Hi there, Learning Expressions Readers!
As I’m sure most of you are aware, summer vacation is currently in full swing. For many of you, this likely means basketball, soccer, baseball, and many other sports have become part of the weekly family repertoire. If you are a parent, a grandparent, or even a close friend, you’ve probably been recruited for the family limousine service by this point. With all of these exciting activities going on, it’s easy to forget to rest and cool off once in a while.
This space-age sports towel comes packed in a small plastic tube for easy transportation. Upon opening the tube, you’ll find the towel rolled up much like a burrito. Once you unroll this bad boy, you’ll notice a smooth side with the FLX logo emblazoned upon it and a dimpled side that looks a lot like a golf ball. Initially, it feels a lot like a rubberized grip on a tennis racket or baseball bat if you left it in the
refrigerator for a bit, a sensation that you have to feel to truly understand.
The Cool Towel is approximately 14” x 32” and about as thin as crepe when rolled flat. After giving it a quick rinse in warm water, the towel is ready for use. All you need to do now is dip the towel in some cooler water, wring it out a little, and you’re ready to rock.
The manufacturer claims that the Cool Towel will stay cool for 1-4 hour on average. For a little fun, I decided to give this a test. I took the towel home overnight and poured a few tablespoons of water over the top at around 10:30 P.M. I didn’t totally soak the towel, because my house is pretty cold at night compared with the hot temperatures that it is meant for. Much to my surprise, I was still able to wring almost all of the water out of the towel at 7:30 A.M., a full nine hours later. As I’m writing this, an additional three hours later (twelve hours from the time I started) and after a thorough wringing, the towel is still cool and damp.
Cool Towels are reusable and can be washed by hand or machine in warm water. They should be hung to dry, as the dryer will damage them. When you’re ready to go again, dip the towel in some water and it will keep you cool through many more games and activities.
Whether this is your first sports season or just one of many, I wish you and your young athletes the best of luck. I hope that you and your teams make this the best season yet. I encourage you and your children to make appropriate decisions regarding safety gear and other equipment, but most importantly I would like to remind you to keep cool. Remember to keep everyone hydrated and take a break after being in the heat for too long.
Thanks for Reading!