We’ve seen a ton of soft coolers over the years. None of them ever looked as cleaned up and refined as the Barebones Pathfinder Cooler, which looks so good it just might be the most stylish way to sneak 16 cans of booze into any venue.
Sporting a boxy and compact profile, this might be the most discreet soft cooler we’ve ever seen, so much so that most people are likely to mistake it for a regular bag than a functional ice box. It can keep ice reasonably well, too, with a 24-hour ice retention rating, making it ideal for use during picnics, tailgates, and day hikes.
The Barebones Pathfinder Cooler can hold up to 16 12-oz. cans, as well as a six-pack of long neck bottles, along with a healthy heaping of ice. A removable watertight lining allows you to easily clean it after every use, while semi-rigid sides and bottom ensure the contents don’t move around while you’re on the go. It measures a compact 12 x 8 x 9 inches (width x depth x height), making it ideal for carrying a personal supply of libations, although the size also makes it suited for daily use as a lunchbox if you prefer to keep your entrees at low temperatures until mealtime (just throw in a freeze pack). Features include polyester nylon construction, genuine leather trims, rust-resistant hardware, and an integrated bottle opener right on the zipper pull.
Available now, the Barebones Pathfinder is priced at $45.