Warning: this is a review of a not-very-technical piece of fishing gear.
We spent some time this summer and fall fishing with the Fishpond Blizzard Soft Cooler. It’s a medium-sized soft cooler that holds 18 cans of beverages, or maybe 6 cans of beverages and a couple of lunches.
We like it. Here’s why.
- Easy access. As shown in the dramatic action shot above, it’s got a cool little trap door in the top with a velcro closure. Just reach in and grab one when you’d like one. Seems simple, but it’s the killer feature in our humble opinion.
- Doesn’t take up much room. Compared to a hard cooler with the same capacity, it’s much easier to deal with in the back of your truck, and especially in your boat.
- Doesn’t leak. After a recent weekend trip, it sat in the back seat of the car for a couple of days full of ice and water. No leaky.
- Molded bottom. It doesn’t slide around in the bottom of the boat.
Is it the right choice to keep ice for days while baking on a flats skiff in 95 degree weather? Nope. For the much more common ‘day in the drift boat with a couple of guys’, though, it’s perfect.
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