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Polar Bear Backpack Cooler

Provided By: Brian Stephens, Co-Host of Ultimate Bowhunting TV


When you think about a cooler you typically think of traditional coolers you throw in the back of your truck to hold cold drinks.  Coolers are rapidly changing and soft-sided coolers are becoming more popular than ever based on the variety of uses they have and how durable they are.  Well, Mossy Oak and Polar Bear Coolers have teamed up to create a Mossy Oak backpack style cooler that is very effective at keeping not only your drinks and food cold but also your harvested game cold for long periods of time. 

When I got my Polar Bear Cooler one of the first things I noticed was just how well made this cooler is. Polar Bear spares no expense it appears on ensuring these coolers not only keep contents cold but they can take a beating. The outer shell of the Polar Bear Cooler features a 1000 D cordura, luggage-grade nylon outer shell. Additionally, it is really easy to clean and will not mold or mildew. I love the fact that the ice goes a long way due to the superior insulation. The Polar Bear Cooler's 5-layer air trap design, keeps ice for 24 hours in 100-plus degree heat. I was able to test the Polar Bear Backpack Cooler by putting 24 12-ounce cans and a bag of ice in it.  I checked it 24 hours later and the ice was still there and drinks were cold.

All Polar Bear Coolers use heavy duty weatherized rubber coated zippers.  The liner on the Polar Bear Cooler is leak-proof and sweat-proof. Additionally, the Dura Temp liner is puncture resistant to 75 pounds. Again, these coolers can take a beating.  The Polar Bear Cooler finishes out with all seams being double hemmed and anchor stitched for durable long lasting performance.  There is a zipper pouch and two side pouches for storage, as well as a bottle opener attached to the cooler.  

PolarBear_llAnother cool feature of these coolers is they can be personalized.  All Polar Bear Coolers can be monogrammed with your name or logo. Polar Bear Coolers features state-of-the-art embroidery for personalization, monogramming or corporate logos.

When it comes to packing your game/meat, if it is frozen you will not need ice or ice packs. The game will keep inside the Polar Bear Cooler unassisted for 24 hours. If not frozen, pack the cooler tight with ice or use optional PBC Techni Ice packs at the bottom, in the middle and over the top. This will keep game fresh for 24 hours.  

One of the things that caught my attention is just how dedicated Polar Bear Coolers are to outdoorsmen and women. On their website, I love the fact that they have outlined some size scenarios of coolers you may need based on the amount of meat or game you will be transporting.  

Here are a few examples:

12 pack will  hold  around 12 pounds of meat or

  • 15 Quail
  • 8 Grouse
  • 4 Duck
  • 3 Pheasant
  • 2 Geese
  • 1 Wild Turkey

24 pack will hold 24 pounds of meat or

  • 30 Quail
  • 14 Grouse
  • 8 Duck
  • 6 Pheasant
  • 4 geese
  • 2 Wild turkey

For deer hunting, Polar Bear Coolers recommends the PBC 24 pack Polar Bear Cooler. It will hold your deer meat and plenty of ice for safe travel over long distances. It will keep your game fresh for 24 hours. Once you clean your deer meat, add a layer of ice to the bottom of your Polar Bear Cooler then place the deer meat on top and pack ice all around. Once packed, zip it up and buckle it down for travel. I also like the fact that you could use this cooler to pack meat out on a hunt if needed. Once you clean the animal and store the meat in the cooler simply put the cooler on like a backpack and go. There is a built in pad on the back of the cooler along with padded straps making the hike out very comfortable.  

When it comes to cleaning your Polar Bear Cooler, I found it to be very easy.  All you have to do is simply spray the inside with hot water, from the bottom, pull your liner up and out. Wash with soap and a gentle brush. Another feature to the cooler is it not only works great for keeping items cold but it can keep items hot if needed.  PBC will keep items hot up to 200 degrees for many hours.  

To learn more about the Mossy Oak Polar Bear backpack cooler and to see their other cooler offerings and accessories, visit


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