We have studied first-class devices which can save you from the burning sun and provide that long-anticipated coolness: a cooling bandana, a towel and a vest, a Cool Collar, personal cooling fans you can use in office or even on the beach, 4 can and beer coolers, a cooling stand for PlayStation 4, pads for baby stroller and your pets and a cooling mattress pad. We’ve classified all devices into eight categories.

OUR PICK
1. Mission Gaiter
With UPF 50 sun protection rating, this gaiter cools to 30 degrees below body temperature. It lasts for up to 2 hours when wet. Just soak it in the water and wring out.

Mission Multi-Cool 12 in 1 Multifunctional Gaiter min: photo

2. Personal Cooling System
Add ice water and wear one cooling pack while the other is recharging in the UltraCooler. The system cools for up to 1.5 hours. The wrap is made of neoprene.

Black Ice MaxSys Personal Cooling System min: photo

3. Cooling Ice Vest
Made of breathable mesh material, this cooling vest can be easily adjusted. The product comes with 4 removable ice packs and provides up to 3 hours of cooling relief.

New Home Innovations Cooling Vest min: photo

4. Personal Air Conditioner
This portable evaporative cooler is 9 inches tall and comes with a convenient handle. With a capacity of 400 ml, it cools the air fast. The timer can be set for 2 and 4 hours.

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5. Cooling Mattress Pad
This energy-efficient temperature control system cools down the mattress surface. With a pad made of medical-grade silicone, it offers a temperature range of 46-118 °F.

Queen ChiliPad Cube - Heating and Cooling Pad min: photo

6. Dog Cooling Vest
The vest is made of a 3-layer cooling fabric and needs to be soaked in the water. With an adjustable neck zipper, it comes in all sizes up to XXL. The effect lasts 4 hours.

SGODA Dog Cooling Vest Harness Cooler Jacket min: photo

Table of Content:

Individual Cooling Gadgets

1. Mission Multi-Cool 12-in-1 Gaiter and Headwear

Mission Multi-Cool 12-in-1 Gaiter and Headwear: photo

This amazing headwear provides a long-lasting cooling due to the unique proprietary technology. In wet condition, it is capable of cooling to 30 degrees below the human body's average temperature. This item is designed for sun protection and has a rating of UPF 50, which is the highest possible UPF rating. Simply put, it can block about 98% of UV radiation. Another advantage of this model is that it also effectively protects against dust and wind. All you need to do to activate it headwear is soak it in water, twist and snap 3 times. You can wear it not only as a headband but also as a scarf, facemask and in many other ways.

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Best Neck Cooling Bandanas & Towels

2. Cooling Scarf and Towels for Instant Relief

Eutuxia Cooling Scarf: photo SYOURSELF Cooling Towel for Instant Relief: photo Your Choice Cooling Towel: photo

These items have numerous benefits but will cost you less than $10. A tempting offer, isn’t it? I would recommend this option for those who are regularly engaged in sports or outdoor activities. It would be helpful to have them at hand when you sweat a lot. By the way, this is a good way to get rid of a headache and cope with sore muscles.

Cooling Scarf works on Crystal Polymer Cooling Technology, which allows the scarf to absorb a lot of sweat. To activate the item, hold it in the water for five minutes and then wring the water out of it. Wrap the scarf around your head or neck to let it absorb the sweat. You can reuse one item up to 30 times.

Cooling Towel is available in various colors and has a really nice design. It provides a relaxing cooling effect that lasts for several hours. What I particularly like about this product is that it is not for humans only but can also be effectively used to keep the pets cool.

Your Choice Cooling Towel. It will take a few seconds for the towel to chill, with the effect lasting for several hours. Made of breathable and efficient moisture absorbing material, it is activated in the same way as the previous models. Like the Mission headwear, it provides UPF 50 sun protection and can significantly reduce body temperature. You can wear it as a head cover, neck wrap or scarf. 

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3. Black Ice Personal Cooling System | Neck Cooling Device

Cool Collar device: photo

This device will become as popular as an iPhone in its time. It looks like a “collar.” Its secret lies in two blocks with coolers. It acts on the neck region where the carotid artery is situated with a very powerful warmth return. It is so fashionable that it won’t be a hindrance while working, playing, or when you’re resting. It looks very stylish, so Cool Collar is highly recommended for those who also care about their appearance.

