As warmer weather arrives, more people will be heading outdoors. Whether out hiking, biking or just hanging on the beach, 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 beach, 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.”
The Sunset Cooler Tote is ideal for a day at the beach. 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.
“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 gummy 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 without screaming ‘cooler bag.’”
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 fruit in its zippered main compartment. A zippered front pocket holds small supplies. If you need something a little bigger that’s still streamlined, consider the Aviana Mini Backpack Cooler.
Travel-friendly hybrid bags
“Working remotely means you aren’t always confined to 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 a lunch, snacks and drinks. If your employees need more space for electronics, consider the Koozie Recreation Laptop Kooler Backpack. It has a similar design but includes a padded laptop sleeve for up to 15” laptops. And the insulated bottom compartment also features a heat-sealed PEVA liner to help prevent leaks.
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, which is made of 600-denier recycled polyester (RPET) with foam insulation and a PEVA lining. When you need more space, try the Excursion RPET Backpack Cooler. It can hold 20 cans, and is sure to thrill 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.