Myprotein Hot/Cold Gel Pack

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Product Overview

The Myprotein Hot/Cold Gel Pack is a reusable, multi-purpose gel pack for the effective relief of muscular and joint aches and pains.

Providing a consistent release of cold or hot temperature over a prolonged period of time the Myprotein Hot/Cold Gel Pack can help alleviate every day or sports related aches and pains. Supplied with a fabric sleeve and elasticated strap to allow direct and compressed application, the gel pack is ideal for those looking to utilise hot/cold therapy to treat injuries at any stage.

For heat treatment the gel pack can be heated in the microwave or in a pan of boiling water. For cold treatment the gel pack can be placed in the freezer, remaining flexible at all temperatures. Made from specific, non-toxic gel the Myprotein Hot/Cold Gel Pack is the ideal tool for repeated hot/cold therapy on both muscles and joints.

Key Benefits

  • Reusable gel filled pack for hot/cold therapy
  • Can be placed in freezer or microwave
  • Includes soft fabric sleeve for application

Suggested Use

Cold compress
1. Place gel pack in freezer for at least 1 hour.
2. Remove from freezer and wrap in the fabric sleeve provided.
3. Carefully apply gel pack to the desired area. Leave in place for no longer than 20 mins.
3. After use return to freezer for future use.

Hot compress
Boiling:
1. Bring pan of water to boil and remove from heat.
2. Place gel pack in water for 8-10 minutes.
3. Remove gel pack from water, wrap in the fabric sleeve provided and apply to desired area.
4. After use, allow gel pack to cool and place in freezer for future use.
Microwave:
1. Lay gel pack flat in microwave and heat at full power (750w) for 1 minute.
2. Remove from microwave and check for desired temperature (this will continue to rise slightly). If additional heat is desired, return to microwave and heat in 30 second increments.
3. Once desired heat is achieved, remove from microwave, place in the fabric sleeve provided and apply to desired area. Gel pack may be re-heated after one hour.
4. After use, allow gel pack to cool and place in freezer for future use.

Do not heat gel pack in microwave for more that 2 minutes at one time. If heating from frozen, heat initially on high for 75 seconds, followed by 10 second increments until desired temperature is achieved. Watch gel pack while heating. If gel pack starts to expand, turn off microwave.
Note: Microwave instructions are based on 750 watt power, please adjust accordingly. Excessive heat may cause gel pack to rupture and leak. If this should occur dispose of pack immediately.

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REALLY GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

4

Had this for a few weeks now, didn't expect it to be as big as it is for the money, used it hot and used it cold doesn't take long to get to the desired temperature that u want it. Easy to wrap around joints with the Velcro sleeve it comes in. Welllllll worth having around for those nggly injuries u can pick up.

Goes Well With:

A freezer and microwave

15 July 2015 by

Good

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

This heats up easily in the microwave and I love that I can strap it around me so I can walk around with it and keep it on my back (where it gets pretty much all its use) unlike a hot water bottle. It doesn't stay hot as long as a hot water bottle, but since it's so easy to whack in the microwave again, this isn't really a bother. I haven't used it as an ice pack yet (I'm a wuss and hate getting cold!)

Goes Well With:

Sore muscles

27 May 2016 by

Myprotein Hot/Cold Gel Pack

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Ordered two of these as the size wasnt shown and they didnt look big in the pitcher. They arrived and I was shocked as these are a very good size. Would highly recommend, have only used as cold backs but they do the job.

26 May 2016 by

Ties nice and tight

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

Can get the ice pack nice and tight on the sore area

7 May 2016 by

Fab product

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

I have only used this as a cold pack, but it's amazing. The elasticated velcro strap on it makes it so much easier to use than your average ice pack which you have to try and balance in the correct place and hold to you when you move. Can't believe the high quality compared to the low price either. Would highly recommend.

Goes Well With:

Injury/muscle soreness/for use to prevent muscle soreness

18 April 2016 by

All good!

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Items exactly as advertised. Easy to use, and effective. Ordering simple, and delivery very prompt. Ordered many items from My Protein and always been very happy.

18 April 2016 by

Heat pack

Overall:

2

Effectiveness:

3

Doesn't stay hot long enough for it to be effective...

11 April 2016 by

Recovery aid

Overall:

5

This eases all the little niggles you get through training hard as an athlete and aids with recovery. Definitely recommend.

