MIER 24-Can Soft Cooler

Last updated date: November 16, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 156 expert reviews, the MIER MIER 24-Can Soft Cooler placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note December 3, 2019:
Checkout The Best Small Soft-Sided Cooler for a detailed review of all the top small soft-sided coolers.

Expert Summarized Score
7.4
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
694 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
MIER's is good option for the price.
- Kitchenistic
With quality durable 600D oxford made to a very high standard with the strongest fabric materials on the market. 1 adjustable and detachable shoulder strap with padding for comfortable carrying, 2 handles with hook and loop closure provi
- ReasonBuy
The outside cover is made from the classic and heavy oxford cloth. This is generally thicker than normal fabric and more durable to wearing away. Great for those outdoor expeditions and it also folds for easy and convenient storage.
- Dotbeasts
It’s soft and easy to fold away when not using, and the temperature inside is maintained for hours. It comes with extra pockets and mesh compartments to help you organize the space inside better.
- Globo Turf
You can carry it by hand or carry it on your shoulder strap that is detachable. You can either use it or take it out as you prefer, but one thing to note is that it has padding to comfort your holding movement.
It has a well insulated main compartment, two mesh side pockets and a front zipper pocket that can give you plenty of storage options. It also has reinforced stitching that makes it highly durable.
- The Lake And Stars
We just love this insulated cooler bag with a leak-proof design from Mier. It has heat-welded construction for the seams, which prevent leaks.
- 10 Best Product
What experts didn't like
Isn't as effective as others.
- Kitchenistic
But we do not recommend that you use ice since it has a tendency to leak.
- 10 Best Product

From The Manufacturer

MIER 24 can cooler bag is a stylish choice for men, women and girls to look stunning even when carrying their lunch. This bag will enable you to meet your day-to-day outdoor challenges/office/gym sports when carrying food. A fully insulated main compartment can pack your entire lunch and drinks and keeping them fresh for longer, the inside features welded seams that prevent any leakages. It also features two mesh pockets and a front zip pockets for water bottle and personal items. The bag zippers are strong and durable to keep your food safe. There are two carry options of an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap and sturdy carry handle. Overall, MIER insulated lunch bag is a convenient bag coming in the right size and backed with 100 percent customers satisfaction. PlEASE NOTE: TWO-YEAR for MIER 24 can cooler bag. We stand behind our products. If a product fails because of a defect in material or the quality of workmanship, we will repair or replace it free of charge. MIER takes pride in the quality of our products and ensures that the materials and workmanship will be free of any defects. Our factories follow a strict set of specifications and quality standards, however, if a problem develops, we will provide you with the best solution. MIER Large Cooler Tote *SPACIOUS -- Large enough to hold a whole day's worth of meals and snacks. *INSULATED -- Thick thermal walls, cooling time can be increased if ice packs are used in conjunction with the lunch bag. *EASILY CLEAN -- Lined with waterproof PEVA material for quick clean, it is easily wiped clean with wet towel. *DURABLE -- Box and cross reinforced stitch making MIER lunch tote extremely robust, yet lightweight. 24 can cooler bag *STURDY -- Strong buckles and heavy-duty “MIER” logo SBS zippers for longer durability. *COMFY CARRY -- Detachable and adjustable padded shoulder strap and a grab handle, you can carry MIER lunch pack on different ways. *COLORFUL CHOICE -- Green/Orange in available. Padded Shoulder Strap Handle with Hook and Loop Closure Strong Buckles "MIER" Logo Zippers

Overall Product Rankings

1. Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner
Overall Score: 9.5
Expert Reviews: 18
2. AO Coolers Soft Cooler
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
3. CleverMade Collapsible Cooler Bag
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 38
4. Lifewit Large Lunch Bag Soft Cooler
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
5. YETI Portable Cooler
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 9
6. Coleman Soft Cooler, 30 can
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 16
7. MIER Large Soft Cooler
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 32
9. Thermos Under Armour 24-Can Soft Cooler
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 2
10. MIER 24-Can Soft Cooler
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Small Soft-Sided Coolers

Soft coolers need to keep cold things cold, they need to be easy to use and durable as well. Some small soft coolers might be able to collapse for storage or traveling and it always helps if they have an aesthetically pleasing design since you might have one sitting next to you as you peer out over some otherwise beautiful views. Soft coolers offer plenty of advantages over hard coolers and if you’re in the market for a cooler to hold your cold drinks and food while you’re on the go, a soft cooler might be exactly what you’re looking for.

