In the past I’ve definitely been known to shove a 6-pack in my backpack in preparation for a hike or particularly long day at school, but I never expected to be able to enjoy it cold when the 10 a.m. thirst took hold. But check out the IceMule, a cooler that’s soft and wearable like a backpack, but as high-performing as a hard, boxy (and conspicuous) traditional ice chest. It keeps ice frozen and contents cold for up to 24 hours and, when empty, is compact enough to roll up and store in its own stuff sack. For boaters, fisherman, and water sports enthusiasts, the IceMule Cooler even floats.
IceMule design is based on the dry bag concept of welded seams, as opposed to sewn seams and zippers. This means that even though they’re soft and stuffable, they won’t leak when filled. The coolers also have a double-layered shell with insulating foam in between that elevates them to their 24-hour “high-performance” level. A watertight roll-top closure and side release buckle for accessibility an a padded back strap for easy transport round out the IceMule’s distinguishing characteristics.
IceMule Classic Coolers come in 10L, 15L, and 20L capacities. The company also makes a Pro version in larger capacities and thicker material, as well as a ProCatch line specifically for storing and preserving kayak fishing trip catches.
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