We were gifted our Ice Mule Cooler Bag for review.
Over the last few weeks, when we have been out and about, we have been road testing an Ice Mule Cooler Bag.
What is an Ice Mule Cooler Bag I hear you ask? Well it is a really uniquely designed cooler bag that you can carry ice in and it won’t leak!
After testing ours out, we think Ice Mule Coolers are awesome. These bags are the perfect way to keep drinks or food cold when you are out and about. They also come in a variety of styles and sizes to suit a variety of different needs.
There are so many cooler bags and eskies available on the market that it can be hard to find one that you can use in a few different situations. We personally own about four different ones.
However, we found that the Ice Mule suited our needs on a number of occasions.
- For starters, it is soft sided and rolls up into a really neat bundle that you can store anywhere. Rolled up it is only about 370 millimetres long!
- When it is empty it is very light weight – around 700 grams.
- It is 100% water proof and we proved this when our water bottle leaked. Not a drop escaped and the outside of the bag stayed dry. This is due to the Ice Mule’s unique 2 layer system. The seams are ‘welded’ together and there are no zips, so therefore, no leaks!
- It has an adjustable strap with a shoulder pad on it, which sits cross-wise on your body.
Ice Mule Coolers come in 10, 15 or 20 litre sizes and we chose a 15 litre one as it seemed the most practical size for our needs.
We found that we could easily fit two or three containers with fruit and sandwiches in the bottom of it plus three medium water bottles. It also easily held two large bottles of soft drink and a bottle of wine!
BEACH OR BUSH
We tested ours out on a bush walk and then a picnic afterwards and also took it on a trip to the beach. Even whilst sitting on the beach in the hot sun, the contents of the bag stayed cool and the ice hardly melted at all.
Both Brenden and Ben found the bag easy to carry. Personally, I felt it was a little bulky for me to carry. Although that may have been because I had it rolled closed the opposite way to what the makers recommend.
Apparently it floats too – although we didn’t test that bit out. But I can see how this would be a really useful bit of gear for the kayaker or fisherman.
Make sure you allow the bag to dry out properly before you store it away. We found that you could pull the inside lining out and that it then dried out very quickly.
Ice Mule also make back packs, ranging in size from 20 litre to 40 litre. For the keen fisherman you can also get Fish Bags so as your catch will stay fresh all day.
No doubt with Christmas rapidly approaching, our Ice Mule will get lots of use when we head out to parties. I can also see it living in the back of the BT50 when ever we travel anywhere in the future.