REV'IT! Flux Cooling Wristband
Great for a day, not for a trip.
These wrist bands cool you down effectively. When charged, they can turn a, perceived, 100 degree day into a 70 degree day. I took mine on a trip through Ok, Ar, and Tn. I used them on the hottest days. And I found myself not wanting to bother with them after a few days. They are a hassle. They are worthless if they're not charged. They are worth more than gold when they have water in them.
September 1, 2014
Does exactly what you expect
So bear in mind I don't have other brands' cooling items to compare this to, but it works exactly like you would expect it to. You soak it in water, then slap it on your wrist and feel the wind cool you. I have all three Rev'It cooling garments (vest/wrists/neck) and wear them under a full leather jacket (not mesh) and if I open all my vents, I get enough air flow to feel the cooling. I use mine for a 20-30 minute commute in 100+ degree weather, so if you're going for an hours-long ride, I would suggest you pair these with a mesh jacket to get the full effect.
Yes I would recommend these; I think they're pricey but they work and I haven't had any problems. Maybe you can find a better deal with another brand, but all I can tell you is that they work exactly as you expect and I was not disappointed with the product.
August 20, 2014
more useful than imagined
I ride in southern Arizona were summer temps can reach 115 so I know what keeps me cool. And I didn't think I needed to try something new. My cooling vest and neck scarf are a must wear and work well so I thought my body temp was as cool as it could get. Not true...these wristbands cooled me even more!
November 4, 2013
I was a little apprehensive when I first got these. They don't absorb much water and the dry out pretty quickly. But after using them in some very hot weather I'm sold. Having a slight cooling effect on your wrist is a big help in staying comfortable in the heat. They feel good and are thin enough to not interfere with gloves or jacket cuffs. You need to re-wet them at gas and rest stops as they dry out after an hour or so. But keep them wet and you'll stay much cooler.
October 14, 2013
Not really effective
The wristbands are a nice idea but I didn't find them terribly effective. They are easy to put on and are reasonably comfortable. They fit better if I remove my watch. I didn't notice that they provided any cooling property beyond the wind flow I normally receive.
October 7, 2013
This product is stylish, but doesn't stay cool for long.
I bought this product for it's stylish look and promise of staying cool for up to 6 hours. I found that the product was stylish, fit well, and was made well. I did not find however, that it served its function. It soaked up water well, but it kept my wrists lukewarm at best.
September 3, 2013
Works, for awhile
The product definitely works as advertised. I think for the price its worth the cooling. However, here in Utah's very dry climate it's "activated" for maybe 2 hours tops. Its an easy recharge but 6-8 hours is a stretch.
July 9, 2013