New OtterBox Soft-Sided Trooper Coolers

   01.26.18

New OtterBox Soft-Sided Trooper Coolers

There’s a lot to be said for soft coolers. I’ve had an old Stanley camo model for ages, and it’s well past the end of its life span. So when I heard OtterBox was introducing a new line of soft-sided coolers at SHOT, I decided to check them out. Sadly, fate intervened.

When I arrived at the booth, reps Ryan and Garrett enthusiastically demonstrated the Venture line of hard coolers and accessories. Impressive stuff, thoughtfully designed and seems to be well-built. But when I asked to see the soft coolers for which I’d come, they wilted a bit and said their hotel had managed to lose them. I’d intended to circle back the following day, but a flu bug hit me like a train that day and I never made it back to the Show.

Sad tales aside, the Trooper looks pretty nice. Like others in the OtterBox cooler line, they offer one-handed opening. One good reason for that? Apparently their lead designer has only one hand.

Both are supposed to keep ice for up to 72 hours. Here’s the rundown on the two models:

Trooper 20L

Trooper 20L
Trooper 20L
Trooper 20L
Trooper 20L

The Trooper is apparently soft-but-not-so-soft, with a hinged lid.

Trooper 20L
Trooper 20L

Specs:

  • 20-quart capacity with food-grade interior liner
  • Premium grade thermal insulation
  • Mounting system for accessories
  • Included accessory: Bottle Opener
  • Heavy-duty base protects bottom from abrasion
  • 2-inch wide padded carrying strap
  • Durable TPU-coated nylon exterior is water, puncture, UV and chemical resistant
  • Duraflex hardware including tie-down points
  • Foam insulated lid
  • Latch opens easily with one hand
  • Wiper seal is secured by the compound latch
  • Wide opening makes for easy loading and unloading
  • Exterior pocket with water-resistant zipper
  • Rated IP-65
  • OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • MSRP: starting at $249.99

Trooper 30L

Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L

The Trooper 30L can be rigged for backpack carry or simple shoulder strap toting, which seems right handy.

Specs:

  • 30-quart capacity with food-grade interior liner
  • Premium-grade thermal insulation
  • Largemouth opening
  • Mounting system for accessories
  • Included accessory: Bottle Opener
  • 2-inch wide, padded carrying straps
  • Quickly convert from shoulder carry to backpack carry
  • Durable TPU coated nylon exterior is water, puncture, UV and chemical resistant
  • Latch opens easily with one hand
  • Gasket seal and compound latch system
  • Duraflex hardware including tie-down points
  • Heavy-duty base covers bottom to protect from abrasion
  • Exterior pockets with water resistant zippers
  • Rated IP-65
  • OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • MSRP: starting at $299.99
Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L
Trooper 30L
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