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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$200
Editors' Choice Award
Our choice for best all around soft cooler!
77
$250
Top Pick Award
A cooler sized for personal use, this option is a high-performer.
75
$90
Best Buy Award
A great alternative to top performers but far lower in price.
73
$115
Top Pick Award
With a unique design and comfortable carry straps, we love it for long distances.
70
$80
Lacking a bit of beefiness, this pack is optimal for cool AND dry storage.
70
$300
Swapping zippers for magnets is an intriguing move, but we're not fully convinced it was perfected here.
65
$300
A beefy but awkward design that isn't our favorite backpack cooler.
63
$118
As much as we love the price and insulation value, this cooler comes with some pretty serious durability concerns.
56
$275
Not as impressive as the price suggests.
55
$59
A useful, small cooler for a couple people.
43
$30
This model is lightweight and inexpensive, but also packs minimal insulation and durability.