Kelty Folding Cooler
Current Retail: $67.46-$82.46
Historic Range: $27.99-$99.95
Reviewers Paid: $41.00
Well insulated for a collapsible cooler, packs down flat for transportation. Setting up / packing down isn't too difficult. Good handles, nice having cup holders on the top.
- Packs flat
- Well insulated for collapsible cooler
- Good handles
- Cup holders
- Doesn't leak
- Not as well insulated as a hard-side cooler
- Can't be used as seat
This is a great cooler if you want something that packs down and only need to keep food cool for a day or two. If you need to keep things cool beyond that, you're better off with a better insulated hard-sided cooler.
The zippers are good quality, and the cloth handles on the side make carrying easy. Can't use it as a seat when camping like a hard-side cooler, but it does have cupholder indentations on the top so at least you can use it for that.
Unpacking it involves folding out the inner liner and velcro-ing it to the top of the sides. Getting the velcro lined up takes a minute but isn't too bad. Packing it is the same in reverse. The liner is one solid piece so it doesn't leak when filled with ice/water. I imagine if you tipped it over too much it would leak through the top/zipper, but it's easy enough to avoid that.
I've used the Medium size cooler when camping/glamping and for road trips a couple dozen times over 3-4 years. I have several other hard-side coolers for when more insulation or a different size is needed.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $41