Rated 5 out of 5 by angler67 Better Insulation - Heavy Duty
Most small zip coolers have a minimum amount of insulation and struggle after a few hours to keep things cool. They also tend to fall apart in the hot sun in just a few years. This one has some very thick insulation that works really well. It also appears to be a robust built cooler meaning it will take a lot of abuse and kicking around. The straps are heavy duty and the walls are nice and thick so you can throw it in the bottom of the boat in the hot sun and not worry about your lunch getting too warm or the cooler falling apart. Meat and mayo can easily spoil in the hot sun making you sick or giving you the dreaded stomach illness. Another plus is that a large blue ice square fits flat in the bottom of the cooler. There are no zip or mesh pockets - extreme cooler is a good name for this product.
April 15, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by buck1 super cooler
the cooler was a little smaller than I thought but the other seemed too large. This is a replacement for an older cooler we have and by fay a better cooler. When loaded it is the right size, especially if you have to carry it very far. It holds plenty and seems to be real well insulated. Glad I bought it and as I get older maybe I dont need to carry as much. Love it.
February 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by lilywillow Outstanding product!!!!
We are what other people call an "outdoor exercise family" . I have bought numerous coolers, soft pack and hard sided for use camping, fishing, hiking etc. While we like the various sizes of the LLBEAN soft sided coolers (they are the best on the market) this tough pack cooler has become the new favourite. I bought it for my very active fisherman and hunter son and he won't use anything else now. He is constantly asked where he got it from and I am happy he has his name on in in industrial felt pen so it won't get pinched. I am ordering another today and plan to order more as gifts. It keeps food very cold, the exterior material is very tough and resists stains and liquids better than anything I have seen. What a super product.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jamclean Excellent
As solid and tight as it appears. Have never seen anything close to this.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SailingSully Cool & Water Tight
Just returned from 4 days on Lake Champlain in our sail boat. The cooler kept food and drink cold and didn't leak a drop. Especially like the soft-sided nature of the cooler as things tend to shift around on a sailboat and our hard-sided coolers tended to bang around too much.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sillyturtle My New Tough Pack Cooler
My husband and I have used a soft side cooler which was not an L. L. Bean cooler for many years. It was good and we were satisfied with it. But, we decided we needed one a bit larger and found this Tough Pack on L. L. Bean. Just comparing them when it first arrived, we could see it was far superior. Using it had convinced we made a great decision. We patted ourselves on the back for being so smart. ;)
June 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimRADK My new Go To Cooler
Have purchased a number of high quality soft coolers for fly in hunting and fishing trips to Alaska, and BC, when weight and space are at a premium. The size of this cooler was perfect, materials were top notch with a really great zipper. Handles are well constructed with a lot of D- Rings for attachment points. Very well thought out and constructed. A great price value, quality product. Will purchase the next larger size.
Would have liked a shoulder strap, but I just used the one from my Duffle bag.
Great insulation for day trips.
April 16, 2014