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Cool Hat Chills You Out

Water Hat

By Evan Ackerman

In celebration (?) of the first crack at triple digit summer temperatures in here California (and a few other places, by all accounts), Hammacher Schlemmer brings us a possibility for some relief: evaporative cooling headwear. You may not look especially cool with this hat on, but at least you’ll feel cool, thanks to “a patented Hydroweave system that actually uses the suns energy to cause evaporation that draws heat away from your head.” Get the hat wet and put it on; as the water evaporates it cools your head, in much the same way that your natural sweat glands cool the rest of you. So basically it’s a fake sweat hat. Cool indeed, for under $25 in khaki or navy.

[ Hammacher Schlemmer ] VIA [ Coolest Gadgets ]







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  • Thach

    i would think the navy work better than the khaki right?

  • Cheswick

    …or you could just get a normal hat wet?? please, this doesn’t require a specialty product…

  • http://lemaelstrom.wordpress.com Laurent

    Yeah, really, I record doing that a lot with a regular cap during my school years in L.A., and it worked fine! The cool water in itself is great, and I guess you sure don’t need patented technology to make water evaporate with the sun!