MISSION ATHLETECARE Unveils Wearable Cooling Gear
I tried out a competitor’s version of this product. It seemed counter intuitive, but the material does provide cooling. Looks Like Mission is going all in. If you haven’t tried their sunscreen I recommend you do. It is my favorite.
NEW YORK, May 1, 2013 – Today, MISSION Athletecare™, which was co-founded by world-class athletes to create products that uniquely address athlete challenges, unveiled a full line of wearable cooling gear that tackles a pressing and universal athlete issue: overheating.
Overheating can significantly impact athletic performance – whether on the practice field, court, gym, or pavement – and pose serious health risks. The CDC continues to list heat-related illness as one of the top physical dangers facing U.S. high school and college athletes, and researchers at Stanford University and the National Athletic Trainers Association cite tangible mental and physical benefits for athletes who can remain cooler during and after training.†
MISSION’s new EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Gear is powered by patented Coolcore™ technology, and offers innovative, intelligent and sustainable cooling solutions to athletes across all sports – from individuals to teams, casual competitors to professionals – giving them the ability to feel cooler, go harder and enhance their performance. The new EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Gear lineup includes: Cooling Hoodies, Cooling Sleeves, Cooling Skull Caps, Cooling Helmet Liners and Cooling Headwear. The line builds upon the research and thermoregulation technology that originally produced the Mission EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Towel, and offers instant cooling benefits in lightweight and breathable textiles that also include UPF 45+ sun protection.
A simple process activates the cooling technology in all EnduraCool products. Athletes simply wet it, wring it out, and allow air to circulate into the fabric. The fabric cools to approximately 30 degrees below the average body temperature in under a minute, and the cooling effects – easily reactivated by re-wetting the fabric (with water or sweat) and re-introducing air flow – last for hours.
Elite athlete partners like Reggie Bush, Ryan Tannehill and Dwyane Wade have first-hand insight into how overheating can affect performance and played an integral role in the new EnduraCool™ product testing.
“Two-a-days in Miami gave me a unique perspective,” offered Bush. “There is a need for better training and game-day cooling solutions. We worked to make sure the new EnduraCool Gear performed better in game and on the sidelines than other products out there.” The Instant Cooling Helmet Liner and Instant Cooling Hoodie were engineered with input from Bush and Tannehill. The Cooling Helmet Liner offers under-helmet cooling, while the Cooling Hoodie can be tucked into jerseys or pads, for cooling relief around the head, neck and shoulders when resting on the sidelines. “These products make you feel cooler, stay cooler, and keep from being weighed down by equipment that is soaking wet,” said Bush.
NBA Champion Dwyane Wade offers another perspective. “Overheating is both a mental and physical battle. When I am cool, I can keep my focus,” said the eight-time All-Star. “EnduraCool provides real athlete solutions to keep your temperature in check so you feel cooler and can push yourself to perform your best down the stretch.”
“We looked at the industry and talked with athletes, coaches and trainers. Alongside concussion and hydration, overheating is at the top of the list of preventable sports injuries facing athletes at every level of play,” said Founder and President Josh Shaw. “We know that optimal performance is achieved when athletes can maintain a safe, consistent temperature and our new EnduraCool™ Instant Cooling Gear line delivers that benefit in a way that nothing else can.”
MISSION has been a first-mover in several athlete-engineered innovations. From the revolutionary Court Grip™ that improves court traction and lateral quickness to Power Grip™ that eliminates sweaty palms with a no-mess gel, MISSION has become the leading provider of Athletecare™ products in sporting goods and continues to set the standard for Athlete-Engineered™ innovations.
The EnduraCool™ collection is available at sporting goods retailers nationwide including: Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Sports Authority, Finish Line, Modell’s, Hibbett Sports and Sports Chalet, as well as nationally at Lowe’s Home Improvement.
Large Cooling Towel (SRP $14.99)
Volt, Blue, Black and Pink
XL Mesh Cooling Towel (SRP $19.99)
Blue, Red, Grey-White
Cooling Body Towel (Brookstone Exclusive SRP $39.99)
Blue, Orange, Lime
Mesh Cooling Hoodie (SRP $19.99)
Cooling Skull Cap (SRP $14.99)
Cooling Helmet Liner (SRP $14.99)
Cooling Arm Sleeves (SRP $43.99)
Black, White, Orange, Yellow
Multi-Cooling Headwear (SRP $19.99)
Black, Blue, Red
To find out more, visit www.missionathletecare.com.
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If you are a runner, this is a must-have product. I live in Texas, and running in the summer is a test of human endurance. Before using the Mission bandana, I would come home drench. However, with the Mission bandana, I hardly sweat. It keeps not only my head cool, but my entire body. Every runner needs to purchase one!
Does it work with hair? Does it need to be touching skin?
Yes, it works great with hair!