Softpack Cooler, Personal Multi is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Handle and strapping are a bummer The new handle construction is bulky, unwieldy and is generally a bummer. It's not comfortable to carry in the hand, makes it difficult to lay the straps straight to the bag for packing/fitting into a fridge purposes and doesn't lend itself to strapping to a larger bag. This wouldn't be as problematic if the shoulder strap weren't so flimsy. Without a grip on the shoulder strap, the bag is almost impossible to wear securely (and I am broad-shouldered, I'm sure it would be even more annoying if I weren't). The functionality of keeping things cold is great! But unless you are putting this in your car and driving somewhere with it, it's not useful. It doesn't carry well and certainly isn't for a commuter or day hiker.
Date published: 2019-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Size for Work Day Lunch and Necessities L.L. Bean’s Softpack Cooler is a perfect size for a lunch box. It can easily hold a freezer-pack, a sandwich, a bag of chips, a granola bar, a banana, an apple and a 12 oz bottle of water. The Softpack Cooler also has a top zippered pouch which I use to secure my keys, wallet and cell phone. In addition, there are side pockets which securely hold a pack of gum, toothpicks, wet wipes and napkins. The Softpack Cooler can be carried with a rubber handle that conveniently interlocks to better secure the main compartment. It also can be shouldered with a removable strap for heavier loads such as soft drink cans. The zippers to the main compartment and top pocket have easy to grasp rubber rings for ease of opening. I work in a construction related industry and the ripstop fabric has so far resisted both abrasions and staining. Padding provides insulation and protection for the food stores. This is a well engineered cooler that was built for the field. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from very poor quality Very much surprised at the poor quality of the small cooler. The zipper doesn't work properly when opening and closing-unable to make it work around the corners. The bag itself falls over when your try to remove a bottle of water because the zipper doesn't go back far enough to let the cover open wide. The cooler itself doesn't keep the water very cold even with an ice pack. Very disappointed--certainly not what I would expect from LL Bean. I also bought a large version of this same cooler and the same results.
Date published: 2021-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Redesign still misses the mark I have been in need of a replacement for my well-used LL Bean personal cooler. I had been hoping for a redesign that was similar to the one I own. I have been looking at LL Bean's site for a few years, but didn't like the previous versions. When I saw this redesign, I purchased thinking I finally had a workable replacement. I was wrong and disappointed. I hadn't purchased recent designs due to the lack of outside pockets. This version has 5 outside pockets. The 2 side pockets are completely useless. I put my thermoses in the side pockets of my current bag. The pockets are made of a stretch mesh and hold them fine. The pockets of this version have no stretch, thus rendering them useless. Nothing would fit in them when the bag was full. The pockets in the front and the back are of some use, but they have no closure so I wouldn't trust them to hold anything more than napkins. They need a zipper or Velcro to make them secure. The top pocket has a zipper so it worked, but I would prefer it inside. The interior seemed smaller than the version I own. I believe it is because when I filled the bag I had less room than the bag I have been using for years. The handles on top of the bag are terrible. It is very difficult to get them to fit together. Additionally, they are made of hard plastic, which makes them very uncomfortable to hold. I gave this product 2 stars because of the effort that LL Bean made to attempt to address customer concerns. Unfortunately, the redesign is still a miss. I returned it.
Date published: 2019-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice! This small cooler is very handy. The shoulder strap is detachable if you don't want to use it, the handles tuck in if you don't want to use those. There are plenty of pockets and a secure zipper pocket on top. I got this for my dad to use golfing, it is perfect. It would be a great Fathers Day gift!
Date published: 2019-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from golf course cooler since you can not get ice on the golf course these days, this little cooler will keep 4 gatorades packed in ice nice and cold for the round, which is pretty good considering the hot texas sun.
Date published: 2020-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOOD SIZE I LIKE THIS COOLER FOR MY LUNCH. THIS ONE IS BETTER THAN A PREVIOUS VERSION I HAD THE TOP IS MORE SQUARE AND A LITTLE HIGHER SO THINGS FIT BETTER. I LIKE THE ZIPPER POCKET ON THE TOP AND SLIP POCKETS AROUND THE OUTSIDE. SOMETIMES IT'S HARD TO FIND A COOLER FOR YOUR LUNCH THAT HAS POCKETS.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Lunchbox Got this for my boyfriend for his birthday, he loves it! It is great quality and feels like it will really last. The only complaints are the size for the price but the dimensions are mentioned so just make sure its big enough for your needs. The pockets around the outside are great. I would recommend!
Date published: 2020-12-09