Ice Barrel is a cold therapy tool to bring ice baths to your home. The Ice Barrel team recommends you spend 5 to 10 minutes in a combination of water and ice at 60 degrees Fahrenheit to at least your abdomen, claiming that ice baths can improve post workout recovery.
The Ice Barrel generally needs to be filled with 40 to 100 pounds of ice to achieve the appropriate temperature. Once filled, the barrel can maintain its temperature for one to three days depending on the surrounding environment. Ice Barrel shares that the barrel is best for users under 6 feet, 5 inches’ and 250 pounds.
The barrel is designed so that you can sit in an upright position while taking your ice bath. The Ice Barrel is created with food/medical grade polyethylene, using rotomolding technology to create a strong and sturdy barrel that will hold up over time. The barrel weighs 55 lbs when empty and 750 lbs when filled with 80 gallons of water. The barrel has an easy-flow drainage system that can connect to any standard garden hose.
Reviews of the Ice Barrel are generally positive. People enjoy taking ice baths in an upright position. Many reviewers found that ice baths helped to improve their post-workout recovery. They also appreciated the drain spout to make water changes easy. Some people did find it difficult to get into and out of the barrel. They also found that they had to refill the barrel with ice fairly often.