Best Soft Coolers for Summer 2018

Text by: Kelsey Begg

Camping, Icemule, Pelican, Travel, YETI. Best Soft Coolers for Summer 2018

When the summer heat strikes, there’s nothing more refreshing than a dip in the lake or an ice cold beverage. While hard coolers are tough and robust, they are often too large to cart around from beach to beach and are better left at the chalet or base camp.

Soft coolers, on the other hand, are designed to provide ice cold refreshments and snacks wherever your summer activities take you. So you’re living on the go and one adventure leads to another, a reliable soft cooler is exactly what you need. Below we’ve provided our best soft cooler for a summer packed full of adventures. 

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YETI Hopper Flip 18 Cooler

YETI’s Hopper Flip 18cooler is available in various sizes to ensure you find the right fit to suit your needs. This durable, leakproof and versatile cooler is exactly what you need for a day at the beach or picnic in the park. Equipped with YETI’s superior insulation, you can be sure to have ice cold drinks and fresh snacks no matter how hard the sun is beaming down on you. Easy to carry and efficient to pack, the YETI Hopper Flip 18 is a summer essential.


ICEMULE® Cooler Classic Medium 15L

Great things come in small packages and this 15L capacity cooler is the perfect example. A diagonal shoulder strap makes the ICEMULE® Cooler Classic Medium 15L easy to carry along the trail or from the bus to the beach. Available in a variety of vibrant colours, you can add a little fun to your summer accessories. Keep your drinks and snacks cold for over 24 hours in this 12 can plus ice ICEMULE® classic. The most flexible size of “The Classic” collection, the 15L is sure to be an everyday favourite for any weekend warrior.


Pelican Soft Cooler – 12 Cans

Pelican’s Elite Soft Cooler will have you adventure ready in the zip of a zipper. Load up your favourite beverages and snacks and head out with this lightweight and convenient cooler for a day of refreshing fun. Durable, easy to carry, waterproof and leakproof, the Elite Soft Cooler will keep its contents icy cold for multiple days. A pocket on the front allows for easy access to small items like bottle openers while the compression molded anti-slip base keeps the cooler in place whether you’re soaking up rays from the boat deck or paddling to your next destination. The Pelican Elite Soft Cooler is the ultimate substitute for a cumbersome hard cooler.


YETI Hopper Two 30 Cooler

Available in two colour options, the Hopper Two 30 Cooler is a returning classic and is no bigger, tougher and more appealing. The Hopper was the original design and the Hopper Two is the revolutionized model. Now, the new Hopper Two design boasts a few design updates which include increased cold-holding power, easier internal access for packing, more comfortable carrying and improved visibility. With these updates, you’ve got even more reasons to love the Hopper Two 30. 100% leakproof, durable and convenient, you’re ready to tackle outdoor adventures with your sturdy cooler companion. 


ICEMULE® Pro Cooler XX-Large 40L

Looking for a cooler that is easy to carry, packs what you need and can be easily stored to save space? ICEMULE® is the answer! The IceMule Pro Cooler XXL is easily carried as a backpack and can hold up to 36 cans plus ice. Head to the river for a day of fishing or set up camp at your favourite beach and enjoy a day of paddle boarding, body boarding or simply enjoying the sun. All of ICEMULE®’s coolers are designed to keep ice solid for over 24 hours, equipped with comfortable straps for portability and they even float. Durable, versatile and convenient, the ICEMULE® Pro Cooler XXL is ideal for anyone looking for a packable cooler that keeps snacks and drinks cold and can be rolled up to save space when necessary.


Already have yourself a soft cooler and looking for something a little more burly for long weekends at the cottage? We’ve got a great collection of the best hard coolers that are sure to meet your needs from long days of fishing on the lake to weekend retreats in the forest.


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