Coleman 50-Can Wheeled Soft-Sided Cooler
Coolest Points: The soft top and sides are easy to squish when you need to manipulate the cooler into tight storage spots (impossible with hard-sided models). It was the easiest to move around because of the retractable handle and wheels. Mesh pockets and bungee cords were handy for holding protein bars, napkins and paper plates.
Lukewarm: We think 50 cans and 10 pounds of ice is a bit of a stretch. By the 24-hour mark our ice had turned to bath water, and it leaked out the zipper when the cooler tipped over. Don’t stow anything heavy on top.
Tip: Instead of cubed ice, use three frozen 16-ounce water bottles. Consider using this setup for refrigerated food or short duty cycles.
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