Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

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NOTE – this post contains affiliate links, and the item being reviewed was gifted to me for review purposes. It is being raffled off in the Migraine Survival Kit Giveaway with other fabulous products!

hot pack2Anyone who knows me knows that I have, and use, a LOT of hot/cold packs. I use them cold from the freezer for migraines and injuries, and hot for Irritable Bowel Syndrome flare-ups, back pain, and shoulder/neck pain. I have Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis, as well as a shoulder injury, neck injury, and knee problems, and I also get a lot of migraines.

I used to make my own hot packs out of regular flame-retardant flannel and wheat berries, and bought a few to see if they were better than mine, but when I found the Comfy Comfy Canada cold/hot packs, I knew I’d found my solution.

hotpack shoulders

The first major difference between this cold/hot pack and the others I’ve tried is the soft Minky fabric. Minky is a thicker fabric, and it feels like butter. It’s ultra-soft, and the extra thickness allows you to heat the pack up a little hotter than flannel packs, as the fabric acts as a buffer between the heat and your skin. This also means the pack stays hot longer. When it feels cooler, I flip it over to the flannel side and the thinner fabric allows more heat to come through. While I do have a Serger (Minky is thick, so difficult to sew on a standard machine) it’s really not worth it to me to go buy 4 spools of the same colored thread and go through the process of threading and setting up the serger just for a few hot packs. Minky also isn’t cheap, so at the low price that they offer these hot packs at, I don’t have to figure out how much Minky to buy and sew it – the price is definitely worth the purchase vs. making it myself.

Another difference between this, and other hot packs, is the length and width. This hot pack is so much longer, and wider, than traditional hot packs that it’s very, very versatile. Wrapped around my neck, it also provides heat over my shoulders, and being so wide, it covers more of my shoulders than the skinnier packs sold in drug stores.

 

hotpackbellyIt’s also much lighter-weight, being filled with Flax seeds rather than other fillers, and stays warmer longer. The size really comes into play for me when I have the severe stomach pain that goes along with IBS flare-ups, as I can double it up to fit on my tummy, adding more weight to help confuse pain signals. Staying doubled-up also means that it will retain its heat longer (especially if under blankets), which means fewer trips to the microwave to reheat it. It seems to stay warm for about 45 minutes, but when I fold it like this, then turn it around and fold it so that the paisley flannel side is facing out, I find that it’s still hot on the inside, extending the length of time it stays hot! I’ve literally gone to bed with it under the blankets at night, and woken up and it still feels somewhat warm (could be from body heat and heat trapped under blankets, but it’s a nice bonus to have in the bed on cold nights!). I also use it to wrap around my feet to warm them up! It’s the only hot pack that would ever properly wrap because of its extra-long size!

 

 

 

 

We’ve talked about hot, now let’s talk about cold. I get so many migraines each month it’s hard to keep track. All I know is I go through a LOT of eye gel bead masks and cold/hot packs. I’m constantly rotating these packs through the freezer, so I have several on hand. This one is so much nicer than your typical cold pack for migraines. Because it’s light-weight, it doesn’t contribute to my migraine, it shapes much better to my head than fuller, thicker cold packs, and because of its length, it covers more of my head and actually stays put. I find it so annoying when I have to keep re-adjusting my cold pack when I have a migraine! It seems to stay cold longer than any others that I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a LOT), so it’s win-win for me! They’re also great for any injuries, and my kids use them frequently for boo-boos and injuries.

Like what you see? If you order before November 30th, Comfy Comfy Canada has offered a discount of 15% by typing in the code TESSAG15 at checkout! They also have buckwheat pillows, meditation pillows and more, as well as a square version of this hot/cold pack, and several different patterns! If you haven’t already registered to win this one, subscribe to my blog, and click the link  for several chances to win the Migraine Survival Kit Giveaway. To order this or other products made by Comfy Comfy Canada, click here.

 

47 thoughts on “Comfy Comfy Canada Cold/Hot Packs

  1. I have fibromyalgia so I use heat packs like this often, this looks great and would be so useful to me in keeping on top of my pain levels. I love the design!

  2. I love this!! I get migraines and IBS, but I’ve never found a good, comfortable pad. I just suffer through them, which makes it even worse. Thanks for the tips, and I will definitely check out this pad!

  3. Looks like this is a really versatile hot/cold pack. I noticed you said you used it for IBS. I had that and it is horrible. I did the SCD diet and it is gone now. I highly recommend it if you want to get rid of that monster.

    1. See, I can’t eat a lot of those foods…anything in the cabbage family, apples, dates, prunes, and so many more…I think my favorite snacks are apple slices dipped in peanut butter or yogurt, and I can’t handle it anymore 🙁 I’m seriously considering the FODMAP elimination diet, to figure out what to avoid (sometimes I have no idea what happened/what I ate) but we just moved – waiting for things to calm down. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the review Lina. These pads looks great and helpful . I am currently using tynor pad next time when I am going to change then will definitely try these pads.

  5. A well written review. These hot and cold packs seem very useful and comfortable. Not too sure if this brand is available in India though.

  6. I get migraines about once a month and when it comes – it comes with full force. I’ve never tried putting anything cold on my head, thanks for the wonderful tip! I need to try this next time.

    1. OMGosh I don’t know how you get through them without cold packs!!! Once you try it, you’ll use it for EVERY migraine – if you’re unsure, even just try a bag of peas wrapped in thin cloth to see how well the cold helps – peas aren’t very effective long-term though (unless you want to eat a lot of pea soup lol!) but it’s a cheap way of trying out the cold!

    1. Oh wow, I hadn’t thought of that! You’re right – my grandmother used to heat up a paper towel with salt wrapped in it (I guess that’s where the heat came from?) and put it on the offending ear to help ease the pain!

  7. My wife always have tummy pain so she always uses hot pack or cold pack in so many ways, so your article gave me something to advise her when she is having pain again. Thanks for posting.

  8. I sometimes get tension headaches for sitting for too long. I feel like heat packs are a great alternative to taking any medication and since this one seems really versatile, it is probably a good idea to keep it around.

    1. I’d recommend using it hot if the tension is from your shoulders, but cold on your head if it’s for the headache 🙂

  9. I love hot packs. I am a physical therapist and I understand you suffering from all these things makes things a little hard. I have heard from someone that Ayruvedic medicine helps. Something to think about I guess. 

  10. You’ve got a lot of migraines every month? Wow, what does the doctor say about it? Or is it just normal? Anyways, this Comfy Comfy Canada cold/hot packs sound like a great product! Thank you for sharing this, and also the discount code!

    1. I do…I have an acquired brain injury, osteoporosis and arthritis in my neck, so the muscles through the shoulders/trapezius/neck area are working too hard to keep my c-spine straight, which is likely also contributing (add in the Fibromyalgia and I never know what’s causing what!).

  11. I usually use hot packs for my neck and back pain. However, so far I never used a reusable one, only packed ones that you throw away after they get cold. I will look into this.

  12. Brilliant review. I used to use heat packs but found them too much for me. I’ve never used a cold pack before this sounds great.

  13. That looks like such a great cold/hot pack! As I’m typing right now, my shoulder and back are killing me. I’m about to go heat up my hot pack, but it’s not nearly long enough to cover the whole area. I might have to check this out!

  14. I read that often migraine are coming from the food. For example if you for one week don’t eat any sugar or processed food, you could see an improvement. Anyway. The hot cold pack is a nice solution. Thanks for the discovery

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