8 Best Backpack Coolers | Insulated Bags

Do you find regular coolers annoying to carry? Do you worry about carrying a heavy load whenever you go hiking or trekking or whatever outdoor stuff? Well, fear no more! These backpack carry style coolers have got you covered. Backpack coolers have recently become a trend as demands of storing food and drinks are necessary for long outdoor adventures by being efficient and convenient.

Size and weight distribution: Do you need to carry food and drinks for a bunch of people? If so, you may need to consider a backpack that is big enough but still evenly distributes the weight, as hand-held ones can be horrendous for the person carrying it.

Comfort: This is very important to consider if you will be carrying the cooler for hours. You may need look for ones with padded straps.

igloo travel backpack cooler

Igloo 16-Liter Waterproof Backpack Cooler

Be sure that you are comfortable and hydrated during the duration of your trip outdoors, fishing, hiking, camping or any other activity with the Igloo Waterproof Backpack Cooler. This cooler allows you to forgo the bulky annoyance of a hefty plastic cooler that is awkward to carry around with you. With this cooler, you can instead throw it over your shoulders and carry it around with ease and perfect balance. It is made of waterproof nylon and has welded seams to help avoid any accidental spills or condensation from leaking out of it. It has a wide mouth roll open top that makes it simple to load ice and drinks into while also keeping any sort of outside water from getting inside.

The Igloo Sportsman Waterproof Backpack Cooler has an ultra thick insulation layer that can provide up to two days of ice retention so that you have plenty of cool drinks to last your weekend trip. It has a high impact, rugged base that uses cool riser technology that helps to enhance the cooling performance. It does this by keeping the cooler away from hot surfaces to prevent any sort of melting. The cooler comes with removable and adjustable shoulder straps for simple carrying and comfortable wearing. There is a front pocket that offers a water-resistant zipper for keeping your smaller items or even snacks dry and safe. The back slip pocket allows for a quick storage solution as well. Four D-rings complete the backpack.



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Polar Bear Nylon Series

Carry with you all of the cold items you need to stay hydrated and refreshed with the help of the Polar Bear Coolers Nylon Series Backpack. This cooler takes away the struggle that comes with having to lug around a large plastic cooler but delivers the same benefits of refreshment on the go. This cooler comes in a backpack style that is easy to tote around with its comfortable and padded straps. These straps are designed to help evenly distribute the weight of the cooler so that you are able to carry it with ease. It also comes with a grab handle for your convenience. This cooler is made out of ultra heavy-duty UV840 Denier TPE-coated nylon as its outer shell in order to protect the contents inside from the elements. One-inch thick, open-cell foam lines the inside to keep everything protected and cool, and inside of this foam is a five-layer air trap design that keeps all of the cool air inside.

The Polar Bear Backpack Cooler is made from food grade materials inside to ensure nothing leeches into your food and drink items. It is totally sweat and leak proof, ensuring that no leaks or condensation will cause damage to the bag. There are side release buckles as well as side pockets with zippers for additional storage ability. Durable YKK zippers secure the main compartment as well as the side pockets to ensure the security of your belongings.




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Oniva Zuma

Sleek, black and sophisticated, the ultra modern Oniva Picnic Time ‘Zuma’ Insulated Backpack is your solution to staying hydrated while camping, hiking, fishing or enjoying any other sort of outdoor activity. This backpack, measuring 19 inches by 11 inches by 7 inches, is able to hold up to 13 standard sized cans in the bottom cooler section, making it ideal for you to carry plenty of your favorite soda or beer while camping. This backpack is also ideal for day trips and picnicking adventures as it can easily store your cold food as well. It is made out of a durable polyester material that is able to withstand both the elements and prolonged use over time. This material is also simple to clean. The fabric is lightweight and fashioned into zippered pockets for storage of all of your smaller items and some accessories. There are divided sections inside that make it easy to keep everything compartmentalized and organized.

At the top of the Zuma , there is a drawstring closure that not only makes it simple for you to load your food and drinks into the bag but also provides an extra layer of security before the flap closure shuts the bag completely. There is a heat-sealed, water-resistant lining inside that traps in cool air and prevents any sort of water damage. Holding the backpack cooler to your body is a pair of air mesh shoulder straps that are lightweight and breathable.




backpack to keep food hot

Picnic Time ‘Turismo

The Picnic Time ‘Turismo’ Backpack Cooler is a convenient way for you to carry your food, drinks, snacks and other necessary items around with for your day on the water, backpacking trip, hiking trip and more. This backpack serves as an insulated cooler that allows you to stay hydrated and fed no matter where you go. It comes with two large insulated interior compartments that make it simple for you to divide up your different kinds of food or your food and drinks all the same. This backpack measures 19 inches by 16 inches by 5 inches in size, giving you plenty of room to pack any of the essentials that you need to get through the day.

