Polar Bear Cooler Ice Packs?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Ron from BC, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    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.. :ear
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  2. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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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 :deal.
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  3. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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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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  4. Ron from BC

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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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