Soft Sided Coolers
Beach Cooler Bags

Soft sided coolers are easy to pack and take to the beach. Prevent treats from melting and keep food and drinks cold There are many styles and designs to choose from making them functional and easy to travel with.

insulated beach tote cooler bag

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Yeti Beach Bag Cooler

The Yeti beach bag cooler that loves the beach is called the Yeti Hopper Portable Cooler.

yeti beach bag cooler

You can choose your color from sage green to coral to navy.

  • Coldcell Insulation - Closed-cell foam offers far superior cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers
  • Leakproof Liner - RF welded seams eliminate stitching and provide a leakproof interior liner and waterproof exterior that resists punctures, and UV rays
  • Double-Stitched Carry Options -Every pick-up point is reinforced. Hopper can handle more weight than you’d prefer to carry. Capacity: 7.2 Gallons, 20 cans, 28 lbs. of ice (just ice)
Yeti Beach Bag Coolers - Hopper Portable Cooler

Deluxe Soft Sided Cooler Bags

Soft sided cooler bags keep improving and coming down in price - like this one by RTIC. 

deluxe soft sided cooler bags

 It's leakproof and lightweight enough to carry to the beach. The heavy duty outer layer won't puncture or tear so it will perform well for you for years.  The thick layer of insulated keeps cold things frosty cold. 

soft sided cooler bags

A mesh outside pocket holds paper goods or silverware and the sturdy top does double duty as a beach table. 

RTIC Soft Pack 30, Grey

Backpack Soft Sided Cooler Bags

On some of our beach vacations we get to the beach by bike, which makes a backpack cooler bag ideal.

beach backpack cooler

Food and drinks stay cold for hours and there is lots of room for refreshments for a day at the beach. The unique IceMule air valve allows air to be used for extra insulation and then use the valve to release air to collapse and roll up the cooler.

IceMule Insulated BeachBackpack Cooler Bag- Hands-Free, Collapsible, Waterproof Soft Sided Cooler

Collapsible Cooler

This cooler is reinforced with light weight aluminum for extra durability. 

soft sided coolers

The cooler we like the best because it folds down, doesn't take much space, is lightweight, easy to carry, durable and most importantly keeps things cold is the Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Basket Cooler.

I purchased it after seeing it had almost all 5 star reviews at Amazon. At first I was hesitant about spending the money, but it was well worth it. 

The outer material is made of thick canvas and the interior is lined with a sturdy plastic that can be wiped clean.  The two handles make it easy to carry and extra pockets on the outside provide a place to store plates and napkins.

Put a bag of ice on the bottom and your food will stay cold for hours.  It does fold flat enough to pack into a suitcase. We use it for other purposes as well. It keeps foods cold or hot when bringing food to a potluck or for keeping food cold when grocery shopping.

 Plan ahead and pack sandwiches, cut up some fruit, and include some drinks so you can stay at the beach all day.  Check out the variety of colors and patterns at Amazon here:

Picnic at Ascot Large Insulated Folding Collapsible Picnic Basket Cooler

Beach Cooler and Beach Table

soft sided coolers

This backpack cooler by Yeti is called YETI Hopper Backflip.  Use it as a cooler and a table to hold food or your beach speaker. 

YETI Hopper Backflip 24 Soft Sided Cooler/Backpack

Soft Sided Cooler Bags

Soft sided cooler bags are lightweight, easy to carry and don't take up much room in your car, suitcase or beach cart. Of course this one is fully insulated and will keep your drinks and food cold for hours with the help of several ice packs.  

Carrying straps make it easy to carry to the beach or to put in your beach cart.  A handy outside pocket for other valuables is a nice feature.

soft sided cooler bags

We brought this soft sided cooler bag on our latest beach vacation to Santa Rosa beach.  It's so much lighter to carry than a hard sided cooler and easily fit right into our beach wagon. 

Th insulation is 3/4" thick and kept our food and drinks cold all day with the help of a set of 4 Slim Cool Coolers Ice Packs
soft sided cooler bags

The side pocket can hold napkins or valuables. 

Because it collapses really flat it is easy to store and to travel with. It travels with us by plane or by car. 

Folding Soft Sided Cooler Bags>

Yeti Soft Sided Cooler Bags

soft sided cooler bags

The Yeti cooler comes in two sizes - 20 quart and 30 quart. 

There are several reasons you may want to have one of these at the beach:

1.  A serious status symbol :)

Why else would you pay $300 for a soft sided cooler bag?  

2.  Food and drinks stay really cold for a long time

Enjoy cold drinks and food at the end of a long, hot day at the beach or for beach camping 

3.  Well built and will last a long time

The durable, heavy duty stitched fabric means years of use. 

YETI Hopper Portable Cooler

Backpack Cooler Bag

Keep your food and drinks cold while keeping your hands free with a backpack cooler bag.

backpack cooler bag

Side pockets carry your water bottles and a large pocket holds items you want to keep dry with this backpack cooler bag.

Large Padded Backpack Cooler Bag - Fully Insulated, Leak and Water Resistant, Adjustable Shoulder Straps, Extra Storage Pockets

Scout Soft Sided Cooler Bags

If you want style, color and "cold" to come together in one cooler - choose an insulated cooler with a fun beach themed print like the Scout soft sided bags.

soft sided cooler bags
SCOUT The Stiff One measures 14 1/4" by 12 1/2" by 9 1/4". The sides are soft but the bottom is hard for durability and to protect heavy bottles or containers.

 An exterior zipper pocket is a great place for keys, bottle opener or small wallet. 

It is of course water resistant, light weight and easy to wipe clean - inside and out making this cooler the right choice to pack and take to the beach.

SCOUT The Stiff One Large Insulated Soft Cooler, PVC-free Liner, Reinforced Hard Bottom and Handles, Water Resistant

This important piece of beach gear doesn't take up much space and can be easily packed in a suitcase or the trunk of your car.

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