View Full Version : Gel Cels - Anyone used for leg cooling
27-08-08, 11:40 AM
Following on from a previous post, where the opinion seemed to be that the Aerborn Cool Sports Boots were the way to go (at £50 pair) I found these in the new rideaway catalogue.
They seem to work on a very similar principal. But a fraction of the cost. Anyone used them?
http://www.rideaway.co.uk/index2.php3?se...mp;catcode2=COG (http://www.rideaway.co.uk/index2.php3?sessionid=2eb4a46d3f032370fde7dfc47675 026f&page=showprod&catcode1=HBOO&catcode2=COG)
27-08-08, 11:42 AM
Have done but find they slip quite a bit.
persoanlly im a bonner bandage girl
Ive got some - Think they are quiet good as not overly cold and seem to maintain their coolness - once they have puffed up they stay puffed up so to speak and you have to keep them somewhere airy and not in plastic as they end up mouldy otherwise - I have horse tied up to or in lorry and found they dont slip.
yep i have a pair
personally i wouldnt buy them again, when placed in water the bubbles expand to be quiet sizeable, and then when frozen they become pretty solid and cant be bended around a leg. so you then have to wait for them to partly defrost, also some of the bubbles (like little cells of the cooling stuff) burst and spread into each other
i bandaged mine on with crepe bandages
they did the job, but werent that amazing, i now just use picnic ice flexy pacs from supermarkets or crushed ice
I havent tried these but really reccomend gel-eze bandage pads.
I use ice anyway so just soaked them in cold water when I got to the event and they were great, I put them on over the ice then badaged they stayed cool and worked really well as an under bandage as they stick to each other and they dont slip at all. Think they were about £20 for 2 http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
GelCells - not much cop IME.
Instead of the Aerborns I now use cool boots from a lady on ebay, which are cheap and just as effective as the aerborns I've had. I have the knee/hock versions which I up-end and use the extra bit around the pastern instead.
Fabby cool boots (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COOLER-LEG-WRAP-ENDURANCE-EVENTING-POLO-JUMPING-INJURY_W0QQitemZ200248171023QQcmdZViewItem?hash=it em200248171023&_trkparms=72%3A1121|39%3A1|66%3A2|6 5%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14)
Aerborn do a 'cool gaiter' which retails at about £12 which I always keep in the freezer for emergencies. Worked a treat for reducing heat in my lad after a nasty tendon injury - don't know if this is the one on your link as couldn't open it, but would definitely recommend and it is in that catalogue.
28-08-08, 08:07 AM
Sorry, should have mentioned that this is for use at competitions for cooling his legs after xc etc. I don't have access to running water (would normally hose) or ice/freezer etc. so I am looking for something with minimal faff and storage space, that will activate in a bucket of water, but not break the bank.
28-08-08, 05:15 PM
Yes I've used them and they were rubbish !!
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