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A soft cooler is usually made from a durable fabric material with flexible insulation on all the sides that give the entire cooler enough flexibility to fit into weird shapes that aren’t exactly square. This flexibility allows them to be packed in with other gear more easily than similarly-sized hard coolers. This construction style means there are seams at the edges though and those seams can be prone to leaking if the cooler isn’t designed to account for that. A cooler that is soft and still leak-proof needs to have some kind of inner lining that is waterproof like on the Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner. An added benefit of having a liner that’s removable is the ability to take it out and thoroughly wash it after you inevitably spill something inside of it.

Soft coolers range in size quite drastically and they are often categorized by how many standard 12-oz cans they can hold. A small soft cooler can sometimes hold 6 or 9 cans and will have an incorporated handle to grab with one hand while walking out the door. These smaller coolers are great for times when you might want a few drinks while you’re out doing something like bird-watching or sitting on the beach, or they can be used as insulated lunch boxes for the frugal and health-minded meal prepper.

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While the internal liner on soft coolers will keep the ice from soaking into the fabric of the cooler, we might sometimes find ourselves in a situation where the outside of the cooler is getting wet the outer material is absorbing all that unwanted water. If you see yourself using this soft cooler while you’re fishing or kayaking, or even if you know you’ll have it out in the rain or snow every once in a while, you might want to look into waterproof coolers. These waterproof coolers will be coated in some kind of vinyl material that is entirely waterproof and the hardware and zipper will be waterproof as well.

A shoulder strap is one accessory that can be a game-changer if you’re concerned with the weight of a completely full cooler. Once you add ice and fill the cooler with drinks or food, it can become pretty heavy. A padded shoulder strap distributes that weight in a place that allows you to carry it more comfortably and it also frees up your hand so you can have more dexterity while carrying the cooler. A common size for a soft cooler is one that can hold a case of 24 cans, like the AO Coolers Soft Cooler, and having the added shoulder strap means that this cooler won’t be such a burden when you are carrying it from your car to your campsite.

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A soft cooler has a lot of useful functions on its own merit, but sometimes a cooler can be the only thing you take with you when you go somewhere like the beach. To add more utility to the outside of their soft coolers, some companies add bungee straps to the outside so you can conveniently stuff a wind-breaker or a towel in to take with you to your destination. Some designs like on the Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler with Removable Liner even have exterior zippered pockets that you can toss your keys or wallet into and know that they will stay securely in place. These small coolers are a great carry-all for those who think they want that benefit, so it’s good to keep in mind when you’re searching for one.

The last major spec to look for in a soft cooler is how much insulation it offers. A thinner cooler will be a little bit easier to break down for flat storage, but it might only keep your ice solid for half a day or so. Generally, the thicker the insulation on a soft cooler is, the longer it will keep your cold items cold. If you are using one for an activity that lasts for just a portion of one day, you can get away with the thinner coolers on the market. If you’re hoping to go camping for the weekend and want to keep your food and drinks cold for a couple of days, you will really want to lean towards finding a thicker cooler that is rated for keeping things cold that long. These thicker coolers are a bit bulkier than the thinner soft coolers, but they still pack into your trunk with a lot more flexibility than a hard cooler while often keeping ice for just as long.

DYWM Fun Fact

On a hot summer day, the temperature in the direct sunlight can feel like it’s hotter than the temperature in a shaded area. The fact is that the temperature is the same in both places, but the fact that it feels hotter in the direct sunlight is due to a phenomenon called solar radiation. The direct sunlight heats your clothes and skin which makes you feel hotter. The solar radiation heats your cooler as well, if it’s in direct sunlight, effectively increasing the temperature of the outer material of the cooler which will then try to work its way into the cold contents inside.

The Small Soft-Sided Cooler Buying Guide

  • Keep your cooler out of direct sunlight if at all possible. This not only helps the contents of the cooler stay colder for a longer time, but it also helps the fabric or material on the outside of the cooler retain its original color and strength since direct sunlight will slowly erode the finish over time.
  • Put your cans in the cooler before your ice. Heat rises, so placing warm beverages on the bottom of the cooler with ice on top of them is the most efficient way to chill the drinks