Explore Coolers at Public Lands
Coolers come in many different sizes and styles. Selecting the right cooler from Public Lands can make all the difference on your next trip! When you browse for your new cooler, you may want to think about the questions below.
Would a Backpack Cooler or a Cooler Tote Work for You?
Backpack coolers keep your items cold for 24 hours. They're lightweight and portable, so you can wear them on your back. Most backpack coolers weigh approximately 3 pounds, and they can hold up to 18 cans.
Cooler totes can be worn like shoulder bags. They weigh less than 2 pounds, and they'll keep food and drinks cold for up to four hours.
If you're going on a short trip, a cooler tote may be all you need. For an overnight stay, a backpack cooler is recommended.
Do You Want a Soft Cooler or a Hard Cooler?
For multi-day trips, you'll probably need more space than you'll get with backpack and tote coolers. Soft coolers are made of soft material, and they have soft sides. These coolers are portable, so they're a great option if you'll be walking long distances.
Hard coolers are made of hard plastic. Compared to soft coolers, hard coolers will keep your items colder for a longer period of time. Some hard coolers can hold more than 30 cans.
Generally, hard coolers are less portable than soft coolers. You may want to use a hard cooler when you have easy access to a car. Choosing a hard cooler with wheels can make moving easier.
Have you picked out your favorite cooler? Take a look at other gear you might need, including drinkware, camping gadgets and hiking apparel.