Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Be cool (even when it's cold outside!)

Despite unusually frigid temperatures across much of the country this winter, sometimes people still experience heat-sensitivity as a result of medical conditions, medication, or simply being very hot-natured! 

For example, many people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a temporary worsening of symptoms year-round when they get overheated from exercise or activities like cooking, working in hot indoor environments or simply being in excessive indoor heating. 

(even in the winter!!!)

Here's what our customers have to say:

“I use my Kool Max vest while cooking in the kitchen. 
Keeps me cool and cooking!” 
- Carol in West Paterson, NJ 

Kool Max® Zipper Vest

“I have MS and simple things like blowdrying my hair, washing a few dishes, or ironing clothes would make me miserable. My Polar cooling vest has changed my life!” 
- Pam in Houston, TX 

Kool Max® Zipper Vest

"I recently got diagnosed with MS and I am a very active person who lives in a very warm tropical environment. I love to cycle but the MS was making hard, until I got the Kool Max® Neck and Upper Spine Wrap. It does an amazing job at cooling me down and the symptoms that I experienced went down by half. Combined with riding early morning, I don't feel anything and I ride about 30 miles. I'm so happy with the product."
- Yajaira in Key West, FL

Kool Max® Neck and Upper Spine Wrap

"I'm a food server in a beautiful restaurant. I take tamoxifen for breast cancer. I wear the black vest to work instead of my uniform vest and its amazing. I feel refreshed and ready to go all day and night. I wish more people knew this product was available. I tell everybody and highly recommend it."
- Laura in New Jersey

Kool Max® Fashion Vest

"I bought this vest as a gift for my pastor. The polyester robe he wears for church is like an oven to him. I wanted to help him with a useful gift to express my appreciation to him for serving our community."
- Deborah in TX

Kool Max® Zipper Vest

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Personalized Therapy Packs for Targeted Marketing

Soft Ice® Private Label Cold & Hot Therapy Packs offer effective, targeted advertising for chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, neurologists, other medical professionals and non-profit organizations.

Soft Ice® Private Label Cold & Hot Therapy Packs

Print your clinic or non-profit's 
name and logo on the packs!

Minimum order is just 48 packs. 

The client will keep these on hand for a long time and share them with friends and family who are in pain. When your clients need pain relief, it’s a great time to remind them of you!

Soft Ice® packs are soft and flexible when frozen 
for comfortable, effective cold therapy!

Professional quality, reusable Soft Ice® cold and hot packs stay flexible when frozen - even right out of the freezer - for effective, comfortable cold therapy to injured joints, ligaments and muscles.  

  • Soft Ice® formula is all-natural and non-toxic.
  • Packs are manufactured with biodegradable, 99% post-consumer recycled content.
  • Patented water-based formula transfers temperature more effectively than gel packs or instant packs.
  • Sizes available from 3” x 6” to 8” x 11”.
  • Made in the USA.

Our popular and cost-effective Private Label Program works very smoothly and efficiently when a few simple guidelines are followed. 

Order Requirements:

Label Size and Placement:
  • The label is printed in silver ink directly on the pack.
  • The printed label size is approximately 2” x 3” for any pack size.
  • Custom label can be located in the upper left-hand corner or center of the pack.

Pack Sizes Available:
  • 3” x 6” (#V36)
  • 3” x 8” (#V38)
  • 3” x 10” (#V310)
  • 4.5” x 6” (#V456)
  • 4.5” x 8” (#V458)
  • 4.5” x 10” (#V4510)
  • 6” x 6” (#V66)
  • 6” x 9” (#V69) - our most popular size of Soft Ice® Pack!
  • 6” x 12” (#V612)
  • 8” x 9” (#V89)
  • 8” x 11” (#V811)

Soft Ice® packs

For more information, special pricing, and to begin your order, please contact Maureen Humm at 1.800.763.8423. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NEW PRODUCT: Cool Flow® Hot/Cold System

The sun is shining and it's a balmy 40 degrees here in Northeast Ohio... we made it through last week's "Polar Vortex" but winter is far from over! We are proud to introduce a new heating vest manufactured by Polar Products...

One of the cooling technologies we manufacture is the Cool Flow® System, with circulates water throughout insulated tubing sewn in a vest or seat cushion. This system is used by surgeons and industrial workers nationwide. 

We can customize our products to meet many unique needs, so when Vanderbilt University contacted us for a heating vest system for their research studies, we designed and manufactured the Cool Flow® Hot/Cold Vest System!

Cool Flow® Hot/Cold Vest System

The Cool Flow® Hot/Cold System delivers constant heating OR cooling by continuously circulating water from the cooler through over 50 feet of insulated lines built into the lightweight vest.

Easy to reuse time and time again; simply add ice and water to the cooler to cool down, or turn on the heating element to warm up to 110° F!

Cool Flow® Hot/Cold System(#CFHCS) includes:
  • Comfortable, lightweight vest of your choice, each with built in insulated water lines
  • Water reservoir
  • 5 feet of insulated water lines from the cooler (4 foot extensions also available)
  • High-flow, dry, quick disconnect couplings allow freedom of
    movement if needed.
  • Grounded transformer which plugs into a standard 120v outlet (Lithium Ion Battery Pack also available)
  • Convenient switch to turn heat on or off

Several vest styles from which to choose:


Thicker walled tubing and a higher flow rate for heavier use under protective clothing. 


Adjustable straps are perfect to customize the fit either for individuals or use by multiple people.
Performance material has a small amount of stretch to allow for a comfortable, slim fit.

Now you can stay warm OR cool with one vest! 
Call us today to order the Cool Flow® Hot/Cold System: 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Staying Warm During the Polar Vortex

Many of us experienced the chilling arctic air known as the 'Polar Vortex' when much of the country plunged into sub-zero temperatures this week. 

How are you staying warm when you have to brave the outdoors?

View of Chicago Via Twitter: @WCL_Shawn

Polar has you covered in the heat AND cold. Did you know we offer a battery-powered electric heating vest? It's an ideal accessory throughout the winter - especially when it gets this cold outside!

Electric Heating Vest

Our vest is constructed from a comfortable soft-shell fabric and all heating elements are completely removable for easy and safe cleaning.The vest is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with 5 available temperature settings to provide maximum comfort for up to 12 hours!

When the temperature drops below freezing, you can count on your electric heating vest to keep you warm during your commute, outdoor work, and even winter recreation. (Brrrr!)

Stay warm and safe this winter! 
Call us today to order heating apparel: 

Scenes from around the country this week:

Nebraska Via Twitter: @Philip_Thomas

Lake Michigan Via Twitter: @Fascinatingpics

Atlanta Via Twitter: @WCL_Shawn

PS - our intern Kate, braving -40 degree windchill in Chicago:

Stay warm, Kate!