May 21, 2015
By Florida Sportsman Staff
Hauling a load of cold drinks and lunch down the dock or along the beach? The new Engel Soft Sided Day Tripper Cooler has several carrying options—including tote handles, grab handle on the back, and perhaps best of all, comfortable, durable, vented backpack straps. Capacity is 23 quarts, sufficient for more than 24 cans. The bag is watertight to hold ice, but you could opt to insert a cooler pack in the zippered side pocket, freeing up more space inside and eliminating meltwater. Suggested retail price is $159. See www.engelcoolers.com.
For additional information, watch the video below. Paul Kabalin of Engel USA introduces the new Engel Coolers Soft Bag at ICAST in Orlando, FL.
Additional features described in detail below (from www.engelcoolers.com):
Extremely Rugged and Well Insulated
Unlike the soft-sided coolers you'll find on the shelves of the big box stores, the Engel Cooler Bag is engineered to withstand harsh use on land or sea. It features a rugged, tear-resistant 500-denier polyester diamond ripstop outer shell with a waterproof TPE coating for easy cleaning. On the inside, there's a radiant barrier liner of reflective foil – another exclusive Engel feature you won't find on other bags. Sandwiched in-between is a thick layer of closed-cell foam insulation.
While the insulation effectively minimizes heat transfer to maintain cold inner temperatures, the radiant barrier liner reflects the sun's long-wave heat radiation to further enhance the Engel Cooler Bag's cold-keeping capabilities. Under typical conditions, the Engel Cooler Bag will hold ice for up to three days.
Easy Access with Room To Spare
With a whopping 23 quart capacity, there is plenty of room for food and snacks, a hearty picnic lunch – or more than 24 cans of ice-cold, liquid refreshment. The top opening features a heavy-duty two-way water-repellant zipper that pulls open for full access to the main inner compartment. Next to the main opening, there is a zippered side pocket, an ideal place to put an Engel Cooler Pak or two. (Engel Cooler Paks will keep the adjacent contents in the main section cold without relying upon ice – freeing up more space for groceries and eliminating sloppy meltwater.)
Exclusive Patented Inner Liner
In the main compartment, contents are held in a patented, removable liner bag that attaches around the top with hook-and-loop fasteners. The reinforced bag is puncture-resistant and features Microban® anti-microbial protection. This exclusive Engel feature protects the inside of the bag and, best of all, makes for easy clean up at the end of the trip.
Pockets, Handles and Straps
The flat bottom of the cooler bag is fitted with four non-skid feet to keep it from sliding around on deck. There are mesh side pockets for items that don't require cooling, a large zippered front pocket for plates, flatware and cooking supplies, and an outer pocket for last minute items. Sturdy tote handles slide onto your shoulder or you can carry the Engel Cooler Bag by hand. Plus, there are padded, breathable shoulder straps that make it easy to carry the Cooler Bag as a backpack.