This cooler simply dominated the conditions. Quetico Provincial Park (June 8-15), Ontario Canada with temps ranging from a high on day one of 85 to a low of 35 overnight. Precooled the insulation with ice packs, loaded Frozen meat and perishables (on top) for a 15-hour car ride to Ely, MN. Refroze meat in outfitter deep freeze, placed 10 lb. block of ice in bottom of cooler, repacked meat and perishables on top. All meats and dairy products remained ice cold for the entire trip. We made sure to keep cooler in shade and limit the amount of times we opened it. On the final day we threw out a small chunk of ice. This pack was easily the most comfortable of all the gear packs that were portaged up the Man Chain.
Ratings & Reviews for Back Pack Cooler, Tan
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Seriously. Every place we go, people comment on this backpack cooler. It’s easy to throw on your back while both your hands are free to herd your kids to the pool or beach. We love it, it keeps drinks and food ice cold for hours. Highly recommend!
I love it!!! Has a zipper that seals tite. I was able to fit 16 bottle waters with ice. Must buy
This amazing Cooler held ice in the boundary waters for 5 days on a fishing, canoeing / camping trip. To be honest I was very impressed. We put Dry Ice down first and two 10lb blocks of Wet Ice and we actually had to throw ice away on Day 5 when we headed back in. The zipper is so air tight that the dry ice actually started to pressurize the cooler and almost blew out the seam if i hadn't caught it. Having cold drinks in the boundary waters is a game changer, I've been 3 times prior and craved a cold drink the entire time, no longer a problem thanks to the RTIC Cooler backpack!!!
Came to doorstep little larger than what was expecting, but glad it’s the size cooler that it is. Love that wine bottles fit in it, 30 beers ++ & ice. We even layed sideways to place a 7 layer dip in transit to party. It keeps your stuff cold for a very long amount of time. Wish there was an actual pocket in this, but will come up with an idea for the elastic rope section like putting a bad in there for all my stuff.
I love this cooler! In the military and i needed a cooler that we could throw around and not have to worry about getting dirty or destroyed during ranges. Portable and easy to carry! Tan color keeps off the S.C. pollen and its easy to clean.
Absolutely perfect size! Bought for the beach and the pool. Only problem is when are y’all gonna make a waterproof pouch to attach to it??
I bought one of these backpack coolers to take to the beach everyday and wow! What a lifesaver! Holds plenty of beverages and snacks and allows me to be hands free to carry our chairs and other accessories. GREAT JOB RTIC!
Ordered my backpack on Sunday and it arrived Wednesday which was quicker than expected! They truly live up to their motto, “Over Built, Not Over Priced.” Very high quality all around, cooler compartment, backpack straps, padding, and the camouflage looks great! I would highly recommend RTIC Coolers to everyone. Great products for an even better price!
This is just about the coolest thing that I have gotten in a while. I have a hard cooler, and I love it! But, it has limitations. For one, if I am hiking in to tailgate with some buddies, it is a lot to carry. But, RTIC got to work on this baby and BOOM...problem solved! The first thing I did was run out and put about 12 beers in it and ten pounds of ice. I just wanted to see how it would handle the weight. It was magnificent! The thing is so well designed that you can put all kinds of drinks in there and carry them as far as you need to go! Yeah, ice is heavy, but this sucker takes the weight and spreads it over a surface area that makes it manageable. Wonderful design. And, it keeps ice for a VERY long time...days of ice cold beer! In short, this is all you want in a cooler backpack! I can't wait for my next outing here at Texas A&M...my backpack is coming with me! Dr. W PS. My wife also tried it out, and she loves it too! No problem managing the weight!
Got this for my hubby! He is very happy with my purchase. Had been using an older rolling cooler that was not even near the quality of this backback. He does not even miss the rolling cooler as this keeps things much cooler over the span of several days!
Have loaded it with a 30 pack with ice held up very well was surprisingly comfortable held ice for a couple of days and for bout 90 bucks “WOW” nothing else to say.
Cooler is a beast for it to be a soft pack. Love that ot can be carried on back. My wife even totes it. Ice stays in for days, it's not heavy, and waterproof. Plenty of pads to help support it. Recommend for anyone that does not want to carry the hard sided coolers just for a day or two trip to beach.
This is my 2nd RTIC Softpak cooler. The dimensions are bigger internally than listed here. It's 16" tall inside. This cooler will easily hold six 6-packs (normal sized cans) with a couple of inches left at the top for ice. Don't see how 40 cans will fit--but I'm satisfied with 36 can capacity--plus the ability to stand wine bottles upright. 24-30 cans + ice is about the right mix. This is well stitched & seems durable. Getting nit-picky, I wish there was a way to tuck in the backpack straps but I bought a backpack cooler for a reason. I added a khaki Maxpedition FR-1 pouch to the front for first aid, keys, and phone storage. Big usability improvement. Definitely recommend this cooler.
Ordered the RTIC Backpack Cooler. Super fast shipping. The cooler is well built and comfortable to wear. This is my second RTIC cooler. Great products!!
Couldn’t be happier with this product. We will see how it performs in the Savannah heat over the summer, but for now it’s a great deal and superbly overbuilt for the price!
I love this backpack cooler! Awesome quality and very well insulated! It arrived in 3 days I’m very satisfied!
I have very mixed feelings on this backpack. I received the overpriced primary competitor’s backpack as a gift from my wife and promptly returned it for this one at nearly one third the price (on sale). Despite the much lower price, the material on this RTIC backpack is arguably nicer, the insulation appears to be roughly twice as thick on the sides and top, and the padding on the shoulder straps, hop straps, and on your back is MUCH thicker. This is a very high quality backpack at any price! Unfortunately I feel the bulk of this backpack is a misstep however. On paper it looks a little larger than the competitor but in person it feels MUCH bulkier. It feels designed for a multi-day adventure but I cringe at the thought of having that much weight on my back for anything more than a short walk. I’m very hopeful to see a (little) smaller model of this backpack in the near future as it really has a lot of things done right. The other tweaks I’d like to see would be a handle on the top instead of the two carry straps that come together and the handles on the sides would be much more useful if they were up near the top. Also, the positioning of the (nicely padded) hip straps seems off. I am 5’7” yet that strap seems to ride directly across my belly button. Aside from that, I think this is a backpack that would be much better for someone a lot taller than myself.
Bought the tan one when they first came out with the 2nd generation. Build quality is top notch and the welded seams are nice. Pretty substantial in size but also comfortable using the adjustable straps.
A lot bigger than I thought. Looks well built.
When will you have more of the variety backpack coolers?
Great cooler. Way more room than I need. Very comfortable to carry. A little too big for what my original use was, but I will use it for a lot more now that I have it.
This backpack is one of my favorite coolers that I own. We spend a lot of time on the river and 4 wheeling. I have the original style with the roll top lid like a dry bag. The cooler holds ice for days! The added bonus, it will hold a 1/6 keg with ice! I highly recommend this cooler