Don’t worry about getting sick or getting a sore throat as the temperature is constantly maintained at 57 ◦ F. One charge is enough for 1.5 hours, and recharging lasts only 20 minutes. For this, it is necessary to place the device into a deep-freezer. Colors range from a calm black to khaki. The military style will be great for hunting, fishing or playing popular games such as paintball or strikeball. Judging by reviews, even policemen are fond of this design.

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4. TechNiche International HyperKewl Cooling Sport Vest

TechNiche International HyperKewl Cooling Sport Vest: photo

This V-Neck vest comes with a zipper closure and is made of quilted nylon and polymer. It is designed to keep you cool and is worn over clothing. For best results, you should not put on several layers of clothing, though. With a weight of just 9 ounces, the vest is super lightweight and very comfortable. Customers note that this product does not make you wet as the water evaporates slowly.

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5. New Home Innovations Cooling Vest | Ice Vest

New Home Innovations Cooling Vest with Ice Packs: photo

This vest has an added benefit of four ice packs providing better cooling. It weighs more than the above-mentioned model but still convenient. Feel free to wear it against bare skin as it is absolutely safe and soft to the touch. More importantly, the vest comes with adjustable straps and can fit any size up to XXL. Another advantage of this garment is the material it is made from. Its durable and breathable mesh ensures perfect ventilation. In this vest, you will stay cool for more than an hour while the ice packs increase the cooling time twofold.

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6. Honeywell Quiet Whole Room Tower Fan

Honeywell Quiet Whole Room Tower Fan: photo

This option is a somewhat different approach to keeping you cool. It does not reduce the body temperature but, instead, chills the whole room. The device works quietly and comes with an auto shut-off function. By the way, the noise level and power can be adjusted so that you could choose the best setting for you. This portable fan has an advantage over air conditioners in that it helps to save on energy bills as the unit is battery-run.

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7. Mini Evaporative Cooler | Personal Air Conditioner

ini Evaporative Cooler: photo

I like this stylish thing as it can be used both as interior decoration and for its intended purpose. The device has a capacity of 400ml, which will be enough for about a week of operation. One of the product’s advantages is that it works very fast and allows changing noise levels. Seven built-in lights will create a nice atmosphere in the room without consuming much energy. You can add ice cubes inside the unit to make the wind cooler.

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8. Mission Enduracool Techknit Cooling Hoodie 

Mission Athletecare Enduracool Instant Cooling Hoodie: photoThis towel is shaped like a hoodie and made of soft microfiber – this is a fine variant for those who spend a lot of time in the open air, playing sports or working. This thing is easy and comfortable to tuck in under one’s sports shirt collar or pull over one’s head and forehead. The Mission Athletecare Cooling Hoodie is 2-in-1 escape: when dry, it absorbs sweating, when wet, it cools to 30°, according to the assurances of the manufacturer. Customers are advised to frequently moisten the hoodie– then the cooling will be more effective.

By the way, some users have noticed that this cooling hoodie works better when your exercise – such as running or a sport game – is over. It seems that the gadget serves as a strong cooler if the user is very hot.

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9. ChiliPad - Cooling Mattress Pad

ChiliPad ~ Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad: photo

Once you’ve cooled down in the office using all these fans, air conditioning, towels, drinks (including ice cold beer), it’s time to go to sleep. The best gadget to keep you cool or warm even when you are asleep is ChiliPad ~ Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad.

Briefly:

  • the mattress is filled with water.
  • it is equipped with a timer, so you can set up its switching on/off beforehand.
  • you will need 2-3 nights to work out the best sleeping temperature that suits you, and then you can set it up permanently.

It’s a first-class item for good sleep – everyone can decides whether it’s worth spending your money on sound sleep or not. You can read customers' feedback to decide for yourself.

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Personal Fans for Cooling in the Office & at the Beach

Is it so hot outdoors that the asphalt is melting? Are you working in a small office room and sharing that limited space with 10 other poor work colleagues? An individual ventilator is the answer to your problems.

