Columbia Freezer Zero Bandana
Marketing description doesn't deliver...
received the product, gave it a test run on my next 2 times while mowing of our lawn (pushmower). Had it tied in the do-rag style covering my head. underneath a brimmed straw hat...it did wick away some moisture...as mowing and edging went on I was getting hot and sweaty... was waiting for that "cooling effect" to kick in....never happened... straw hat on or off. While it is better than a regular bandana IT IS NOT worth the price paid. The sales pitch made it out to be more than it really was, and over shot the runway on this items true performance capabilities. Would not buy again, does not live up to the HYPE.
July 12, 2013
great for low humidity environments
All products that advertise a cooling effect without refrigeration, from house swamp coolers to clothing, rely on evaporative cooling. This means that as the moisture evaporates, it creates a cooling effect. The lower the humidity, the greater the cooling effect. That's why western desert dwellers love their house swamp coolers but you never see them back east. If you are operating in a high humidity environment you may be disappointed in the cooling effect of any product, including this one. I live in a desert and cool my house and myself with evaporative cooling so this product works well for me. I've been using cotton bandanas for years for sun protection and cooling when wet. This bandana is very soft and more comfortable than cotton, and it cools better. Definitely a winner.
April 19, 2014
bad bandana for sports
I play serious racquetball and usually use a red cotton bandana for sweat, which costs about $1.00. I paid you $28 for this bandana hoping that the new fabric would help keep my forehead cool. It didn't. Not only did it not cool my forehead, it was even hotter than my normal cheap cotton bandana. For this reason, it was a terrible waste of $27 for a product I can't use on the court. I have been happy with Columbia products in the past but this one is an absolute bust.
April 30, 2013
great idea, poor execution
Came in the mail today, tried to tie it around my head and there was about 3 inches of space between the ends. I have a 7 3/4 hat size and was expecting this to cover me no problems. Will probably return and get the neck gaiter as I was hoping this would serve as a headband for my runs this summer.
Unable to review the function though the material is extremely light and breathable. I did not notice any particular "chemical smell" as mentioned by other reviewers.
April 1, 2013