There is a separate pocket on the front which can fit mobile phones, wallets, and other valuables. Also, the bag has two side mesh pockets for travel gear.
The zipper is stitched not that well.
The Lifewit 30L is a premium cooler that is completely waterproof and leakproof. It boasts exceptional thermal insulation (food-grade PEVA foil and 8mm EPE foam) and can keep the contents cool for up to 12 hours. After use, you can simply wipe the interior and exterior with a wet cloth.
1680D Oxford fabric, Food-grade PEVA foil lining, Padded with 8-mm EPE foam
~ 12 hours
Wide zipped opening, Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, Padded top handle, 2 side mesh pockets, Deep front pocket, Foldable design
31 x 40.5 x 26.5 cm
2 years limited
The capacity of this bag is 30 litres, which allows you to load food and drinks for a large family and set off on a day trip. And a flap-in lid will allow you to easily reach the contents.
You might need more freezer packs than are supplied in the box.
The Polar Gear Cool Bag is an excellent choice for family picnics, visiting sports events, or just sunbathing on the beach. The convenient shape of the bag allows you to carry it over your shoulder, in your hands, or in the basket of your bicycle. If necessary, you can load hot food and drinks as well.
600D polyester, Thick thermal insulation and food-safe PVC free lining
~ 6-8 hours (without ice packs)
Zipped main compartment, Front zipped pocket, Carry handle, Adjustable shoulder strap, Foldable design, Additional external pockets
28 x 34 x 30 cm
Thanks to the Bungee cord on the lid, you'll be able to carry some small travel essentials on the top of the bag and not worry that they may somehow get lost.
The strap feels a bit fragile.
If you're looking for a reliable cooler by a trustworthy manufacturer, you should definitely take a closer look at the Thermos 148885 Radiance. The bag easily holds up to 16 cans of Cola/beer and keeps them cool throughout a whole day (provided that there are some ice blocks inside).
500D polyester fabric, 100% PVC free heat-sealed PEVA lining, IsoTec™ premium closed PE foam
Adjustable shoulder strap, Front zipped and side mesh pockets, Bungee cord on the lid, Pack-flat tabs for easy storage
33 x 27 x 34 cm
The interior has heat-welded seams that will prevent liner leaks. And thanks to waterproof PEVA material, it's extremely easy to clean with a wet towel.
It might seem rather bulky.
It's a handy cooler that can hold up to 24 cans. So, it can supply two people with drinks for the whole day. Made of wear-resistant materials, it will come in handy at any picnic, barbecue, beach party, and other outdoor activities. Thanks to top handles and adjustable shoulder strap, you can carry it as you wish.
600D oxford fabric, PEVA leakproof lining
~ 8-10 hours
Zipped main compartment, Front zipper pocket, 2 mesh pockets, Carry handles, Adjustable shoulder strap
26 x 28 x 20 cm
The inner layer of Aluminum foil and 8mm EPE foam keeps the contents cool or warm for a long period of time. The waterproof zipper, in its turn, enhances the sealing.
There could be more additional pockets.
Effective and extra-stylish, the Gogogoal 20L Large Insulated Cooler Bag may come in handy for both travellers and new mums who need to keep the breastmilk at the optimal temperature level during their trips. The bag is made from food-grade materials, so it's safe and healthy to store milk, drinks, fruit, and other food.
600D high-density Oxford cloth, Aluminum foil lining, 8-mm EPE foam mid-layer
Zipped main compartment, Front velcro pocket, Comfortable shoulder carrying strap and handheld strap, Foldable design
24 x 32 x 23 cm
Top-quality Cooler Bag
The Lifewit 30L is a premium cooling bag that is totally worth the price. Constructed from a durable and water-resistant 1680D Oxford fabric, it is capable of keeping the contents cool, clean, and dry. Actually, it’s completely waterproof and leakproof, so you can safely load ice cubes into it and head for the fun beach party. The interior lining is made from food-grade PEVA foil and padded with 8mm EPE foam, so the cubes won’t melt that quickly even under the blazing sun. The insulation is really top-notch and you can expect for up to 12 hours of coolness (granted that the ambient temperature is somewhere about 25 degrees C). After use, you can simply wipe both the interior and exterior with a wet cloth. When maintained properly, the bag will look like new even after years of use.
When it comes to size, the cooler is large enough for whole-family picnic essentials. It’s quite tall and can fit even wine bottles well. There is a separate outer pocket on the front which can carry mobile phones, wallets, mosquito repellents, napkins and similar stuff. Also, the bag has two side mesh pockets that are great for storing umbrellas and other travel gear. When not in use, the bag folds down flat for storage. All this makes the Lifewit 30L a worthy investment for your travel comfort. For sure, it will make family outings, camping, hiking, or BBQs much more enjoyable and refreshing.
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Polar Gear 1115 231 Family
Looks Very Smart and Holds a Lot
The Polar Gear Premium Family Cool Bag is a really spacious picnic cooler. It offers you ample room for all your food and drinks. At 28 x 34 x 30cm, it has an incredible 30-litre capacity, which makes it suitable for a large family day out on the beach. It's extremely sturdy, so you can also use it for regular weekly shopping trips to carry frozen meat, fish, beverages, etc. For the convenience of use, it's fitted with a strong shoulder strap and handles. The bag is extremely flexible and lightweight. Its bottom lifts out for flat storage or transportation if needed.
