Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ActiveWrap Product Review

Everyone knows that I have bad feet.  They've suffered stress fractures, morton's neuromas, plantars warts, missing toenails, tendonitis, you name it.  I actually have my own gray "boot" and crutches because I needed them so much.  So, when ActiveWrap contacted me with an offer to try out their Hot/Cold Therapy compression foot/ankle wrap, how in the world could I say no?  And let me tell you, I am so grateful for this product!

Foot/Ankle Wrap
Let's say that the other day's ice bath helped my muscles, as I was definitely not sore the next day (score!), but my joints (ankles in particular) enjoy a little "spot treatment" for the most part.  I like to stick to icing those areas when needed...and lately, that's a lot.

Here are the specs (via ActiveWrap's site):
  • Includes the ActiveWrap compress support wrap and two reusable 4.5" x 7" heat & ice packs packaged in a handy nylon drawstring storage bag.
  • "New" Specially formulated non-toxic gelatinous thermal material that completely alleviates gel migration away from the injured site found in competitors' packs.  This unique composition is vacuum sealed in a sturdy 8.5mil PE/Nylon covering and slipped into a re-closing, washable, nylon pouch.
  • Patented technology utilizes rugged hook and loop to secure and position your heat and ice exactly where you need it.
  • Active medical plush supporter delivers an ultra soft feel with jersey outside and lycra trim lining.
  • One Year Warranty, Latex Free, Washable, and Reusable for years of use.
  • Available in Sm-Md (Size 3-10 foot), Lg-XL (Size 10.5-18 foot)
Icing the top and bottom of my foot
My thoughts:
I must say, this thing is pretty amazing.  The "gel" packets stay cold for a long time.  Yes, really...a LONG time.  I timed it and just stopped at around 3 hours.  Granted, I did not ice my foot for 3 hours, but the pack stayed cold for that long.  Awesomesauce.  Then there's the fact that the packets mold to my foot and are not hard as a rock like my other ice packs--another very neat feature.  The compression wrap feels like neoprene (like some of my scuba gear), and it fits really well to my foot.  

The packets are very easy to warm up in the microwave, and they still stay malleable.  Not only do I find them to be super comfy on my feet, I also found another use for them: to warm up my daughter's crib.  Oh goodness!  It's fantastic!  I place the two packets where I am going to lay her a couple minutes before putting her to bed and she's all warm and cozy.  

Gel packs stay super cold for a long time
Packets stay soft and aren't hard like other ice packs
Able to be used hot or cold
Packets stay in place easily with compression wrap and velcro slip-covers
ActiveWrap has wraps for feet, back, knees, shoulders, elbows, wrists
Price is great, and there's a 1 year warranty


For more information, check out ActiveWrap's website or "Like" them on Facebook here.

**Note:  All reviews are based on my own personal experience with the specific product that I was provided with.  I received this product free of charge from ActiveWrap and was not compensated for my review. **


  1. This sounds like a great product! A must have for all runners/athletes. I will be sure to keep an eye out for this as my husband had PF that comes and goes.

  2. That looks awesome but a little expensive. I'll have to keep it in mind!

  3. I won an knee active wrap on a giveaway! I am in love!!! I agree the stay cool forever. I since its for my knee I am moving around that house and have to set a timer so I don't ice to long. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

  4. My son had one if these fir his pitching shoulder when he was in High School.


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