Monday, May 28, 2012

Review: Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer With ChillSpot

Cosmo is a hot dog. I'd been on the hunt for a bed to keep him cool on our deck during hot summer days for a long time. So when I heard about ChillSpot, a new cooling dog bed, I couldn't wait to try it out. 

It turns out the inventors of ChillSpot live not too far from us in Atlanta. Mark and Ken were nice enough to give us a demo in person, but if you're looking for a cool bed, they've also made it super easy to order one online. You can also check out their video at the bottom of this post.

Cosmo chills on our deck during a hot Atlanta afternoon
ChillSpot uses insulation and simple thermodynamics to replicate the feeling of a cool tile floor, no matter how hot the temperature.
Two ChillPods slide into each side of the ChillSpot
It comes with the grey insulated base, two ChillSpot tiles and four reusable ChillPods. I store the ChillPods in my freezer, and when Cosmo's ready for  chillin', I simply slide them into the slots of each tile.

Cosmo chills in his favorite spot where he can keep an eye on the squirrels
ChillSpot is 24" x 36" inches, big enough for a large dog or for several small dogs to share. At a total of 45 pounds, the weight concerned me at first. But each component (base, tiles and pods) weighs no more than 10 pounds, so I've been able to easily transport the ChillSpot throughout the house or in the back of my car. 

Cosmo chills with Havanese pals
I took the Chillspot with us when we attended a recent Havanese playday.  It was a sweltering hot day, and the pad provided some nice relief on a screened-in porch for Cosmo and his pals!

Cosmo relaxes in cool comfort despite 90 degree heat at this weekend's lure course event
Cosmo also competes in performance dog events where keeping a cool head and body are super important! During the Lure Coursing event we attended this weekend, the ChillSpot provided the perfect place to cool off from 90 degree temperatures.

Want to know more about how the ChillSpot works? Check out this video from Mark and Ken.

We give the ChillSpot a four paws up for its ingenious design and ability to keep my hot dog cool, even in the hottest conditions. The pods keep the ChillSpot cool for the entire day, then you can pop them in the freezer to cool overnight or purchase a spare set so you always have cool pods on hand.

Cosmo and I hope you have a chillin' summer!

Disclosure: We were provided with a ChillSpot for review purposes but were not financially compensated for this post.The opinions expressed are entirely our own based on our own experience.


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    Benny & Lily

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