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Pros Lightweight, lots of features, inexpensiveVery 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 Not rugged, not spillproof, noticeably inexpensiveZippered 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 An easy to use option that keeps costs low and offers surprising insulationOur choice for best all around soft cooler!A cooler sized 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 Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless 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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Portability (25%)
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Durability (20%)
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Specs Titan Deep Freeze... Engel HD30 YETI Hopper Flip 12 IceMule Pro Cool Trail Split...
Measured Capacity (qt) 21 qt 32 qt 13 qt 25 qt 13 qt
Measured Capacity (cans with no ice) 30 cans 48 cans 18 cans 39 cans 16 cans
Carry Style Lunchbox Messenger Bag Lunchbox Backpack Backpack
Internal Maximum Height (in) 10.5" total
(3" above shelf)
13" 8" 17" fully closed
23" max
11" flex
Fits Standard Wine Bottle Standing Upright? No - will fit on side Yes No - will fit on side Yes Yes - some flex required, no zipper strain
Shelf Life of Food (Measured Hours Below 40ºF) 51 hr 98 hr 82 hr 40 hr 32 hr
Days of Cold Beverages (Measured Hours Below 50ºF) 53 hr 103 hr 92 hr 48 hr 37 hr
Measured Weight (lb) 3.4 lb 5.9 lb 3.6 lb 3.0 lb 2.4 lb
Exterior Fabric 840D polyester Abrasion-resistant fabric 840D double-sided thermoplastic urethane Mule SkinET 1000D ripstop tarpaulin/vinyl/nylon Recycled ripstop nylon outer/polyester inner
Closure Method No-zip 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 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 zippered and insulated external pockets, 2 mesh pockets, top shock cord 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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