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    Soft sided cooler back pack

    We bought this Igloo backpack cooler for our Aruba trip this year and it was perfect! It held ice all day on the beach. The backpack aspect would be great for a family toting all of their beach stuff. Great product, highly recommended. http://www.target.com/p/igloo-maxcol...oler+backpacks
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    Update - while we loved this cooler, the straps did break within 2 years. To be fair, we used it heavily on trips and at home and probably over loaded it on many occasions. I still feel like we got ours money's worth out of it.

    We considered reordering the same cooler, but recent reviews mention issues with the zippers and since we had straps that failed, we decided to try a new one. We ordered from Coleman this time. It took about a week for shipping,if you are considering it for a trip. The backback seems a little larger and a separate compartment for dry storage. Can't wait to use it and I will review when we get home.

    Coleman Backpack Cooler link

    New Link - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00URO25I4...QzbE2SM5EB via
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 09-02-2017 at 10:35 PM. Reason: added new link to Igloo
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    That is a great idea...use it as a carry on while traveling and keep it filled up with 28 Balashi's during your stay. Thanks for the tip.
    Next Aruba trip to the Marriott Surf Club July 2018.

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    It's definitely a great carry on option. The igloo one was a little smaller than I like so I used it in place of a purse. The Coleman is bigger and will be a great carry on.
    Last edited by Traceyd14; 10-19-2015 at 10:14 AM.
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    I noticed the Igloo link no longer works. Here is a new one. IGLOO
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    Looks sturdy. Can't wait to hear how it holds up
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    The bag help up well. The zippers and straps are all very sturdy. It held ice pretty well all day on the beach, though we did our best to keep it in the shade. The only downside was that the bottom got very wet. For a day at the beach, under a palapa it was great and easy to carry as a backpack when you had other things in your hand. But at the end of the day or on a hike, or anywhere other than the beach or pool, I wouldn't recommend carrying it full of ice. The back of your shirt will get wet. The front pocket was nice to stash things, but it didn't stay completely dry. I will bring a ziploc next time.
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    Too bad it looks like none of the links work and I can't find the cooler. I have a really small, fold up cooler that we usually take with us, but...it will only hold about 4 cans of pop if you are putting ice in it. I'll have to keep looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiaS4 View Post
    Too bad it looks like none of the links work and I can't find the cooler. I have a really small, fold up cooler that we usually take with us, but...it will only hold about 4 cans of pop if you are putting ice in it. I'll have to keep looking.
    Here is a link to the igloo cooker on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00UR...FQL&ref=plSrch
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    Thanks to Tracey's information we ordered one and have used it plenty.

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