Typically, someone is cold because of the air conditioning, another one dislikes warm temperatures, and so on. But if you are using your own personal mini-air conditioner, you can suit yourself. What’s more, your risk of heat stroke is greatly diminished. There are many goods in the category of Personal Fans, here is one:

10. Portable Small Fan & Wearable Air Conditioner, Runs on Batteries or USB

portable small fan: photo

What advantages does this have compared to an ordinary ventilator? First of all, the Portable Small Fan & Mini-air Conditioner is yours only. Nobody else can complain about it, nobody can stop you from using it. Secondly, the maximum noise threshold is only 30 db. It has a very low sound. Thirdly, the gadget is portable. While you’re working at your computer, connect it to the USB port – and on the way home, you can turn it on and use it with 4 AA batteries.

And now the main difference between this Portable Small Fan and an ordinary ventilator – air moistening. Moisten the filter with cold water, and a pleasant breeze will blow around you instead of the dry desert wind. The moisture collector looks like a sponge, but a special cooling impregnation does its work. A special bottle is provided in the complete set, just in case there is no water source nearby.

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11. OPOLAR Mini USB Table Desk Personal Fan

OPOLAR Mini USB Personal Fan: photo

Every genuine thing is really very simple. The OPOLAR mini fan is the classic fan that everyone knows from their childhood, although slightly improved. This gadget is made of only metal, which makes it more reliable than a plastic equivalent. The main advantage of this personal ventilator is that you can use it at home (connect it via the USB cable) as well as carry it everywhere with you, using a power bank. For example, you could take it to a beach!

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Incredibly Useful Cooling Vest for Bikers and Tourists | Body Cooling Clothing

12. Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest

Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest: photoThis is successfully used by road workers, farmers and others who work outdoors in summer or spend a lot of time outdoors – including bikers and tourists. You just need to soak this cooling vest in water for 2-5 minutes to activate it– and then it remains hydrated for up to 4 hours. Customers say that it can also be used during the fall and spring seasons for extra warmth if you don't charge it with water. So, Chill-Its Vest has both cooling and warming functions – something you need for every season, isn't it?

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13. Сan & Beer Bottle Coolers

can & beer bottle coolers

RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler to keep your Cola can or beer bottle chilled, just put it in a stainless steel Insulator. It can keep your beverage cold for several hours.

The next one - a beer bottle stainless steel thermos with opener is nearly indestructible and fits most glass bottles.

If you are going to throw a party on the beach - take a set of six cheerful Neoprene Zipper Beer Bottle Coolers Sleeves.

And the last one - extremely trendy beer cooling sticks. Freeze Chillsner for 45 minutes and enjoy your cool beer.

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Food and Beer Cooler for your Car

14. Roadpro 7 Liter 12V Cooler/Warmer with Cup Holders

Roadpro 7 Liter 12V Cooler / Warmer: photo

If you drive a car more than 6 hours a day and like to have snacks on the road, or eat exclusively home-made food – you need a Roadpro 7 Liter 12V Cooler. A portable automobile refrigerator will keep your tasty dishes safe.

The volume of the refrigerator’s main section comprises 7 liters and this is enough for a whole family dinner. The gadget is powered by a lighter and, when it reaches the required temperature, it consumes barely any more energy. Buy the refrigerator and have real home food when driving your car!

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15. Gourmia GMF600 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge

Gourmia GMF600 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge: photo

After you have cooled your skin, you can refresh yourself from the inside. Usually, earthlings drink any cool liquid for this purpose (do not mistake with liquid nitrogen!). The Gourmia GMF600 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge will help you to cool a can of Pepsi or Coke. You plug the gadget into a standard US outlet or DC 12V car socket, and it is able to cool about 6 cans of your favorite beverage. It can also warm as well. Customers say that it may be a wonderful present. Remember this!

