A selection of instant ice packs for instant relief for injured soft tissue.
Koolpak Koolkids instant ice packs are a smaller pack size ideal for treating smaller limbs on children or for a useful addition to any First Aid Kit. For an instant ice pack that stays cooler for longer choose Koolpak Sport instant ice packs.
Instant Ice Packs contain two chemicals within the pack one of which is contained in an internal pouch. By squeezing the ice pack the pouch is burst allowing the chemicals to create an endothermic reaction. It is this reaction that instantly lowers the temperature of the pack allowing treatment without delay. Typically an Instant cold pack provides 20 minutes of cold therapy treatment. The key advantage of the Instant Ice Pack is that they can be carried in your first aid kit at all times, no matter where you are. They can simply be activated when needed and applied to the injured area.
Yes, instant ice packs are as good as ice. Some would argue they are more convenient due to being able to carry them from place-to-place. Ice being place directly on the skin can also give ice burn resulting in a lot of pain!
No, instant ice packs can only be used once but we do sell reusable ice packs you can place in the freezer and you can use repeatedly.
Yes, instant ice packs are allowed on planes. Due to the amount of liquid in an instant ice pack being over 100ml you can not travel with them in your hand luggage so they need to be packed in your hold luggage.
An instant cold pack is a device that consists of two bags; one containing water, inside a bag containing ammonium nitrate, calcium ammonium nitrate or urea. When the inner bag of water is broken by squeezing the package, it is allowed to dissolve the solid in an endothermic reaction.
Instant ice packs are used in the early (acute) stage of a sports injury to relieve pain, prevent swelling, cool tissue temperature and prevent further tissue damage following the initial injury.