Best Backpack Cooler

OAGear Backpack 20-Can Cooler
  • The perfect cooler for day picnics, hikes, and park trips
  • Comfortable to carry; holds lots of food and drinks
  • Keeps food chilled even without ice packs
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20-can capacity, no-leak design, handy side and front pockets for extra storage, padded straps, comfortable to carry, slim, excellent quality insulation, lightweight, and compact.

No waist/hip support to spread out the weight and no internal structure.


Capacity: This backpack cooler only fits 20 regular-sized cans, so it’s not the largest cooler on our list. However, if you want to pack a romantic picnic, you’ll find it’s tall enough for full-sized (750 ml) bottles of wine or champagne. Thanks to the built-in side, front, and top pockets, you have extra storage space for additional packaged food, napkins, utensils, and so on.

Construction: This is built like a backpack, complete with adjustable padded straps that make it comfortable to carry. The pack doesn’t have straps around your waist, so all the weight will rest on your shoulders and upper back. However, thanks to its small size, you won’t ever end up carrying too much at once.

The insulation of the backpack is well above par for this type of cooler, and you’ll find it can keep food chilled for hours even without ice or ice packs. Using ice will ensure at least 8-9 hours of very cold temperatures. The interior is leak-resistant, easy to clean, and odor-resistant. When empty, the backpack itself is wonderfully lightweight.

Price: At less than $20, this cooler backpack is a total steal! It’s just what you need to keep your food and drinks cool on a romantic picnic, a park trip with your kids, or a hike up the mountain.


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