I own three of these NRS soft side coolers...the yellow "small" cooler (retired after many years due to insulation wear), yellow six pack cooler, and the blue...Read complete review
I own three of these NRS soft side coolers...the yellow "small" cooler (retired after many years due to insulation wear), yellow six pack cooler, and the blue "30 can" cooler (with sloped top). After much use and abuse the yellow small cooler finally started to fall apart, so I bought the six pack and the 30 can cooler. I love the 30 can cooler...it keeps ice for several days in moderate temps - great for keeping beer ice cold on kayak camping trips. Extremely durable and the insulation is super thick.
The sixer is great for toobing on the creek or day trips - I use the carrying strap to secure it to the toob.
The old yellow cooler even saved us on a creek trip when one of the boats cracked - we used the closed cell foam in the lid to temporarily patch the boat and get home.
NRS coolers are great! Cleaning and drying the 30 can cooler is a bit tedious but it is well worth the minor inconvenience to keep it in good condition.
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I needed a lightweight, soft cooler for a recent extended flying/camping trip. This cooler is ok and better most than other brands I looked into. But on the fourth day I was out...Read complete review
I needed a lightweight, soft cooler for a recent extended flying/camping trip. This cooler is ok and better most than other brands I looked into. But on the fourth day I was out of ice and was buying a bag a day after that. I also purchased another cooler that was better insulated and out performed the NRS product. Keep looking, there is a better soft sided cooler out there.
Yes, but alcohol and water craft aren't a great mixture. Probably fit 10 12 oz. cans and some ice packs easily
Answered on 5/23/2013 by Anonymous
How big are your beer bottles? Personally I don't take glass anything to the creek. Without a hard side liner it flexes too much to cary glass bottles without jangling them together. I use a different cooler for for glass bottles. The specs give dimensions as, " Small: 13"L x 8.5"W x 9"H - 17 qt" Yes, you should be able to put them in verticle or horizontal. Remember the sides and top flex. Most of my bottles are 9" tall. (hence a flex 9" h cooler would work) http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=2750
Answered on 5/22/2013 by Grumpy from Florida
Yes. 6 bottles fit. Great cooler. Lots of micro brews have cans now too so you don't have glass near rivers or rec sites and can easily recycle. But for transport to a BBQ or road trip it fits 6 bottles.