Bass Pro Shops 48 Can Soft Side Cooler
50% is failing, right??
We bought two of these coolers at our local store just before a week-long camping trip. The attraction was how nicely they folded down and used little storage space when not in use.
Unfortunately, only one of the two coolers (carrying the same load) made it out the door while we were loading up. The zipper burst apart while being carried out to the truck.
On a positive note, the other cooler did just fine, and survived the trip with flying colors. Seemed reasonably sturdy for a soft cooler and kept things cool nicely, even though we were experiencing 90+ temps.
I would try to return the broken one, but after a week away, I'm not sure I can find the receipt.
My recommendation is: if you think you'll need two, you should probably buy three- hopefully two of them will be functional!
At this price, I'd be willing to buy another in hopes of getting a sturdy one.
I decided to rank my over-all impression as "average" because the surviving cooler did a nice job, which balanced out my disappointment about the one that broke before it even left my house.
June 30, 2009
more than a cooler
I use this for a beach cooler off the boat. It also works great for our 1st aid supplies. We have everything all together in one soft sided bag. We own several of these. Side pocket great for sunscreen storage.
June 11, 2013
it's not leak proof
Inner bottom liner contain a piece of carboard which can be soak with water causing mold or odor. Great product if you can have a plastic bag to hold all your ice and make sure it don't leak into the cooler.
December 26, 2010
We have had one for 4 years now and I had to always move it from one car to the other. So I bought 3 more to have 2 for each car. Product keeps everything cold, especially here in Florida.
August 23, 2013