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The 4 Best Cold Plunges For Your Lifestyle 

May 16, 2023 | Joel Runyon

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If you’re thinking about buying a cold plunge – you should keep thinking about it. Then, maybe do it.

Cold plunges and ice baths have long been a staple of the mental side of impossible, but they also have fantastic physical benefits.

While we cover ice baths and their benefits on other articles, when you combine cold therapy with heat – it’s one of the best ways to actually help recover and relax. 

So – if you’re thinking about getting a cold plunge – we like where your head is at.

Here’s the ones we would buy if we were you (depending on your lifestyle).

The Best Cold Plunges For Your Lifestyle

If you’re thinking about buying a cold plunge, there’s a lot on the market, but there’s really only four we think you should consider.

The Go To: The Cold Plunge

The cold plunge has exploded out of nowhere to grab the top spot in the cold plunge wars.

Hitting the right mixture of affordable(ish) and stylish – the Cold Plunge clocks in at around $5k for the starter version – which was about 1/2 as expensive as it’s competitors when it’s launched.

Since then – the $5k price point has been the price to beat. We think this guy is a no-brainer if you’ve got the $5k budget and are looking for a reliable plunge.

Buy The Cold Plunge

Starts at $4,990.00

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The cold plunge is our top pick here. They have somehow nailed the exact spot between quality, affordability and looks. While again – all the cold plunges in this space are expensive, this is one of the best ones that is showing up all over instagram including Andrew Huberman, Kelly Starret, Tim Ferris and more.

While this looks like something out of a high end spa, it’s also right at home in your backyard or next to your pool.

It’s self cooling and filtering which is a game changer as it makes sure your plunge is ready for use every day and you don’t have to constantly clean, re-fill or add more ice to it to keep it operational.

The biggest problem with this in our opinion is that it immediately makes you want to start looking at the best saunas in the space to “complete the look” for your own home spa. 

If you’re on the edge and not sure which way to go – just get the plunge. You won’t regret it.

Rating: 9/10

Affordability: 8/10

Aesthetics: 9/10

Our Favorite
The Cold Plunge

The Plunge is one of the companies that brought cold plunges to the masses. While it's not cheap by any means, it's the best self-cooling, self-cleaning cold plunge on the market - and all for under $5k

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The Space Saver: The Ice Barrel

The Ice Barrel is a distinctly different plunge experience. It’s a vertical format, you have to bring your own ice, and clean it yourself. However – it’s also about 1/5th to 1/10th of the price of every other plunge out there.

If you want to have a regular ice bath experience, but wary of some of the cheap amazon options – the Ice Barrel is a very cool and unique take on the cold plunge experience.

We have to dock it a few points for the features that it doesn’t have (self-cleaning, self-cooling, space for more than one person at a time), but when its exponentially cheaper than every other option on the list – it’s a great option for anyone looking to have a regular plunge experience without shelling out $5-10k.

Buy the Ice Barrel

Starts at $1,199.97

Pro tip: Use promo code and save $100 off your brand new Ice Barrel purchase. You’re welcome 😉

Budget Pick
Ice Barrel

The Ice Barrel is the budget cold plunge option perfect for you if you need to save space and money. Just be sure to bring your own ice and be sure to clean it regularly!

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The High End: Morozko Forge

Morozko Forge has been here for years. They were the first cold plunge product we heard about – and I’ve been doing this cold therapy thing for a while now. 

Morozko forge is known for being a pioneer in the space and for being cold. Seriously – these things can make their own ice. How rad is that?

The main issue with Morozko is the price point. While most plunges are coming into the $5k-10k price range – Morozko STARTs at 10k and ranges up to $20k.

This puts it out of most people’s price range, but it’s a damn cool tub and if you’ve got $20k of spare change laying around – there are worse ways for your health to spend it than buying an awesome cold plunge.

Buy The Morozko Forge

Starts at 

Morozko Forge

One of the OGs in the cold plunge and ice bath space. We gotta give the respect to the pioneers, but at $20k+ make sure you have the budget for this ice bath.

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The Nordic God: the Odin Plunge

This might be the prettiest dang cold plunge on the market. It’s beautiful wood finish is going to go great with our wood saunas that we’re building out back.

The main issues? It’s made in Australia (great for Australians, but slow shipping times for everyone else), and long lead times (something it seems everyone is dealing with these days).

If you’re going to get the Odin Plunge, be prepared to wait 12-16 weeks for it to show up. But man – it’s going to be worth it.

There’s 3 sizes available:

      • Odin Original (fits most people)
      • Odin XL (fits taller people over 6’2”)
      • Odin Dual (fits two people)

    There’s a “pro” option that lets you cool it down 3-4x as fast and cost $1,000 AUD extra (about $700).

    The Pick Down Under
    The Odin Plunge

    One of the prettiest cold plunges we've seen. While you might have to wait on shipping for this one to show up - it's going to look pretty darn good when it does.

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    Buy the Odin Plunge

    Starts at $4,700

    Pro tip: you can use promo code “IMPOSSIBLE” for the following discounts on whatever Odin option you choose.

    Odin Original: $250 USD off

    Odin Pro: $300 USD off

    Odin XL: 350 USD off

    Odin XL Pro: $ 400 USD off

    Odin Dual: $ 450 USD off

    Odin Dual Pro: 500 USD off

    Discount: $200 USD off

    Final Thoughts

    There are other cold plunges out there, but we think these are our favorite. If you’re going to do anything less than this, we highly recommend either creating your own ice chest freezer 

    If a cold plunge is out of your budget (we get it, the last few years have been nuts), you can always see if your local gym has one or search for recovery center with a cold plunge near you.

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    Joel Runyon

    Joel is the founder of IMPOSSIBLE® and MoveWell. In addition to free fitness resources on Impossible Fitness - you can buy performance apparel and supplements on