The ICEMULE BOSS® Is Built For Hauling

If you’re on the hunt for an easy-to-carry and use backpack cooler with great ice retention, look no further than the The ICEMULE BOSS. The BOSS Cooler will keep your food and drinks ice-cold throughout the day and night, whether you are camping or driving cross-country.


The ICEMULE BOSS weighs in at 7.5 pounds before packing it with ice and goodies.

The BOSS is made of a waterproof technical fabric with welded seams and 3-centimeter thick insulation foam to keep its content cool.

The top-loading pocket unfolds, making it easy to pack or unpack. It is a roll-top bag with a set of buckles to make sure the top is secure.

The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler
The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler

There are two insulated and waterproof cargo pockets on the side. These are great stash pockets for an iPhone, wallet and keys, but they are also large enough to hold extra snacks.

On the front is a large zippered pocket. This one could be used for additional snacks or to stash a Bluetooth speaker.

When testing I found these zippers to be extremely tough to use. This was in part because of the waterproof seal these zippers formed when closed. But ICEMULE had a solve for this included with the BOSS: lubricant.

The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler
The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler

It was easy to apply: just gently apply a thin layer a lubricant over the zipper, rub with a paper towel, and open and close the zipper until it moves with ease.

The ICEMULE BOSS can keep ice frozen for over 3 days. While testing this product during the summer, I found that it held ice for 80-85 hours depending on the temperature outside.

The excellent ice retention is due to the 3-centimeter Polar Layer XT insulation. The foam is sealed inside the backpack’s main fabric so that the contents are safe from outside air and heat. Additional insulation aid comes from the air valve on the side of the pack. It allows you to add air for additional insulation.

If you’re taking this cooler out on the water, the air valve also provides buoyancy so that the coolers can float even when loaded up with heavy cans and ice.

The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler
The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler

The ICEMULE BOSS is easier to carry than its competitors due to its high-end suspension system. It comes with double-padded shoulder straps that help distribute this product’s weight evenly across your shoulders and back. Across the chest, there’s an adjustable stabilizer strap and there’s an adjustable hip belt with padded hip pads. This makes sure that the packs sits on top of your hips, so that your movement isn’t hindered.

The product design for the BOSS is incredibly well thought out.

It was designed with Modular Lightweight Load-carry Equipment (MOLLE) in mind. This system is used by the military to attach survival gear to the outside of the pack. This allows you to quickly access a multi-tool, knife, or first aid kit.

The BOSS also has a ton of clip points for additional gear.

The ICEMULE BOSS Backpack Cooler

And have I mentioned this is 100% waterproof? For the test, I threw in a laptop computer, rolled the top down, and put it into my backyard ice bath. I held it down for 60 seconds and didn’t see any air bubbles. Afterwards, my laptop was dry.

It’s also worth noting that this product has a 3-year warranty.

Now, is this cooler worth the $350 price tag? Absolutely. I have used this on countless camping trips and day hikes. It has gone with me to the lake for paddle-boarding as well. The backpack functionality is extremely comfortable and it is so versatile.

You can buy the ICEMULE BOSS on their webiste.

The Coolest Cooler for Adventures

In the past, when we’ve cruised through Outdoor Retailer, there has been one booth that continued to stand out from all the other cooler companies. And that’s Rovr Products. What caught my eye was the evident hardiness of their coolers, their bright designs and bold branding, but most of all their thicc wheels.

We were built to roam and Rovr’s coolers were built to roll right alongside of us.

RovR RollR 60 Cooler with LandR Bin
RovR RollR 60 Cooler with LandR Bin

Rovr sent us their RollR 60 to test. And it arrived just in time for a local Cub Scout camp where I was Camp Chef, cooking for over 100 adults and kids. I needed something that could cart in all the cold food, including 30 pounds of smoked pulled pork, and keep all of it cold over the weekend.

Hands down, the RollR 60 is coolest cooler I’ve seen.

The RollR was built for keeping your food and beverages cool, but with portability and organization in mind.

RovR RollR 60 Cooler
RovR RollR 60 Cooler

It can hold 60 cans and hold 20 pounds of ice. With their dry bin installed, storage capacity changes, holding 40 cans and 10 pounds of ice in the main compartment and 4-6 bottles of spirits or various foods in the dry bin.

Besides being the coolest cooler from a product design standpoint, the RollR is designed to keep your stuff cool for up to 10 days (depending on use).

When we followed their method for ice retention (article forthcoming), there were still a couple of ice cubes left by the end of day 9. That in itself is pretty darn impressive and its due to the cooler’s high density insulation.

And as the ice melts, and water builds up, there is a DualSpout™ Plug to help with draining. The great thing about the dry bin is that as water builds up, your food stays dry. There’s a clip on the side of the cooler that keeps the dry bin from floating to the top, as well.

If you’re rolling your RollR into areas that have bears, this cooler is bear resistant. They also sell Bear Proof Locks that can attached to each corner for extra protection. But still, practice safe food storage whenever you are out in nature.

RovR RollR 60 Cooler with LandR Bin
RovR RollR 60 Cooler with LandR Bin

On the base of the cooler are two hearty wheels that are perfect for rugged terrain. When I arrived at the Cub Scout camp, I had a quarter-mile walk from my car, down a loose gravel trail. My 18-year old Igloo cooler wouldn’t have been able to handle it, but the RollR handled it with ease.

With the dual grip handle, I found it easy to pull the cooler behind me without it bumping against my heels. Likewise, while it was loaded with 80 pounds of food and ice, it wasn’t cumbersome. With one hand I pulled the cooler, while my other hand was free to haul a tent and duffle bag.

With the RollR cooler don’t forget to pick up a RovR® LandR™ Bin. This bin sits on top of the cooler, attached by Velcro straps. It’s great for storing extra snacks, water, or helping cart in additional campsite supplies.

RovR Essentials Pack

If you do buy a RollR cooler, you also need to pick up their Essentials Pack. It comes with an attachable prep board, cup holder, and stash bag. These accessories make camp life a bit easier. The prep board makes for a great small cutting board or a small serving tray.

RovR RollR 60 Cooler
RovR RollR 60 Cooler

I can’t tell you how cool I feel toting around this cooler. I feel like a bad ass.

At the Cub Scout camp, dads were checking it out: opening and closing the lid, playing with the dry bin, and kicking the tires. It definitely catches the eye.

One other killer accessory this cooler has is a bike hitch. Oftentimes in our neighborhood we gather at our community part. And I can’t wait for the next opportunity to roll up with this amazing cooler!