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The Top 10 Reviewed Lightweight and Very Portable Coolers

Convenience is one of the things we want whenever we go camping, that’s why we usually buy easy to bring but reliable outdoor products. From compact backpacks to easy to set up and pack tents, you would want to include lightweight and portable outdoor coolers to store your most loved drinks.

If you don’t want to bring a lot of big stuff, choose a smaller cooler. That means it should be more compact, portable, and lightweight. The bigger the cooler, the harder it is to carry around and more difficult to keep your drinks and other stuff cold or frozen. 

Times have changed, and unlike the old times when our grandparents used to bring a huge log of a cooler on a trip, now we have more reliable, lightweight, and portable coolers where you can still place your drinks and frozen stuff without too much hassle.

YETI Hopper TWO Portable Cooler

Compliments  Complaints
  • Tough enough to stand up to the abuses of travel
  • Completely waterproof with the zipper closed
  • Holds ice for days
  • Built tough and quality craftsmanship
  • No leaking and no sweating
  • Side zipper access makes it tough to zip closed if you pack it full
  • Some customers complain the zipper is too tight
  • Hard to get items in & out without scratching your hands with the zipper

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Polar Bear Coolers - Nylon Line

Compliments Complaints
  • Keeps ice, beverages and food cold all day
  • Tough, durable fabric, and lightweight
  • Straps are very comfortable and wide; easy to carry
  • Slim design; doesn't take up much space in the trunk or under a seat
  • Roomy interior; holds a lot of stuff
  • Side pocket too small
  • Zipper is thin and weak
  • A bit expensive

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YETI Roadie 20 Cooler

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon's Choice based on high ratings and well-priced products
  • Keeps food and drinks chilled for days
  • Durable and great design
  • Holds enough beverages and other items
  • Perfect size to travel
  • Cooler is small but heavy
  • Heavy even when empty

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Wagan EL6224 24 Liter Electric Car Cooler and Warmer

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon's Choice for "car cooler"
  • Functions both as a cooler and a warmer 
  • When plugged in and running this cooler can keep drinks and food cool for a long time
  • Cooling fan sits on top of lid, so if something spills inside it will not damage cooling system
  • Sturdy construction, well insulated
  • Plug cable is attached directly to the cooler so it will not detach
  • Doesn't come with a wall plug adapter
  • A bit noisy

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Coleman 42-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner & Wheels

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon's Choice for "rolling cooler"
  • Lightweight yet very sturdy
  • Fits a lot in the main area and in all of the pockets
  • Smooth wheels
  • Good capacity without being too bulky
  • Cooler will leak if placed on its side
  • Telescoping handle does not stay up
  • Not for use on rough terrain

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Coleman 30-Can Insulated Soft Cooler with 24-Hour Ice Retention

Compliments Complaints
  • Items remain cool in the bag more than 24 hours
  • Double insulated and durable
  • Great for traveling long hours
  • Compact yet roomy
  • Small Velcro flip open top allows quick, easy, one-handed access for a beverage without fumbling with a zipper, or opening the whole top and letting all of the cool air out
  • Some customers complain about leaking
  • Zipper not strong enough; catches on the lining

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Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless Hardbody Cooler

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon #1 New Release in "Camping Coolers"
  • Awesome color and cosmetic design
  • Large size with extra room for other items
  • Comfortable strap, easy to carry and lightweight
  • Multiple zippered and mesh pouches for non-refrigerated items
  • Plastic liner is very thin and could easily break if you're not careful
  • Velcro tends to start off holding great and then lose its holding power over time

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CleverMade SnapBasket 50 Can, Soft-Sided Collapsible Cooler

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon's Choice based on highly rated, well-priced products for "cooler"
  • Collapsible for easy storage when not in use
  • Keeps food and beverages cool for days
  • Well-made, lightweight and handy
  • No leaking
  • Main top zipper is difficult to open/close; gets snagged on the inner lining of the cooler
  • Needs a better zipper design and thicker liner

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Homitt Soft Cooler 30 Can Soft Pack Insulated Cooler

Compliments Complaints
  • Easy to use and keeps food and drinks cold for a very long time
  • Excellent insulation
  • Great value for money - does same function as more expensive brands
  • With shoulder strap - easy to carry and frees up hands
  • Sturdy construction, no leaks
  • If it's on its side for a long period, water will leak out of it
  • Zipper is stiff and requires some muscle to get it zipped/unzipped

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Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner

Compliments Complaints
  • Amazon's Choice based on highly rated, well-priced products for "coleman cooler"
  • Extra zipper pockets to utilize extra space inside and out, with top bungee cord for securing extra bottled-drink
  • Well insulated with padded nylon outside and a semi-soft plastic holder inside
  • Solid plastic removable liner
  • More affordable than other brands
  • Tight for 16 cans of soda, almost leave no room for cooler-ice-packs
  • Stitching around the top of the cooler where the zipper is secured is loose and wide

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