A lot of people prefer soft-sided coolers because when not in use, they are easy to store, but when in use, they can often hold more. They are also lighter when empty, so you know they are automatically going to be lighter when full. To prove it, we will take a look at the IceMule in our IceMule cooler review. It is soft-sided and provides you with more than you may expect from a soft sided cooler.
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What Makes IceMule Unique?
The IceMule cooler is designed to go anywhere that your adventures take you. It is lightweight and ultra-portable. You can carry it like a backpack. One of the coolest things about it, though, is the fact that unlike other coolers, it does not use zippers (on some models) to keep items inside sealed up and cold. It closes when you roll it up and hook the side release buckle. It is truly an ice cooler bag in order to open, you simply unbuckle and roll. You will not have to worry about leaks and it can keep ice in the cooler for up to 24 hours, even during the hottest part of the summer. As an added bonus, their coolers are also able to float on the water, regardless of what you have inside of it. This is because once rolled, it is airtight.
Polar Bear Coolers and AO soft sided coolers do not promise the same things. They use zippers and promise only that it is sweat proof. However, AO coolers do promise that their soft sided cooler can hold ice for up to 24 hours as well. We proved this to be true in our Soft Sided Cooler Challenge seen below (Full Ice Mule Video Coming Soon!).
Ice Mule Coolers Price Comparisons
If you are curious about how the IceMule coolers compare in regards to price, you will be happy to know that it is not the most expensive. This cooler brand is a nice middle of the road cooler as far as price goes. It is not as cheap as the AO cooler, but by far it is not as expensive as the Polar Bear Coolers soft sided cooler. This is great news for anyone who wants quality, without a lot of expense.
Is the IceMule Worth Spending More For?
You will ultimately pay more for an Ice Mule cooler than you will for the AO cooler. However, if you are curious about whether it is worth it or not, you simply need to look at the warranty to see the difference. AO offers warranties that are confusing to understand. For example if the cooler were to break it may be covered by a limited warranty, but other parts are not covered. With Ice Mule, the warranty is simple. If you are not happy at any time during the first 90 days, you get a refund or a replacement cooler. No questions asked. Which would you rather deal with?
Individual IceMule Reviews
In order to help you see what other differences there are with this ice cooler backpack, we are going to take a look at some of the most popular cooler reviews for IceMule. IceMule Coolers Classics Cooler
This cooler rolls up easily for quick storage, but when unrolled and holding ice, it can hold it for up to 24 hours. It has a padded back strap to ensure you are comfortable when you are carrying. It has waterproof welded seams and no zippers so that it can float. The smallest can hold 12 cans or 5 bottles. The largest is able to carry up to 18 cans, depending on the amount of ice you add. More On IceMule Classic⇒
These coolers will never leak and there are several color choices for you to choose from. The extra-large bag can carry up to 24 cans and it includes all the padding necessary to make carrying it easy. It is fully insulated and ideal for use as a cooler or a dry bag for things that you do not want to get wet. More On IceMule Pro⇒
As with all other IceMule coolers, this cooler is made with 1000 denier Tarpaulin fabric. It is one of the few that has a zipper and remains waterproof enough to hold your keys, wallet, and cell phone. It is designed to work behind your IceMule Pro bungee to keep all of your valuables dry, no matter how wet you may be planning to get that day. More On Pro Pack⇒
The Pro Catch cooler is the number one choice for people who go kayak fishing or those who want to use a Fish Kill Bag Cooler. It keeps ice and anything you catch safe for 24+ hours and comes with multiple tie down clips, bungee webbing to hold gear or paddles and a padding carrying strap for your comfort. It is also a long cooler at 42 inches. More On Pro Catch⇒