Ice ³ Cooler Shock hard packs (Ice cubed)
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. The big reason is that we were waiting to do something BIG. We’ve been working hard over the past year to develop a Cooler Shock ice pack made of a durable plastic that would still perform like our soft gel packs. There are several factors that go into making this happen. They are material choice, durability, thickness, and shape.
Cooler Shock was tested by an independent group in a top 10 bake off for cooler ice packs. We are proud to report that we took the number 1 position for both 2017 and 2018!
Here is the detail from Ezvid:
Cooler Shock voted number one in 2017 and 2018 contest for best ice packs for coolersCompiled with twenty-three hours of research, this video wiki guide, newly published in our food & drink category, is a broad-ranging, impartial assessment of ice pack for coolers options available to consumers in the United States.
Should you stack your Cooler Shock ice packs when freezing? Not if you need them soon!How to Freeze Cooler Shock Ice Packs
This blog is sometimes about things that I should have covered years ago. What often happens is I have this revelation when I realize something that is obvious to me (because I invent ice packs), is not so obvious to my customers.
This blog is about stacking ice packs and how that can be good or bad.
Cooler Shock ice packs can absorb a great deal of energy (heat). To do this, they must have a lot of mass (similar to weight). The greater the mass, the harder it is to change its temperature and the longer it will take.
What is the ideal food and beverage temperature?
Why Does Cooler Shock Keep My Cooler Colder Longer than Other Ice Packs?No doubt about it – the most popular feature of Cooler Shock is that it keeps stuff colder for longer. A lot of folks ask why that is. The answer is pretty simple: it’s the stuff we add to the ice, and how that changes the physics of melting and warming that ice. Cooler Shock is a phase change ice pack.
What is the Best Ice Pack for Coolers? Trying to figure out what makes the best ice pack for coolers? One question we’re often asked here at Cooler Shock is about the packaging – why do we use our flexible bags rather than making hard-sided ice packs. The answer is pretty simple: we’ve spent a lot of time engineering the best container for the job.
Rigid ice packs usually have a shell made of HDPE (high density polyethylene) or of polypropylene. These are both fine materials: they’re cheap, they keep everything in one shape, and they contain stuff reliably.
A popular use for Cooler Shock ice packs is keeping your catch fresh while fishing. Fishermen can spend hundreds of dollars on ice on longer outings.
Pre-cooling, pre-chilling and pre-loading your cooler. High end rotomolded coolers such as Yeti’, Pelican and Canyon benefit greatly from this. Why?Should you pre-cool your cooler? The better the cooler, the better off you are pre-cooling your cooler. Pre-cooling is also known as pre-loading or, pre-chilling a cooler. Most of the better coolers are made of denser material and therefore have greater mass (weight for its size). The insulation in your cooler insulates but it can also be and anchor for heat or cold. This can be more intense in a high end cooler due to insulation density (weight). Without pre-cooling, you will get better results with a low-end cooler then with a high-end cooler if both coolers start out warm. This is because the cheaper cooler has less mass, making it easier to change the temperature of the cooler.
Cooler Shock exceeds 2000 Amazon reviews on Amazon! Additionally, the reviews consistently average above 4.5 stars. I wanted to take a minute to thank our customers and our team at Cooler Shock. We’ve worked very hard to deliver something we can be proud of and that our customers feel is a real value. Thanks to our customers for taking the time to review us and for the wonderful reviews.
Cooler Shock has updated and improved our cooler ice packs with a thicker, stronger outer layer. We’ve been delivering this in the screw cap version for several months. The zipper type in both sizes just begin delivery in July. This should be a meaningful improvement in longevity. Although many use our ice packs for years, those that use it daily and find it sliding around their cooler as they transport them, may experience wear that leads to pin holes. We hope to give the packs greater tolerance with the new design. As a reminder, it’s easy to fix any hole with some packing tape or Gorilla brand clear tape.