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16. KRUPS and HEINEKEN B100 BeerTender with Heineken Draught Keg Technology

KRUPS and HEINEKEN B100 BeerTender: photo

This summer, the coolest gadget has been made by Krups and Heineken: The BeerTender. We’re not advocating any bad habits, and too much beer drinking is sure to harm your health. But what could be better than a sip of cold foam in the heat of summer? BeerTender keeps beer fresh for 30 days after you open the keg. The temperature and pressure are controlled by electronics. The Beertender - it's cool! Especially as a gift for any man:)

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Cooling for PlayStation 4

17. Kootek PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan

PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan: photoThis is the #1 Best Seller in PlayStation 4 Cases & Storage. With this sort of gadget, you may be sure that your favorite game console won’t overheat. The Kootek cooling stand is a multifunctional device: it can cool a PS4 as well as serve as a vertical stand for a controller, so that you can reclaim the surrounding space. You may charge a PS4 controller using the stand itself, thanks to three USB ports. Users call this device one of the most helpful things that has ever been invented for the PS4 – a very worthy best seller!

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Cooling Gel Pad Liner for Baby Stroller

18. Geleeo Baby Stroller Cooling Gel Pad Liner

Geleeo Baby Stroller Cooling Gel Pad Liner: photo

The heat of summer is not only hard for you but also on your babies who can’t yet complain about the heat. Geleeo Cooling Gel Pad was made exclusively for babies in their strollers. Inside this pad there is a safe hydrophilic cooling gel that is reliably sealed.

Geleeo will not be enough for prolonged hour-long walks in intense heat, but you will get 40-60 minutes of a cooling effect. After cooling the pad in a refrigerator for some time, you can then re-use it. Also, it may be used at home during your baby’s daytime naps when it is hot.

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Gag Cooling Gift

19. Solaration® 7001 White Fan Baseball Golf Hat

Solaration® 7001 White Fan Baseball Golf Hat: photo

This is a golf cap that has a mini solar powered fan that cools the user’s face. The fan comes on when in direct sunlight. It spins in the sun (immediately) and stops in the shade. The breeze it produces is very slight. Sometimes the fan needs a little spin from your finger to get it moving - kind of like starting an old prop airplane. It’ll be a good gag gift for your dad or grandfather on Father’s Day, for example. It will remind him of his childhood and his old handmade prop airplanes. Not bad for a Gag Gift :)

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Cooling for Pets

A word about those who suffer because of heat but stay silent – home animals. Every careful master wants to care for their pet’s comfort when it is hot. To help you out, we found the most popular cool collars for pets. Among the enormous variety of manufacturers and goods, we have chosen cooling bandanas and collars, a cooling harness, and cooling mats. All of these products are based on similar working principles: they use changeable personal cooling gel packs like Kool Tube Replacements, non-toxic polymers, or ice.

The cooling effect lasts 1-2 hours on average, and then you need to cool cooling packs or insert spare packs into the device, dry the gadget out (if water absorbing polymers are used), or fill the gadget with ice again, and then return the device to the dog. 

20. Kool Collar | Cooling Collar

Kool Collar for dogs: photo

This collar is suitable for medium-sized dogs. Ice may be used, but packs are more preferable, – Although they are a little more expensive as when the ice is melting, the nylon Kool Collar may leak out slightly. Some users don’t like it, and they choose changeable repeatable cooling packs, such as Kool Tube Replacements (pack of 3).

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21. Cool Dog Collar With Removable Ice Pack

Cool Dog Collar With Removable Ice Pack: photo

This device is similar to the Kool Collar mentioned above. The Cool Dog Collar may also be used with removable gel inserts as well as ice. According to user reviews, the ice in the collar can cool for about one hour and for another hour after that, it can give the rest of cold.

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22. SGODA Dog Cooling Vest

SGODA Dog Cooling Vest: photo

The SGODA Cooling Harness can be used for medium-sized dogs that are especially sensitive to heat. As it covers more body area than bandanas or collars do, it must cool better, – according to the manufacturer, – up  to 6 hours.  Like similar gadgets, it works using removable cooling packs inside. The effect lasts about one hour, judging by one of the reviews.

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23. The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pet Pad

The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pad: photo

Among the great variety of pet cooling pads, we have chosen one of the best selling pads which has received more than 1100 customer reviews. Compared with other cooling gadgets, The Green Cooling Pad suits not only dogs but also cats. It’s convenient that you may choose your required size and with/without the odor eliminator function. Inside the pad there is gel which can keep cold for 3-4 hours, according to the manufacturer, – and then the pad must not be used for some time in order to rejuvenate – and it is ready to cool the pet again. Customers recommend purchasing the Cooling Pet Pad Cover otherwise the animal could bite through the pad and eat the gel – there have been a number of such incidents.

