Outdoor gear item for May 10

Polar Bear coolers

THE SITUATION: Outdoorsmen are always looking for ways to keep their food and drinks cold while in the field or on a boat.

A SOLUTION: Makers of soft coolers for over 10 years, Polar Bear has released it Extreme Chill line. The patent-pending, closed-cell foam design allows the Polar Bear EC to keep things colder longer than ever before.

THE DETAILS: The soft coolers feature a 1.5-inch closed-cell foam base enclosed in a heavy nylon bottom saddle that is surrounded by a 1-inch thick closed-cell foam body with complete coverage top to bottom. Its fold-down design combines a large mouth design for easy access and maximum storage capacity with the ability to buckle down and tighten up for maximum space to maintain chill retention.

Other features include a heavy-duty weatherized, rubber coated, splash-guard zipper, two aluminum side release buckles that double as bottle openers, eight stainless steel tie downs and four carabineer bow tie daisy chains making it easy to attach things.

The coolers come in a variety of sizes and colors, including Mossy Oak camo

PRICE: Ranges from $90-$180 depending on size and style.

AVAILABILITY: To find the cooler that meets your needs, go to polarbearcoolers.com.

Jeffrey P. Mayor, jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com