7 April 2016 by

A purchase needed!

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Was struggling with a twinge in my lower back. Heat one of these in my mircowave and strap it to my back whilst watching tv, helped ease the pain, cannot fault one bit!

3 April 2016 by

Great Product

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

I've recently been using this product for my elbows which i have hyper extended and i have got to say this is the best ice pack i've used. I really like how you have to oppurtunity to apply more pressure with minimal effort because of the support you get with the ice pack. Thanks a lot Myprotein. Yet again another great product from you!

16 October 2015 by

Warning!

Overall:

1

Hot gel can leak from this product - potentially dangerous!

15 October 2015 by

great product and very affordable

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

I recently bought the hot/cold gel pack as I found that different heat pack I had bought in the pharmacy where awkward and difficult to keep on the sore area. The hot/cold gel is great as it is secured in a soft fabric sleeve with a adjustable Velcro strap. I used this heat pack on my lower back and it stayed in place due to the effectiveness of the Velcro stretch strap. With other heat packs sometimes the heat can become unbearable on the area. With the myprotein pack its inside the sleeve which has breathable holes and makes the pack comfortable and you don't need to take the pack off constantly because it gets to hot like with other heat packs. I would recommend this gel pack for anyone suffering from muscle soreness and want a heat pack that doesn't become unbearable after a few minutes

21 May 2015 by

Hot/cold gel pack

Overall:

3

As a heat pack it works well but it doesn't stay warm for very long and that's going by the intructions on the pack. Not used as a cold pack yet

9 April 2015 by

Great Product

Overall:

5

This ice wrap is fantastic and for the price an absolute bargain. I've had it for a while but didn't feel the need to leave a review. But I've recently gone through a two stage ACL reconstruction process (1st stage key hole, 2nd stage full reconstruction) and this little ice wrap has been a god send. I cant comment on the heat side, but for ice therapy its brilliant. I have to ice my knee for 15-20 mins every two hours. the sleeve it comes with is of great quality, the ice just slips in and secures via some Velcro, it freezes but is still quite soft which was perfect for post op as the knee was sore. it wraps around perfect and remains in place. Then pop it back in the freezer for 2 hours, then repeat, its cold enough to be doing the job perfectly. Great product my protein.

Goes Well With:

Knee surgery!!

25 March 2015 by

Excellent

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Product heats in the microwave easily. Retains heat well. I haven't tried freezing yet! Because of the pouch and Velcro it's really good for getting to the more awkward to reach places too!

4 March 2015 by

Helps with those tight baby cows

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

I was recommended hot/cold therapy for my very tight calves. I love that this does both! The price is epic too! I've recently started power lifting and am putting my body through some pretty strenuous workouts - on top of that I have a normal life, job etc. This is really good, fits and secures nicely on you region of interest. Only thing id say is it could be bigger. Only used it as an ice pack so far and my tight calves improved (but this is a big problem and needs more than ice).

Goes Well With:

Heavy workouts

11 February 2015 by

great product

Overall:

5

Mixability:

1

Taste:

1

Effectiveness:

5

this product never fails i bought two cause they are well priced and cheaper then buying one in other stores Its great cause i can go to the gym and come home pop on my lower back or any muscle thats aching and it works like a charm highly recommended quick and easy

Goes Well With:

well its an ice pack so nothing really

26 January 2015 by

hot/cold pack

Overall:

5

Quick delivery, great price and an amazing product. Very versatile, can use hot and cold. Was recommended by family member and would definitely recommend to others!

24 November 2014 by

Good size

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

I have had pain in my neck for some time and I have used before a wheat bag to warm it up. This Myprotein gel pack is much better as it comes with a handy cover that has a long elastic band with velcro. The gel pack is about 25cm x 10cm and it keep heat pretty long

9 June 2014 by

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

The elastic strap on this pack makes it very useful as it extends around your entire torso to keep the pack in place when moving around rather than having to sit still, particularly on your back or ribs

25 March 2014 by

Excellent

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

These are an excellent product, hard wearing, long-lasting and effective. I can't recommend them more highly.

