Summer time is finally here; a perfect time to hang out with your family at the beach, partake in that daring hiking trip and explore wild camping grounds on the outskirts of the city. Or how about a fun family outing to the park and having a picnic of tuna sandwiches and soda? It’s so much easier to partake in these activities if you have a cooler that can be used to keep everything nicely chilled. It isn’t fun at all to sip hot water when the weather is already hot!
Let’s take a look at the various types of coolers that are generally sold online and in sporting good stores. There are different types of coolers available including soft coolers and hard coolers. A hard cooler is generally constructed out of solid, hard material such as plastic. Some coolers are disposable and meant for one-time use. They are made out of foam and thus not very environmentally friendly. mccoy cooler
Soft coolers are also made out of a softer material; however they can be used over and over again. They are usually lighter and easier to carry around then a hard cooler. Some even come in the form of a bag or backpack, making it very convenient to carry around. The most popular coolers are the ones that are easy to carry with you.
Soft coolers are best suited for short day trips but if you are planning to go in a large group and want to bring a ton of stuff then you are better off with a larger and more traditional hard cooler. It’s faster to throw everything in the cooler at once but not so effective if you want to keep everything cold. It’s better to put a layer of ice between the items you want to bring along.
It’s also a good idea to fill the cooler completely with ice because it stays cold longer that way. It will stay cold for a long period of time if you open it only when you absolutely have to. Opening a soft cooler frequently will cause warm air to enter and melt the ice. In order to keep items cold for as long as possible, try to keep the insulated cooler in the shade and out of the sun.
If you plan on packing drinks or beer you might want to refrigerate the drinks beforehand. Coolers aren’t great at making drinks cold; the simply keep drinks that are already chilled cold. If you decide to go camping, make sure to keep the cooler in a place where it’s not easily accessible. You don’t want to inadvertently lure in any wild animals.