The soft-sided Arctic Zone IceCold 30-Can Cooler gets top honors from the Good Housekeeping Research Institute. Editors like its ability to stay cold inside for 12 hours and its unusual square shape, which makes it easy to pack and unpack. Padded shoulder straps are also a plus since they make the cooler easy to tote. On the downside, GH testers warn that the interior is prone to stains but otherwise this cooler cleans up effortlessly. The majority of Amazon.com user posts are also enthusiastic about this cooler's cold-keeping capabilities and roomy capacity, as well as its nifty side pockets. However, there are a couple of complaints about the handle design; users wish the strap weren't in the back, which makes the cooler a bit awkward to carry.
Aside from the top rating from Good Housekeeping and about a dozen user reviews at Amazon.com, we found no additional reviews of this cooler.
1. Good Housekeeping
Editors at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute test coolers by loading and unloading them to gauge ease of use, and evaluate each cooler's ability to keep beverages cold. The Arctic Zone 30-Can IceCold Cooler gets high marks for its ability to stay cold for 12 hours, as well as for its roomy capacity, easy clean-up, side pockets and padded shoulder strap. However, they warn that as with many soft-sided fabric coolers, spills can stain the lining.
Review: GHRI-Tested Food Coolers, Editors at the Good Housekeeping Research Institute
About a dozen Amazon posters are, on the whole, very enthusiastic about this cooler's ability to keep food and drinks cold all day. They also like its roomy capacity and side pockets. There are a couple of complaints about the placement of the shoulder strap in the back, which makes the cooler somewhat awkward to carry.
Review: California Innovations Arctic Zone 30-Can IceCold High-Performance Cooler, Contributors to Amazon.com