Going on a camping trip or having a barbecue, make sure you have your food and beverages chilled. What differs soft coolers from heavy-duty ones is portability. Not only should they do their job, but they also should be lightweight enough to carry and compact enough to be placed in the car. Portable models are generally made from lighter materials and can be carried like a backpack or over the shoulder. As a rule, their capacity is not more than 30 quarts, which is enough to hold three dozens of beer cans. Generally, you will need soft coolers to keep items cold for one day, but keep in mind that there are models designed to cool food and beverages for several days. Different sizes fit different needs. For example, small-sized units are intended for holding snacks but they are not suitable for carrying drinks.
Coleman 30-Can Soft Cooler is one of the most comfortable models I have found online. This item measuring about 12 x 10 x 14 inches is compact enough to carry and transport in the car. That said, it boasts a decent capacity and can carry up to 30 cans at a time. The product comes with a hard liner that can be easily removed, if necessary. You can carry it over the shoulder thanks to a convenient strap. By the way, you can easily adjust the strap for extra comfort. What I particularly like about this soft cooler is additional pockets, one on the front and the two mesh pockets inside.