We bought this recently for our walks during the day. The summers get hot and humid where we are at and with our stroller in that black canvas material I was worried LO was getting baked alive. So we bought this pad on a whim on the great reviews and tried it out. When it first came in the mail, I opened my package and felt it, Just like it was advertise if was already cool to the touch. I was immediately amazed! We went on our first walk the next day and when we were done, I lifted LO out of his seat and his back wasn't drenched in sweat. Well that convinced me! Check it out yourself
The only downfall that I have, is that if you leave this pad in your car in the hot sun it isn't as effective. So those of you thinking about using it for the car seat I wouldn't recommend it. We normally use it on our walks around the block and to the park so we always have our stroller indoors in room temperature.