6 March 2014 by

Does the trick

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Good little product, do what it says... Great price

3 March 2014 by

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Great product esp given the price, very handy for someone like me who gets lots of aches and pains

26 February 2014 by

Love these

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

5

Perfect for when my partner is ever sore from training or injury. They are great as they can be wrapped around any part of the body, he uses them on his knee and lower back but they can be put anywhere. Just be careful when you put them in the microwave... keep an eye on them as I've had mine explode as I didn't pay attention and it couldn't be saved :( Keep turning them over every 30 seconds to start with and then every 10 -15 seconds when they are hot. Move the liquid around and make sure it doesn't bubble. Bubbles = trouble!

Goes Well With:

Any aches or pains in your body

16 February 2014 by

excellent

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Very good product, everyone must have this at home. even if you don't lifting or doing sports. This is cheap but when you need it is pricelessness

Goes Well With:

-

14 February 2014 by

Excellent

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

I recently snapped my ACL and had a hamstring graft to fix it. I was told when I snapped it to ice it regularly to help with the swelling and pain, and to do the same after surgery. I decided to give these a whirl and bought five of them, so I had plenty. To say I am best please is an understatement. I have had these for 10 months or more and all are still in perfect condition. The straps are good and can fit round your waist if you have back pains. Easy to strap around any part of the body and the velcro on the strap is still strong and sticky like the first day i bought it. You can have it on loose or you can really make it tight as the strap is elastic so its really good for getting that compression. 5/5 from me and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Goes Well With:

Freezer - Recovery

19 July 2013 by

Ice

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Exactly as described, works perfectly well abs the straps are such a good idea

1 March 2016 by

Super Product

Overall:

5

Mixability:

5

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

This is an amazing product. It's much bigger than expected, i thought it would be a wee hand sized item but its a decent size. This is great for using cold when the kids have grazes and bumps, and it's also great used hot for gym injuries, and period pains! Such a versatile product, and the cover is an added bonus. Amazing value for money :)

Goes Well With:

kids, gym injuries, painful periods.

29 February 2016 by

great

Overall:

4

Effectiveness:

4

perfect nearly, the strap to hold the ice pack is very good, secure, comfortable. But the ice pack is a bit too solid, cant bend it around knee easily. I have to let it thaw a little 1st, well worth buying tho, does the job I need.

6 October 2015 by

Gel packs

Overall:

3

Work brilliantly when heated, the steps are brilliant for holding in place (I use around my ankles both hot and cold). Really happy with these. One criticism is one of them burst at 90 seconds in the microwave on the 3rd use.

5 October 2015 by

Ideal for swelling

Overall:

5

Effectiveness:

5

I bought this product, not for myself but for my elderly grandmother. Her leg was swollen and she needed a cold compress to strap to her leg as she's not able to elevate her legs due to disability. This is without a doubt the best support I've seen, especially for the price, and has helped her reduce the swelling on her leg. The gel pack and sleeve are much bigger than I imagined (11" x 4.5"), which was great as the area of swelling was quite significant. After seeing how great this product is, I think I'll be buying one for myself to cure my aches and pains after training.

Goes Well With:

Swelling

17 June 2015 by

Doesn't Mix Well

Overall:

4

Mixability:

1

Taste:

5

Effectiveness:

5

Works brilliantly and tastes great. The main problem being that at parties it doesn't mix well with others.

23 January 2015 by

Perfect

Overall:

5

Taste:

5

Loved the quality and the price! Also fast delivery, Thank you Myprotein

27 November 2015 by

Reasonable product-wasteful Myprotein packaging

Overall:

3

Effectiveness:

4

Ordered this to help treat an ongoing knee injury. Its cheap and cheerful (i.e. you get what you pay for) but it does the job. It's MUCH more effective than a bag of frozen peas!! My only concern is that the plastic bag containing the gel itself isn't especially thick and I wonder how much flexing it will withstand before the gel leaks (you have to be quite firm with it to flex/bend it round the knee joint for example when its frozen)- time will tell. My gripe however is the hugely wasteful way in which the product was packaged by Myprotein. The gel pack and holder are packed in a very slim cardboard box that could easily be slipped into a padded envelope for damage-free delivery. Instead I was greeted with a large cardboard box in which the slim cardboard box was inserted diagonally, surrounded by completely unnecessary plastic air bags. I'm no eco-warrior, but this sort of thing winds me up, as its totally unnecessary and irresponsible, as the vast majority of plastic packaging ends up in landfill. Myprotein should be taking their environmental responsibilities rather more seriously in my opinion!

19 October 2015 by

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