Otter Brings a New Definition to Cooler

Michael Berg

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By Michael Berg

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Traditionally, when you think of OtterBox you think of phone cases. However, they are currently branching out of their norm and pursuing outdoor products such as coolers, tumblers, and dry bags/boxes. In particular, we at RamPage got the opportunity to review one of their latest additions, their backpack cooler called the Trooper LT 30. This cooler is ideal for trips that require some hiking, and chilled beverages or food. For me, I decided to utilize the cooler for a weekend fly fishing trip on the Poudre River. We were going for the whole day so I wanted to make sure I had cooled beverages and lunch. Here are my main takeaways from the trip:

  • Comfortable straps that mold to your back
  • Lightweight design keeps the load off your back
  • Bottle opener and dry box attachments came in handy for easy access
  • Still had ice cold beverages by the end of the day
  • Hardy base material on the bottom showed little to no wear
  • Waterproof design kept everything dry that needed to be dry
Michael Berg uses an OtterBox cooler while on a fishing trip. (Britta Shafer)

Here is how OtterBox describes the cooler on their site ”A coated nylon exterior is water, puncture, UV and chemical resistant. A heavy-duty base protects the bottom from abrasion. Rated IP-65 to protect against rushing rapids and pounding waves. Proudly backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.”

Overall, my impression of the OtterBox Trooper LT 30 was great! At the beginning, I was a little worried about the size of the cooler; however, it meet and exceeded my expectations in every category. This cooler is on my wishlist, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking to elevate their outdoor activities and become more and more like a local.