Remove the black top (3) from the silver cooler bottom (10) of the base unit by lifting up on the bottom of each of the 4 latches (8) then disengaging the top of the latch.
Add roughly 10 cups (2.5 L) of ice with 5 cups (1L) of water to completely fill the cooler.
Replace the top (3) on the silver cooler bottom (10) and fasten latches (8).
Insert the two quick disconnect plugs at the ends of the mitt tubing into the quick disconnect ports (1) on the side of the base unit. Press gently until a click is heard and the plugs are secure.
Prime the recirculating closed loop system: a. Unscrew the reservoir cap (4) on the top of the base unit and set aside. b. Completely fill the reservoir with water. c. Leaving the cap off, power on the unit via the lighted power switch (7). d. Water from the reservoir will begin to move through the device and the water level in the reservoir will deplete. While the unit is running, gradually add additional water to the reservoir until the water level is about an inch from the neck. Do not overfill. e. Let the device run for a minute or two so the tubes running to the mitt are free of bubbles. f. Replace the reservoir cap. g. Turn off the device by switching the lighted power switch off.
Optional - Clip the carrying strap to the D-rings (9) located on opposite sides of the unit.
You are now ready to use the CoolMitt device!
Turn the CoolMitt device on using the lighted power switch (7). The device will reach its optimal temperature within a couple of minutes.
Place your hand inside the mitt with the wrist at the opening and the palm resting gently atop the raised mound inside. The mound is designed to fit comfortably in the center of the palm to maximize contact with the entire hand. *Note: Do NOT squeeze or grip the pad inside the mitt. Doing so reduces cooling efficacy and may damage the mitt.
The pad should feel cool to the touch, NOT cold
Use the CoolMitt device before physical activity, between sets, during breaks, and post-workout. You can use the CoolMitt device while exercising during certain workouts only if it is safe (i.e. walking on a treadmill or stationary bike). Let safety be your guide
The CoolMitt device can be left running for easily repeated use within the same workout session.
The more you use the CoolMitt device, the more you will be able to dissipate heat. Use for as little as 30 seconds will help, but the more time you can devote to cooling, the better the results will be.
When finished, turn off the device and remove ice and water from the silver cooler bottom. It can be dried with a towel or left upside down to air dry.
When storing for long periods or for air travel, ensure the closed recirculating system is dry and all tubing is free of tight bends and water. To remove the mitt from the base unit press the quick disconnect release button (2) on each of the quick disconnect ports (1) on the side of the base unit. *Note: Water will not drain from the mitt. See FAQs for draining instructions.