You’ve certainly heard the saying, “the best of both worlds,” and the two soft coolers / backpacks featured below are worthy of that statement. The next time one of your customers needs the benefits of a cooler with the ease of a backpack, show them one of the killer options below.
Canyon Coolers Quest Backpack Soft Cooler
Soft-side coolers might seem out of place in a hunting camp, but high-quality offerings such as the 25-quart Quest ($120) from Canyon Coolers (866-558-3267; www.canyoncoolers.com) are extremely useful. The cooler, like all Canyon Coolers, is highly portable, tough-as-nails and provides days of ice retention. The Quest is equally as valuable for keeping lunch or backstraps cold in camp as it is for keeping your gear dry during a midday monsoon.
YETI Hopper BackFlip 24
A great in-camp, highly-portable cooler is available from YETI (512-394-9384; www.yeti.com) in the form of its new Hopper BackFlip 24 ($300). Engineered to be carried as a backpack, the BackFlip 24 features a 100 percent leak-proof zipper and an ultra-durable DryHide Shell so you don’t need to worry about babying it. This is an ideal cooler for storing beverages or the makings of lunch for a trip, or even to carry into a pronghorn blind for those horribly (wonderfully?) long dark-to-dark waterhole sits where you never know when a thirsty goat will finally breach the horizon and trot into bow range.