View Full Version : Please help-What type of Misty Mate to get?

06-19-2007, 08:14 PM
DH & I are going to stay at POR for 3 nights August 5th to 8th. We usually go in December or January, but have a one time chance to go without kids (first trip ever without in 9 years).:woohoo: We will probably only be going to a park (Epcot) for one day. I have read so many good reports on personal misters such as Misty Mate that I think I would like to have one. I am trying to figure out what kind to get - I know they come in different sizes etc. but don't know what would be my best bet for Disney.:confused3 Anyone care to share their own experiences and suggestions? Thanks in advance for any words of wisdom anyone could give :goodvibes

06-20-2007, 01:04 AM
I recently got the Misty Mate Cool Blast 2.5 oz mister and really like it. I like it because you pump it rather than using a battery. This makes is a lot lighter to carry around. It is a little bigger than an electric tooth brush. The mist it gives is very light and refreshing. I saw them on sale at walgreens this weekend for around $7. It doesn't hold a ton of water so you would probably want a couple for a family but, so convienent to find a water fountain to refill with.

06-21-2007, 06:36 PM
Thanks Fer Fer - that was one that I had looked at on ebay and Misty Mate's site. Since they are small, about how long do you think one would last - It will just be my husband and myself - I wonder if we should each get one and just try to refill?

06-21-2007, 07:11 PM
I would go with one for each of you. We just purchased four (one for each of us) for our Aug. trip. They are relatively small. Good luck !!:thumbsup2

06-22-2007, 01:23 AM
Walgreens has the 10 oz. sport type and it's the size of a normal water bottle. They are $9.99.

It fits in a water bottle spot on a back pack and also has a belt clip. It's big enough to fill with ice/water, but not too heavy. Has a spiral hose, so it doesn't have to be removed from the backpack or belt/waist and can be used for 2 or more people.


06-22-2007, 06:24 PM
We bought the smaller 2.5 Misty Mate Cool Blast. It doesn't have the hose but works well and fits in our park bag. We bought one for each family member.

06-22-2007, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the tips - looks like I will have to take a trek to Walgreens - Unfortunately the closest one is about 1/2 hr away. I tried calling them first to see if they had the Misty Mates and after being on hold for what seemed like forever:rolleyes1 the kid told me he couldn't find them - Actually I kind of think he forgot about me but that's ok - it gives me an excuse to go to a store I don't normally get to go to

06-22-2007, 11:24 PM
Elsabear: All three Walgreens stores by my house sold out of Misty Mates almost immediately - they were on sale about a month ago. They only got one small shipment in and never got another. So yours may not have any left.

If you do go, look in two different places: the seasonal section (with the beach toys, beach towels, etc.) and also in the seciton that sells electric fans. I looked all over the seasonal section, and almost left the store before I thought to check by the fans. That's where mine were!

Good luck!

06-23-2007, 07:25 AM
Thanks for the tip ZoZo - I will check out the 2 areas of Walgreens - if they are out I guess I can just order online!

06-23-2007, 07:56 AM
do you need to put ice in these to make them effective? Or re-filling it from the water fountain is good enough? I am thinking about trying one this year, but don't want to be loaded down with extra stuff if possible. I already have two Brita water bottles and since I'm the only adult going on this trip, there will be no DH to carry everything! I was thinking about the smaller 2.5 size....how many sprays can you get from one fill?

06-23-2007, 10:20 AM
You don't need ice but I guess shaved ice would make it that much cooler. We've been using plain water and it works well. One water fill lasts a very long time...hours...of course it depends on how many times you spray.

We tried the cooling neck wraps on our trip 5 years ago and didn't like them. It must have been the brand we bought but they swelled and had an unusual odor. I haven't hear of anyone else have problems but it turned my family off to them. We also had personal fans that worked well.

06-23-2007, 04:52 PM
Thanks Fer Fer - that was one that I had looked at on ebay and Misty Mate's site. Since they are small, about how long do you think one would last - It will just be my husband and myself - I wonder if we should each get one and just try to refill?

I haven't had a chance to really use it but I would say it would last quite awhile for just little bits at a time. You do have to pump it every so often to put the pressure back in. I would say for two people, one would be sufficient. When I go in sept. I got just one to share between my DH and I.