The Bottom Line
- Simple - cold and compression in one
- Clean - no water, paper cups, or drips
- Easy - put it on and injury treatment is underway
- Size - some of the wrap systems are size specific
- Time - must be frozen for two to three hours before use
- Cost - more expensive than a piece of ice - but it is much more than that
- Easy to use. Out of the freezer, wrap it on for 20-minutes, off and back into the freezer
- No muss, no fuss. Non-toxic ice blanket doesn't drip or sweat. Velcro fasteners means no lost clips
- Many styles. Shoulders, backs, elbows, forearms, wrists, knees, ankles, and a universal style
- Sturdy. Neoprene construction is washable by hand or in a dishwasher
- Reusable but costly. More expensive than the traditional frozen cup of water
Guide Review - Injury Treatment - Therapy Wrap
First, my only complaint - the size was almost too big. It worked, but I was at the small limit of the system. Based on the on-line fitting guide, it should have been the correct size, but I'm guessing the sizes (based on weight) were not designed with skinny folks in mind. It is more expensive than the traditional ice in a cup treatment, but I feel like the ColdOne gives you a good value for the investment, so cost is not a negative in this case.
Other than the size issue (which could be avoided by using the universal style wrap, but it's not as specific as the other "body part" models) the ColdOne Wrap worked better than advertised. It chilled everything from mid-arm, across my shoulder, and part-way down my chest and back. It seemed like every area that could require cold and compression treatment for swimmer's shoulder was covered by the wrap.
It also stayed in place while I went shopping (under a jacket). This included in and out of a car, up and down stairs, reaching for items, etc.
The other ColdOne styles shold work just as well for their intended body locales. For the widest possible application, I would suggest starting with the Universal style, then move on to more specific styles if needed.
The ColdOne System works.