Hydro Flask 22L Soft Cooler Pack

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Hydro Flask 22L Soft Cooler Pack and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 87 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.3 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 196

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Comfortable to wear when transporting.
  • Lightweight and leak-proof.
  • The pockets provide convenient storage.
  • Able to hold enough beverages and food for a one-day trip for 4 people.
  • Ample padding on the back of the pack and the straps are wide enough to use comfortably.

Expert Reviews

  • The top can unzip and open easily for quick access.
  • Able to stand up for added functionality and convenience.
  • The wide lid and pockets aid in easy storage.
  • Minimal and sleek look for added style.
  • Water-tight zippers prevent any leaks.
  • Features external cinching straps to adjust the fit.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • The mesh drink pocket isn’t large enough for some bigger containers.
  • The water-tight zippers are a little tough to open with one hand.
  • Carry handle is off-centered, making carrying difficult when using the handle.

Expert Reviews

  • Reports of ice turning into water 40 hours into a test, instead of the claimed 48 hours.
  • More expensive than the competition.
  • Smaller capacity than other options.


The Hydro Flask 22L Soft Cooler Pack is an easy-to-use, transportable, and functional option that is well-suited for camping trips and single-day trips for the whole family. Despite being more expensive and having a smaller capacity, the comfort of using when transporting, the ample pockets and wide top-lid, and the convenience factor of the pack makes it a great choice for any person who wants to be able to bring food and beverages for a single-day or weekend trip.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.