The Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler is a low cost, good-quality cooler designed for those who enjoy outdoor activities of all kinds. Being a small and compact item, this cooler is extremely portable and easy to bring along on all sorts of adventures.

Features and Specifications

  • Dimensions: 11.81” x 6.69” x 11.81” exterior.
  • Made with a nylon and canvas exterior.
  • Made with two liners to ensure maximum insulation and safety:
    • Hard plastic liner for support and to protect items carried within.
    • Soft PEVA liner that is flexible and comfortable, and is fitted with antimicrobial properties that make it resistant to mildew, mold, and odors.
  • Can hold 16 cans of drinks with ice or ice substitutes.
  • All materials used meet FDA requirements for food contact.
  • An adjustable shoulder strap allows the cooler to be carried in a variety of ways, depending on the comfort of the wearer.
  • Extra pockets – one front zippered pockets, inner top mesh pockets in the lid, and two side mesh pockets – allow for more storage space.
  • Bungee cord is fitted to the lid of the cooler to allow for more to be carried along.
  • Seams of the cooler are heat-welded to effectively prevent leaks.
  • Available in blue, gray, green, red, and camo print.

An Essential, Reliable And Versatile Cooler Bag For Everyone

The Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler an easy-to-use cooler bag that is great option for just about anyone, and for virtually any event. It can be taken to sporting events, picnics, camping trips, and other laid-back outdoor activities, but it can also be brought along on more rugged journeys.

With two liners that allow for great insulation, this cooler is made from safe and food-friendly materials and is guaranteed to be leak-proof.

The soft liner is great for carrying comfort, while the hard liner ensures that any food or drinks carried within the cooler are secure and safe from being crushed. While perhaps being smaller than other coolers in the market, the Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler makes up for any lack of interior space with extra pockets that can hold snacks, gear, and other small items, so every part of this caddie is functional and has a good use.

Can Soft Cooler makes up for any lack of interior space with extra pockets that can hold snacks, gear, and other small items, so every part of this caddie is functional and has a good use.

On the flip-side, some may find this bag to be too small to adequately carry the food or drinks needed. In addition, due to its low price, the cooler’s durability is in question and it may not be a long-term option for those who need to use a cooler regularly.

You Will Love This Cooler If…

  1. You want something small, but versatile. If you are seeking something compact that is easy to carry around but makes up for its small size in functionality, this is it. It has a bungee cord to tie on extra drink bottles and the exterior mesh pockets can hold extra goodies and tools.
  2. You are on a budget. This cooler is noticeably a lot less expensive than many of its competitors, and it is still decently made, giving you more bang for your buck.
  3. You want something easy to clean. Thanks to its material, this cooler cleans up easily and isn’t difficult to get food and drink remnants off of. The removable hard shell also makes the cleaning job easier.

You Won’t Love This Cooler If…

  1. You need a lot of space. The 16 can space available in the cooler applies, but it is a tight fit and it can be hard to fit ice packs or other snacks and items alongside them. The cooler is designed to be compact, so if you want to carry a lot of stuff, this might not be the best one for you.
  2. You need to bring the bag on rough expeditions regularly. Due to its lower price, this cooler may not hold up well under repeated harsh environments and may be unable to perform as a long-term option for serious outdoor enthusiasts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the cooler machine washable?

By removing the inner plastic lining, you can safely machine wash the cooler.

Is the cooler collapsible?

In order to collapse or fold the cooler, you will have to remove the inner plastic lining, but it is doable.

Can this cooler be used to hold hot items too?

Hot items would warp and disfigure the liner, leading to leaks and other issues in the future. The cooler is, as the name suggests, made for and therefore more suited to handling cold items.

Can this cooler keep items cool even under very hot weather?

Provided that you use ice packs and keep the cooler closed when not removing items from it, it can do well under a wide variety of temperatures.

Will the cooler leak as ice melts inside it?

The cooler claims to be leak-proof thanks to its liners and insulation, and customer reviews lead us to believe that this is, in fact, true!


The Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler offers usability, versatility, and portability all in one compact package, making it a great choice for the everyday individual. Thanks to its small size, reliable liner system, and added functionalities, the cooler’s budget-friendliness gives it great value for money.

If you are in search of a tough caddie that can withstand a lot of abuse on a regular basis, or if you need to pack a lot of drinks or food into it at one time, then this bag isn’t the one for you. However, if you are looking for a simple cooler that will do its job, and do it well, as you bring it out for fun events and activities, then the Coleman will do the trick.