Is a soft or hard cooler better?
They come in a variety of sizes, so choose based on your personal needs. Hard plastic coolers take a beating better than soft-sided coolers, so for long trips, rugged terrain, or extended exposure to the elements or wildlife, a hard cooler is your best bet.
What is a soft side cooler?
Soft side coolers are portable, especially if you get one with shoulder straps. The true benefit of soft sided coolers, however, is that they are collapsible. Because of this, they take up less storage space, unlike hard sided coolers that are made of hard plastic.
Can I check a soft sided cooler?
According to TSA’s website, coolers are completely acceptable to use as a checked bag. If your cooler is a suitable carry-on size you can even bring frozen meat through security as a carry-on. You would just need to make sure your ice-packs are completely frozen when going through security.
How long does soft cooler last?
Soft coolers are ideal for one-day events and activities, although some models in our test can keep things cold as long as three days. The smaller sizes are great for carrying lunch or snacks, while the larger ones will hold a case of drinks to keep you and your friends hydrated.
Can you put ice in a soft cooler?
The soft sided cooler that you get is nothing more than a bag with the cooling and freezer style lining that will keep things cold. You can put ice or ice packs in these bags, and the bags are very easy to close because they could zip or fold over.
Is Yeti soft cooler worth it?
Absolutely. The Hopper’s strengths lie in its durability, packability, and portability. I can confidently say that it’s superior to any soft-sided cooler on the market when it comes to these three traits. And when it comes to packability and portability, it also has hard-shell coolers beat.
Can you check a Styrofoam cooler?
Don’t check your styrofoam Styrofoam containers may only be used for carry-on items, as they are a Prohibited item in checked baggage.
Can I use a soft cooler as a carry-on?
TSA regulation requires you not to bring any liquid into the airplane, so ice is not an option to bring onto the plane. Carrying a cooler can be a problem, too, since most of them aren’t very compact and heavy to carry. Luckily, soft-sided coolers are here to help you travel with chilled frozen!