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Old 11-20-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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Suggestion for backpack cooler

I want to get a backpack cooler combo for our up coming trip in Feb. Does anyone have suggestions on what type or brand. I found one online I thought would be perfect but its discontinued (columbia brewha ) I'd like it to be able to carry lunch/snacks/drinks for three ( me, DH, DD 5 at time of trip) and also have dry space for sweaters,autograph book, phone, camera, wallet etc. if you don't use a cooler backpack combo what do you use? Trying to only take one bag into the park. Thx!
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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Never used a backpack cooler, but just use my laptop backpack that I bring with me..

I go to the dollar store and get small soft sided coolers.. and then use water bottles frozen as my ice packs..

I carried 3 of these in the same backpack and never had any trouble from security .. basically they never searched the bag thoroughly even to find 3 coolers.

by the end of the trip one of the coolers had ripped , but seeing it only cost me $1.00, it worked well enough for our needs..
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #3
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We bring two collapsible insulated lunch bags, and throw them into a regular backpack. We use ice from the hotel in a baggie, or just the cold water bottles to keep things cool.That way after you eat the contents, the space they take up in the backpack is very small.

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Old 11-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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Igloo MaxCold! The best. About $25 from Target.

Except it's not as big as you want. We just carry two bags/backpacks anyway.
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