To put the vest to the test (yes, I love a good rhyme), we opted for a combined walk, swim, and picnic in the 'Hoge Kempen National Park,' situated in the Belgian province Limburg. This nature reserve spans over 12,000 hectares, encompassing forests, lakes, and heather. Since it was a 1.5-hour drive to the park and uncertain if we would encounter cool water at the start of our walk, I soaked the cooling wraps in cold water at home and put them in our portable, electric cooler.
Upon arrival, we put the vests on Noora and Lugz and set off towards a hidden gem by the lake, where we could cool down and enjoy some watermelon. Those cooling wraps worked like a charm! Both Noora and Lugz handled the warm temperatures like champs. Less panting, more energy, and of course, their goofiness levels skyrocketed.