Petromax Cooler Bag kx-bag8 

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This is the smaller of two ‘Cooler Bags’ designed to keep things like beers cool over a long period of time for those into outdoor pastimes when far away from any electrical power. However I can see another use to keep things hot for a long period of time especially in these current times when some may not know when their next hot meal may come.

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The exterior dimensions are 32x21.5x27.5cm; the internal ones are 28x15.5x19.5cm, so you see how thick the insulation is. The flip open lid will keep things cool or hot but to really make things tight a close fitting zip really nails things down.

A padded shoulder strap extends to allow the bag to sit comfortably near your waist when being carried or a padded handle on top will also do the job when it is fully zipped up.

There is a small zipped pocket on the back that is 11cm across and 13cm deep. Each end has a mesh rubberised pocket and the front has 20cm wide 18cm deep pocket and that’s a 3.5cm protrusion.

The whole case is very sturdy and a lighter person than me could even use it as a seat.

They are available in three colours Sand, Olive and Dark Grey. A bottle opener is attached to side of the bag.

The size I was sent is stated to hold 8 litres and the larger size 24 litres.

The length of time things can be kept cool using a good quantity of ice to cool your bottles of choice is four days for the smaller size and six days for the larger size.

I took it shopping when I was going by bus to purchase frozen foods. The round trip can take up to three hours and everything was still perfectly frozen when I returned home.

As I mentioned I think it could work for hot food and I placed some stew on a heat container such as those from many take away restaurants in the bag overnight and at lunchtime the next day it was still nice and hot.

The bag weights 1.3 kilos; the larger one weights 2.45 kilos.

The 8 litre bag is available from the link below and if you sign up for their newsletter when you click onto their site you are eligible for 20% off your first order and as the price is £119.95 that makes it £95.96.   

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