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Red Original FAQ: What To Look For In A Cooler Backpack?

Posted by Luke Green

Not quite sure what to look for in a cooler backpack? Well don’t worry because that’s precisely what the following guide is here to explain. From comfort and convenience to food safety, here’s exactly what to look for in a cooler backpack...


One of the main advantages of an insulated cooler backpack is the comfort and convenience that it provides when you’re on the go. In fact, it’s the only type of cool bag that allows you to transport all your favourite refreshments hands free. In order to find a backpack that offers outstanding comfort however, you need to look out for a few features, namely how comfy the straps and back panel are

Aware of the importance of keeping you cool on the go, the Red Original insulated cooler backpack benefits from airflow straps, adjustable chest straps and a padded back panel. These are essential features for allowing you to stay light on your feet when moving about and when it comes to deciding what to look for in a cooler backpack, comfort should always be a key consideration.


Is the bag lightweight? Does it do its job no matter what the weather? These are all factors to consider when determining what to look for in a cooler backpack. A great picnic cooler backpack should be easy to carry and stay reliable in all situations. We can’t rely on the weather and so making sure that the cool bag is waterproof is essential, and you should also ensure that it’s easy to access the contents when you’re out and about. We’ve got this covered at Red with a 100% watertight zip, waterproof material and a shower-proof valuables pocket. You can also access the contents quickly from the top of the bag and attach any additional items to the exterior using the wave webbing and multiple attachment points. 

Food Safety

Another essential consideration to look for when discussing what to look for in a cooler backpack is food safety. Like that found in the Red Original cooler backpack, you should look for a food-grade BPA free liner that ensures the interior is safe for storing food. You also need to have confidence that your food will stay cool to eat when you’re out in warmer weather. Luckily, with the help of thermal lock insulation, our cooler backpack keeps ice-cold for up to 48 hours. 


The last thing you want when you’re out enjoying your adventures is to run out of drinks or snacks. With this in mind, it’s important to make sure that the bag you’re looking at has a large enough capacity for your requirements. We made our insulated cooler backpack with a 15L capacity to ensure it offers plenty of space for your favourite refreshments (24 cans, in fact) whilst ensuring the backpack will not be too large or heavy to carry comfortably on your back. 


There’s a big difference between what to look for in a cooler backpack and what to look for in a high-performance cooler backpack. It makes a lot more financial sense to invest in a high-quality item that will last a number of years, rather than a cheap product that you will have to replace within a few months. The more durable it is, the better it is for the planet as well. That’s why we chose durable, eco-conscious TPU material to create our insulated cooler backpack with. 


Ultimately, you want a cool bag that you can use for different activities without it being a hassle. That’s why we ensured our insulated cooler backpack is perfect for any adventure from a BBQ on the beach to hiking the hills. The addition of a reflective logo on the front of the bag also allows you to take the bag from day to night for the times when those long days in the sun turn into long evenings under the stars. 

For more advice on what to look for in a cooler backpack please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. In the meantime, if you’d like any more help finding the best cool bag then check out our previous article on ‘Which Red Original Waterproof Cool Bag Is Right For Me?’.