Not sure which backpack cooler is best? Use this simple comparison chart to compare
insulated backpacks by capacity, price, rating, special features and more…
|Backpack Coolers||Price (approx)||Rating 1-5||Storage Capacity||Weight||Dry Storage||Special Features|
|$20-$25||4.3||20 cans + ice||1.4 lbs||2 side mesh pockets, 1 rear zipped pouch||Comes in 6 different colors.|
|$20-$25||3.9||24 cans||< 1 lb||2 side mesh pockets, 1 rear zipped pouch + outer pocket||Reflective safety tabs on exterior.|
|$20-$30||4.2||13 cans in insulated section||1.5 lbs||2 side mesh pockets, 1 rear zipped pouch, cell phone pocket on strap||Bottom 1/2 insulated, top 1/2 non-insulated. Handy cell phone pocket on strap. Comes in 3 colors.|
|$50-$55||4.2||17″T x 14″W x 7″D||2.5||drink carrier, side cell phone pockets, rear zipped pouch with 4 interior pockets + 2 more outer zipped pouches||7 exterior pockets and pouches, including removable insulated bottle holder.|
|$35-$49||4.0||12″T x 8.5″W x 16″D||1.5 lbs||2 side mesh pockets, 1 rear zipped pouch + outer pocket, separate top insulated compartment||25% more insulating foam. Separate top insulated compartment. Matching duffel & tote available.|
|$100-$110||4.4||18 cans||3 lbs||2 side pockets, back zipped pouch||Rugged, heavy duty design with top-rated insulation. Can keep items cold or warm for 24 hours.|
|$50-$70||4.5||8 cans||1.5 lbs||large rear zipped pouch||Bottom 1/2 is insulated cooler, top is regular backpack. Comes in 7 unique patterns.|
|$70-$80||4.3||18 cans + ice||2.25 lbs||2 side zipped pouches, 1 rear zipped pouch||Twice the insulation of other backpack coolers. Has backpack straps as well as detachable shoulder strap. Comes in 7 colors.|
|$30-$40||4.0||18 cans||1 lb||2 side pouches, 1 rear zipped pouch, 1 top zipped pouch||Camouflage.|
Backpack Cooler Notes:
1. Most packs include padded adjustable shoulder straps. The backside of the backpack also typically has a mesh padding, which provides additional comfort and insulation.
2. Insulated backpack coolers usually have a heat-sealed liner to prevent leaks. You can typically put ice in them. However, I suggest using re-usable blue ice because they stay cooler longer, are less messy and make it really easy to arrange and re-arrange contents in your pack.