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The ice bucket, reinvented.  No more melted ice, puddles, floating tubes, or wet and contaminated samples.

There’s a story behind each part.

Until now, all laboratory ice buckets were used the same way. By filling a foam or rubberized bucket with ice. But if you include ice, you create a significant opportunity for contamination. Solving a problem like this requires more than an incremental change. It requires a breakthrough. The Chill Bucket replaces ice with a cooling system comprised of Lab Armor® thermal metalic beads and ice packs. When you pick up a new Chill Bucket, you immediately notice that its cold, dry and shaped to balance in one arm. The entire bucket is stays dry and does not sweat. It also looks polished and refined. And it feels strong and durable — perfect for life in the lab.

Just the right size.

It’s the bell-like shape and molded side knobs that helps you to carry it stably in one arm. If the knobs are too protruding, they get in the way. If they’re too shallow, they won’t hold the Bead Bag in place. It may seem incidental, but if the shape of the bucket is well designed, it makes the difference between a bad experience and a good one.

Easy to use.

Then there’s the Bead Bag. Perfect companion to tote the beads to and from the freezer. It’s the nylon mesh that allows any condensation on the beads to escape. The nylon fiber also resists mold and mildew. Should Beads need to washed, the mesh bag works like a wash bag. The mesh holes are small enough to hold the beads in and makes washing the beads easy.

Reliably cold.

The Chill Packs are really just ordinary ice packs from Rubbermaid. We chose them because they hold temperature for a long time and they are the tough enough to be used over and over again without breaking, or tearing like the vinyl shipping freeze packs will. And after a lot of use, they can be cleaned with alcohol or bleach to keep the Chill Bucket system free of mold and other microbes.


Bucket Specs



  •  H 7 x W 10.5″ (13.1″ with   handles) (H 17.8 x W 26.7cm   (33.3cm with Handles))

  •  Four Liter Capacity

  •  Polyurethane Construction

  •  Durable & Lightweight

  •  Shaped to Balance in One Arm

  •  Molded Side Handles

  •  Includes lid that is easily   stored on the bottom of chill   bucket when not in use

  •  Condensation Free

  •  Hand wash with mild   detergent/ towel dry


  • Durable Nylon Mesh Fabric

  • More Beads – 2 Liters

  • See Thru For Visibility

  • Washable

  • Mildew and Rot Resistant

  • Drawstring Closure

  • H 18 x W 14.5″ (H 45.7 x W 36.8cm)


  •  Durable Rubbermaid Gel Pack

  •  Lasts For Hours

  •  Reusable; Freeze and Reuse

  •  Non-Toxic


What’s included in the box?

  • 1 Contoured Insulated Chill Bucket

  • 2 Liters Lab Armor Beads

  • 1 Mesh Bead Bag

  • 2 Chill Packs

unsure how many Chill Packs you may need?


 The Chill Bucket can maintain cold temperatures (1-8 C) for 4 or more hours with one Chill Pack. For up to 8 or more hours of cold, a second Chill Pack can be used. The Chill Packs were frozen to -20 C in a freezer and the Beads were cooled to 2 C in a refrigerator prior  to assembling the Bucket. Data represents temperature measurements recorded by a single temperature probe positioned in the center of the bucket. Values represent ± S.E. (n-4).