This cooler doubles as a dry bag (and keeps your beer cold)

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The IceMule Pro Cooler uses the same fold down and clip system as other dry bags, but it has the added benefit of keeping your beer cold. Photo: Brandon Scherzberg

Our parents used to lug giant Tupperware style coolers across the beach and to the park (if they were lucky, said cooler came with built-in wheels), just to keep sandwiches cold.

We are not our parents.

These days, portable coolers come in every variation you can dream up, from backpacks to mountain bike saddlebags.

The IceMule Pro Cooler may just be the coolest one yet (no pun intended). Easy to carry and big enough to transport up to 36 cans of the good stuff, this beefy cooler is made from 1,000-denier tarp material with seams rated to handle 65 pounds, a heavy duty construction with an inner layer that's two times thicker than most soft coolers.

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Comfy padded straps makes carrying up to 36 cans of beer (and ice) on your back feel a little less daunting. Photo: Brandon Scherzberg

The IceMule Pro Cooler has a padded, ventilated backpack strap system that makes it comfortable to carry, and uses a foolproof, roll-down seal that makes it watertight, meaning that it keeps ice in and air and water out, so it can double as a dry bag when you need it.

Beer stays cold for up to 24 hours, and when you're done drinking, you can either use the built-in air valve to release the layer of insulation air, roll up the bag and place it in its included stuff sack, or dump your ice and fill the IceMule with your gear for waterproof storage on your way home.

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With a watertight construction, the IceMule Pro Cooler doubles as a dry bag for less edible gear. Photo: Brandon Scherzberg

The IceMule Pro Cooler has three sizes: the Large 20-liter, Xtra Large 30-liter and the Xtra Xtra Large, a 40-liter monster of a cooler. The mid-size Xtra Large can fit 24 cans and ice, or a whole lot of Mom's sandwiches.

IceMule Pro Cooler Xtra Large ($119.95)

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