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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $249.98 at REI
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Pros Extremely durable, easy to use, great insulation, tons of handles, convenient sizeVery durable construction, excellent insulation, useful handles and features, comfortable shoulder strapDurable design, comfortable to carry when full, good capacity, relatively inexpensiveComfortable to carry, convenient design, good features, tons of dry storageGood insulation, extremely durable, top opens wide, no zipper to worry about
Cons Very expensive, no extra pockets, flips upside down easilyZippered exterior pocket not waterproof, very largeLearning curve for best use, not 100% leakproof, no extra pocketsZipper not leakproof, thin insulation, less durable, loose sternum strapMagnetic closure won't stay open, difficult to load alone, huge, picky shoulder strap arrangement
Bottom Line A cooler sized for personal use, this option is a high-performerOur choice for best all around soft cooler!With a unique design and comfortable carry straps, we love it for long distancesLacking a bit of beefiness, this pack is optimal for cool AND dry storageSwapping zippers for magnets is an intriguing move, but we're not fully convinced it was perfected here
Rating Categories YETI Hopper Flip 12 Engel HD30 IceMule Pro Cool Trail Split Pack YETI Hopper M30
Insulation Value (30%)
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Portability (25%)
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5
Durability (20%)
9
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Specs YETI Hopper Flip 12 Engel HD30 IceMule Pro Cool Trail Split... YETI Hopper M30
Measured Capacity (qt) 13 qt 32 qt 25 qt 13 qt 30.5 qt
Measured Capacity (cans with no ice) 18 cans 48 cans 39 cans 16 cans 50 cans
Carry Style Lunchbox Messenger Bag Backpack Backpack Messenger Bag
Internal Maximum Height (in) 8" 13" 17" fully closed
23" max
11" flex 13" fully closed
15" max
Fits Standard Wine Bottle Standing Upright? No - will fit on side Yes Yes Yes - some flex required, no zipper strain Yes
Shelf Life of Food (Measured Hours Below 40ºF) 82 hr 98 hr 40 hr 32 hr 73 hr
Days of Cold Beverages (Measured Hours Below 50ºF) 92 hr 103 hr 48 hr 37 hr 76 hr
Measured Weight (lb) 3.6 lb 5.9 lb 3.0 lb 2.4 lb 7.1 lb
Exterior Fabric 840D double-sided thermoplastic urethane Abrasion-resistant fabric Mule SkinET 1000D ripstop tarpaulin/vinyl/nylon Recycled ripstop nylon outer/polyester inner 840D double-sided thermoplastic urethane
Closure Method Zippered flip top, watertight zip Zippered top, watertight zip Roll-top Zippered flip top, dry storage cinch and clip Magnetic seal and over-the-top clips
Handles and Straps Shoulder strap, top handle, end handles Shoulder strap, end handles, duffel handles Backpack straps, sternum strap Backpack straps, top handle, sternum strap Shoulder strap, end handles, top handle
Additional Storage No; webbing attachment loops Yes; 1 larger exterior zippered (meant to be waterproof but isn't) No; exterior shock cord panel Yes; top half of pack, brain pocket, 2 mesh side pockets No; webbing attachment loops
Removable Liner? No No No No No
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