By the way, some customers buy this pad for themselves for their office chair so that they don’t overheat in the summer – a real lifehack!

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24. Ergodyne Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana - Tie

This product is one of the best sellers in the category of individual cooling. It can be used by those doing intense sports or workouts, as well as by inhabitants of the “concrete jungle” when days are especially hot. The action principle of Ergodyne Bandana is extremely simple – it should be kept in cold water for one minute, that’s all. Then you can wear it on your head as an ordinary headband and forget about the danger of heat stroke. As soon as the cooling effect begins to fade, repeat the water procedure and everything will be normal.

Ergodyne Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana
Ergodyne Chill-Its 6700CT Evaporative Cooling Bandana
  • Advanced PVA material activates easily and quickly when run under water for one minute
  • Re-usable: just soak in water to re-activate
  • Super-evaporative cooling process helps keep you cool
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Its advanced PVA material makes this gadget ultra-light and it absorbs warmth. You are greatly mistaken if you believe the same result is possible with an ordinary cloth. The Ergodyne Cooling Bandana can maintain temperature for about 2-4 hours, judging by reviews.  There are various colors, from classical monochrome to khaki and even the American Flag.

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Other good wearable cooling devices & personal cooling products

25. Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel: photo

This cooling towel looks like a usual scarf, but thanks to the special fabric, it can remain damp for several hours. Users report that it can actually save you from the heat – you only need to throw Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel on your neck before going about your business. While the fabric becomes almost “wooden” once it dries out, you only need to wet it again and it is ready to rescue you from the heat once again. It might seem trivial, but very useful!

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22 Best Cooling Devices Comparison Chart

Product

Type /

How long does the cooling effect last?

Ergodyne Evaporative Cooling Bandana

Cooling Bandana /

about 2-4 hours when wet

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel

Cooling Towel / 

up to 4 hours when wet

Mission Enduracool Cooling Hoodie

Cooling Hoodie / 

up to 2 hours when wet

Black Ice Personal Cooling

Neck Cooler /

one charge is enough for 1.5 hour

Portable Small Fan & Mini-air Conditioner

Personal Fan /

about 5 hours on 4xAA batteries

OPOLAR Mini USB Table Desk Personal Fan

Personal Fan /

powered by usb - there is no time limit

Chill-Its 6665 Evaporative Cooling Vest

Cooling Vest /

up to 4 hours when wet

RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler

Can & Beer Bottle Cooler /

up to 24 hours

Craft Connections Stainless Steel Bottle Insulator

Beer Bottle Cooler /

up to 2 hours

6 Neoprene Zipper Beer Bottle Coolers

Beer Bottle Cooler /

about 1 hour

Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller

Can & Beer Bottle Coolers min: photo

Beer-cooled Chiller /

about 1 hour

Roadpro 7 Liter 12V Cooler/Warmer with Cup Holders

Food Cooler & Warmer /

it is meant for daily 8 hour use as a cooler/warmer.

Gourmia GMF600 Thermoelectric Mini Fridge

Can Cooler (Holds Up to 6 Cans) /

powered by electricity - there is no time limit

KRUPS and HEINEKEN B100 BeerTender

Beer Cooler /

keeps beer fresh for 30 days after you open the keg

Kootek PS4 Vertical Stand with Cooling Fan

Cooling Stand for PS4 /

8 hours or even more

Geleeo Baby Stroller Cooling Gel Pad Liner

Cooling Gel Pad Liner for Baby Stroller /

about 1 hour

Kool Collar Stop Sign Blue (medium)

Dog Cooling Collar /

about 2 hours

Cool Dog Collar

Dog Cooling Collar /

about 1 hour

SGODA Dog Cooling Vest

Dog Cooling Harness /

up  to 6 hours

The Green Pet Shop Self Cooling Pet Pad

Cooling Pet Pad /

up to 4 hours

Solaration® 7001 White Fan Baseball Golf Hat

Personal Fan /

powered by the sun  - there is no time limit

ChiliPad ~ Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad

Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad /

all night long

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