CoolWare Personal Cooling System: The Air Conditioner You Can Wear Around Your Neck

Nothing drains me of energy faster than having the heat of the summer sun beating down on me. Even walking the dog turns out to be a big chore even though I normally enjoy taking my canine best friend out for a stroll around the park. It got so bad that I'd think of jumping right into the water fountain whenever I'd pass it just so I could cool off.

Of course, I never did that because I didn't want to risk getting arrested. So what can you do to cool off? Aside from taking huge swigs out of the water bottle, there's a new player in town that promises to keep you cool and feeling mighty fine: the CoolWare Personal Cooling System.

It's small, it's handy, and it's meant to be worn around your neck. Talk about personal cooling.

The CoolWare Personal Cooling System works just like any conventional air conditioner, except that it can actually do a whole lot more. The entire thing is made of anodized aluminum construction and is equipped with a motorized fan and a 2 oz. water bottle as well to keep you hydrated, making it your perfect partner while you're out running, hiking, biking, and doing any other outdoor physical activity.

Here are the features for the CoolWare Personal Cooling System:

    • Fits comfortably around the neck
    • Cooling sensation refreshes your body
    • Anti-bacterial fabric
    • Motorized fan
    • 2 power settings
    • Refill every 2 to 4 hours or as needed

And here are its specifications:

    • Length: 7.5  Inches
    • Width: 6 Inches
    • Height: 2.5  Inches
    • Weight: 1 Lb
    • Battery Requirements: 1 AA (included)

At one pound, it's also light too, so you won't feel much of a strain while you're wearing it around your neck. You can pick up your own at Sharper Image.

Editor's Update:

The Coolware Sytem is no longer available at Sharper Image and we could not find another source for this personal cooling system or ones that are substantially identical.  For a personal and portable cooling system that you can wear or carry with you, here are two other options:

1.  Portable Fan Cool on the Go.   

 It's a powerful little fan that you can carry around or use almost anywhere. It is small and portable at about 6x4 inches and weighs around 7 ounces.  It runs on batteries or can be powered by USB.  It comes with an lanyard or armband so you can wear it around your neck, on your arm or clip it to something close to you. You can read reviews and buy it from Amazon.


2.  MistyMate Personal Deluxe Mister

The MistyMate Personal Mister is a hand held portable mister that is easy to use. It is convenient and portable so you can use it with your favorite outdoor activity. The MistyMate creates an ultrafine mist when pressure is applied to the bottle using the easy hand held pump. The carrying case is practically designed with two convenient storage pockets. The MistyMate comes is both a standard and deluxe size. 


Originally published April 2011 and updated May 2015.

Note: The writer and/or the site may have received free samples or some other type of remuneration or benefit for trying out, reviewing, recommending or writing about the items covered in this article.

Aug 5, 2011
by geremy

Isn't that the coolest thing

Isn't that the coolest thing you've ever heard? I never thought it would be possible. I wonder if there are any health related implications. I'd love to try one of these and see how effective it really is, and now since I need some central air repair services the need for a device like this seems even higher.