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Freezable Bags

Melissa Kieling was a mom on a mission when she created PackIt ice cooler bags. She was looking to make an ice pack replacement that would do the same chilling job in her kids’ lunch bags, without the actual ice pack that inevitably didn’t make it home from school. So like any good Maker, she went the DIY route and made her own solution. The first prototype PackIt bag consisted of a shower curtain and a set of quilted ice packs that Melissa had her dry cleaner sew together. It did the trick, and kept the kiddos’ fresh snacks cool and, more importantly, un-soggy. When other moms eyed her creation, Melissa knew there were other folks out there who would appreciate her cool solution. We launched that first PackIt lunch bag in 2010, and are just as excited about Melissa’s newer designs. The grocery bag, can cooler, lunch bag, and lunch tote all go straight from the freezer to wherever you need to keep food and drinks cold—like the office, school, farmer’s market, picnic—thanks to the freezable gel sealed inside the walls of the bags. No more lost (or drippy) ice packs, and everything is kept cool and fresh. We think Melissa’s idea for a replacement is even better than the real thing.

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Freezable Food & Beverage Bags

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Freezable Bags

Melissa Kieling was a mom on a mission when she created PackIt ice cooler bags. She was looking to make an ice pack replacement that would do the same chilling job in her kids’ lunch bags, without the actual ice pack that inevitably didn’t make it home from school. So like any good Maker, she went the DIY route and made her own solution. The first prototype PackIt bag consisted of a shower curtain and a set of quilted ice packs that Melissa had her dry cleaner sew together. It did the trick, and kept the kiddos’ fresh snacks cool and, more importantly, un-soggy. When other moms eyed her creation, Melissa knew there were other folks out there who would appreciate her cool solution. We launched that first PackIt lunch bag in 2010, and are just as excited about Melissa’s newer designs. The grocery bag, can cooler, lunch bag, and lunch tote all go straight from the freezer to wherever you need to keep food and drinks cold—like the office, school, farmer’s market, picnic—thanks to the freezable gel sealed inside the walls of the bags. No more lost (or drippy) ice packs, and everything is kept cool and fresh. We think Melissa’s idea for a replacement is even better than the real thing.
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Quick Questions

How long does it take to freeze the bags?

PackIt bags require a full 12-14 hours in the freezer to achieve optimal cooling power. For faster freezing, unfold the PackIt and lay it flat in the rear of the freezer (close to the ice maker if applicable). If you’re freezing more than one bag at a time, it may take longer for the bags to fully freeze. Space them as far apart from each other as possible in the freezer and allow for at least 14 hours of freezing time.

How long do the bags stay frozen?

PackIt is designed to keep food and drinks cold for several hours under normal room-temperature conditions (70°F/21°C). However, the number of hours at which the bag itself stays frozen depends on external temperatures and use. Expect shorter cooling power in warm environments, particularly during the summer months. Also, if you open your PackIt frequently, it won’t stay cool quite as long. You can extend the cooling power of your bag by filling it with foods and drinks that are already frozen.

Can I keep hot food or a hot thermos in my bag?

A frozen PackIt is not optimal for a hot thermos. However, an unfrozen PackIt will insulate and keep hot items warm.

Are the bags safe for use by children?

Absolutely. Since PackIt was invented and founded by a single mother of three, consumer safety is a priority for the company. PackIt products are made from food-safe, non-toxic poly canvas and EVA, and are free of harmful PVC, BPA, phthalates, formaldehyde, and lead.

Learn more about the products

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PackIt

Freezable Food & Beverage Bags

Freezable Bags

Melissa Kieling was a mom on a mission when she created PackIt ice cooler bags. She was looking to make an ice pack replacement that would do the same chilling job in her kids’ lunch bags, without the actual ice pack that inevitably didn’t make it home from school.

So like any good Maker, she went the DIY route and made her own
solution. The first prototype PackIt bag consisted of a shower curtain and a set of quilted ice packs that Melissa had her dry cleaner sew together. It did the trick, and kept the kiddos’ fresh snacks cool and, more importantly, un-soggy. When other moms eyed her creation, Melissa knew there were other folks out there who would appreciate her cool solution.

We launched that first PackIt lunch bag in 2010, and are just as excited about Melissa’s newer designs. The grocery bag, can cooler, lunch bag, and lunch tote all go straight from the freezer to wherever you need to keep food and drinks cold—like the office, school, farmer’s market, picnic—thanks to the freezable gel sealed inside the walls of the bags. No more lost (or drippy) ice packs, and everything is kept cool and fresh. We think Melissa’s idea for a replacement is even better than the real thing.
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  • Buy 2 or More PackIt Products for Free Shipping

Quick Questions

How long does it take to freeze the bags?

PackIt bags require a full 12-14 hours in the freezer to achieve optimal cooling power. For faster freezing, unfold the PackIt and lay it flat in the rear of the freezer (close to the ice maker if applicable). If you’re freezing more than one bag at a time, it may take longer for the bags to fully freeze. Space them as far apart from each other as possible in the freezer and allow for at least 14 hours of freezing time.

How long do the bags stay frozen?

PackIt is designed to keep food and drinks cold for several hours under normal room-temperature conditions (70°F/21°C). However, the number of hours at which the bag itself stays frozen depends on external temperatures and use. Expect shorter cooling power in warm environments, particularly during the summer months. Also, if you open your PackIt frequently, it won’t stay cool quite as long. You can extend the cooling power of your bag by filling it with foods and drinks that are already frozen.

Can I keep hot food or a hot thermos in my bag?

A frozen PackIt is not optimal for a hot thermos. However, an unfrozen PackIt will insulate and keep hot items warm.

Are the bags safe for use by children?

Absolutely. Since PackIt was invented and founded by a single mother of three, consumer safety is a priority for the company. PackIt products are made from food-safe, non-toxic poly canvas and EVA, and are free of harmful PVC, BPA, phthalates, formaldehyde, and lead.

Learn more about the products

Freezable Lunch Tote see details Freezable Lunch Bag see details Freezable Grocery Bag see details Freezable Can Cooler see details