Activating Silver Eagle Cooling Products

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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.

Vests, Blankets, Animal Products Package Activation

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.activating cooling products

  1. Remove the paper insert from the package.
  2. Place the folded garment into the bag.
  3. Pour the correct amount of water indicated in the Water Activation Amount Chart (above) for your size and type of garment into the activation bag with the garment. The amount of water needed to activate the vest will depend on the size and type of garment.
  4. Zip-lock the top of the activation package.
  5. Shake bag slightly and lay flat for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the garment from the activation package. If necessary, gently wring the garment or roll it in a towel to remove any excess water.
  7. Wipe off any excess moisture from the inner lining (the side that you wear next to your body) with a paper towel or dry cloth.

To Make A Zip-Lock Activation Package

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.

Machine Method

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.

Submersion Method

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.

  • Remove excess water by gently wringing out the garment or rolling it in a towel.
  • Hang on hanger for a few minutes to let moisture drain to the bottom of garment
  • Re-wring or re-roll in the towel.
  • Towel dry the inner lining and outer shell.