CleverMade SnapBasket Folding Cooler

A cooler that folds down for easy storage when not in use.

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CleverMade SnapBasket Cooler

The new foldable soft cooler.courtesy CleverMade

A full cooler at the start of a boating day provides much happiness. But when the cooler's empty, it's just another gear item taking up space. The new CleverMade SnapBasket Cooler takes care of that problem: When not in use it collapses down to under 3-inches tall, so you can slide it into an underseat stowage bin.

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CleverMade SnapBasket Cooler Folded

The SnapBasket folds down for easy storage.courtesy CleverMade

I tested the SnapBasket by bringing beverages on board, and it did the job. When you unfold the snap hinge, it opens up for an insulated rectangular soft cooler. (It's dimensions when open are 18 1/4" x 12 1/4" x 12".) I put in 30 12-ounce cans plus a six-pack of bottled water and two bags of ice. (CleverMade says it can hold 50 cans.) Everything stayed cool for my four-hour boat trip. For good measure, I left it in my garage overnight. While the ice had mostly melted when I checked the next morning, the remaining cans were still cool to the touch.

The SnapBasket comes in six color choices.