ICEMULE makes lightweight, strong backpack coolers to carry your cans along on any adventure.
Each backpack cooler comes with padded mesh straps and an air valve for boosting its insulation. And, according to the brand, they all float — even when full! These designs let you keep your hands free while you paddle, cast, or hike.
ICEMULE backpack coolers are made with the adventurer in mind.
The coolers have double padded mesh straps for comfort, and come in an array of collections and sizes to help you carry what you need on your back, closer to your center of gravity. That frees up your hands to hold a trekking pole or snap a photo.
The coolers are waterproof, and use the brand’s MuleSkin fabrics to hold up against the elements. Inside, Polar Layer Insulation technology can keep contents cold for 24 hours or longer.
The coolers use the brand’s air valve, which enables you to add air for more insulation and then release it to fold flat when it’s time to store it. This same function is also designed to add buoyancy so the coolers float when inflated, even at max capacity.
ICEMULE Boss: $350
The Boss won Best Overall in our best backpack cooler review, including winning our ice retention test. It uses a stepped-up Polar Layer XT insulation for multiple-day ice retention, double-padded air mesh shoulder straps for comfort, and molle webbing on both sides for latching on extra items.
PakShield waterproof zippers keep water in/out, and the cooler has three insulated waterproof cargo pockets for carrying additional dry storage items. This beefed-up backpack has a reinforced handle and adjustable hip belt to distribute weight and ensure comfort for extended wear. This is the brand’s cooler for hunting, fishing, or hiking trips that last for days.
The Boss weighs 7.5 pounds and holds 24 cans.
ICEMULE Jaunt 15L: $100
The Jaunt is sized to act as a day-trip pack that you can carry along to the beach, on a picnic, or hiking to your favorite watering hole. Padded shoulder straps offer comfort while you’re on the go. It also has a front zippered pocket for added dry storage to hold essentials like a phone or wallet.
ICEMULE’s new Clear Jaunt (shown above) is the rare backpack cooler that you can bring to events that require clear bags for entry, like sporting events and festivals. The brand says its transparent air insulation technology is the first of its kind and allows for 5 -7 hours of ice-cold beverages.
The Jaunt weighs 2 pounds and holds 15 cans.
ICEMULE Pro Large 23L: $130
Where storage capacity is key, the Pro can hold 18 cans and comes with front bungee straps for attaching a ProPack or other dry storage accessories. To keep the larger cooler hands-free and comfortable, ICEMULE added ventilated back pads, double padded straps, and a sternum strap to distribute weight. This cooler is made with tailgating and basecamps in mind.
The Pro weighs 3.2 pounds.
ICEMULE Classic 20L: $90
The Classic is where it all began, featuring ICEMULE’s roll-top access, and a cross-sling padded strap to grab on the go. It built this for keeping refreshments cold and within reach while you’re floating on a river or camping overnight. The brand’s concept still applies: keep the cold in, and the water out.
The Classic weighs 3.2 pounds and holds 18 cans.
Beat the Summer Heat
Once you have an ICEMULE, you may find that it’s just as handy and convenient for use beyond your summer adventures.
This can keep snacks cool at the park, or groceries cool when the summer temps peak and turn the inside of your car into an oven. Either way, you can enjoy the ice retention and handy straps no matter what you get up to.