Once upon a time there was a misfit who happily lived in North Carolina.
The time came for a move & her Prince Charming gave her a choice of three fantastic cities where he’d found employment for his princely skillz.
I pick Austin Texas! our misfit shouted.
Youll regret that! It’s hot there! EW ARE YOU SURE?! all her misfit-ladies-in-waiting responded.
You crazy. It is NOT a dry heat!!! her fairy godmother chimed in.
It’s already hot where we live our misfit replied. Whats a few more degrees?!
To her dismay she quickly learned a few more degrees was, indeed,
horrifically hot noticeably warmer.
To her chagrin she adored her new city yet found she began to perspire upon merely reading the weather forecast each summer morning.
While she attempted to only exit her misfit’ly domicile before the hour of 10 am and after the hour of 2 pm she was frequently forced (by her lovely dynamo of a daughter) to do otherwise.
It was for that reason alone she QUICKLY THREW ASIDE her “I shall never do a product review again!” proclamation and shouted a “Hell to the YES please to send me a sample!!” to a local Austin company.
It was for that reason our misfit happily, quickly and gratefully agreed to review the ICETEE.
The child adored said IceTee arrived in its own “purse.”
She refused to listen to the fact said “purse” was meant to transport the IceTee’s gel packs to and fro athletic events and expressed clear intent to procure said purse after review to house Sweet Talking Ken & Barbie’s accessories.
The shirt—to our misfit’s tremendous delight was purple, sleeveless and quite flattering if worn sans freezerpacks! (which she’d never have done as soon as the IceTee arrived while she waited for the freezer packs to solidify. Or she did. We shall never know.)
Finally the morning of the GREAT! COMPETITION!** came.
The day our misfit planned to don her IceTee to see if, indeed, it helped her “perform her best by limiting the increase in her body’s core temperature before and during strenuous activity.”
In went the three gel packs and ON ON ON went the IceTee on the misfit.
(2 gelpacks in the neck:)
(one gelpack down the back)
And she was off!
What did she discover?
- In short the ICETEE rocks. It isnt cheap. It requires pre-planning (freezing yer gel packs). It cools the core—and as a result the bod—like nothing else on a hothothot day.
- After a few hours she was glad she’d brought her freak flag along so she could yank out the gelpacks and plop them somewhere. She did NOT think ahead enough to bring the ‘purse.’
- For her athletic endeavors (playground time, walks with family, hula hooping, hopscotch, badminton, Skip it!) the IceTee would be perfection. For cooling down AFTER high-impact activities it would rock. For wearing DURING high-impact activities (running, tennis etc) she’d have to
make the dynamo of a daughter try itdo further testing.
Our misfit’s 4th of july parade experience?
COOLER. BETTER, MORE FUN and LESS SWEATY than in years past.
Have you ever seen a “cooling shirt” like the Ice Tee? (how had I missed this sort of thing existed?!) Have you tried one?
If you haven’t used a cooling tee before—for what athletic endeavor (or non) would YOU use it?
**If by Great! Competition! you mean the flipping hothothot 4th of July parade which we do. Said parade is hot & a long
ass walk to and fro.
FTC the Ice Tee was free. The sad little attempt at story-telling and profuse sweating is all my own.