NATIONAL (NBC) - Summer heat can be fun but it can also be deadly. Whether you're into outdoor sports or you work in the heat there may be a new product for you.
Kevin Pringles says, "If anybody has a problem with overheating and hot summer temperatures, then yeah, this can definitely help them out."
Kevin Pringles and his mom, Linda Cook, are the founders of Chill Factor clothing. They have a line of hats they say can actually cool your body temperature.
Kevin Pringles says, "All of our products have hydro crystal technology inside. All you do is you soak the products in water for 20 minutes the crystals will actually absorb 400 times their weight and transform into like a cooling gel so it pretty much keeps your head cool by evaporation."
The crystal beads are similar to the material found in baby diapers. They can absorb the heat and cool your head at the same time.
Linda Cook says, "You can actually put them in a freezer and within a couple of minutes they'll be down to like 30 degrees."
The mother/son venture was made possible because of the Edson Entrepreneurial Program at Arizona State University. The program provides seed money, work space and mentoring for their award recipients.
The Chill Factor Clothing line also includes neck coolers.
The Chill Factor clothing line is launching this summer. Their products will start around $20. They will soon be for sale at chillfactorclothing.com. You may also call 1-877-88-CHILL.
Posted by Chantelle Janelle