The Boss by IceMule
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Volume: 30 liters
Ice Retention: 5/5
Ideal for maximalists willing to endure heavy loads for the sake of volume and top-notch insulation, IceMule’s hefty, heavy cooler is tough, well made, and won the highest marks for pure insulation. It’s ideal for long trips that entail moving a lot of cold gear.
Despite its weight, this pack’s comfy mesh-and-foam suspension system (with an included hip belt) makes hiking a breeze. Its roll-top closure allows for a wide opening, although I found it a bit cumbersome.
The Boss has three big, padded, and insulated pockets with PakShield zippers to keep out water. It also features the brand’s special IM AirValve, which improves cooling by getting more air into the insulation layer. It also smaller when ready to store it.
This pack is ideal for a canoe journey with a larger group, longer hikes, or any other long walk when you’ll need enough grub for multiple people.
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