Though they’ve got quite a line-up of soft-sides coolers, the Mountainsmith Cooler Tube has held the “wow factor” since it was first introduced back in 2014. For $22, the Cooler Tube is capable of holding six 12oz cans or four 16oz cans in a single stack formation for easy transport. You can either sling it over your shoulder or lash it to your pack for a highly portable, insulated solution in getting canned beverages from place to place. For 2017 however Mountainsmith is looking to address the challenges that those of us who need to transport larger volumes of liquid face when heading into the great outdoors. They’ll do just that with their aptly named “Growler Sling.”
Though there are quite a few variations of beer growlers on the market, the 64oz brown glass jug is the most widely used – and reused – form factor out there. The Growler Sling perfectly cradles and insulates a single growler of beer, several 22 oz. bombers, or a couple of 750ml bottles of wine depending on your personal needs and preferences. Rectangular in form it can also carry snacks along with the previously mentioned bevvies, or even act as a soft-sides lunch or picnic cooler in a pinch.
Additionally, the Growler Sling can also carry ice or ice packs, which will maintain their chill factor thanks to the PEVA reflective silver liner and insulated padding. It is Important to note however that Mountainsmith makes no promises that the Growler Sling will protect your liquid investments should it be dropped on a hard surface. But rest assured, it’s a better bet than dropping those jugs without having them protected by the Sling. #wrapyourjug
Priced at $21.95, the Mountainsmith Growler Sling – as well as a wide range of other insulated products – is available now from your favorite outfitter or at mountainsmith.com.