Insulation Ability
Mobility and Durability
Visual Appeal
Overall Rating

Igloo Hard Liner Cooler

6, 12, and 24 cans (approx. 9 to 25 quarts) sizes

Plastic and fabric composition

Budget to intermediate-priced

Pros: Acceptable ice life (especially with ice pack usage), easy to store and transport, a lot of choices in color
Cons: No handle for carrying, a little too flimsy

Removable hard liner, MaxCold insulation, adjustable shoulder strap, front zipper pocket


Igloo Hard Liner Cooler Review

Igloo Hard Liner Cooler Review

Latest Update by Brandon F. on June 19, 2019

This is our Igloo Hard Liner Cooler Review.  The Igloo Hard Liner Cooler has gone through some recent improvements.  These include an updated external design as well as removable hard plastic liners that have molded-in ice slots.  In addition, the standard front slip pocket and adjustable shoulder strap come with it.  It is available in a number of colors, comes in 6, 12, and 24 can varieties (around 9 to 25 quarts), and is made of plastic and fabric.

Insulation ability –  3.5 star

Despite being a soft top with a zip-up lid that isn’t air-tight, this cooler does a pretty good job of keeping items cold.  With the inclusion of the optional ice packs inserted into the slots, it bumps up the cooling performance quite a bit more and one can expect this to be able to perform for a full day before needing to refill with ice or nice ice packets.  That being said, the insulation lining is relatively thin which keeps it from lasting even longer.

Mobility and durability –  3 star

The entire cooler is easily collapsible and does not take up a lot of space.  When full, it is still relatively light and easily carried via the strap.  It would have been nice to have an additional handle for those times you didn’t want to carry it on your shoulder but this is a minor complaint, especially since the strap is adjustable.  Build quality is on point and there are no glaring weaknesses.

Visual Appeal –  2.5 star

The actual shape of the hardliner cooler is pretty tame, but there is a host of color schemes available.  One of the most popular is the camouflage layout.  We must admit that the strap, despite working fine, looks somewhat flimsy and many options don’t have the grip which cheapens things up a bit.

Cost –  2.5 star

This product will fall somewhere in the budget to intermediate range.  This is about average for soft-sided coolers of this size.

Overall Rating –  3 star

The Igloo Hard Liner Cooler Review receives 3 coolers out of 5.  This product performs surprisingly well despite its assumed limitations of being a loose soft-top that is relatively small.  The build quality and portability are more than acceptable as well.  The visual department could have a bit of a boost but it is not a deal-breaker, and we would recommend this to someone looking for a simple, mobile cooler.

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