home News forums Reviews Trade links

Go Back   The DVC Boards at MouseOwners.com - the place to talk DVC and Walt Disney World > TRIP PLANNING > Vacation Planning and Trip Countdowns
 Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

 Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes

Old 05-14-2019, 11:36 PM   #1
littlelulu01
One Bedroom
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 347
Default Columbia freezer coil sun shirts do they work?

I have two skin colors- white and red. The only “tan” I’ll ever have is from freckles melding. Headed to wdw in a couple days and the weather looks a bit warm! I got these Columbia freezer coil sun shirts at Costco and the claim is they cool you off. I’m a little suspect but anything is worth a try. Coming from a cooler dryer climate I don’t have a chance to try them out. Anyone used these and any success? They’re a super thin material but still long sleeves.
littlelulu01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 08:05 PM   #2
Micah008
Grand Villa
 
Micah008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,090
Default

I have a few of the Columbia shirts with the "omni-freeze" which I think is the same thing. I can't honestly say they make a huge difference, but I do think they help. In the end it really just helps a little when you sweat to make it evaporate more quickly (cooling which is why you sweat in the first place). Plus, they are nice shirts, so I like them either way.
__________________
Micah

MousePerks
MOD 137 - Owner at Animal Kingdom Villas, Riviera Resort, and Saratoga Springs Resort

Apr '87 offsite; Feb '91 offsite; Feb '04 offsite; Feb '10 Pop; Jan '12 ASSp; Jan '13 Pop; Jan '14 VGF/AKV (Report); Mar '14 POR; Aug '14 SSR (Report); Jan '15 VGF/AKV/OKW (Report); Jan '16 BLT/BCV (Report); Aug '16 AKV; Jan '17 PVB/BWV; Jan '18 Pop/BRV; Aug '18 AKV; Jan '19 PVB/BCV; Jan '20 DRR/AKV
Micah008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 08:38 PM   #3
MMC1
Grand Villa
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3,140
Default

I have been wearing ExOfficio brand (women’s underwear) specifically for trips to WDW. It helps but Not enough! I will plan to take a bandana to wet down and wrap around the back of my neck and drink lots of water.
I have discovered a cooling refreshing drink from Starbucks called Peach Citrus white tea infused lemonade. Only 70 calories and no fat no cholesterol 10 mpg sodium. Do not get added sugar option. For some reason cold fresh fruit drinks lower body temp.
This is from somebody that normally hates fake fruity taste and really dislikes tea. So it is worth a try. Some SBX have pineapple black tea infused lemonade.
And strawberry green tea. They are also kind enough to provide extra ice and water.
Thank you Starbucks!
MMC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2019, 09:59 PM   #4
littlelulu01
One Bedroom
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 347
Default

Thanks for the tips and reviews. I packed a couple of the Columbia shirts. They’re only $17 at Costco and so thin they take up no luggage space. Figure it’s worth a try. Adjusting from cool dry climate to hot humid isn’t fun the first couple days. Too late to look into the underwear but will for next trip. Will definitely get the Starbucks tea. January trip we had the qs dining plan. I was drinking vente fraps and fried foods and gained several pounds despite walking 10 miles + per day. Definitely not doing the dp this time or the high sugar drinks!
littlelulu01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 07:42 AM   #5
FessParker1
Grand Villa
 
FessParker1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,065
Default

DW got me one of the cooling towels they sell in the parks. I was actually surprised that it worked pretty well. Just wet it and put it over the back of your neck.
FessParker1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2019, 07:47 AM   #6
Joeli
Two Bedroom
 
Joeli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 631
Default

DW bought cooling towels at Walmart. Bought the mid priced ones, and all 4 of us used them. They worked fantastic! We have them in our owners locker now. Had we not had them on a few trips we would have been miserable. Bear in mind you should wash them at some point due to the sweat being absorbed as well...you don’t want to be the “funky person” on the line, for that reason! Lol
__________________

Upcoming:
Dec/Jan 2020 - SSR (hoping for BRV @ 7)/BWV (Split for NYE)
Dec 2019 - RCCL Allure of the Seas
Nov 2019 - BWV
Oct 2019 - BWV
Sept 2019 - BLT
Aug 2019 - Hilton Bonnett creek
Jul 2019 - Swan
Jun 2019 - BWV

Done:
2019 (Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May) - DCL Magic - Miami - Marvel day at Sea, BRV, PVB, Swan, Swan
2018 (Jan, May, June, Aug, Sept, Nov, Dec) - DCL Fantasy - Orlando - Star Wars day at Sea, BLT, Swan x 2, Hilton Bonnet Creek, BWV/AKV (Kidani), Swan, SSR
2017 (Jan, May, Oct) - VGF, BLT, BRV
2016 (Feb, May) - PVB, BRV/BWV
2015/2014 (Sept) - BCV, AoA (Little Mermaid/Nemo/Lion King)

Joeli is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 AM.

© MouseOwners. "MouseOwners" is a registered servicemark. This is an unofficial fan site and is not affiliated in any way with The Walt Disney Company, the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Vacation Development, or any of their affiliates or subsidiaries. All Disney images © The Walt Disney Company.
Powered by Forum Software