Coleman FlipLid Bail Handle Cooler, 5-Quart

Last updated: May 20, 2024

We love how easy it is to grab this classic cooler and head out the door. The handle folds down for easy access to the goods inside and rugged exterior means it can handle whatever abuse you put it through.

We looked at the top Hard Coolers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Hard Cooler you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This classic cooler is a personal-sized cooler that is very well made.

In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the Coleman FlipLid Bail Handle Cooler, 5-Quart placed 5th when we looked at the top 20 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Take a cooler and a mini table with you to your next event when you bring along a Coleman 5 Quart FlipLid Cooler. Large enough to hold 6 cans, you’ll have plenty of space to pack a full meal. Whether you’re bringing lunch to work or heading out for an afternoon picnic, the bail handle makes getting to your destination easy. Once you arrive, the FlipLid hinged lid flips over for use as a tray with molded beverage holders. When the fun is done, the EZ-Clean top wipes clean, so you’re ready for your next fun adventure.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

For young people who like freedom and dynamism, Coleman FlipLid Personal Cool is equipped with protective handles for convenient operation with one hand. You can take it everywhere as long as you want.
The nice handle makes it easy to carry the cooler with you wherever you go.
The lid is versatile and can be used as a can holder when you turn it. It guarantees you stability thanks to its wide bottom.
It also has a flip top hinged lid that has molded beverage holders in it and can be used as a tray.
It’s the best one-person hard cooler to use for camping trips. You can even pack a full meal along with 6 cans of beverages with ice. It holds plenty of storage capacity in its durable exterior.
It sports a hard-wearing body so you can place it on uneven terrains and rocks without worrying that it might break.
The Coleman Fliplid personal cooler is super cheap and great for a quick outing. It can hold up to five quarts (about six cans), it has a convenient handle, and it can keep ice cool for about two days.
When lunchtime rolls around, you won’t have to search for a table, as the lid reverses to become a serving tray. The tray also has built in beverage holders so your drinks won’t slip.
That is not all it can do, though! Happy customers have used the Coleman FlipLid to make clear ice, and it works great!
The lid itself is reversible so that it can be used as a serving tray, which also includes molded can holders so that when it is time to eat, you can eat worry free regardless of where you are.
Cleaning this cooler is easy. It is designed with an EZ-clean top that features a smooth surface so you just need to wipe it clean for simple cleaning.
Customers appreciate the craftsmanship of this cooler, specifically that when you fully open the lid, it stays solidly open, revealing cup holders and a space that can be used as a small table.
It has a grip handle that enables you to easily carry the cooler without getting fatigued.
Interior is 8" x 6". Fits a nice amount of food for a meal and does a good job of keeping it cool for a long time. Works well as a lunch cooler. Lid can double as a little table. Comfortable handle. Can survive a lot of use and abuse.
With its smoother texture, the EZ-Clean lid wipes clean easily, making cleanup a breeze. You’ll be ready for your next outdoor gathering in no time.
It has an affordable price that will suit your budget.
Lastly, the lid is awesome. Having an attached lid may sound like a trivial thing but it’s actually really important. Loose lids get lost while you are driving in the car or get sandy/dirty when at a beach or picnic.
As the name suggests, one special feature of this small cooler is that its lid can flip over and become a serving tray with two molded cup holders inside, which would be very handy, especially when you don’t have much space to place your beverages and lunch, like in a car or a rocky area.
It also comes with a beverage holder built into it to be used as a table to place your drinks. As soon as you're through with your meal, cover it back. Any mess made on the cooler should be easily cleaned and wiped away unlike that of fabric lunch coolers that can expose you to risk of contracting diseases.

What reviewers didn't like

But because it’s so small, there are also some complaints about its size
While one user reported that this cooler wouldn’t keep items as cold as it’s larger siblings, the user did say that it did keep items cool for the better part of the day.
At the same time, there have some complaints about the lid and handle. One customer said that it was “shotty” and cheap.
Poor insulation
This cooler is very small – can fit only about four drink cans with ice.
Lack of insulation.
Poor insulation
The thermozone insulation helps keep your drinks, meal, or even fishing bait cool for a few hours. This is a shortcoming of this small cooler because its ice life is pretty short.
Some customers complained about the handle and lid, lack of insulation, and the fact that it is cheap.
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