Best for: Calf, Knee, Elbow, Foot/Ankle combo, Flat compress
DIMENSIONS - 9" Long / 9" Relaxed Circumference / 18" Max Circumference
These are suggestions for the "standard" usage placements for each size. Of course, people come in many different sizes, so we don't specify a body part for each HurtSkurt® size for that reason. But generally speaking, these suggestions are where each size is best used. We highly recommend using a tape measure to measure the area you are looking to treat and matching that up with the dimensions detailed in the SIZING tabs below.
For larger sizing, please check out our new ZipSkurt™. ZipSkurts come in two sizes and can be zipped together to make custom sizes, so if none of the standard HurtSkurts fit you, you can make your own custom sizes with ZipSkurt™! They are also great for people who struggle to reach their feet, since it is easily zipped on and off. A perfect solution for those with injuries.
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
SkullSkurt - 5" (1 panel) tall with a 28" max circumference to fit most heads
ZipSkurt4 - Same width as a Small and same height as a Medium ZipSkurt6 - Same dimensions as size Medium
The MEDIUM is 9” tall x 5” wide (2 panels tall and 6 panels around). Please note that the width can vary slightly when in a relaxed state.
The relaxed circumference of the MEDIUM is 9” with a maximum stretched circumference of 20” with the elastic snipped. The HurtSkurt® will be tight on the body at its maximum circumference. Recommended for Elbows, Biceps, Knees and Upper Leg.
These are the best icepacks! Like many of the pictures show, the best part is that you are able to remain active while icing. I'm a teacher, and spend all day on my feet, but I also need my knee replaced and every step is hard. I have three of the hurt skurts at school, and they keep me on my feet and pain free. They stay cold for a long time, but also don't "burn" your skin like traditional ice packs, because of the fabric. Also, shipping was wicked fast! I can't recommend these enough!
Good fit, mediocre cold coverage
The sleeve fits snugly and comfortably. But because the freeze packs are in pockets with gaps between them, the cold coverage of the joint is poor.
Great for icing my knee!!!
I ordered another medium size hurtskurt to help with icing my knee after knee replacement surgery. It works great!! The best thing about the hurtskurt is that I can put it on and walk around while icing my knee.
New hurtskurt has removable gel packs. Love it. Fits perfectly, doesn’t restrict any movement while icing joints (elbow).
Excellent ice pack
I recently had a torn meniscus repaired and have been needing to do a lot of ice in my recovery. This fits my leg very well. It freezes quickly. I plan on traveling with it when we go hiking this fall to ice my knee after a long hike. I’d definitely recommend it