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
Designed To Stretch
HurtSkurt® is designed to stretch and fit a wide variety of sizes. There is an elastic sewn into the top + 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.
Your HurtSkurt™ is the most convenient way to apply cold or hot therapy on your muscles and joints. Simply grab out of your freezer, refrigerator, or cooler, slide it on your arm or leg, and go about your day!
We recommend you store your Skurts in your freezer at home and they will be ready to go whenever you need them. Simply open your freezer door and slide them on your arm or leg and go! If you are using your Skurt for heat therapy, your Skurt should be at room temperature before heating. You can defrost at room temperature, or on the defrost setting in your microwave. See "How do I heat my HurtSkurt™?" for more information.
No, you don’t have to freeze the HurtSkurt™, you can keep it in the refrigerator for an effective soothing cool therapy, the gel panels will not be frozen solid. This offers a more subtle, comfortable experience.
The stretch stitching and fabric that the Skurt is made of allows the panels inside the HurtSkurt™ to be 100% gel. The HurtSkurt™ will remain cold for a long time, 5x longer than ice; far longer than the recommended 20 minute therapy session, so you can use one Skurt in multiple locations on your body without having to re-freeze it. Times will vary depending on the environment you are in, and the heat your body is emitting.
If you place your frozen HurtSkurt™ in a quality cooler (we suggest the Hula Cula! - http://hulacula.com) your Skurt will stay frozen all day long and will be frozen and ready for use when you take it out hours later!
This is a very important question!
1. The different sizes heat up at different times. The small will heat up within 30 seconds, the medium 45 seconds, and the large 1 minute. But different microwaves work at different levels of power, so be very cautious the first few times you microwave your HurtSkurt™. Try heating them for 15-20 seconds at a time until you reach your desired temperature. If you microwave your HurtSkurt™ for too long on a high setting, it will cause the gel panel to expand and break.
DO NOT OVERHEAT!
As you heat up the Skurt, at each increment, test the temperature on your skin. The fabric will not feel warm, so you must press it against your skin to feel the temperature. The Skurt may not feel very hot to the touch, but once you put it on, the heat becomes far more apparent.
After a few uses you will know exactly the setting to heat your HurtSkurt™ in your microwave.
When microwaved appropriately, the HurtSkurt™ will remain hot/warm for approximately 30-45 minutes, more than enough time for the recommended 20 minute therapy session. Times will vary depending on the environment the Skurt is in.
The HurtSkurt™ works amazingly well as a food & drink ice pack or heating pack! The original Skurt, called the HulaSkurt™, was actually developed for use in coolers to keep drinks cold or hot. They work as a targeted heating/cooling system, keeping drinks hot or cold by wrapping itself around the targeted item. A proven way of heating or cooling drinks more efficiently and effectively! You can chill wine, keep coffee hot, or use outside of the cooler/refrigerator as a mobile koozie.