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COMMON ICE BATH QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What's the difference between the Freeze Tub Solo and the Freeze Tub Pro?

Freeze Tub Solo is best suited for one person plunging at a time. The Solo can collapse down and be put away or moved relatively easily when it’s empty. The Freeze Tub Pro is suitable for 2 people or someone that prefers to have more space while they Ice Bath. It has a rigid fiberglass construction. it can also be deflated and moved easily when it is not full of water. The Pro can also be fitted with a chiller, for the serious Freeze Tubber.

Does the Ice Bath come with a cover?

The Freeze Tub Pro comes with its own drop stitch (thick) lid and Freeze Tub Solo can come with both a thermal lid and a weather protector. You can either purchase these separately or as a package order. The Freeze Tub Solo, has its own carry bag too.

Does the Freeze Tub Solo weigh much and can I move it around?

The Freeze Tub packs down into a small carry case to move around wherever you go. When packed up, it weighs roughly 5kg (8 lbs) You can store it for months without any worry. We suggest you don’t leave your Freeze Tub packed up wet for obvious reasons. Please dry it off completely before packing it away. When your Solo is filled with water, it’s over 300kg. Don’t try and move it, or drag it when it’s filled with water, it will rip or get damaged.

How often should I clean my Ice Bath?

This depends on how you use it. If you’re one to come home from a muddy football pitch and jump in, then it’ll need most Saturdays. We recommend adding in some raw, cheap salt and add in about 500 grams to a full tub. When you use salt with your Freeze Tub, you can keep the water in for up to 4 weeks. Without salt, we recommend changing the water every 6 to 8 sessions.

Can I leave the Ice Bath outside?

Yes, the Freeze Tub has a UV-protective shell and will last in any condition. 

How to I assemble the Freeze Tub?

The Freeze Tub comes with instructions but you can also watch the Freeze Tub Assembly Guide. Or you can go to our How To Guides on our website for all set up and care instructions.

How long should I stay in the Freeze Tub for?

Every person reacts differently to cold water immersion therapy. You should start with the water temperature at 15 degrees Celsius, or general hose water for 3-4 minutes and from there adjust the time and temperature to your liking over time. Explore different temperatures and times, and record how you felt afterwards. You will find the ideal plunge time and water temperature after a short period.

Freeze Tub Dimensions and Water Capacity

Be mindful of the 75cm Ice Baths, they are quite small and often these are very flimsy and have a very limited lifespan.

The Freeze Tub Solo is a bigger ice bath, therefore more stable and has a height of 80cm and a width of 80cm. Each tub has 8 supporting legs, where others have only 6. Freeze Tub’s inflatable neck rim is .6mm thick vs. the others at .2mm thick,

The 5 layering thermal wall insulation is nearly 10mm thick, other brands who boast 5 layers, are generally 3 to 5mm thick. Freeze Tub as of 2024, has the thickest thermal blanket on the market.

The Freeze Tub Solo holds close to 400L and weighs 4 kg (without water) If you are under 6 foot 8″ you will be able to fit into the Solo. If you are over this height, we can order in a special sizing to suit your needs.

How much Ice do you recommend for the Ice Bath?

This depends on your location and how cold your tap water might be. If you live in colder climates the requirement for Ice might not be required. If you live in a warmer climate, or it’s Summer, you could start with 2 x 3kg bags of Ice from the service station. We recommend using the Freeze Tub thermo-lid to keep your water icy cold. If you consider yourself a Pro Freeze Tubber, you’ll know that 5 bags of ice is a game changer.

TIP: Freeze 3 to 4, 2L water bottles, or ice cream containers and pop them in the ice bath 30-60 mins before taking a dip. Once you’re done, pop them back in the freezer for next time.

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Yes, you can. Most often, we find our best sellers are the all-black Freeze Tubs so we tend to stock up on these more often, but if you prefer the Freeze Tub with a white neck ring, let us know and we’ll arrange one for you.

When is the best time to Ice Bath?

This often depends on your personal circumstances. Most often, the feedback we get is if you plunge first thing in the morning. It wakes you up and sets the day up well.

Others prefer the evening or after a workout. Be mindful, that the adrenaline surge you get right before bed may mean you’ll find it hard to get to sleep. To avoid this, don’t plunge after 7 pm.

How To Make An Ice Bath

You have a few options when it comes to making your own DIY Ice Bath. A lot of times people opt to buy a Freeze Tub Solo Ice BathBut of course, we’ll tell you that 🙂

We’ve seen old garden bins and cleaned our rubbish bins converted into ice baths. The cons here is…you can never get them really clean! 

If you want to step it up a notch, find yourself an old chest freezer and convert it into a Ice Bath. Sometimes, we’ve heard of people leaving it connected to the power outlet for colder water BUT we NEVER, EVER recommend this, water and electricity never work in well together. Even if you connect it to cool the water, water may seep into the cord and when you go to switch it off, you get electrocuted. DO NOT TRY THIS METHOD.

This is why we recommend buying a portable ice bath. You can take it away with you, move it, store it away if you need to. All other options tend to be bulky and challenging to maintain.

How Often Should I Ice Bath?

Evidence suggests to get the best benefit from cold water therapy is to ice bath 5 to 6 times a week. 

Most feedback we get from our community is they alternate days.