Product Reviews

ACE ™Brand from 3M Review

As you get fit & healthy in 2011 there are sure to be bumps and bruises along the way. Fortunately ACE™ brand from 3M has you covered with a wide range of products to help soothe those aches and pains.

I had pulled a muscle in my shoulder while showing off to my kids that I could still do cartwheels (maybe not the smartest idea) and the ACE™ Brand Hot & Cold Compression Wrap was wonderful. I decided to use it hot by simply warming it in the microwave (be careful when taking it out because it gets hot obviously). It is very comfortable to use and I like that it is latex free too.  It provides three levels of protection including “standard” for light support, “Advanced” for moderate support and “Premium” which provides the most advanced support. The instructions were easy to follow and I like that the Ace™ Brand Hot & Cold Compression Wrap is re-useable for our next adventures.

My husband works in the printing industry lifting heavy loads and reams of ink and paper so he is often feeling the aches and pains of his physical labor. He really liked the ACE™ Brand Multi-Purpose I.C.E./Heat™ Wrap which is a gel pack that uses an adjustable neoprene wrap to hold the gel pack in place wherever you need it. He had a large sized bruised on his arm and said that he really liked using the cold therapy which minimized the swelling and provided relief from the painful throbbing. This product did provide long lasting cold temperature during his treatment. Overall, he was very pleased with theACE™ Brand Multi-Purpose I.C.E./Heat™ Wrap.

The product that I was most excited to learn about is the ACE™ Brand Self Adhering Bandage which required no clips. When my little guy was recovering from his severe burns on his arm/hand we went through a ton of bandages every day for one month that required us to tape it AND use clips to keep it in place. I was worried about using clips because he was only two at the time and I was scared of it as a choking hazard. At the time I could only dream about a bandage product that would adhere itself to the area while offering the right amount of compression as needed. It is adjustable so you can customize it to fit your needs too. In order to test this for the review, we “pretended” that we were wrapping Jacob’s newly healed arm and it really did cling and adhere nicely. I had him jump and run around and it stayed in place…..I was very impressed. I am definitely going to stock up on these in our emergency kit.

You can learn more about all of the ACE™ Brand products available at a retailer near you. While you are at it make sure to print out the valuable coupons that I found on the ACE™ Brand website.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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