Soaking Silver Eagle products in water activates the cooing process. When activated, special water-retaining, hydrophilic fibres in the batting capture and lock in a finite amount of water. The hydrophobic fill evenly distributes and surrounds these water-charged fibres with air, creating an ideal environment for evaporation. This combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic fibres delivers a slow, controlled release of moisture, enabling hours of cooling comfort.
Silver Eagle cooling vests and blankets are packaged in a zip-lock activation bag. The activation method described here is a quick and easy way to activate your garment.
You can make your own activation package by using a heavy-duty, zip-lock plastic bag. This bag should be large enough to hold the folded vest comfortably. Fill the bag with 3/4 to 1 cup of water and follow the instructions given above. Note: DO NOT leave activated products in the activation bag for more than 24 hours.
The washing machine is a great way to activate Silver Eagle products. Simply run your vest, blanket, or headwear through the rinse-and-spin cycle without detergent. When your machine stops, your product is ready to use immediately or to store in an activation pouch for use later in the day. Note: DO NOT leave activated products in the activation bag for more than 24 hours.
Soak Silver Eagle products in a sink or container of cool water for 5 minutes to charge the special absorbent fibres. Because the middle layer of our fabric has finite water-absorbing capabilities, you cannot over-soak or over-activate Silver Eagle products.