Quick Summary: Top 5 - Best Kayak Coolers
The Arctic Zone Titan Zipperless Hardbody Cooler is a durable, multi-layer cooler that insulates well and is available in many different sizes.
Extremely easy to store, the CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag can fold down into a flat 3 inch compact form yet still carry up to 50 cans when fully expanded.
The CreekKooler Floating Cooler is a large and durable cooler that you can tie to your kayak as it floats in the water. The cooler does not take up any space in your kayak but provides a ton of extra storage.
Providing anglers with a good space to store their fresh catch, the Seattle Sports Kayak Insulated Deck Top Catch Cooler is a large water-resistant plastic cooler that fits on top of your kayak deck.
The Perception Splash Tankwell Cooler offers a cool and compact design built to fit into the open storage of a standard sit-on-top kayak. It is a well-insulated cooler bag with a clean and sleek look.
This cooler is available in 4 different sizes with minimal differences in design and form. The larger ones have extra-soft non-insulated pouches. The cooler comes with a long and adjustable shoulder strap as well as 2 side handles. A large velcro strip helps keep the lid closed. Overall, the simple design of the Titan Zipperless cooler provides a compact and easy to use design. It is also available in 3 different colors - White, Blue, and Moss.
The main material is a mixed polymer of different synthetic materials while 3 layers of insulation finished with a sonically welded PEVA are set to create an efficient seal. From its folded position to the expanded form, the cooler relies on the SnapHinges which are installed on both sides of the cooler bag to provide structural support. (2)
Lines are tied to each end of the cooler, so you can easily carry it around. This is also where you can tie a rope attached to the kayak. It is a large cooler, measuring up to 39 inches long. It is also quite heavy because of the base material and insulation. However, you can even drag it along the ground with minimal chance of damage because of the polyethylene exterior. But, you will see some scratches on the cooler if you do this.
The insulation on this cooler is quite thin, providing only half an inch of insulation foam. However, it is still effective in keeping drinks cool throughout the day, provided that the cooler is not constantly opened. The storage capacity is spacious, providing up to 40L of space. When not set inside the kayak, the cooler is easy to carry either with the top handle or the thick adjustable backpack straps. (3)