4imprint, LLC

Posted: May 06, 2022 | Updated: June 20, 2022 5 min read

As warmer weather arrives, more people will be heading outdoors. Whether out hiking, biking or just hanging at the lake, all that time under the hot sun will have people looking forward to a cool drink.


We spoke to Melanie, our authority in coolers in the 4imprint Merchandising Department, about her recommendations for the upcoming season.


“Sunny skies and warm temps are calling us outside. Coolers are the perfect travel companion—ideal for the lake, camping, road trips, sporting events and more,” she said. “We have a wide assortment of coolers that can promote your brand or event, appeal to your customers, and fit any budget.”


Outdoor-ready coolers

The Sunset Cooler Tote is ideal for a day at the lake. Store wet suits or towels in the convenient mesh pockets. Sand and debris will fall through while your items dry. Group gatherings are a breeze with the spacious Refresh® 28-Can Cooler. It even includes a beach ball in the back mesh pocket, so you’ll always have a toy on hand. And you can easily carry everything you need on a hike in the All-in-One Beach Cooler Backpack.


Hands-free carrying

“Great for the on-the-go lifestyle, all of these coolers can be carried hands-free—clip them around your waist, wear crossbody or on your back,” Melanie said. “You can keep beverages cold, keep snacks from melting or even keep medications at the proper temp without having to use a larger cooler bag. I pack wet wipes (which feel refreshing when cleaning up on a hot day) and snacks for the kids in mine before we head out to the park. Most of these are stylish enough to carry your everyday items in them.”

The Koozie® Backpack Cooler Chair has handy backpack straps. Plus, it includes a compact chair and a cooler, so you can haul less gear to the beach or campground. When you only need a small cooler for a hike or day trip, the Koozie Fanny Pack Kooler fits the bill. It clips around the waist and holds ice packs, soda, water and snacks in its zippered main compartment. Plus, there’s a small zippered front pocket for additional supplies.

Travel-friendly hybrid bags

“Working remotely means you aren’t always at a cubicle or your home office”, Melanie said. “These dual-compartment hybrid bags carry work or school essentials in the main compartment and keep your lunch cold in a separate insulated portion, ready to eat wherever you set up your workstation for the day.”

The Everyday Backpack with Insulated Compartment features a traditional backpack to hold paperwork, books and small electronics, with an insulated lower compartment for snacks and drinks. If your employees need more space for electronics, consider the Koozie Recreation Laptop Kooler Backpack. It has a backpack on top with a padded laptop sleeve for up to 15” laptops. And the insulated bottom compartment has a heat-sealed PEVA liner is ideal for a lunch, snacks and drinks.

Coolers with recycled materials

Show your brand’s best side by choosing a bag with recycled materials. “Coolers using recycled polyester (RPET) not only show customers your commitment to sustainability and the environment, but they also look great while doing it,” Melanie said.

Give employees a Merchant & Craft Revive Lunch Cooler. It’s made of 600D recycled polyester (RPET) with foam insulation and a PEVA lining. If you need more space, try the Excursion RPET Backpack Cooler, with tons of pockets to store everything they need on their outdoor adventures. And you can show off your flexibility by handing out the Arctic Zone® Repreve Expandable Cooler Tote. It’s sure to impress your customers and prospects.

Stay hot with cool-down gifts

No matter where they go, they’re sure to appreciate a cooler giveaway. With these tips, you’re bound to make a hot impression on employees, clients and prospects.