“ Manufacturer: Argos / Type: Cool Bag „
When we go away, I was never one for organising a picnic for lunch and snacks and tended to just eat out but as this was becoming increasingly expensive, I decided to invest in a cool bag and take something out with us.
At the start of the summer season, I purchased this cool bag from Argos for £9.99. The current RRP is £11.99 and is only available at Argos as is part of their value range. I tend to buy a lot of things from Argos as I like using the reserve and collect service, meaning I don't have a wasted journey or have to pay for delivery charge.
The bag is black, with two painted grey zippers which are situated about ¼ of the way down the bag. Above the zippers, the bag is grey; the zippers open up three sides of the bag which I found really handy for taking things out. The inside of the bag has a wipe clean lining, I found this ideal as Lauren has a tendency to put things back in the bag half eaten or drinks with the lid not on fully. It doesn't come with any ice packs, Argos sell these separately for around £6 (however I picked some up from the local pound shop and they do just as good a job).
This cool bag has a capacity of 22litres, I have found this is ample to feed a family of three, and there is quite a lot of room spare so it means I can also take lots of refreshments to the beach. You also get a smaller cool bag for this price which is identical in looks but has a capacity of 8 litres. I tend to use this one for longer car journeys.
The bag has two large grey handles, I found that the handles are quite short so I can't carry over my shoulder or on my back, the handles are not padded either so when carrying for a long while (and full); it did dig into my hands a little.
Despite this, I would recommend this bag and give 4 out of 5 stars, although it is nothing fancy to look at, it does its job and has also saved me a small fortune.
Although the weather hadn't been great this year, we have used several times and the bag is wearing extremely well and I think it will last a long time.
Thanks for reading.