Hands On Review: RTIC Soft Pack Coolers

RTIC Soft Pack Coolers (20 Quart30 Quart40 Quart) by RTIC.  These keep ice up to 5 Days!  No Leak Zipper.  No sweat exterior.  Up to 2″ of foam insulation.  Available in multiple sizes.

These are “cooler as a cooler” coolers, great for transporting your homebrew, favorite craft beer and more around.

Front of the cooler.  Nice heavy duty straps with integrated loops.  Zipper pocket.

Close up of the front

Side of the cooler.  Nice heavy duty carrying handle and loop for carrying strap

Carrying handle and nice mesh pocket for stashing stuff

A look at the top

The zipper is large and well made.  This cooler is said to be 100% waterproof, including the closed zipper.

A look inside.  Up to 2″ of padding/insulation designed to keep ice for up to 5 days

A side view of the lid insulation

The carrying strap clipped on

A look at the shoulder strap

For size reference.  An RTIC Growler and YETI Rambler in the cooler.  I got the smaller 20 quart size.  I would have gotten a 30 quart or 40 quart, but I already have nice coolers in those sizes.  See: Stanley Adventure Cooler 30QT and RTIC 45

I’ve said great things about Cooler Shock Ice Packs on Homebrew Finds in the past.  These things are awesome.  See how they are frosting over after a couple minutes out of the freezer.  Here is a medium size pack on the side of the cooler.  It fits perfectly.  I’ll probably put one on each side depending on what I’m carrying.

I already had a rotomolded cooler and growler from RTIC.  I’ve been very impressed with the quality of gear I’m seeing come from these guys and this soft sided cooler does not disappoint.  A really well made, well equipped cooler that looks awesome.  Frankly, I’m having a hard time not ordering a 30 quart.  If you’re looking for a quality cooler-as-a-cooler option, RTIC’s soft sided coolers are worth a hard look.

Also: First Looks – RTIC STainless, Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Growler |  Cooler Shock Gel Packs.  In my opinion… those are amazing

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