Rated 5 out of 5áby CostalGal Perfect for the pumping mom!
This cooler has worked great since I've returned to work and need to schlep all my pumping supplies to continue nursing my baby - it's become my new "purse". It is comfy to carry by the handles or shoulder strap, even when full of equipment. The main compartment fits my medela pump-in-style, an ice pack, 6 (or more) 4 oz bottles, pumping bottles and flanges no problem, with room to spare for a bag of nursing cookies and a frozen lunch. The mesh pocket on top interior is perfect for coiling up the pump tubing. I keep the pump manual and some extra membranes in the outer lid compartment. I use one side mesh pocket for medela pump-cleaning wipes, the power cord, and a battery adapter pack. The other side mesh pocket has my keys, chapstick, sun glasses, work ID, cell phone, and I've even fit a nalgene or water bottle in there too. In the front outside pocket I fit my planner, wallet (the big mom style with the checkbook included!), and hands-free pumping bra. The tall mesh pocket on the back works for mail or other documents I need to bring back and forth from work and home. I know most people looking to buy this won't be using it as I am, but if you know a pumping mom or are going to a baby shower, keep this in mind!
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby ColleenFoxx High Quality
Totally functional, and well made. It was just what I needed, and serves me well. Also, the color is great.
September 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5áby DelawarePete Lacks organizational compartments
The bag is big. Definitely good to carry my many food items that I eat during my work day. However, there is no organization in the pockets. My $15 soft cooler I purchased a few years ago had these compartments in the pockets so I can separate my utensils, napkins, ketchup packets, sugar, salt and pepper. It is all pretty much dumped into the main front pocket leaving you digging around for what you want. (Annoying!)
There is another pocket on the top flap. The zipper for that pocket is located toward the back of the coolers flap (by the hinged part). My issue with that is usually you would have the cooler facing you when you are using it. If you need something from the top pocket you have two options. One, you either have to lift the cooler and spin it around 180 degrees or two, you have to push the top flap into the cooler so the contents don't spill out will rummaging through the pocket (again no organization) while looking for whatever it is you have in the pocket.
The bag is okay, but for the price I would expect better thought behind the build plan. An admin pocket would be great to give it some organiztion.
Hello LLBean - Do you hear me?!!!
That would pretty much complete it. Oh, by the way, a thick rubber bottom would be good add on. Sometimes the cooler may sit on top of concrete or asphalt. The rubber would protect the bottom from scrap or ,heaven forbid, a possible tear.
Also, you guys could expand the color options.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Ilvtaz Love it
I work weird hours so I need to bring both lunch and dinner with me. First day I used it, of course I had to test it out. I put 3 big ice packs in it and 2 frozen dinners, a few sodas and waters at 8am and at 4pm and 1 was still frozen and the other thawed a little bit. At 9pm the ice packs were still frozen. I have an hour commute so I need my meals to stay cold or frozen. This cooler definitely does the job.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby WelshTerrierFan Great for car or beach!!
I love these bags, I have the smaller one, too. I use them traveling in the car, just right for snacks etc. I used the smaller one to carry ice and juice boxes etc. for the beach. The larger one holds a lot. Too heavy for me to carry to beach, however; fine for my husband. Great bags!! And like all of LLBean bags, they are very durable.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Momofthezoo Excellent Cooler
I was a little hesitant to spend so much money on a cooler, but this cooler is worth it! I've used it twice now while traveling with my family. I put a large ice pack in it early in the afternoon and the next morning the ice pack was still partially frozen. All the food was cool. This last time I traveled I forgot that the cooler was still in the car when we got home. I had put a sandwich bag of ice cubes in it early in the afternoon. I retrieved the cooler from my hot car (end of July in MA) around 9 pm.some of the ice cubes were still frozen. I like this cooler so much I just ordered the personal cooler for my lunches.
July 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Otisfield Perfect carry-on bag with added cooler bonus
I used this cooler as both my carry-on luggage and as our cooler during our month-long trip to Switzerland recently. As a carry-on it is the perfect size to fit under the seat or easily fit in the overhead bin. The pockets work perfectly for a bottle of water, a paperback book, snacks, etc. The interior is just right for an iPad and lots of other items one would carry on. And as a cooler for our picnic lunches it did everything a cooler should. The added bonus was that this cost significantly less than other carry-ons I had been considering. The addition of the shoulder strap (we have an older model that doesn't have that strap) is what makes it work as a carry-on bag. It was perfect.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Sweetmarehair Worth Every Penny!
I purchased this as a gift for my husband, who works in Industrial Electric. I was worried it was going to be too big, it was just right! It provides enough space for snacks, and lunch. Lots of pockets for supplies, easy to clean. Shoulder strap for comfort and for keeping hands free. Im going to purchase another one for family days at the pool!
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby kaitsmom Very happy with this cooler
Very little insulation in top, so it can fold inward. Happy so far with its ability to hold the cold.
July 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Nomad2 Just Right
After searching for a collapsable cooler in this size range, I selected this one. I wanted one that would fit into a suitcase when folded up. This item comes in a compact bundle secured with a nylon strap and buckle. . .perfect. I can pack it and have it available at travel destinations. The product is well made with excellent, versatile features.
July 23, 2014