17 Best Backpack Coolers For The Guy That Likes a Cold One

Updated on June 02, 2021 by Eds Alvarez

He has always initiated outdoor activities that promote fun and build memories for family and friends. What can be a more perfect gift than a backpack cooler?  A great backpack is something that every guy needs.  One that carries everything he needs from food to utensils to drinks kept cold to keep everyone full and hydrated. Choose from a wide variety of brands, color, capacity, and even durability that would best fit his personality. Whether he is off to the next picnic, camping or hiking, this is one functional gift he will always remember you by. 

Here are 17 of the best backpack coolers you can choose from:  

17. Coleman Soft Cooler Bag

This Coleman Soft Cooler Bag can hold up to 28 cans of his  favorite drinks and keep it cold up to 42 hours. It comes with zippered main compartment with an added insulation and durability. This backpack Includes adjustable straps for added comfort plus front flap pocket and side mesh pockets for easy access to dry goods and accessories. It's one gift he will truly love. 

16. EXPLOR Insulated Cooler Backpack Double Deck

His trail awaits. This EXPLOR Insulated Cooler Backpack Double Deck has all the details dialed in. This double decker backpack coolers hold 14.9L of dry storage, 11.5L in its insulated backpack cooler compartment. It's one tough lunch backpack - lightweight, with durable Ripstop material. It also features padded straps for comfort. It's one gift that is built to last!

15. Picnic Backpack with Cooler Compartment

He need not worry about the next picnic with family or friends with this Picnic Backpack with Cooler Compartment. This premium picnic backpack has everything he needs not just for the next picnic but also hiking, road trip and etc!
This one has a hand-painted design complete with utensils, napkins, plastic chopping board, a waterproof blanket, a detachable wine holder with insulation
and a large insulation space. 

14. Fully Insulated Picnic Cooler Backpack

It's the coolest picnic backpack out there! Get this Fully Insulated Picnic Cooler Backpack as a gift. He will love this stylish yet practical and classy backpack cooler. Whether it’s his kid’s big game, a hike with friends, or a spur-of-the-moment beach day – this will keep his drinks and snacks chilled and ready for wherever, whenever. With room for up to 28 cans of his favorite beverage, and padded, adjustable back straps to keep the weight off his shoulders – he’ll be ready to tackle whatever life throws at him.

13. Backpack Bag Thermal Cooler

This Backpack Bag Thermal Cooler is ultralight and has a unisex design for everyday use. It is made with 100% polyester high density cordura. The interior is fully lined with mini air cells and comes with padded shoulder straps and adjustable straight cut. 

12. Cooler Backpack Tablet Cards Organizer

This Cooler Backpack Tablet Cards Organizer is made of 600D heathered Polycanvas. It is actually perfect for any day trip! The extra deep, spacious main compartment has enough room for all your daily essentials, and a large elastic sleeve for a laptop. The top is secured by a unique roll top system with a buckle strap. On the front, there is a zipper compartment with pockets for tablet, phone, or accessories. The bottom unzips to reveal a separate compartment with a cooler which has room for up to 12 cans!

11. Black w/ Grey Heat Transfer Cooler Backpack

This Black w/ Grey Heat Transfer Cooler Backpack is perfect for a picnic, and is ideal for a day at the beach, and optimal for the outdoors. It comes padded with PEVA lining and a detachable, clear PVC liner, which is heat-sealed, making the cooler leak-proof and easy to clean. It holds up to 18 cans. In the front, there’s a zip pocket with open pockets for sunscreen or phones.

10. NHL Backpack Cooler Bag

This NHL Backpack Cooler Bag comes in red color and the brand name Coors Light. It can carry 24 cans of his favorite drink. It's one of those gifts that will definitely be a conversation piece amongst his hiking or camping buddies.  

9. Insulated Tote Backpack Cooler

This Insulated Tote Backpack Cooler is a picnic basket set for 2 persons. It's a perfect companion for picnics, camping, beach or any outdoor activity. It has an attractive large cooler made of poly-canvas fabric features thick PEVA lined insulated padding throughout, separate divided compartment to hold your wine bottles, easy access top panel with Velcro closure for wine, double shoulder straps, contrasting trim, zippered compartment for all of your picnic essentials.

8. HUNTER x TARGET Travel Rolltop Backpack Cooler 

This HUNTER x TARGET Travel Rolltop Backpack Cooler comes in olive green orange limited edition. It features zip top with top handles plus padded back for comfort and adjustable padded shoulder straps. It has a front zippered pocket, attached bottle opener key chain and can hold up to 20 cans.  

7. FORICH Backpack Cooler

This FORICH Backpack Cooler has a large capacity. It can hold up to  30 Cans/30L, and measures: 18.1”x13.3”x7.9”. FORICH insulated cooler backpack has enough space for all his necessities, such as meals, beer cooler, tall beverages, snacks, fruits, ice pack, cellphone and so on. Plus it can also hold 4 bottles of wine on the side pockets.

6. Leakproof Lightweight Cooler Backpack

It's a large lunch cooler backpack. This Leakproof Lightweight Cooler Backpack
has a deep main storage compartment and is large enough to provide roomy capacity for your meals, snacks, beers or other drinks. It can hold at least 28 cans. The capacity of this backpack cooler is about 25L. It also features leakproof high-quality insulation material and comes with 1 main roomy storage compartment, 2 side mesh pockets, 1 large front zipper pocket with mesh divider to keep dry items organized. 

    5. Two Person Picnic Backpack Cooler

    This Two Person Picnic Backpack Cooler features 600D polyester fabric with water resistant coating, PEVA insulated cooler lining in main compartment with mesh exterior pocket. It also includes 2 sets of stainless steel flatware (spoons, forks, knives), 2 plastic plates and wine glasses as well as one multifunction wine opener.

    4. Insulated Picnic Backpack Cooler Camping Bag

    This Insulated Picnic Backpack Cooler Camping Bag is all he needs for camping! This camping backpack is fully equipped for two people. It includes the following: combination corkscrew, hardwood cutting board, cheese knife, wooden salt & pepper shakers with non-spill top, acrylic wine glasses, coordinating melamine plates, stainless steel flatware, cotton napkins, large fleece blanket, nickel hardware, detachable wine holder, and Thermal Shield™ insulated cooler compartment. It will definitely make his outdoor events enjoyable. 

    3. Carhartt Cooler Backpack 

    This Carhartt Cooler Backpack is a soft-sided, seam-sealed cooler. It can keep up to 20 cans of your favorite beverage close at hand. Built for lunch at the jobsite or drinks by the river, this durable backpack cooler gives you hands-free carrying ease. It resists the elements and is perfect for work or the weekend. Customized with your monogram, in the color of your choosing!


    Special and unique. This Insulated Cooler Sling Backpack is made from 210D Nylon material. It has a foil lined main compartment with separate insulated bottom compartment that can fit up to 8 cans. It also features a sling adjustable shoulder strap, an open pocket on top with side bottle mesh pocket and a soft grab handle. 

    1. TOURIT Cooler Backpack

    This TOURIT Cooler Backpack is made of waterproof, durable fabric, best lightweight backpack with cooler for work, picnics, road/ beach trips, hiking, camping, and cycling. It features insulation material and leak-proof liner inside that works together to make sure there's no leak and it would be able to keep the food hot/ cold for 16 hours. It also comes with multiple pockets: 1 main roomy storage compartment, 2 side mesh pockets, 2 large front zipper pocket to keep utensils, 1 zipper pocket on the lid, 1 mesh pocket and 1 beer opener on the strap.

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