The HurtSkurt® is a revolutionary, patent-pending, stretch-to-fit hot/cold sleeve comprised of 2”x4” individual gel packs stitched into a custom printed soft stretch fabric. Each panel is separated with stretch stitching on all sides and sewn together at the ends, creating a highly flexible ring of gel packs that can double in circumference when stretched onto the body, allowing you to move about while wearing it. HurtSkurt® is designed this way to be the ultimate in comfort, effectiveness, efficiency, and convenience. Just grab it, slide it on, and go about your day without being laid up!
Once on the body, the HurtSkurt® creates a 360º therapeutic environment inside the ring for a long-lasting, penetrating treatment like nothing else on the market today. HurtSkurt® has been clinically proven to maintain a therapeutic temperature for more than an hour! Far longer than other packs, and longer than any recommended treatment. This allows HurtSkurt® to treat multiple areas without re-freezing, and also allows it to travel extremely well. Put your frozen HurtSkurt® in a cooler in the morning and it will be ready for treatment later in the day at the ball field, gym, or work so you don’t have to wait until you get home to get treatment. No more messy ice bags, or ugly, uncomfortable harnesses that dig into the skin and loosen over time.
HurtSkurt® may be stored in the freezer for its coldest usage (panels will freeze solid), in the refrigerator for a softer, more gentle treatment, or heated in the microwave for hot treatment.
HurtSkurt® is designed to stretch and fit a wide variety of sizes without the use of harnessing devices. There is an elastic sewn into the top and bottom hem to aid in smaller fits. This elastic restricts the overall stretch of the HurtSkurt® and may be very easily snipped without compromising the look or function and allow it to stretch to its fullest potential.
We do have a few tricks to help you with your fit, if yours is too tight! Some people need more stretch.
- There is an elastic in the top and bottom hem to aid in smaller fits, but it is not a critical component of the HurtSkurt®. You may make a small incision on the inside of the hem and snip that elastic. We suggest you do this one hem at a time, since snipping one may do the trick for you. You will gain several more inches of stretch with this simple trick, without compromising the function or look of your HurtSkurt® in any way. The entire product is designed to stretch to fit.
- You can microwave your HurtSkurt® for a few seconds to warm it up when you first get it and give it a good stretch. As with any new product, it may be a little stiff when you first open it. Heating it and stretching it will help it stretch out. Like a nice pair of jeans, your HurtSkurt® will get more and more comfortable with time and use.
- You don't have to freeze your HurtSkurt®. When frozen, the 100% gel inside your HurtSkurt® will freeze solid, which allows us to be the leading product for temperature retention, and also keeps us from having to use anti-freeze chemicals to keep our gel soft. But, many prefer the softer feel of the gel, and you can achieve this by storing your HurtSkurt® in the fridge instead of the freezer. You will still get a solid 20 minutes of therapeutic temperature, but retain the softer feel and a little more flexibility.
We designed HurtSkurt® to be very flexible to fit a wide range of people while offering comfort and compression.
Small - 5" (1 panel) tall with 14" max circumference
Medium - 9" (2 panels) tall with 20" max circumference
Large - 13" (3 panels) tall with 20" max circumference
XL - 9" (2 panels) tall with 28" max circumference