Durable hard pack perfect for carrying in soft lunch bags
BPA-free and non-toxic
Made in Canada
Cryopak Reusable Hard Shell Ice Pack is perfect for any lunch box, bag or cooler. It's filled with Cryopak's patented, super-absorbent polymer, which outlasts traditional water-filled ice packs. The hard shell makes it extremely durable, so you can carry it in a soft bag without worrying about breaking it. Also works well as a cold compress for sports wraps or first-aid use.
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Dimensions Size: 5" x 3" x 1" Weight: 8 ounces
Materials Made from BPA-free high-density polyethylene and filled with Cryopak's completely non-toxic, polymer.
Sustainability A reusable addition to a waste-free lunch, Cryopak keeps food items from spoiling by keeping them cold longer. Like all reusable ice packs, it's another way to cut down on plastic bags.
About Cryopak Founded in 1990, TCP Reliable specializes in temperature controlled packaging with products that earn the name Reliable with consistency and accountability. In October 2006 TCP Reliable acquired Cryopak Industries, a leading manufacturer of refrigerants supplying both industrial and retail sectors. From factories to picnics, people turn to Cryopak when they need to keep things cool.
I ordered 2. One was lighter than the other. I held them up to the light & it was easy to see that the lighter one had less "stuff" in it. I put them both in the freezer. A few days later I took them out. The one that was emptier, the "stuff" had leaked out. The fuller one had frozen with a bump sticking out of one side.
These were the first "non-toxic" ice packs I've purchased, and expected what you get generically elsewhere: a plastic case with gel inside that freezes & is useful in keeping food cold in a lunchbag. But in the 3-pack I got, 1 quickly developed a stretched bump extending beyond the plastic case shape whenever it froze, and a 2nd pack developed the same problem within about a month.
The stretched bumps may be weak plastic or too much gel filling, but whatever the cause, the packs seem more likely to have their toxicity tested as they look like they'll break open. I have tossed them and gone back to store-bought ice packs.
An initial email to ReUseIt customer service was responded to within a couple of days; a follow up email when the 2nd pack failed was never answered. Not the best experience.
Unfortunately this reusable ice pack proved to be more of a throwaway than anything else. After just two freeze/thaws, I noticed a split in the plastic. Although it only sat in a soft, neoprene lunch bag, there must have been a weak spot in the plastic because it cracked and began to leak. Sure, it was inexpensive, but I still expected it to be reusable. Bummer.