Cold water bathing has emerged as a rejuvenating ritual for many, celebrated for its invigorating and health-enhancing benefits.
Whether you're a seasoned cold bather or just starting, certain products can enhance your experience.
Below, I show you the five essential items every cold bather on the planet should consider (or have bought for them)!
Legendary Island Iceman, Ruud van Holland
Embarking on a cold bathing journey is as much about mental preparation as it is about physical. “Cold Feat: How I Froze My Mid-Life Crisis Right Off...” is an inspiring read that dives deep into the personal journey of embracing cold water therapy. This book is not just a story; it's a source of motivation, filled with insights and experiences that will prepare you for your cold bathing adventure.
It's also not JUST for mid-life crisisers, everyone can get something out of it if they've experienced loss, frustration about getting older, or most-importantly, want to get into some freezing cold water.
Precision is key in cold water bathing, and the Inkbird WiFi ITC-308 Digital Temperature Controller Thermostat helps you achieve just that. This device allows you to monitor and control the temperature of your water precisely. It's user-friendly, Wi-Fi-enabled, and offers real-time temperature monitoring, ensuring your cold bath is at the perfect temperature every time.
Picture it now, you're snug in your bed, waiting for morning to come so you can get in your ice bath, but alas! You forgot to freeze your ice. With this little gem, your chest freezer, that you've converted with my trusty guide, is ice cold and ready to rock. It's the perfect product for us, really.
*that being said, it does need a little water weld hack to keep it water tight, ask if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to cold bathing. The Wireless Digital Pool Thermometer is an indispensable tool for monitoring the water temperature. Easy to read and reliable, this thermometer gives you instant data about the water conditions, allowing you to adjust your cold water therapy accordingly.
I've had mine frozen solid and it just keeps working. I keep it on my desk to reference as I write posts like this about cold bathing. Am I addicted?
Comfort and warmth post-bath are crucial. The Speedo Unisex-Adult Parka Jacket Fleece-Lined is the perfect garment to wrap yourself in after a cold dip. Its fleece lining offers warmth and comfort, while the water-resistant exterior makes it ideal for use near water. This parka is not just functional but also stylish, making it a must-have for any cold bather.
If you're a wild cold plunger, aka someone who goes into frozen lakes, oceans, fjords, etc, you need one of these for after you get out of the water. Especially with this length so you can change in and out of your wet clothing without flashing the ducks. This one is highly rated (and much cheaper than the one I have...).
Maintaining water quality is essential for a safe and enjoyable cold bathing experience. The Intex Floating Chlorine Dispenser is an easy-to-use, effective solution for keeping your bathing water clean and hygienic. It's adjustable, ensuring the right amount of chlorine is released, and its floating design makes it practical for any cold bath setup.
I've tried the big ugly blue and white ones, they're gross and get funky after awhile, I've had two of these and again, they just keep rocking. It's thick, small, and perfect to keep your ice bath perfectly chlorinated.
These five items are essential for anyone looking to enhance their cold bathing experience. From mental preparation to ensuring comfort and safety, each product plays a vital role in making your cold water therapy both enjoyable and beneficial.
*Remember, always prioritize your safety and health as you embark on this refreshing journey. You know that, right?
Happy cold bathing!