Traveling into the wilderness often requires that you come equipped with plenty of food to keep you fueled for the long day (or even days) ahead. Carrying a cooler along with a backpack can get cumbersome really quickly. That’s why you should instead invest in an insulated backpack that combines the best of both worlds. Here are some of the best insulated backpacks you can choose from to simplify your hiking experiences.
Yeti Hopper Backflip 24
The Yeti backpack is incredibly popular with good reason. This insulated backpack is not only convenient but highly durable and quite comfortable to carry around.
Hydro Flask Unbound 22-liter Waterproof Cooler Backpack
If you’re worried about staying fashionable while staying satiated, this is the backpack for you. This is definitely the sleekest option out there and it has an impressive capacity to boot.
IceMule Boss 30L Backpack
The IceMule Boss has earned its name due to the fact that it has a full suspension carrying system with straps for the hip and sternum, putting your comfort first no matter how heavy it gets. Each pocket is insulated and padded, including the small ones, so you can keep plenty of supplies safe and cool in there.
If the Boss is a bit too much for you, then the IceMule Pro is a great smaller option. It won Outdoor Gear Lab’s Top Pick for its entire soft cooler category. When not in use, the backpack fully collapses. Additionally, it’s dry bag-style top close is convenient especially when you’re wading through the water on your hike.
Coleman Soft Backpack Cooler
The Coleman soft backpack cooler is the camping go-to as it looks like a regular backpack but has an impressive 28 can capacity cooler inside its insulated interior.
Tourit Cooler Backpack
Tourit offers another stylish and sleek option for a cooler backpack that gives you the ability to use this bag as a travel pack as well as a daily backpack option. There’s even a bottle opener on the strap!
Petunia Pickle Bottom Axis Insulated Backpack
For those who are looking for just an insulated compartment inside a regular backpack, this is the one for you. Stylish and street-friendly, this pack will allow you to keep your lunch safe and insulated all day long.