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Old 07-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Polar Bear Cooler Ice Packs?

I have a new PB cooler and yes it's great. I didn't order the ice pack with it as I had some old ones but was wondering if their's was better. The one they use is made by an Australian company Techni (technice) which is a pretty big supplier.

It appears there are two options with their brand...the Polar Bear offering which I guess it water cells which you can cut to fit. The packaging is two color (blue and clear). The other, which might be a new model, is 3 color (clear, blue and red) and called HDR (heavy duty re-usable) and is characterized as a dry ice pack. It has a gel filling and the packs are cellular and can be cut to fit.

Before I pull the trigger on the either one I'm looking for any user experience with them. Not a case of which is cheaper but more, which works better. Gel leakage etc....

Thanks..
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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I've used the blue and clear for a while. They get daily use in my lunchbox. Work really well, but they are a little fragile. If the newer ones are supposed to be tougher, I'd go for them .
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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Great stuff. I'd use the gel ones for day trips and over nighters. The ice pack things don't last forever but the coolers do. The main thing is to get a small soft side cooler.

I have a 12-pack and a 24. I liked their product so much for the boat and jeep that I made a copy of it that fits in the bottom of a pannier - holds three beers (or other beverage) with some ice in a ziploc. I'm about the only rider that ever has an ice cold brew when we get to camp - unless they make a beer stop (if there is one). I should make them and sell them, I call it my micro cooler - it's about 3x6x6 inches with a zip closure, foam insulated. I usually put a 3oz squeeze bottle of half n half in there for coffee in the morning too. And some string cheese.
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Old 07-05-2013, 06:48 AM   #4
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Ok, the HDR gel type are the ones thanks guys. I just use the 6 pack size PB and it's just great.
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