- Insulated, reflective material to retain temperature
- Durable non-woven fabric
- Made with recycled and upcycled materials.
-- Premium PrimaLoft insulation: made with 70% post-consumer recycled content (PCR). Every meter we use saves 2.5 plastic bottles from the landfill Click here: to learn more about how PrimaLoft recycles plastic bottles to make insulation
-- Reflective fabric: we work with a factory that uses this reflective fabric to make other products where the fabric is reflective on one side and printed on the other. Fabric meant for the landfill, such as misprinted fabric is turned inside out so misprinting is not shown, or we buy left over end rolls and/or fabric scraps when available instead of sending the unused fabric to a landfill.
- Compressible, folds/stuffs to a very small size
- Freestanding design
Warning: A very hot pot may melt the fabric. Let pot cool below boiling temperature before placing into pouch. The fabric has melting point of 135C/275F. The pouch was designed for boiling water which is 100C/212F.
Small size (SINGLE SERVING):
- Sized to fit quart zip-lock bag.
- Size: 20cm x 20cm (8in x 8in)
- Ultra Light Weight: 28g (1oz)
Medium size (FULL meal):
- Big enough to hold 2+ servings commercial dehydrated food, such as Mountain House package.
- DIY meal holds 1quart size bag for main meal, and 2 sandwich sized bags for sides.
- Size: 25cm x 25cm (10in x 10in)
- Ultra Light weight: 43g (1.5oz)
- Big enough to hold 6 cans or bottles of your favorite beverage plus a few small ice packs.
- Roll top creates a carry handle.
- Size: 30cm x 40cm (12in x 16in)
- Usable size: 30cm x 30cm (12in x 12in)
- Folded size: 30cm x 10cm (12in x 4in)
- Ultra Light weight: 65g (2.3oz)
- Add hot water to the meal pouches, then put them into the Insulite pouches to "cook".
Note: many times you may get busy doing other things while your meals are "cooking" in the pouch so you will happy to find the meals are still hot when you are ready to eat
- The insulated pouches make it easier to hold "hot" food pouches.
- Some people roll down the sides of the insulated pouches to make it easier to eat out of the meal pouches.
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Insulite™ insulated food pouch freezer bag cooking cozy
Needed something to insulate backpacking meals while they reconstitute. Most of my backpacking is done at over 9000 feet, so the boiling point is significantly lower, and most food cools off before it's completely done rehydrating. On a cool (~45F) day, backpacking food placed in the sleeve still cooled off before it was completely rehydrated. So it does help, but not a whole lot. I also go winter backpacking though, and I'd bet it has a significantly greater effect when there's a larger temperature difference between the food and outside temperature. All that being said, the pouch is very well made and weighs almost nothing, so you're not really sacrificing anything bringing it with you. If you're only going to use it in summer, it's probably not worth getting. If you do backpacking and/or winter camping, it's worthwhile.
Thank you for your comments. Yes, at 9,000ft (2743m) the boiling temperature of water is lower, but still pretty hot at 195F (90.5C). We are not sure what you are trying to re-hydrate, but we have used the insulated pouches at this altitude and higher and they seem to work fine for commercial dehydrated foods, such as Mountain House. As you mentioned, it does take a little longer than at sea level, but the food we re-hydrated stayed hotter longer using an insulated pouch.
I bought these on a whim. I thought it was regular bubble insulation type material but it's Primaloft. Well built and will be useful for rehydrating meals on cold winter days.
Works just as well as the much more expensive alternatives made with DCF by other manufacturers. I’m not a fan of the hook & loop closure. I have actually been thinking about removing it and replacing with a couple simple plastic snaps. The smallest size works perfectly for two serving Mountain House meals once they have been repackaged into quart sized freezer bags.
Must have for those that repak meals and count ounces!!!!
Are the dimensions listed for the two sizes of bags inside measurements or exterior?
Insulated pouch dimensions are external dimensions.
Internal dimensions are 0.5cm smaller.
For example: 25cm external dimension so 24.5cm internal dimension.
How many g/m2 of primaloft? Thanks!
60gsm PrimaLoft insulation. PrimaLoft insulation is made with 70% post-consumer recycled content (PCR) so every meter we use saves 2.5 plastic bottles from landfill (attached is PrimaLoft recyled bottles calculator): https://www.primaloft.com/pcr/
Where is this made?
Fabric for Big Sky's insulated pouches is made in USA or Europe, and are responsibly sewn in China
Please explain what "no retail packaging" means.........1 piece, "bulk pack".......I assume this means purchasing one bag from a bulk pack and therefore it arrives without the cardboard Big Sky wrapping?
"bulk pack" means no retail box
Can I take my pot off the flame and put it in this pouch to let the food continue cooking?
The fabric has melting point of 135C/275F. It was designed for boiling water 100C/212F. A very hot pot may melt the fabric. We suggest the pot be cooled below boiling temperature before placing into pouch
Can I wash this bag in a machine washer?
We recommend spot cleaning or hand washing with mild soap.
If get dirty, can I wash it?
We recommend hand washing, rather than machine washing, using mild soap.