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Cooling neck ties Ideal for hot summers![ when they come]

(8 Posts)
jollyg Tue 09-Jun-15 10:47:12

So easy to make now that summer is 'a cuming in'

Gel beads available in pound shops

Anya Tue 09-Jun-15 10:53:23

Summers? Plural? I'd be happy to settle for this one if it ever arrives hmm

Soutra Tue 09-Jun-15 11:44:06

Still in scarves 90% of the time, me.

Marmight Tue 09-Jun-15 11:52:33

I have one which I acquired in Australia. It is white cotton around some form of hard spongy material which you soak in cold water, which is retained, keeping your neck area cool for some hours. It was invaluable when in the 'Red Centre' at upwards of 40 degrees (along with a head net to keep off the flies!)

Stansgran Tue 09-Jun-15 12:34:24

I had one in Siem Reap .it was great and also for across head and feet after sightseeing.

Stansgran Tue 09-Jun-15 12:38:50

Where do you find the crystals jollyg? I can't say I've ever seen them.

jollyg Tue 09-Jun-15 12:50:16

Garden centres, as I said local pound shop has them. Cant remember the names they use, just look carefully along the shelves

Now I am in Greece and it is sunny and hot ,I remebered to pack mine, keep it in the fridge .

Also I use them for potting up supermarket basil to grow indoors, keeps them nice and moist in our sunny front room.

shysal Tue 09-Jun-15 13:19:05

Are they just the water retention crystals sold for plant pots? If so they have them on Ebay and in garden centres. I hadn't realized that they had a cooling effect.
I have a couple of neck ties from Tilley Endurables, and they do a great job!