The Otterbox Trooper series just added two soft-sided options to the mix: the Trooper 20 ($250) and Trooper LT 30 ($300). Otterbox claims both will keep ice cold for over three full days, which is substantial in an of itself — that’s an impressively long time.
Both IP-65-rated coolers feature wide-mouth, one-handed-access openings and solid bases; inside, the liners are food-grade. Perhaps most importantly, there are bottle openers on both coolers too. The exterior shell is made of durable nylon that is resistant to water, UV damage, chemicals and punctures. The Trooper 20 (20-quart capacity) features tough loops for mounting peripheral gear. Upgrade to the 30-quart LT 30, and you’ll benefit from built-in backpack straps for easy carry as well as Duraflex tiedown hardware. Otterbox includes their limited lifetime warranty with both the Trooper 20 and Trooper LT 30.
You already trust your $1,000 phone to Otterbox’s legendary protection — now all your favorite sandwiches (and, okay, beer) can get the same, easily-portable treatment. The big question is whether Yeti’s reign as cooler champ is in jeopardy. We’re eager to test Otterbox’s Trooper series to find out.