Columbia ThermaCool Adjustable Strap Backpack Cooler

Last updated: August 16, 2022

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

Product Details

In our analysis of 114 expert reviews, the Columbia ThermaCool Adjustable Strap Backpack Cooler placed 14th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Columbia PFG Roll Caster Backpack Cooler contains a roomy main compartment with ThermaCool high performance insulation with Therma-Flect radiant barrier that reflects heat rather than absorbing it. Features Ultra Safe, leak proof, easy clean lining with Microban that protects against bacterial odors and stains. The exterior is constructed of Slime-Tech durable, gunk, muck, and goo resistant material as well as an insulated front compartment. The Columbia PFG Backpack Cooler features multiple exterior pockets, a padded back with breathable mesh panels, and adjustable, padded backpack straps. Also included are elasticized gear straps on the front of the backpack that are great for carrying towels, frizbees, etc., making this cooler perfect for hiking, camping, and beaching.

Our Expert Consultant

Brittany Anas
Travel journalist

Brittany Anas is an award-winning investigative journalist turned freelancer who now specializes in travel and lifestyle topics. She is a former reporter for the Daily Camera and The Denver Post. Her travel writing has been featured in American Way, USA Today, AAA magazines, Simplemost, Better, Livability, Apartment Therapy, Men’s Journal, Austin-American Statesman, TripSavvy and other outlets. She’s carved out a niche in adventure travel writing and has a column with Forbes that’s focused on outdoors travel. She logs about 75,000 airline miles a year and has mastered the art of napping in airports and finding the best spicy cocktails in whichever city she visits. She treats travel like a scavenger hunt, finding what makes cities special. Brittany is based in Denver, and loves exploring Colorado’s hiking trails with her gremlin that the rescue described as a “Boston Terrier.”

View our Backpack Cooler buying guide for in-depth advice and recommendations.

From our partners