If you’re an adventurer, then you’ve experienced the art and science of packing food and beverages to take with you wherever you go. Specifically, you are no stranger when it comes to packing coolers to stay hydrated and fed while you’re out and about exploring the wilderness. Here’s the deal, regardless of where you find yourself in your adventure journey, at some point you’re going to be faced with the decision of what type of extended use cooler to purchase or upgrade to; hard-sided or soft-sided coolers. Believe it or not, for quite a few people, this can be a somewhat difficult decision.
Tru Flask has provided coolers for countless adventurous customers over the years, and we’ve heard from people regularly who are trying to make this decision. While it’s ultimately up to you, we’d like to take some time to present three different benefits of hard-sided coolers so you can incorporate this information into your decision-making process.
One of the first benefits of hard-sided coolers that you should consider is how long you’d like your food and beverages to remain cold. Generally speaking, hard-sided coolers are going to offer more protection for the contents, as the materials protecting those contents are simply thicker and harder to penetrate. That means your food and beverages are going to stay fresh longer, which could be a critical decision factor if you’re bringing perishables and you’re going to be away from civilization for an extended period of time.
While there are a lot of high-end choices for soft-sided coolers on the market that provide a high level of performance, you simply cannot replace certain materials that are used to manufacture hard-sided coolers. For instance, a roto-molded cooler is always going to be able to withstand more punishment than a cooler that’s made of say vinyl. If you think about what your cooler goes through on a daily basis when you’re using it outdoors, you’ll quickly realize that you need something that can take a beating as it traverses trails, rugged terrain, gets used as a ladder, step stool, etc.
Finally, one of the more overlooked benefits of hard-sided coolers is their versatility. Soft-sided coolers are very good at handling their core task, which is storing and transporting food, but once you put that cooler down, it really cannot be used for anything else. Hard-sided coolers can serve as a chair if you need to sit on something, a table, or a counter if you’re preparing a meal (Tru Flask Coolers come standard with a cutting board), and even as a sturdy storage option for items other than food.
How Tru Flask Can Help
If you’re ready to take the next step and enjoy the benefits of hard-sided coolers, Tru Flask is here to help. We offer several choices for you from our Roto Molded Coolers inventory. Our hard-sided coolers will protect your food, keep it fresh and simply perform for you for the long haul. Choose in sizes ranging from 20 – 120 liters depending on your preferences, and you can rest assured that you’ll have a loyal traveling companion at your side for years to come.