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Old 06-22-2013   #1
 
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Artic Ice Cooler Packs

Anybody had an opportunity to try these?

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A jug of frozen ice will work better and cost less.
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A jug of frozen ice will work better and cost less.
I'll agree with the cost less part.
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While I haven't used this exact product, I have used some of the other brands of refreezable ice packs. The problem I have with them on extended river trips is....#1, they don't stay cold for very long, compared to block ice or frozen jugs, and #2 when they thaw out, you're left with a container that takes up space and doesn't serve any purpose. With frozen jugs of water, once the thaw out, you at least have cold drinking water.

I couldn't find any info on that website about how long one of those packs will last in a cooler for any given amount of time?
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On an extended trip you're probably correct in that the jugs would be more practicable. I think that on a day or short multi day trip they may very well have a use. The Tundra series might be the ticket if you're looking for a substitute for dry ice and the Chillin Brew if works as advertised would be a wonderful thing. Dan
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If indeed it works better than ice they should give the specs of latent and sensible heat. Since they don't give those I wouldn't bother.
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It seems to be a fairly new product and maybe the specs you are looking for may be available soon. I'm thinking you wouldn't bother anyway.
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A jug of frozen ice will work better and cost less.
What a concept! I've been freezing Mike's hard lemonade, in plastic bottles, of course!
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What a concept! I've been freezing Mike's hard lemonade, in plastic bottles, of course!
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