Nurecover Portable Ice Bath Review From Real User: Pros, Cons, and If It’s Worth It

Joey Randazzo

Published: Oct 22, 2023

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In this comprehensive review, we dive into the Nurecover Pod® - Portable Ice Bath, a budget-friendly and versatile option for cold therapy enthusiasts. As someone who was initially skeptical about its affordability and usability, this review will examine the pros, cons, and unique features of the Nurecover Pod®, helping you make an informed decision if you're considering adding it to your wellness routine.

This guide, and particularly the video (give it a watch!) will walk you through my thoughts.

NuRecover Portable Ice Bath video review:

If you hate reading, this section shares the highlights from my NuRecover review

I was extremely skeptical. $99 for a portable cold plunge!?

The other plunges out there are 2x, 5x, 10x more expensive.

My friend Donny, who you’ll see in the video above, is a big boy (but kudos to him, he’s dropped 50 lbs in the past year!!!). He’s 5’10” and 260 lbs. 

Before we shot the video, his words… “I’m gonna break this thing. I’ll put money on it.”

However, the plunge was really, really, really good for the price.

  • Easy to assemble
  • Comfortable once settled inside
  • Easy to get in and out of 
  • Compared to your average indoor bathtub, is much more insulated
  • Surprisingly sturdy

There are some cons, with the main one being drainage:

  • The drainage port does not connect to a standard hose. Meaning that wherever you set this bad boy up, that’s where it’s going to drain
  • No chiller or cleaning capacity (to be expected with the price)

The “Unboxing” was easy

nurecover ice bath review product

When you watch the YouTube video above, you’ll quickly find out that this was our first time using it.

The unboxing process was easy and within just 15 minutes after opening the packaging, the cold plunge was fully set up and ready to go.


1. Affordability:

The standout advantage of the Nurecover Pod® is its remarkable affordability, making it accessible to a broader range of users. At $99, it offers an entry point into cold therapy without breaking the bank.

2. Ease of Assembly:

Setting up the Nurecover Pod® is a hassle-free process, requiring minimal time and effort. Users can have it fully assembled within 15 minutes, allowing for quick and convenient access to cold water immersion.

3. Sturdiness

The Nurecover Pod® offers a solid and secure experience during cold plunges. Users find themselves comfortably positioned within the tub, with the structure maintaining stability and confidence.

4. Better than doing an ice bath in my bathtub inside

As you can see from the picture below, it’s hard beating being outside in nature during a cold plunge.

nurecover cold plunge review


1. Drainage Limitation

One notable downside of the Nurecover Pod® is its drainage system. The drainage port does not connect to a hose, limiting the ability to redirect water flow. When the tub is full, the water's weight makes it challenging to move, resulting in water release at the setup location. This can lead to water accumulation and create muddy areas.

2. Inadequate Accessories:

While the Nurecover Pod® includes a drying mat and other minor accessories, some users have found them to be non-functional or unnecessary. The provided drying mat, for instance, is of limited utility and does not significantly contribute to the overall experience.

3. Lack of Built-in Chiller:

Being an affordable option, the Nurecover Pod® does not come with a built-in chiller. Users need to procure ice separately, potentially leading to frequent trips to purchase ice or invest in a separate chiller unit.

4. Limited Cleaning Capacity: 

Due to its budget-friendly price point, the Nurecover Pod® lacks built-in water cleaning capabilities. Users are left with the choice of purchasing a third-party water cleaning solution or frequently draining the water to maintain cleanliness.

Important! I haven’t used this product dozens of times yet

One concern I have, as I continue to use this product, is its longevity.

  • After 10 plunges, will it still feel sturdy and secure?
  • After 20 plunges, will some of the pieces start giving out and becoming nonfunctional?
  • After 30 plunges, will it have fully run out of steam and not be a usable product?

I’m not sure yet, so I’d love it if folks who have used this product for a long time could go to the YouTube video and comment their thoughts.

Additional Considerations:

The Nurecover Pod® offers a comfortable and sturdy cold therapy experience for users of various body types. While some users report a slightly claustrophobic feeling due to its size, others find the immersion to be effective and refreshing. The tub's capacity accommodates different body sizes, providing a secure feeling during cold therapy sessions.


In conclusion, the Nurecover Pod® - Portable Ice Bath offers an enticing and affordable entry point into the world of cold therapy. With a straightforward assembly process, solid structure, and comfortable immersion experience, it presents a viable option for those seeking the benefits of cold water therapy. However, potential buyers should consider its limitations, such as the drainage system and lack of built-in chiller, when evaluating whether it aligns with their preferences and needs. Overall, the Nurecover Pod® provides a valuable option for those interested in incorporating cold plunges into their wellness routines without a substantial financial investment.


This review is based on personal experience and opinions. Individual preferences and needs may vary, so it's recommended to consider your specific requirements before making a purchase. For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the Nurecover Pod®, refer to the official product page or contact Nurecover directly.

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