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Insulated Backpack & Collapsible Coolers

Whether you are going to school or a day hiking trip, an insulated backpack cooler will keep your food and drink cool for long hours. Unlike traditional coolers, these collapsible coolers are lightweight with various compartments so you will have access to everything close at hand. Other activities an insulated backpack cooler would be a great accessory for include:

  • Sightseeing Trips
  • Field Trips
  • Vacations
  • Beach Trips
  • Biking
  • Sporting Events
  • Amusement Park Trips
  • Mountain Trips
  • Outdoor Music Concerts
  • Overnight Camping Trips (if camping in bear country, consider a bear proof cooler)

When you are planning a fun activity, there is nothing better than having an insulated backpack cooler that lets you transport everything you need conveniently and comfortably, unlike a rolling cooler which you have to drag around. These collapsible coolers are made with soft sides and material that don’t weigh you down while walking.

There are a number of insulated backpack coolers that are considered the best soft sided cooler for any of your favorite hobbies. Below is information on a few for your consideration.

Insulated Backpack Cooler Options:

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Beach Chair

The first thing you will notice that is different with this insulated cooler is that it is a combination of a chair and a cooler. The chair is constructed with aluminum and steel, as well as being able to convert into five positions, including lying flat.

To move from one place to another, this chair/backpack combo collapses and possesses carry straps. The armrests are made with sturdy plastic. Additionally, there is a towel bar that doubles as legs when the chair is fully reclined. Unlike other cooler/chairs, there is an adjustable pillow when you want to relax and take a nap.

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler

On the back side of this cooler/chair, the upper storage pouch holds any personal items that you need to bring with you, as well as snacks and other non-perishable food items. The lower cooler pouch is insulated for your water, drinks, and food that need to stay cold during your trip. The cell phone pouch keeps your mobile nearby, and the cup holder on the armrest holds your drink.

Owners have stated on product reviews for this Tommy Bahama chair/cooler that they enjoy that the material is sturdy and after using it for a period of time, there are no rips or tears in the fabric. Made and imprinted with the well-known “Tommy Bahama” logo on it, this one is reasonably priced for what it offers. More On Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler⇒

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair w/ Storage Pouch & Towel Bar 

Tommy Bahama Red Chair This cooler/chair is embossed with not only the famous “Tommy Bahama” logo on it, but it also has “relax” on the front, and “time to chill” on the insulated pouch on the back. Constructed with sturdy aluminum and steel, the weight capacity for this product is 300 lbs. The top storage pouch has the ability to hold clothing, an extra towel, and even your flip-flops.

The lower insulated pouch is where this can serve as a beer cooler backpack. It is big enough to hold at least four bottles of beer. Similar to the other Tommy Bahama cooler/chairs, this one possesses a towel bar that doubles as legs, an adjustable pillow, and comfortable shoulder straps for when you have it on your back.

In addition, there is a place for your cell phone and drink, and the material is lightweight and rustproof. When you own one of these chair/cooler combos, you can “make it one long weekend” as the back logo suggests. More On Tommy Bahama Towel Bar Backpack Cooler⇒

Tommy Bahama Backpack Cooler Chair

Another great item from their insulated backpack cooler line, this chair/cooler can hold up to 300 lbs., thanks to the heavy-duty aluminum and steel frame and 600 denier polyester fabric material available in a variety of colors. Just like the other Tommy Bahama cooler chairs, there is a convertible towel bar/legs, an upper storage pouch and lower insulated pouch.Insulated Backpack Cooler Chair

Made for the beach, the logo on it suggests “the coolest spot in paradise.” This chair sit low to the ground, so, as many purchasers suggest, you need to take that into consideration before buying it. More On Beach Backpack Cooler⇒

Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack

The Picnic Time Zuma Insulated Cooler Backpack can function as a beer cooler backpack for your sporting event or music concert. This is considered one of the top selections for the best soft sided cooler due to it possessing three enormous pockets.Picnic Time Insulated Cooler

The huge, top mesh compartment has the ability to hold extra clothing and other personal items needed for your day. To keep the drawstring in place and for added security, there is a flap that covers the drawstring, as well as two adjustable straps to further hold the drawstring in its place. Besides coming in a number of colors and being stylish, one feature that all owners love is the huge ThermoGuard insulated section a lot of food and drinks. The front zipper pocket can hold your keys, sunglasses, and several other toiletries. Check available colors here⇒

Dakine Duel Backpack

Dakine Insulated CoolerThe one thing this insulated backpack has that the other does not is a totally separate padded area for your laptop. It has a zipper and encloses completely to protect it. This is a bonus if you have cold drinks inside your backpack that can sweat and make the interior wet. Students will love that these backpacks are available in several fabrics and colors. They will also love the many pockets for pens, calculators, lunch items, and cell phones.

Although crafted with students in mind, this backpack can serve a purpose for non-students as well. There are two exterior side pockets, two small exterior zipper pockets, and a large exterior zipper pocket. Furthermore, the small exterior pocket in the front of the backpack holds an additional zipper pocket. 

When you are looking for a portable cooler, you first need to consider what you will be using the cooler for. Unlike a soft sided rolling cooler, an insulated backpack cooler makes going from one spot to the next easier. If you are an outdoor enthusiast that loves to go on frequent weekend adventures, you might want to think about an insulated backpack cooler. Check colors and pricing here⇒