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Name: Leonard Renner
Jun 11, 2020 12:53 AM CST
Top 5 best cooler bags: Portable and Reliable

Easy to carry and suitable for a number of different outings, soft cooler bag is a must-have item if you're a big fan of outdoors activities. Unlike hard coolers, these cooler bags are much lighter and more compact. Therefore, you can use it for several purposes from going on a short fishing trip to spending a lazy day at the beach.

Currently, soft sided coolers can come from numerous brands with several features, colors and sizes. To make it less difficult for you to choose the right cooler bag, we would like to offer you some insights into the best cooler bags on the market with our top 5 list below.

1. Yeti Hopper Two 30

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Yeti cooler bag is always among the top choices in a lot of Best coolers for keeping ice Thekinglive. When it comes to a high performing soft cooler, Yeti Hopper Two should be one of your main considerations.

With an acceptable ratio of ice, this bag could carry up to 23 cans. This capacity is ideal for a family picnic, barbecue or even just a simple day trip. For its durability, the Hopper is made of a high-density fabric or "Dryhide Shell", which is very easy to clean, extremely resilient and certified by the FDA as a food-grade material. Thanks to this feature, the cool bag is waterproof, UV-resistant and leak resistant. In addition, Yeti has been famous for the ice retention technology of their products, and the Hopper is no exception. The brand decided to use a closed-cell rubber foam called Coldcell for these ice bags, allowing them to hold ice for two to three days.

This line of soft sided coolers use a tough and high-performing zipper called Hydrolok Zipper, which is highly insulating and watertight to avoid any leaks. On top of that, you never have to worry about the zipper getting stuck thanks to a free lube included in your purchase! Last but not least, with the shopping bag handles and removable shoulder strap, you now have different options to carry these ice bags conveniently.

2. Coleman 16-can soft cooler

If you're looking for a small size cooler, Coleman 16-can might be a good option for you. Sharing similar appearance with a lunch box, this product from Coleman has a simple design, and it functions well as a personal cooler.

Similar to Yeti, Coleman has also been certified as a safe liner for use with food. This product comes with a plastic liner if you plan to pack with ice. For easy cleaning and flexible packing, this plastic liner is removable. You can put your mind at ease when deodorizing this ice bag since built-in antimicrobials can help prevent the forming of odor, fungus or mold. With Coleman 16-can, you can pack more than just food and drinks, thanks to its extra pockets. Your phone or snacks can be placed separate from the cold contents in the zippered compartment in the front, or in one of the two mesh pockets on the sides. What's more? The bungee cord on the top of the lid can be used for quick access, or you may also use this elastic strap to attach more items.

Lastly, the adjustable padded shoulder strap is a big plus of this Cole cooler. You can shorten it as much as you want and even turn it into a handle for convenient carrying.

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3. Otterbox Trooper LT 30 soft cooler

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Another soft sided cooler that made our list of top rated cooler bags is the Otterbox Trooper LT 30. If you're worried that the shoulder carry design might put all pressure on one shoulder, the Otterbox backpack cooler can help you blow all worries away!

Thanks to innovative designs, Otterbox successfully optimizes the usability its cooler bags. Trooper LT30 is a rugged, leak-proof and versatile soft cooler. With a water-resistant nylon exterior and heavy duty base, this product can be your companion in all sorts of weather. The premium thermal insulation can hold ice up to 3 days, so your cold drinks will always be ready for your trip. The 30-quart capacity and a food-grade interior allow you to bring up to 50 cans for your excursions. Accessing the cold contents inside this cooler bag is a breeze thanks to the hand-operated latch. The wide opening lets you quickly load the backpack and easily find the contents inside. Moreover, this Otterbox model has a versatile carry system. You can switch from shoulder carry to backpack carry easily by releasing the top latch. The ice bag also offers water-resistant storage pockets, so you can stow your car keys, mobiles or even some cutlery.

