OtterBox is entering a new phase. Having done broken into the hard cooler market last year, they are now getting into the premium soft cooler game.

Yesterday, the company that originally started with durable hard cases for smart phones, announced the Trooper soft-side coolers. Coming in two sizes (the LT 30 and the 20), the coolers incorporate premium-grade thermal insulation and durability, feature heavy duty bases and keep ice for 72 hours.

The OtterBox Trooper 20. Photo: OtterBox

“OtterBox launched 20 years ago to solve a pain point for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Trooper line continues that tradition,” OtterBox CEO Jim Parke said in a press release. “Every new product from our engineers leverages decades of expertise in design and engineering to bring to market premium products from a brand you trust.”

The Trooper 20 (starting at $250) features an easy-open flip-top, which OtterBox says can be opened one-handed. Its 20-quart capacity can be carried with a two-inch wide padded shoulder strap.

The Trooper LT 30 (starting at $300) offers the option to switch from a shoulder strap to a backpack carry, which is a very convenient feature. And its opening is a largemouth for easy loading and unloading with an easy-open latch. It has a 30-quart capacity and also features two exterior pockets with water-resistant zippers add extra storage.

The OtterBox LT 30. Photo: OtterBox

Both coolers come in three colorways: Hazy Harbor (white and blue), Alpine Ascent (tan and green) and Forest Edge (Realtree Xtra camo). They also come with a bottle opener and are backed by a lifetime warranty.

If you’re looking for a new carry cooler for the coming warmer months, definitely give the OtterBox Trooper a look.

The Trooper LT 30 can be carried like a backpack for convenience. Photo: OtterBox

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