Keep it Cool with OtterBox Trooper 12 Cooler

Sometimes, your day trip needs a huge cooler. Sometimes, your day trip needs something smaller. When you’re headed to an evening bonfire, an afternoon pick-up game, or even a day floating on the river, a full-size cooler usually isn’t necessary. In those cases, you want something smaller, but that still keeps your food and drinks cold and refreshing.

Bring along an OtterBox Trooper 12 Cooler, a 12-quart cooler that’s plenty big enough for shorter excursions.

The lightweight, soft-sided cooler is made from TPU-coated nylon and premium-grade thermal insulation that can keep ice for up to three days. Its compact design makes it easy to bring along on quick trips, picnics, and game days—especially with the 2-inch-wide carrying strap and the built-in handle.

It may not be burly in size, but the sturdy base, leakproof seal, and Duraflex hardware make it rugged enough to safely carry your food and beverage items, as well as keep them cool for you when you need them.

Recognizing that bottle openers are an essential component of any cooler, OtterBox includes one tethered to the front pocket. The Trooper 12 Cooler is also made to be modified. With an accessory mounting system, you can add to it with a variety of OtterBox products (sold separately), like a drybox or an adjustable drink holder.

One hand is all you need to pop the top and get to your goods, and the wide-mouth opening makes it simple to locate and grab what you’re looking for. It’s far better than struggling with weird zipper opening or otherwise difficult method of getting to your stuff. The cooler is also leakproof for safe travels so that you and your refreshments arrive at your destination safe and sound.

The OtterBox Trooper 12 Cooler comes in Hazy Harbor (gray/blue/green), Alpine Ascent (green/gray/orange), Shoreside (a mixture of blues), and Desert Oasis (terracotta and blue), and list for $199.99 on the OtterBox site.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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