Beside all the awesome features above, this cooler bag still has more surprises in store. The product can be customized with a variety of accessories, and Otterbox offers a free bottle opener for each cooler bag. Plus, your purchase is backed by a limited lifetime warranty, so your investment in Otterbox products is totally worthwhile.

4. Pelican soft cooler

Pelican is one of the leading brands in the cooler industry. Therefore, if you would like to purchase a cooler that is built to stand the test of time, you may want to check out Pelican soft sided cooler.

The lineup of Pelican ice bag includes 3 models, namely SC12 with 8 quarts, SC24 with 18 quarts and SC48 with 38 quarts. Rather than investing in exterior features and accessories, Pelican ice bags focus on the quality of construction and performance. Made from double-coated 840D TPC material, this cooler bag is highly durable. Thanks to this high quality fabric, it can resist any scratches, cuts or extreme conditions in outdoors environment. With its heavy duty base, you will always find your cooler in upright position, and it's not going to slip easily. In addition to the zipper, there's a dual-locking buckle in the lid to maintain the ideal temperature for cold food and drinks. These TIZIP zippers are waterproof as well, ensuring no water can enter or leak out of your cooler bag. You can also make use of additional features, such as stainless steel tie downs, bottle openers on the latches or a small front pocket.

Pelican is a strong candidate when it comes to top-quality ice retention technology. Even the smaller size in the soft cooler lineup can hold ice up to 24 hours. If performance and durability are your priorities, Pelican is a solid choice for you.

5. Polar Bear Nylon Coolers

Focusing mainly on soft sided coolers instead of hard coolers, Polar Bear is another common name in all cooler bag reviews.

The Nylon Cooler is a cost-effective and popular product line of Polar Bear. Using 1000-denier nylon, the exterior of this cooler bag is high resilient and suitable for any outing types. Meanwhile, the interior is made of TPU double-coated nylon, making it sweat-proof and leak-proof. Filled with 1-inch thick open-celled foam, the ice bag excels in prolonging ice life up to 24 hours. With a heavy duty #10 YKK Weatherized Zippers, the locking system is simply unbreakable. A front zipper pocket is added for additional storage of your phones, car keys or wallets. Additionally, the shoulder strap is adjustable and removable so that you can have more than one way to carry your cooler around. Lastly, on the base of the bag you'll find tie downs, which help you secure the soft cooler to your kayak or boat.

Above all, Polar Bear's design is what makes it stand out from other soft coolers in the market. This product line offers a diversity of colors for you to choose from.

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So, with this list of some leaders in the cooler industry, we hope that you now have more insights of the desired features for your coolers. Say goodbye to bulky and heavy loads when having a day out. A soft cooler bag is definitely a worthy investment for your outdoor activities!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 11, 2020 11:29 AM CST

The plants will let you know. How are they growing with the light 6" above them?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
central ohio (Zone 5b)
Jun 11, 2020 1:19 PM CST
It is very difficult to give seedlings too much light unless they are overheating, which should not be a problem with a fluorescent.

Put them as close as is practical and leave them on 24 hours a day.
Name: Lee-Roy
Bilzen, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Irises Lilies Hostas Ferns Composter Region: Belgium
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: Europe
Jun 11, 2020 3:12 PM CST
As of right now there is no light that can mimic the sun, so unless they're shade lovers you can hardly over light them. Overheating is another issue indeed, not an issue with LED's though.

PAR (photosynthetic active radiation) however diminishes with distance, so the closer the better (keeping overheating in mind)
central ohio (Zone 5b)
Jun 11, 2020 4:07 PM CST
I have forgotten to adjust the lights and had plants literally wrap themselves around my fluorescent tubes without damage (well, other than from being yanked back out) there is truly no such thing as too close. Hilarious!
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Jun 11, 2020 6:12 PM CST
Don't leaves the lights on 24/7. Plants need a nighttime to finish photosynthesis. 14 hrs a day is more than enough.

I have T-5's. I just put my hand 1/4 inch from the light bulb - its warm but not hot. The bulb is hot though.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada

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