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Cooling Product Care
Hobby Hill Farm water activated cooling products:
Hobby Hill Farm cooling products are made with Hydroweave® a unique, three-layer fabric that enables the wearer to exchange heat with cooling comfort. Products are submerged in water for a few minutes to absorb and distribute the optimal amount of water within its fibrous core.
Super-absorbent fiber core
Using a patented three layer design the fabric combines hydrophilic fibers (fibers that attract water) and hydrophobic fibers (fibers that repel water) into a fiber batting core. This special batting is sandwiched between a breathable outer shell and a thermally conductive inner lining, which provides durability, separates the wearer from moisture, and acts as a critical conduit for exchanging user heat with cooling comfort. HEAT is transferred from the body into the core where it is evaporated. Available in a high loft or compressed fabric option.
Zip-Lock Package Instructions
HHF cooling products come pre-packaged in a zip-lock activation sack for quick and easy activation. To begin just add 16 oz of water into the sack, zip it closed and shake bag slightly to even water distribution. Optimal time to charge vest may vary – we recommend 5-10 minutes for the fabric to absorb and evenly distribute the water.
Soak products in a sink or container of water for 3-5 minutes. Gently wring out excess water wiping away excess moisture from the inner lining before use.
Activate your vest, “horse cooling vest” or crate blanket in the rinse cycle of your washing machine. This forces more water into the fibers and also spins out any excess water providing a uniform activation. Remove strap hardware before activation or washing of garment.
Proper care will extend the life of your garment. It is not necessary to wash the garment after every use. Store “koozie” in a clean dry Zip-lock bag when completely dry.
- Pre-treat stains with stain remover
- Pre-soak in washing machine for 5 minutes before adding detergent
- Wash product on Gentle Cycle
- Soap Recommendation – Dye Free, Fragrance Free
- Do not use chlorine bleach
- Line or machine dry
- Store garment only when dry – (line drying time can be up to 72 hours)