By Jeff Banowetz

Tribune News Service

The Unbound Soft Cooler Pack, sold by Bend’s Hydro Flask, takes the cooler and morphs it into a waterproof, soft-sided backpack that’s easy to transport. It is easy to carry and keeps things cold for 48 hours. There are dry storage pockets on the side.

The 22-liter capacity is enough to hold 24 cans or food supplies for a weekend camping trip. The leak-proof, watertight zippers make sure the water stays inside the cooler.

It’s an excellent option for a day at the beach — you no longer have to pull those wheeled coolers through the sand.

The BPA-free, food-grade liner is easy to clean, and the compression-molded base allows it to sit upright for easy access.