Beer Cooler Messenger Bag

You’ll quickly become everyone’s favorite bike messenger when you roll up with the Timbuk2 Dolores Cooler filled with ice and their favorite beverage. The Dolores looks like the company’s Classic messenger bag. But a waterproof interior combined with insulation throughout transform the bag into a cunning cooler that fits 12 cans or bottles.

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Timbuk2 Dolores Cooler

Toss in your brews, add some ice, zip the inner flap closed, latch the outer flap, and you’re ready to ride. Got to your spot but forgot a bottle opener? No worries! The Dolores comes prepared with a bottle opener attached to the side.

The bag’s outer ballistic nylon fabric — like what’s found on other Timbuk2 bags — is extremely durable. The cooler would be great for a day at the beach or the park, but the company should have included a support strap and shoulder pad like its other bags to make for easier riding.

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Timbuk2 Dolores Cooler packed with ice and PBRs

Riding a bike with the weight of 144 liquid ounces plus ice would likely cause the cooler to slide around on your back or dig into your shoulder. Later on, emptied of its contents after meeting up with friends, you may encounter other issues with bike control.

The update to the Timbuk3 cooler, the Dolores München Chiller Messenger features some great updates and is currently available for $150 on Timbuk2’s site.

—Ryan Dionne

Posted by Chase Adams - 09/04/2009 09:28 AM

Nice. I love my timbuk2 bag, but I never thought about filling it with beverages. Sick colors.

Posted by Yeti - 09/08/2009 09:51 PM

This has been around for years!! Well not the insulated part of the bag, but as for a waterproof cold beverage cooler it works great! I had Timbuk2 make me a 3 panel “Dee Dog” a decade ago with the waterproof liner and I still regularly use it as a cooler!! Used with the cross chest strap this thing stays in place with a full load of cold beers even while cruising on a bike. Time tested tried and true these bags are the shiz!!!

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