A new innovation is in the works that claims to be capable of bringing an end to the days of cyclists wastefully pouring bottles of water over their heads in order to cool down. Fortunately, such squandering of natural resources could soon be a thing of the past. The device, known as ‘Spruzza’, sprays just enough water to cover a cyclist’s face, neck, and chest. It lowers the skin temperature by using the same principles that the human body uses; evaporation and the wind chill effect. Using bottled water to achieve this effect is wasteful, as each pour from a bottle uses 4 to 5 ounces of water, and it’s only the water that sticks to the cyclist’s skin that cools him or her down. Spruzza takes around a fifth of an ounce of water to achieve the same cooling effect.
Spruzza is currently being financed via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. It has the potential to be the next must-have environmentally friendly bike accessory. Whether it’s capable of delivering on its promise remains to be seen. Check it out for yourself here.