Kayak Coolers: Gear for your Angler

by • December 18, 2015 • Accessories, Product ReviewsComments (0)3539

Coolers are becoming more and more prevalent with the gear that kayak anglers use these days. Kayak coolers makes perfect sense as it offers us the ability to carry drinks and snacks, but also serves as an easy way to store those stud fish that get invited home for dinner. Granted, a cooler too large won’t fit in our limited storage space, but cooler companies are making coolers more specific to kayak angler needs. Give your special kayak or SUP angler a new kayak cooler this Christmas.

Kayak Coolers

Coolers are a perfect tool for kayak anglers to use on fishing excursions. They serve several purposes from carrying drinks and grub to extend that kayak fishing trip, and also give the angler storage capabilities for those epic catches you bring home for dinner. While kayak coolers can be expensive, their value isn’t diminished the slightest bit.

Engel Coolers

19 Qt. Cooler/Dry Box with Rod Holders

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The amazing UC19 Cooler/Dry Box takes on yet another exciting form! This model adds 4 rod holders to the popular UC19 to make it the perfect companion on any angling expedition. Perfectly sized to use on your kayak or paddleboard, as well as carry to the water using the convenient shoulder strap. It can keep your cold items cold, your warm items warm, and your dry items dry! MSRP: $74.99

Live Bait Cooler – 13Qts

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With Engel’s new Live Bait Cooler, your minnows, shrimp or other live bait will always be ready for action, thanks to our powerful 2X2 Air Pump and insulated cooler box. The 2-speed air pump keeps the water fully aerated and the insulated cooler shields expensive bait from extreme temperatures, whether you’re fishing in the dog days of summer or out on the ice in January. The 2-speed Engel 2X2 Air Pump runs strong on two (2) D-Cell batteries (not included). Run on high speed when your cooler is full of bait. Turn the pump down and conserve battery power later in the day. Plug into your car or boat’s cigarette lighter using the handy 12V adapter to run the pump overnight and keep bait fresh for the next morning. MSRP: $74.99

Yeti Coolers

Yeti Roadie 20

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Small but mighty, the YETI Roadie is the best personal cooler you’ll ever find to protect your drinks from the heat. Built with the same hardy one-piece construction and ice-retaining insulation as our Tundra ice chests, this small personal cooler is equipped with a heavy-duty stainless steel handle for better portability. The Roadie is even grizzly proof. Take this sturdy little portable cooler with you to the job site, or play hooky and head down to your favorite fishing hole. It’s also right at home in a campsite, kayak, canoe, ATV or golf cart. The small Roadie cooler is the ideal size to BYOB, and the No Sweat Design prevents any embarrassing messes. The unbreakable, self-stopping hinges keep the lid propped open while you fish around for the perfect pairing.

Yeti Hopper 20

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The YETI Hopper™ 20 is a personal, portable, anything but soft-sided cooler. Easily transport at least 18 icy cans to the links, the lake or your next tailgate using the sturdy handles or carrying strap. Unlike other soft-sided coolers, it’s puncture-resistant, leakproof and sports an anti-microbial liner that resists mildew. Plus it keeps your beverages cold for days thanks to an inch of closed-cell foam insulation on the sides and 1.5 inches on the bottom.

Grizzly Coolers

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The Grizzly 15 is a great cooler for your kayak or Stand Up Paddleboard fishing excursions. Tough and durable, but also fits inside your kayak or on your SUP perfectly. I’ve used the Grizzly coolers for years, even attaching a double rod holder on each side giving more storage capabilities.

  • 16 quart capacity, 12 lbs empty
  • RotoTough™ rotationally molded construction, Environmentally friendly pressure-injected insulation
  • Molded-in hinge with stainless steel pin
  • BearClaw™ Latches require no hardware and keep a secure grip
  • Heavy-duty 2″ adjustable shoulder strap with carry handle
  • 2” Tiedown slots
  • Embossed ruler on lid
  • Rubber Gasket makes a perfect seal, includes dry goods tray
  • Lifetime Warranty, Made in USA
  • MSRP: $169.99

IceMule Coolers

IceMule Pro Cooler – Large (20L)

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The IceMule Pro Coolers serious coolers designed for extreme adventure. Or…even just for when you have a lot of stuff to keep cold and don’t want to lug a huge, hard, bulky cooler around! With a 1000 denier exterior tarpaulin fabric, seams rated to 65 pounds, and a padded, ventilated backpack strap system, this is absolutely the world’s most portable HIGH-CAPACITY, high-performance cooler.

  • 17″ tall, 14″ wide, 11″ deep (when closed)
  • Capacity = 18 cans plus ice
  • TriFold DriTopTM System. Foolproof seal to keep ice in and air out.
  • MuleSkinETTM and MuleSkinEVTM. Tough 1000 denier Outer layer for exceptional strength and durability; heavy-duty inner layer 2X thicker than most soft coolers.
  • ComfortCarryIMPTM System. Reinforced back-straps and plus ventilated back pads provide ultimate comfort for long-range excursions.
  • PolarLayerTM Insulation. Keeps contents “IceMule Cold” for up to 24 hours.
  • IM AirValveTMAllows for insulation layer air removal so the cooler can roll up for storage in its stuff sack.
  • MSRP: $99.95


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