On hot days, you pretty much always want to have cold drinks and good food with you. If you adventure a fair amount, you’ll find that traditional coolers often don’t cut it. A day out on the water, hiking a short distance, or heading out to an alpine lake are much better suited for backpack coolers, rather than big tubs, or roller coolers. We got the chance to test out the Oceas Backpack Cooler, and in this article we are reviewing it.
We brought this backpack cooler on Colorado hikes, full day fishing trips, paddleboarding on a lake, and more. This testing allowed us to experience the cooler in a sunny and hot environment. In other words, we put the cooler to a great test.
A little background on our testing: We are trail runners, fisherman, hikers, skiers, bikers, and we take our nutrition, our safety, our comfort, and athletic performance very seriously. Therefore, we make sure we test all the gear we recommend thoroughly.
Where To Purchase
You can purchase Oceas Backpack Cooler on their site: Oceas Outdoors.
Or on Amazon
Oceas was started to simply provide high quality gear at affordable prices. Oceas started with super high quality adventure blankets that could be taken on all types of outdoor adventures, and they have since expanded to other gear categories.
About The Cooler
This backpack cooler has a large capacity, well designed zippers, and several compartments for items like utensils, napkins, and plates. It is a lightweight pack, with comfortable straps, mesh pockets on the site, a built on bottle opener, and good looks!
|Capacity||45 cans of beer|
|Backpack Width||12 inches|
|Backpack Height||19 inches|
|Backpack Depth||7 inches|
|Cooling Length||Est. 16 Hours|
Oceas offers free shipping on orders of this backpack cooler to the U.S. with 4-5 day shipping. Items ordered before 2PM are shipped same day, and orders after 2PM (the website doesn’t state which time zone). Shipping on Amazon is also an option that can yield to faster delivery.
Returns & Warranty
Oceas offers a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with the product, you can get a full refund with return shipping included. You can read more about the policy here.
Overall, the backpack design here is great. The pack stays quite comfortable even if it is loaded with a solid amount of weight. Comparative to other backpack coolers on the market, the design and materials make for very comfortable backpack cooler. It fits much like a regular hiking backpack. The backpack doesn’t have a hip belt, which is good for the shorter adventures, but if you plan on hiking for a few hours, a hip belt will help make the backpack more comfortable.
With a good amount of ice, our food and drinks stayed cold all day even on extremely warm and sunny days. This isn’t a cooler meant for a full weekend of cooling unless you can add ice, but it has just enough thermal protection for an entire day, making it very useful for a day hike or full day out.
Zippers And Usability
This backpack has a great design. The zippers are sturdy and work well, and the compartments are designed and placed well. There is ample space for items like keys, wallet, utensils, as well as plates and other items. The mesh pockets are great for bottles or other items. Overall, the pack is easy to use, and the extra compartments are placed in very useful areas, making this a user friendly design.
Simply put, the backpack is great looking. With three color options, it can also suit different styles.
Price & Value
For this pricepoint, we think this backpack cooler has great value. Cheaper coolers are not as comfortable, well designed, durable, or thermoprotective. More expensive packs are not necessarily higher quality either. There are a couple backpack coolers that can keep items cool for longer, but the price point, weight, or carrying capacity are all compromised. Overall, we think this pack has great value and is comparable to more expensive models that can be found in stores and online.
Recommendation And Overall Thoughts:
Overall, we highly recommend this backpack.
- Solid design
- Great look
- Large capacity
- Comfortable wearing
We would certainly purchase this product again.
Max DesMarais is the founder of Hiking & Fishing. He has a passion for the outdoors and making outdoor education and adventure more accessible. Max is a published author for various outdoor and marketing websites. He is an experienced hiker, backpacker, fly fisherman, trail runner, and spends his free time in the outdoors. These adventures allow him to test gear, learn new skills, and experience new places so that he can educate others. You can read more about him here: hikingandfishing/about