One of my favorite blogs is Lifehacker. They always have so many unique ideas that make life more comfortable, plus they usually involve inexpensive materials or items you already have at home. To say I am a regular reader would be an understatement – I have been a huge fan of the site since day one. I found an article that is perfect for this blog – how to make a cooling neck tie!
There are pre-made cooling neck ties that are available online, but they look so dorky. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to wear one of those for anything other than hiking or camping. They seem to focus way too much on the “functional” point of view and completely ignore “fashion”. But the cooling neck tie on Lifehacker actually has a cool look and could be something I would want to wear while I walk around.
Basically what you need to do is get any old necktie, and sew a few small pockets into the back. These small pockets are used to store water-absorbing crystals. These crystals are able to cool you for hours! I have no idea how it works but it sounds amazing. Best of all, to recharge the crystals all you need to do is soak the neck tie. The crystals are inexpensive and can be bought at most arts and crafts stores.
I do a lot of complaining about having to wear a tie during the hot summer months. Maybe with this nifty little invention I won’t be so crabby about wearing formal-wear during the summer. I wonder if the little pockets full of crystals leak at all? That would bepretty annoying.
A Cooling Neck Tie Needs Storage Too!
As always, I want to remind you that even if you hate wearing ties during the summer it is important to store them properly so they do not get damaged. It doesn’t matter how cool your tie keeps you in hot weather, if it is all wrinkly it is going to make a poor impression. Use the Solid Oak Tie Hanger for easy and convenient storage.