Product Review – Moji Knee Ice Pack.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Erin at Moji and asked to try their Moji Knee compression ice wrap. So, I said yes, of course. My knees have been a problem spot for a while, and I know I don’t ice often enough.

Since receiving the ice pack, I’ve used it about a half dozen times. And would have to give it a hesitant 1.5 thumbs up.

The pros

  • The cold cell has a little ziplock & goes in the freezer
  • The wrap part, which is separate from the cold cell, is easily storable
  • I love, love, love the compression part of the icing system – I think it’s so much more effective than my little blue gel ice pack
  • It comes in different sizes, so you can be sure to get one that fits you well
  • It’s pretty cute
  • It’s really easy to use, and super effective. Super.
  • I have had little to no knee pain since I started using it.

The cons

  • It is cold. Wicked cold. Painfully cold. There is a warning about leaving it on for more than 20 minutes, so I didn’t, but still, I got frost-bite-like spots the first two times I used it. I now have to use a tea towel between the cold cell and my skin to avoid pain (I may be just a pansy – it was reviewed at Cranky Fitness, as well, and there were no complaints about frostbite in that review – in fact she specifically said that it wasn’t painfully cold, so I just might have a lower cold tolerance than others).
  • It is way more expensive than any icing system I would ever use – $85! They advertise it as the “end to frozen peas” as an ice pack, but those frozen peas are sure a lot more cost effective (also you can eat them).

I love mine, and I am definitely going to keep using it – and if you have an extra $85 to drop, I would definitely recommend it – with the caveat of “be careful the first couple times – it’s cold!” Two cons for all those pros isn’t too bad, really – and it is a great system!

  • http://delusionsofotherpeoplesgrandeur.blogspot.com cindy

    nice review! yikes, that’s expensive. it is pretty cute, and i’m all for coordinating your ice pack with your running outfit, but…think i might stick to ziplock, ice and ace wrap!

  • http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com RunToFinish

    ok I feel woefully behind on posts but I’m trying! Wow that is a nifty ice pack! David is always trying to balance a bag of peas on his knee

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  • Alisa

    Whoa, $85 that’s expensive. It is cute though and sounds like it works well.

    • http://www.gazellesoncrack.com gazelle

      I really do like it – and it’s definitely been great for my knee(s)….but the expense is daunting. When everything else costs money (shoes, gear, etc.) it’s hard to justify $85 for ICE!

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  • http://www.runforwine.blogspot.com/ kristen

    $85 wtf? I admit it’s a genious idea, but ice packs and an ace bandage work fine for me.

    btw, I got frostbite not very long ago too. Yikes.

  • http://runnersrambles.blogspot.com aron

    well its awesome you got one for free!! i have something that i use but i would like a cool one like that :) i dont think mine gets cold enough.

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    • http://www.gazellesoncrack.com gazelle

      you may not have a problem with the extra cold that I did. It really was pretty great – the combo of the compression and the cold really was effective. You can also get a ($55) carrying case for the cold cell so that you can bring it with you to runs!

      It really reminded me of getting my knee iced in physical therapy – it was very similar to that, and super effective. I’m not sure it’s worth $85, but it’s probably worth quite a bit more than just peas or a baggie of ice cubes! (or even my blue gel pack.)

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  • Todd

    I tried this product and it is not worth the money versus peas and an ace bandage. I figure I can save over $70 with peas and an ace bandage. With that money, I can buy a new training jacket or just pocket the money. Do not recommend.