This beach cooler bag is very well-built with tough and neat stitching, superior trim and detailing. It's made of durable 600D polyester with a stylish contrast piping detail. The bag has additional external pockets for snacks and other small stuff. The huge insulated food and drink compartment boasts thick thermal insulation, food safe PVC free lining, and heat sealed seams. Thus, it will definitely keep the contents fresh through the whole day. Moreover, the bag comes with Polar Gear ice packs that can keep your food frozen for several hours. The main compartment has 2 internal bottle holders to prevent your beverages from tossing around. Also, the bag features a handy little flap in the top for quick access to drinks or snacks. Functional and stylish, this bag is ideal for family camping, caravaning, and just visiting sports events.
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Durable and Roomy
Produced by a reliable manufacturer, the Thermos Radiance Cooler is a very strong performer that is suitable for heavy-duty use. It boasts exceptional quality and extended capacity to fit supplies for a company of 3-4 people. To begin with, it’s really well-built. Made from strong polyester, it will last you for a long time showing no signs of wear even after several months of use. Besides, the bag is very sturdy, in large part thanks to high-quality zips and seams.
As for the interior, it’s made of PEVA lining that is leak-proof and heat-sealed for superior insulation. Further improving the insulation of the bag is a thick layer of IsoTec premium closed cell PE foam that will keep the contents cool for up to 5 hours, even if you leave the bag in a hot car or under the boiling sun. And if you need to keep your sandwiches fresh and beverages cool all day long, just add to it a bit more ice blocks.
Speaking of the internal dimensions, they make 33 x 24.5 x 24.5 cm, and though the actual capacity may be a bit less in reality than stated by the manufacturer, the bag holds up to 16 cans of Cola/beer with no problem. When full, it’s quite easy to carry thanks to a strong shoulder strap and it is quite easy to reach for the cans due to a nice flap at the top.
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MIER 15L Large Insulated
Perfect Cooler for Travelling
The MIER 15L Large Insulated Bag is a really smart soft-side cooler for outings. Although it's not a family-sized bag, it's big enough for a picnic for two people. The main compartment of the bag has thick thermal walls and is fully lined with PEVA. It can keep your food and beverages fresh for at least 8-10 hours, and the cooling time can be increased if you put some ice blocks inside. The lid features a zipper that runs all the way around, allowing you to fold the lid back for easy access to the contents. The bag has side mesh pockets for cutlery, handkerchiefs, napkins etc. The front pocket is zipped and is good for valuable things like phones, keys, and wallets.
The bag boasts great build quality and can last for ages even with heavy use. All zips work smoothly, and the stitching is well-done. The bag has ventilation holes that prevent mould and mildew. And thanks to waterproof PEVA lining, the interior is very easy to clean of fruit stains, beer leaks, and food residue. For comfortable carrying, the cooler comes with top handles as well as a detachable adjustable shoulder strap. The bag can be folded down flat to take little space when not in use. The manufacturer offers it in stylish Orange, Green, and Black designs. All in all, this nice-looking bag will be useful for short road trips, BBQs, and small picnics.
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Gogogoal 20L Large
It doesn't matter whether you're a new mum in need to store breastmilk or a picnic lover, the Gogogoal Large Insulated Bag will appeal to you. It is an ultra-cute cooler that comes in a trendy jacquard fabric in grey completed with soft pink accents, making it look more like a stylish accessory rather than an insulated package. Also, it is fitted with a convenient handle and an adjustable shoulder strap so you can choose how to carry it: as a handbag, over your shoulders, or as a sling.
Yet, if you're not of those who judge by the cover, just consider the results of testing conducted by the manufacturer. The folks behind Gogogoal have poured 1-litre solid ice into this bag under the 30°C ambient air temperature and closed it with a waterproof zipper. Only after 8 hours, the ice inside the bag began to melt. So, not only is this bag super attractive, but it also offers excellent insulation and can keep things cool even during a long period of sitting in the hot sun.
Made from high-quality food-grade materials, it's also absolutely safe for whatever you load inside, be it a lunch, wine, or breastmilk. With 20-litre total capacity, it's fairly compact but still big enough to fit a fair amount in it. Plus, it has a nice front pocket for extra storage.
Attractive and well-made, it's an excellent cooler bag suitable for long journeys such as picnics, camping, BBQs, and the like. It's a great size for a family of four and absolutely safe and healthy to store foodstuff.
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What Is a Cooler Bag?
If you're a hiker, a camper, or a tailgating enthusiast, you definitely need a high-quality cooler bag. There are different types of coolers on the market, however, we have reviewed only soft-sided bags for this comparison chart. Soft coolers are all about mobility! They are usually quite lightweight and designed with detachable shoulder straps. Soft bags can be easily carried in your arms or over your shoulder, tucked under a car seat or secured at the back of a canoe. When not in use, soft cooler bags can be usually folded and put away for neat storage. They are made of durable materials with thick insulating linings. Yet, the main questions are how long they can keep your stuff cool and how much they can hold. Surprisingly, the premium soft-sided bags can keep as many as 40 cans cool for up to 5 days. More affordable models have thinner insulation and are quite OK for keeping your lunch boxes and snacks fresh all day long. By the way, thanks to a good insulation level, these bags can keep your food warm as well. We have rounded up various insulated cooler bags for any need and budget. So, it's up to you to decide which one will fit your purpose (and your wallet) best.
Another accessory that might come in handy during your weekend trips is a picnic blanket. It will add even more comfort to your outings.
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