on how it says in the video that it needs to be stored damp, but won't get moldy or smelly? I am skeptical of that. Is there an antimicrobial agent added to the fabric or it's storage packaging? Will it hurt it to be dried out between uses then soaked when needed? I'd rather do that especially when storing at length between uses. Thank you!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 1:53 PM

    @Emily

    You can absolutely clean between uses and here are some instructions for how to do so:

    If the towel becomes soiled or needs to be cleaned, simply place it in the washing machine with your next load of clothes. DO NOT MACHINE DRY! If the towel has been stored damp and develops mildew or an odor, add 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 gallon of warm water and allow the towel to soak for an hour or two. Then, rinse thoroughly to remove any bleach residue. The towel can now be washed in the washing machine to remove any residual stains. It is now ready for use or storage.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 2:11 PM

    Hi Emily....the towel by nature doesn't promote bacteria if it's washed between uses. I recommend a one minute wash with hand soap after use. wring it out & insert it pack into the packaging. If you are done using it for the season you can absolutely let it dry. It will get hard. When you want to use it again, simply soak it in warm water for 5-10 minutes & you're good to go. I have wet towels from January 2012 in our warehouse that still have no odor.

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 6:00 PM

    @Joe: I am satisfied with and grateful for your answers, thank you! And I also appreciate hearing from folks with MS in later comments, how this product would prove helpful to them. I have a friend who suffers greatly from this disease, and I am sending her a link to this Grommet page.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 2:01 PM

    Hey all, I was a tester for the Ice Cold Towel. I wore it on a hot day for a 5.5 mile walk. After almost two hours it was still cooling me off. The corners of it (that were flapping in the breeze) dried up but the rest was still moist and effective. If you want to wear it for an event I would just tuck the ends in or wear it against the skin like in the marathon photo in the video. I have to say it was pretty impressive for me.

  • Thomas
    Thomas
    5/22/2013 3:46 PM

    Looks like another great product but once again, too pricey for what it is. At a lower price point the increase in sales volume would increase your profits beyond what they may be today. Just my opinion but for now...I'm out.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 4:44 PM

    Hi Thomas, I'm Joe from Ice Cold Towels. There are other cooling towels on the market today. Many towels use chemicals like menthol or polymor to produce cooling. We use only the best PVA available. Our towels are bio-degradable & produce no odor. Our towels have a soft feel to them, not a "slimy" feel like our main competitor. Thanks for your comments.

  • Linda
    Linda
    5/22/2013 4:09 PM

    These were available on QVC and I bought a set that cost a heck of a lot less than these. Furthermore, they get warm pretty fast, so you have to keep on shaking them out and it becomes a real pain after a while. I hardly use mine anymore.

    What is becoming a bit concerning about Daily Grommet is that people are jumping on the bandwagon with products that are already in the marketplace for a lot less.

    I suggest Grommet does some research to make sure that the products offered are not copies where customers are being charged a lot more than in the marketplace.

    People aren't stupid and they will usually do their own searches where they will find the same product for a lot less.

    You are giving yourselves a bad name Grommet. Linda

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 4:55 PM

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We listen closely to customer's thoughts about what makes a good Grommet and we take many things into consideration. At The Grommet, we pride ourselves on discovering and selling products of value and with a purpose. These towels were designed with the help of a Boston marathon runner and all of the claims are tested and vetted in-house.

    Sometimes these products are sold other places as well, yet we always do our best to bring you innovative and meaningful products. We work closely with the founders to ensure we are offering a fair price for everyone involved.

    Again, thank you for your feedback.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 5:34 PM

    Hi Linda, I am familiar with the QVC offering I think you're talking about. That towel was a micro-fiber product that is sold under a few different name. Mission Edura-cool is the main retail name. If you check the internet blogs you'll see the reviews are awful. Although the towels look really nice, the cooling ability is limited to 15-20 minutes. We have been manufacturing Ice Cold Towels for 17 months now. I can honestly tell you we have not had one refund request. Not one person was dissatisfied with our cooling towel or its retail price.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 10:10 PM

    @Joe I am glad you could clear up the cloud Linda's comment could have made. We work so hard to find people and products like you who are "the real deal." Like you, we would be out of business if we were trying to cut corners. .

  • Ariel
    Ariel
    5/22/2013 4:34 PM

    As someone who has difficulty dealing with the summer heat because of multiple sclerosis I am very excited by this product and can't wait to place my order. While I do not expect that it will make summers pleasant, hopefully it will allow me to do more of the activities, I enjoy, outside without constant worry about 'overheating'. Thank you so much!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 5:00 PM

    @Ariel As I said below to Jean, I am thrilled that we can help you out today.

  • Jean
    Jean
    5/22/2013 4:36 PM

    Wow, what a great concept. I have MS and have problems with the heat. I have been advised to get a cooling vest for time when I get too hot. This is a much better way to deal with the problem. Portable, don't need to worry about ice packs, light and stylish. This gal needs to save her pennies and get one. Thank you for developing a product that will make the life of an MS'r easier

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    5/22/2013 5:00 PM

    @jean That is great to hear. I love when people in our community tell us about new ideas for a Grommet. That cooling vest idea sounds like a pain! Have you seen our Hot Girls Pearls? They address the same issue when you need to be more dressed up.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 5:54 PM

    Hello. My husband works in the construction industry and sweats profusely. Wisconsin summers and hot and humid. Wondering if your testing of the towel was done under these conditions? I am considering purchasing for my husband to wear while he works. Your thoughts please? Nancy

  • Amily
    Amily
    5/22/2013 6:04 PM

    @Nancy : yes, ditto what Nancy said, and I wonder how it holds up in environments with a lot of debris - my husband works outdoors too, he can get grubby sometimes. Would it impede performance of the product or "clog it up" somehow and shorten it's life span? On that subject, if used regularly (and not abused) what kind of life span can be expected?

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 7:59 PM

    Hi.... This is Joe from ICT...We have sold towels to people all over the world. One of our best distributors is in the Middle East where the temperature is often over 110 degrees! The towels need two ingredients to work, Water & Air. The towels when shaken evaporate water rapidly. Evaporating water is cooler than the surrounding air temperature. Working outside & getting the towels dirty will not impact the product. You definitely want to hand wash the towel every night to eliminate the sweat, sunscreen & dirt.

    There is nothing to "wash off the towel". The only thing that will occur is that the edges will fray over time from machine washing, just like your t shirt :-)

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 10:11 PM

    @Joe

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    5/22/2013 10:14 PM

    @Nancy OOps Sorry cat jumped on my keyboard and hit enter before I was ready!

    Thanks for asking the additional questions I had Emliy! Joe, I am wondering what size you would recommend for a construction worker?

  • Carol
    Carol
    5/22/2013 8:37 PM

    Hi, am I correct in reading that the marathon towels are long and narrow? I would use my Ice Cold Towel for gardening and cooling off in these hot and humid Cleveland summers. Would I be better of with the large size than the Marathon towel? Thanks for your input.

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    5/22/2013 9:31 PM

    @Carol Hi Carol, Aaron from The Grommet here. If you are gardening and doing a lot of movement, I'd recommend the Marathon Towel because you can tie it around your neck and it won't slip off easily. The large Cooling Towel will drape around your neck, but if you are an active gardener (kneeling, bending over, moving in and around bushes, etc.), the Marathon Towel will stay securely in place.

  • Joe
    Joe – Special Guest
    5/22/2013 10:14 PM

    Hi Carol, the marathon towel has a slit on one end. This allows you to basically make a "tie" out of the cooling towel.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.