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Pros Soft cooler body, good pockets and features, comfortable shoulder strapVery durable construction, excellent insulation, useful handles and features, comfortable shoulder strapExtremely durable, easy to use, great insulation, tons of handles, convenient sizeDurable design, comfortable to carry when full, good capacity, relatively inexpensiveComfortable to carry, convenient design, good features, tons of dry storage
Cons Exterior and zipper not waterproofZippered exterior pocket not waterproof, very largeVery expensive, no extra pockets, flips upside down easilyLearning curve for best use, not 100% leakproof, no extra pocketsZipper not leakproof, thin insulation, less durable, loose sternum strap
Bottom Line A pleasant mixture of solid insulation, usable capacity, and simplicity of designOur choice for best all around soft coolerSized for personal use, this option is a high-performerWith 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 storage
Rating Categories REI Co-op Cool Haul 18 Engel HD30 YETI Hopper Flip 12 IceMule Pro Cool Trail Split Pack
Insulation Value (30%)
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Ease Of Use (25%)
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Durability (20%)
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Specs REI Co-op Cool... Engel HD30 YETI Hopper Flip 12 IceMule Pro Cool Trail Split...
Measured Capacity (qt) 18 qt 32 qt 13 qt 25 qt 13 qt
Measured Capacity (cans with no ice) 28 cans 48 cans 18 cans 39 cans 16 cans
Carry Style Messenger Bag Messenger Bag Lunchbox Backpack Backpack
Internal Maximum Height (in) 11" insert
12" lid
13" 8" 17" fully closed
23" max
11" flex
Fits Standard Wine Bottle Standing Upright? Yes Yes No - will fit on side Yes Yes - some flex required, no zipper strain
Shelf Life of Food (Measured Hours Below 40ºF) 58 hr 98 hr 82 hr 40 hr 32 hr
Days of Cold Beverages (Measured Hours Below 50ºF) 61 hr 103 hr 92 hr 48 hr 37 hr
Measured Weight (lb) 4.3 lb 5.9 lb 3.6 lb 3.0 lb 2.4 lb
Exterior Fabric Ripstop nylon, polyester shell Abrasion-resistant fabric 840D double-sided thermoplastic urethane Mule SkinET 1000D ripstop tarpaulin/vinyl/nylon Recycled ripstop nylon outer/polyester inner
Closure Method Zippered flip top Zippered top, watertight zip Zippered flip top, watertight zip Roll-top Zippered flip top, dry storage cinch and clip
Handles and Straps Shoulder strap, end carry handles Shoulder strap, end handles, duffel handles Shoulder strap, top handle, end handles Backpack straps, sternum strap Backpack straps, top handle, sternum strap
Additional Storage Yes; 2 slip exterior, 1 internal zip, webbing attachment loops Yes; 1 larger exterior zippered (meant to be waterproof but isn't) No; webbing attachment loops No; exterior shock cord panel Yes; top half of pack, brain pocket, 2 mesh side pockets
Removable Liner? Yes No No No No
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