Camping is a great way to spend a spring or summer weekend. Something about sleeping outdoors, among the sounds and scents of nature is calming and therapeutic. But camping does come with its fair share of challenges; chief among them is keeping your perishable food and drinks of choice at safe and refreshing temperatures. If you plan on spending a weekend outdoors and don’t want to eat trail mix the whole time, I suggest investing in a camping cooler. Keep your food safe, your drinks chilled, and everyone happy!
Which camping cooler is right for you?
If you are headed to a camping site that does not allow you to pull up your car, this is a great thing to have with you. Only 17 liters of this backpack is a cooler. The additional 25 liters are not insulated. This means you can transport perishables and non-perishables all at once.
While it won’t hold enough food for a week outdoors, but for a day hike, beach outing, or one night at a campsite, this is a fantastic choice.
Once you eat and drink your way through your supplies, you can collapse the cooler down to just 2 inches to 13 inches, and slip it in another bag for transport back to your car. It is also a great option if you do not have a lot of storage space in your home. It is easy to carry, with two sturdy straps, and comes in two color options: red and white.
It comes with two separate compartments; the main insulated cooler section, and a front pocket that can hold non-perishables, or plates and utensils. This is a great option for a quick outdoor trip, whether for the day or overnight. It comes in three colors – black, blue, and red.
It has three convenient compartments, the main cooler compartment, a front zip pocket for non-perishables and accessories, and a side mesh pocket for a water bottle or umbrella. If you are looking to reduce the amount of equipment you need to haul from one spot to another, you will be hard-pressed to find something more multi-functional than this cooler/seat combo.
This cooler also features a lighted interior, making it easy to find what you are looking for at night. It even has a few non-insulated compartments to hold bug spray, sunscreen, and even your keys. The next time you need to haul a lot of food and drink deep into the woods, make sure you have this cooler packed and ready to go.
This cooler has a 30 L carrying capacity, along with three outside pockets for carrying plates and utensils, or non-perishable goods. It comes with two sturdy hand straps, and a detachable shoulder strap for easy transport. It is available in a classic grey color.
Your food will stay chilled for up to 12 hours, so this cooler is best used for a day trip or one overnight. This cooler is so easy to use that you will never want to dine indoors again.
So skip the trail mix and pack your cooler with your favorite meats, cheeses, and drinks for your time outside!