My household believes in always being prepared, so we often order products that ensure we'll have the necessary equipment for any unexpected emergency situation. Ice bags are always handy to have somewhere in the house, in case of falls, sprains and other minor injuries that can sometimes occur around the home. They are very good for helping to reduce swelling and pain, when you place them on an affected area. Still, we were not going to spend a small fortune to purchase one, so were very pleased to find the Old-Fashioned Ice Bag listed in a Dr. Leonard's catalog. It comes in three sizes- 6", 9" and 11". We picked the 9" bag, which was only $6.99. All we need do is fill it up with ice, put the cap back on and then use it for the purpose at hand. It's simple to use, leak-proof and really helps to reduce pain, something I found out personally, after one of my occasional mishaps.