The Turismo comes with a multi-use mesh pocket that allows for further organization of your belongings. It has a reinforced base as well as a drawstring top closure to ensure that you are keeping whatever you decide to store away in there securely closed and sealed off. There is a hidden pocket inside of the backpack with a zippered closure. This pocket is ideal for storing valuables like a wallet, phone, keys and more without fear of them falling out or being seen. It also features a removable insulated water bottle holder for quick drinks while you are on the go.



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Igloo Real Tree

With its camouflage pattern and coloring, the Igloo Real Tree Softside Hunting Cooler Backpack is the perfect backpack for ensuring that you stay comfortable on the go. This backpack serves as a soft cooler that will allow you to carry all of your food and water refreshments with you on your hunting trip to ensure that you stay hydrated, full and energized. It has been fully insulated on the inside to ensure that all of your food and drinks stay cold and consumable. The backpack is able to hold up to 18 cans at one time, making it ideal for storing some sodas or energy drinks inside of it to help keep you energized. The backpack measures 13.78 inches by 19.29 inches by 9.84 inches in size, making it compact enough to carry with you anywhere, yet spacious enough to hold all of your necessary belongings. The bag weighs only six pounds to ensure a lightweight carry that will not weigh you down. It is held onto your body using two comfortable, standard backpack straps that are breathable and comfortable. The straps are padded slightly in order to help evenly distribute the weight and make it even more comfortable to carry. On the Igloo Real Tree, there are exterior pockets that allow you to store water bottles and other gear that you want to be able to easily access. These features make this bag a smart choice for any thirsty hunter with a knack for gear.



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Coleman C003

Whether you are camping, hiking, hunting or just want to have a picnic, this bag can work for you. It comes with a large main compartment that can store the main portion of your food, water and other drinks. This large compartment features a zipper closure that allows total security and peace of mind as your packed items will not fall out of the bag no matter how vigorously your movements become. If you want to store a few items in a more organized and easily accessible way, you can do this using the front pocket on the backpack which also has a zippered closure to keep everything secure. On the front of this zip pocket, you will notice a line of adjustable cord. This cord is ideal for storing towels, small blankets, sweaters, jackets and more so they are always at the ready. On the sides of the Coleman C003, there are slip pockets for you to store water bottles and other necessities to keep them at hand. The backpack is secured to your body using two adjustable and comfortable shoulder pads. Included on this backpack is a waist strap that can aid in evenly distributing the weight across your body to ensure a more comfortable carry. The back is also padded for your total comfort.




Tote carry shoulder cooler bag

AO Coolers Soft Backpack Cooler

Tote your food and drinks with you wherever you go, whether that means spending a night in the woods camping, hiking on your favorite trail, hunting in the wee hours of the morning, heading out for a day at the beach or just out to the field for a picnic. This bag, measuring 16 inches by 7 inches in 14 inches, is large and accommodating without being bulky. It weighs a mere 2.7 pounds, making it so that you can take it around with ease and virtually only feel the weight of the items that you have placed inside of it. This bag is soft all around for a more comfortable and flexible carry. This eliminates all of the bulk and awkward carrying styles you might have to employ with a hard case cooler. It offers the convenience of two different carrying styles: a shoulder strap/carrying handle and two backpack style shoulder straps. You can adjust the single shoulder strap to be worn cross body or to simply drape it over one shoulder. You can also wear the AO Coolers Backpack Soft Cooler with High-Density Insulation as a backpack and distribute the weight more evenly. It’s able to hold up to 18 cans at one time and comes with a guarantee that ensures it will hold ice intact for up to 24 hours in weather up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. There are two small pockets on the sides and one large back pocket to store dry items.




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Arctic Zone Ultra

Full of storage options and versatility, the Arctic Zone Ultra is ideal for those who want to hit the hiking trail, load up for a morning of hunting, go off for a weekend of camping, head out for a beach day or enjoy the weather on a picnic. This bag measures 12 inches by 7.5 inches by 20 inches in size, making it a compact bag that is small enough to let you carry it around with ease without it being too bulky, large or heavy like a standard hard plastic cooler might be. The bag has four large main compartments that make it easy to organize your food and drink by type to ensure that everything is in its right place. These pockets are located on the top of the bag, the front of it, the side of it and on the top. Each one is zippered to be sure that your items are all secure inside of the compartments. There are two side mesh pockets with elastic incorporated into them, making it simple to carry water bottles around with you anywhere. You can also take advantage of the pocket for a single technological item like an iPhone, smart phone, tablet and more. The Arctic Zone has a padded back that is breathable and comfortable to wear. The straps are adjustable and it features a waist strap to finish it off.