Ice Cold Towels: Does It Work?

Published On: Aug 06 2014 05:44:40 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 10 2014 10:26:22 AM CDT

Instead of cutting back her miles in the hot summer months, Angi Webster is running more than she has ever run before.

"I actually started running last June with a GoRun program here in town.  And I did the Prairie Fire [half] and now I'm doing the marathon," Angi said.

Working out in the heat can get uncomfortable.  Angi has used cooling towels before, but we wanted her to try Ice Cold Towels.

On its website, it says "there's natural science at work here too.  As the moisture evaporates, it cools you down.  And because there's so much moisture, that evaporative cooling lasts that much longer."

We bought a two-pack online for $54.90.  That does not include shipping.

"Provides cooling relief for hours, no refrigeration required and it's reusable," Angi said while reading the instructions.

The instructions say all we need is water.  We used warm water we had nearby.  Next, Angi rings it out and shakes it.

"It's definitely cooler than the water temperature," Angi said.

We asked Angi to try the Ice Cold Towel out for a bit.  She was able to tie it around her neck thanks to its design.

"It's also a fashion statement," Angi said.

But we wanted to know if the Ice Cold Towel was cool in the literal sense.

Does it work?

"I think it does.  It's cool," Angi said.

After we left, Angi took the towel on a three mile run.  She said it stayed cool the entire time.  Angi said it dried up about two hours after her run.