New Cooling Gadget a Hot Summer Find for F&B Purveyors

New invention endeavors to help outdoor servers & bartenders, food truck operators and other outside F&B pro’s beat the heat this season and beyond


New Cooling Gadget a Hot Summer Find for F&B PurveyorsWith reports indicating that, according to NCEI’s annual temperature outlook, “the year 2021 is 96% likely to rank among the 10 warmest years on record and 85% likely to rank among the eight warmest years on record,” this upcoming summer season will surely be a doozy. With temperatures expected to be on the high end of the spectrum, NOW is the time to seek out those heat-busting solutions that can keep us calm, cool, collected and well as the mercury rises. Luckily, today’s marketplace is teeming with innovations that are hell-bent on upholding our health, safety and happiness amid extreme heat.

One such gadget now entering the market is the Chiller Body Freezing Gel Pad for Headwear. As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and we are allowed to enjoy the outdoors more and more over the upcoming summer months, aside from general comfort it is even more important to be cognizant of heat-related health concerns. Beyond recreation, this is yet more critical for those who work outside in the debilitating heat. Heat stress can trigger heat stroke and other deadly consequences, with throngs of people worldwide succumbing to preventable heat-related illness and deaths each year. So serious the situation, heat stress may affect more than 1.2 billion people annually by 2100, according to a Rutgers University study.

According to the CDC, there are more than 600 deaths attributed to extreme heat conditions in the United States every year. These can be entirely preventable by taking precautions and keeping the body cool. One innovative way to do just that, in accordance with CDC recommendations, is with Chiller Body—a custom freezing gel pad insert that invisibly tucks inside most headwear. It’s an easy way to ward off heat exhaustion and stress to stay comfortable, healthy and productive both at work and at play. Of course, work aside, it can even help keep everyday chores like tending to those herbs in the garden, mowing the grass or other landscaping more enjoyable, more comfortable and, most importantly, safer.

The Chiller Body cooling gel insert proffers a dual-sided cooling experience. Use the “Cool Chill” side for a soft fabric feel and gentle cooling experience, or flip it over and use the “Extreme Chill” side for a much higher cooling intensity. Whichever you prefer, the insert is easily placed within any kind of hat or headgear to keep the wearer cool, thwarting heat stress-related concerns in the process. Reusable and easy to put in place and remove, this hat insert is comfortable, lightweight and flexible so it molds to any head shape and size. Plus, it’s sealed so it isn’t damp or wet, which can lead to bacteria and malodors, and it allows for maximum air flow to prolong the cooling experience. Sold as a 2-pack, you can wear one insert while you re-cool the other for an all-day cooling experience.

Also entirely gift-worthy, whether for yourself, F&B staff members or your friends and family, it’s a must have gadget for the sweltering days of summer.


Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “The Luxe List” as well as Host of the nationally-syndicated “Savvy Living” TV show. As a prolific consumer and business trends, lifestyle and leisure industry voice of authority and tastemaker, she keeps her finger on the pulse of the marketplace in search of new and innovative must-haves and exemplary experiences at all price points, from the affordable to the extreme. Her work reaches multi-millions worldwide via broadcast TV (her own shows and copious others on which she appears) as well as a myriad of print and online publications. Connect with her at and Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIN

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