Keeping snacks & drinks cold while on the go, our Igloo Maxcold Max Pack review

Igloo Maxcold Max Pack

Igloo introduces the MaxCold® MaxPack, a backpack-style cooler with 25% more insulation, to its line of soft-sided options. Drinks and food inside stay cooler longer, while padded straps ensure comfortable carrying no matter where you go.

  • MaxCold – 25% more foam – stays cooler longer
  • Crushproof EVA molded top zipper compartment – fully insulated
  • Expandable front drop pocket with mesh detail
  • Exterior side mesh storage pockets
  • Adjustable, padded air mesh comfort straps for hands-free carrying convenience
  • Leak-resistant, easy-to-clean, antimicrobial liner

igloo back pack

We recently put Igloo’s Maxcold MaxPack to the test. What better test than a long, hot sunny day at the zoo? Let me tell you, it made the day so much easier. In 90 degree heat, the Max Pack kept our snacks and drinks cold. The pack is designed very well, strong, durable, comfortable, and it doesn’t feel heavy while wearing it. Even while toting an impressive amount – several snacks, three bottles of water and one can of juice. The front pocket also came in handy. It was perfect for our hand sanitizer, a must while at the zoo.

Igloo maxcold back pack

The MaxPack even looks great! Very stylish, I would never know it’s an insulated backpack just by seeing it. We’re happy to give this product a glowing review, and recommend it as a smart purchase. Though it’s not a replacement for our Igloo coolers, I do see us using this pack often.

Five places we will be enjoying the Igloo Maxcold MaxPack :

01. The beach. The beach we go to is at the bottom of a long staircase, and trying to carry a cooler down the stairs is no fun. Now, we can bring cool drinks in the Maxcold MaxPack without all the hassle

02. Farmers market and downtown shopping. When we shop downtown, we sometimes have to pass on fresh fruit, and other treats because it’s such a long walk back to the car and then a long drive home. Now we can fill the Maxcold MaxPack without the worry of spoilage.

03. Our drive up north. Our family campground is a five hour drive from home. When we go, we pack the car to the top, so making room in the back seat for a cooler is not usually an option. Making room for the Maxcold MaxPack, the size of a normal backpack – now that’s doable. It’s going to be nice to have fresh cold drinks, without stopping and adding more time to our trip.

04. Fishing. When we go as a family, we can be tight on space. Igloo’s Maxcold MaxPack is perfect for bring along cold drinks.

05. The park. Igloo’s Maxcold MaxPackNow is a perfect way to keep drinks and snacks cold. Even a bottle for the baby. With just a backpack!

Igloo’s Maxcold Max Pack sells for only $29.99! A great deal considering we would have spent that or more during our first day of using it.

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  1. Laura J says:

    Oh wow…that is so neat! I have never seen one like that as a backpack! This would be great for us when on the go!

  2. Liz
    Twitter: yesnofilms

    That is pretty clever to turn a backpack into a cooler! Seems easy to transport.

  3. This is awesome! So much easier to carry than a clunky cooler.

  4. James Robert says:

    By seeing him wearing it, you sure could never tell it is a cooler. How clever!

  5. We’ve gone through so many coolers that just don’t work when you are out and about in the heat so if this does a nice job that is excellent. Nice to see that it has a backpack feature which would be very convenient.

  6. Melissa S says:

    I love the idea of a backpack cooler, I have never seen one before. It would be great to take to the beach.

  7. Juan Ciccone says:

    This would be great to take to Six Flags, if only they allowed you to bring in drinks! 🙁 Great product though! I’ll consider purchasing one.

  8. That is perfect for the beach. I love that you can put it on your back!

  9. Awesome and quite clever backpack. How I wish it does exist years back!

  10. Cynthia R says:

    I have never seen a cooler backpack before, what a great idea, so much easier to carry!

  11. Maria Malaveci says:

    I really love this backpack! It is perfect for having with my little ones!

  12. What a great price! Coolers are something our family seems to hold on to forever.

  13. Sarah B says:

    If I had this, we would take it with us everywhere…the zoo, hiking, picnics…with little ones and hands to hold, a backpack would be an amazing way to transport our food instead of a big bulky cooler!

  14. Jordan says:

    What a helpful product! This looks awesome! 🙂

  15. Birdiebee says:

    I have never seen a backpack cooler before but what a great idea when hiking, going to a park or the zoo or anywhere you want to keep items cold during the warm months.

  16. bn100 says:

    this looks helpful for families

  17. This would be really amazing to take along on hikes and camping trips. Would love to have one of these

  18. This would be amazing to tke for outdoors activities

  19. Rachel says:

    How come I didn’t think of that!!! LOL

  20. Maria C says:

    I would love my teenage daughter to have this. Smart backpack for everyone. Thanks! for sharing

  21. great for summer