Last updated: 16/10/2022

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An Ice Pack is a bag of ice that you place in your cooler to keep food and drinks cold.

Ice Pack: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK

The best ice pack in the UK: Our selection

Lasting Hot and Cold Packs

Looking for a hot or cold pack that will last? Look no further. This soft nylon coating ensures maximum user comfort and provides extra durability. The high quality internal gel can be reheated and frozen repeatedly to cool down, simply place in your freezer and allow to cool – normally charged in only 2 hours. To heat up, place the pack in a microwave for 20 seconds and then check – if it requires more heat, follow up with 10 second bursts until hot. It conforms easily to body contours for effective treatment packs can remain hot or cold for 2 hours at room temperature.

Ideal for treating injuries

This product is ideal for treating injuries on smaller areas. The compact size is ideal for keeping in a bag or first aid kit. The simple squeeze and shake application pack can remain cold for around 20 mines at room temperature. This single use product is easily disposable.

Chronic pain? Stiffness? Injuries? Magic Gel has you covered.

Do you suffer from chronic pain or stiffness? Do you have to take time off work due to injuries? If so, this product is perfect for you. The multipurpose magic gel reusable ice packs can provide instant relief from pain caused by an injury, surgical procedure or chronic condition. You can use them almost anywhere on the body, including the back, neck, shoulder, hip, leg, knee, elbow and foot. They are also microwaveable and can be used as heat packs or warm compresses.

Koolpak Instant Ice Pack

The Koolpak Instant Ice Pack is the original and bestselling instant ice pack from the brand leader. It cools in seconds for immediate treatment of sprains, strains & bruising. The simple squeeze and shake application makes it easy to use, and the longer bag length allows packs to be wrapped around limbs. The pack can remain cold for up to 40 mins at room temperature, making it a great choice for treating injuries on the go.

Ice Pack: Frequently asked questions

What types of Ice Pack are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of ice packs, one is a gel pack and the other is a water-based cooling bag. The gel pack has an advantage over the water based cooling bags because it can be used for longer periods of time without having to refill or replace it with more liquid. However, if you have access to tap water then this will work just as well in most cases.

The quality of the ice pack is determined by how long it can keep its temperature. A good Ice Pack should be able to maintain a temperature for at least 6 hours, or even more if possible. This means that you will have enough time to use your bag and still get back home with some coldness left in the bag.

Who should use a Ice Pack?

Anyone who has a sore, injured or inflamed area of the body. Ice Packs are great for reducing inflammation and swelling in joints such as knees, ankles and elbows. They can also be used to reduce pain from strains/sprains (such as pulled muscles) on any part of your body including back injuries or neck aches caused by poor posture at work.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Ice Pack?

The simplest way to select a Ice Pack is price. However, it should also be based on the features of the product you need and how well that matches what you are looking for in a Ice Pack.

One of the most important factor is its material. It has to be durable and easy to clean. If you want that Ice Pack will serve you for many years, then buy only the best materials – it’s a guarantee of long life.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Ice Pack?


Ice Packs are the most effective way to reduce swelling and inflammation. They also help with pain relief by numbing your skin for a short period of time. This is especially useful if you have an injury that prevents you from using ice directly on your skin, such as burns or blisters. Using an Ice Pack will allow you to continue icing without having to worry about burning yourself.


The disadvantages of a Ice Pack are that it is bulky and can be messy. It also takes time to cool down the product, which may not be ideal for some products.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Koolpak
  • Koolpak
  • Koolpak

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Ice Pack in our review costs around 2 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 54 pounds for one of the more expensive products.