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5 New Coolers for 2018

by Jessyca Sortillon   |  February 6th, 2018 0

Outdoorsmen are always looking for the latest and greatest gear and this includes top-notch coolers

New Coolers for 2018

The newly-redesigned Quest 25-Quart Backpack by Canyon Coolers at the 2018 SHOT Show. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

Check out some of the new coolers to hit the market that are perfect for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts.

Quest 25-Quart Backpack Soft Cooler

Easily transport cold drinks to and from the hunting stand with the newly redesigned Quest 25-Quart Backpack from Canyon Coolers. Simply load the cooler, secure the roll-top seal, strap it on your back and trek into adventure! This new soft-sided cooler is made to go just about anywhere outdoorsmen do.

Take this insulated backpack on your next hunting expedition to keep yourself hydrated with ice-cold beverages all day long. It’s built tough with raft-grade 800 denier RF welded PVC shell to resist tears and scratches. In addition, it features closed-cell AirCore insulation (three times the insulation found in most soft coolers) and the closed-cell IceSkin lining inside will keep ice cold for days.

It’s ergonomic shoulder straps and back support are padded thick, to provide comfortable, hands-free traveling. On the outside of the pack, there are tie-down and lashing points to fix your gear to. Store your cell phone and keys in the water-resistant zippered pouch. Keep small items, like your hunting multi-tool in the drawstring mesh pocket.

The new Quest 25-Quart Backpack measures 20 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 10 inches deep. It’s currently available in two great colors: Sage and Arctic White, and is protected by Canyon Coolers’ lifetime warranty.

MSRP: $139.99 | Contact: Canyon Coolers

Quest 25-Quart Backpack

Quest 25-Quart Backpack (Photo courtesy of Canyon Coolers)

HD-30 Soft-Sided Cooler Bag

If you’re looking for a portable soft-sided cooler bag to safely transport your meat and other perishables home, look no further than the new HD-30 Soft-Sided Cooler Bag by ENGEL. Measuring 20 inches long, 10 inches wide and 16 inches tall, it fits most airline size requirements for carry-on luggage and can be easily carried by its tote handles, side handles, or single adjustable padded strap.

The HD-30 is engineered to withstand harsh conditions too, making it an ideal cooler bag for hunters and outdoorsmen. It’s 100% waterproof and unlike most cooler bags, is entirely welded. The welded seams keep warm air out, ensure no water leaks, and keep your beverages and game meat cold for days, even in hot weather. Its welded zipper is also waterproof and air resistant.

The outside of the HD-30 is made of sturdy 840 denier fibers, providing maximum strength and abrasion resistance. For an additional layer of durability and puncture resistance, ENGEL covers the front and back sides of the cooler with a Thermal Plastic Urethane (TPU) film. Inside the cooler, closed-cell foam prevents air from passing through it, which improves the thermal range of the cooler bag.

New to the HD-30 is its patent-pending vacuum valve technology. Use the “Vacuum Valve” on the side of the cooler bag to remove excess air from around the insulation. ENGEL recommends using a vacuum to suck out air before the first use for optimal performance.

This rugged cooler bag weighs only 5.25 pounds and has a capacity of 32 quarts. It includes an integrated bottle opener, water-resistant front pocket, and is available in three colors: blue, green and orange. A seafoam color is coming soon.

MSRP: $199.99 | Contact: ENGEL Coolers

HD-30 Soft-Sided Cooler Bag

The new HD-30 Soft-Sided Cooler Bag by ENGEL at the 2018 SHOT Show. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

150-Quart Navigator Cooler

Need a sturdy, extra-large and ridiculously cold cooler for that extended hunting or camping trip you have planned? Get the new 150-quart Navigator by Canyon Coolers. This rotomolded cooler is built strong to withstand the harsh elements of the outdoors and is large enough to store all your provisions. Certified by the certified by the IGBC as bear-resistant, you can rest assured that your food and drinks will be protected inside the cooler from wildlife.

The Navigator’s rotomolded design and thick walls (thicker than comparable coolers) will keep items, like your harvested game, fresh for weeks, not just days. It measures 42.5 inches long, 23 inches wide and 19.7 inches deep, and includes an innovative basket system inside for organization. Use the baskets to store perishables out of the ice and to maximize cooler space, so you can store more of what you need. No more digging through ice for a soggy sandwich.

Its new cam over pull ring latch design makes it easy to open and close the cooler, with or without gloves on, or a 2-finger pull. If you need a little extra storage outside the cooler, you can use the lid’s 10 lash-down points with the company’s Jungle Cord lashing system. The cooler also features two large 1.75-inch think drain plugs for added insulation and wear-resistance, seat pads, a bottle opener, and truck-bed friendly skid plates.

And the best part is, just like other Canyon Coolers, the Navigator cooler is sold with a lifetime warranty.

MSRP: n/a | Canyon Coolers

150-Quart Navigator

The new 150-Quart Navigator by Canyon Coolers at the 2018 SHOT Show. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

Hopper BackFlip 24 Cooler

The new Hopper BackFlip 24 is part backpack, part cooler. It’s the first cooler engineered by YETI to be carried as a backpack and with its convenient-to-carry design, you can comfortably haul a day’s worth of cold drinks to and from your outdoor destination.

This backpack cooler is designed to efficiently distribute the weight of your items, so it won’t slow you down during your travels. It features ergonomic shoulder straps for comfort and a removable chest strap and waist belt for added stability and security.

Just like YETI’s portable Hopper Flip cooler, the Hopper BackFlip is durable, with it’s tough DryHide Shell making it resistant to mildew, punctures and harsh UV rays. Other features include a 100% leakproof zipper and closed-cell rubber foam insulation for superior cold-holding.

The new Hopper BackFlip 24 measures 19 ⅛ inches tall, 13 ¾ inches wide and 8 ½ inches deep. It will be available this Spring in YETI’s Fog Gray/Tahoe Blue colors.

MSRP: $299.99 | Contact: YETI

Hopper BackFlip 24 Cooler

Hopper BackFlip 24 Cooler (Photo courtesy of YETI)

Elite 48-Can Soft Cooler

Pelican recently introduced a new larger size to their Elite Soft Cooler collection, the Elite 48-Can Soft Cooler. Ideal for adventure seekers, this new high-quality soft cooler is spacious and a great alternative to heavier hard-sided coolers.

The detachable shoulder straps are padded for comfort and make for easy carrying. It’s lightweight, weighing only 8 pounds when empty, yet large enough to keep 48 cans of your favorite beverages ice-cold. Designed with high-density closed-cell foam insulation for extreme ice retention, this cooler will keep your goods cold for up to 2 days.

This heavy-duty soft cooler is 100% watertight and leak-proof with a sweat-proof exterior. It features a puncture-proof exterior made with 840-denier double-coated thermos-plastic urethane. The dual-lock buckle system is easy to use (press and pull) and holds tight under pressure.

The Elite 48-Can Soft Cooler measures 20 inches long, 13 inches wide and 16 inches deep. It has stainless-steel tie-down anchors with built-in bottle openers and a front pocket for extra storage. Like the other coolers in the Pelican Elite Soft Cooler collection, the new 48-can size is available in black/gray and includes a three-year warranty.

MSRP: $329.99 | Contact: Pelican Coolers

Pelican Elite 48-Can Soft Cooler

Elite 48-Can Soft Cooler (Photo courtesy of Pelican Coolers)

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