Otterbox is best known for its rugged and tough iPhone cases, but in recent years the brand has expanded into other product categories. Since buying Lifeproof and through partnerships with others, Otterbox has gone beyond smartphone accessories and dabbled in other areas, culminating in this week’s release of its new Trooper Soft Coolers.
The latest from Otterbox combines an attractive soft-shell design with the ability to keep ice frozen for up to 72-hours at a time. It’s the blend of lightweight design and impressive refrigeration that has Otterbox hoping it can challenge the big names in this competitive space.
Otterbox is unveiling two new coolers as a part of this week’s announcement, starting with the ‘Trooper 20’. The 20-quart capacity cooler has “thermal- and food-grade” insulation for keeping your munchies cool and safe for long periods of time. There’s two large padded carrying straps on top along with the ability to attach other Otterbox accessories for additional storage. Oh, and it naturally has a bottle opener as well.
Jumping to the larger Trooper 30 model delivers enough room for up to 30-liters of food and drink. Perhaps the best reason for upgrading are the nifty backpack-style straps that should allow for a more comfortable experience on long hikes. The Trooper 30 also has additional tiedowns with Duraflex hardware and a few extra storage areas, which is perfect for batteries and the like.
The new Otterbox line of coolers sports an IP-65 rating, which offers protection from water and strenuous activities, making it a perfect companion for life outdoors. Otterbox includes a lifetime warranty with both models, as well.
Trooper 20 will start at $249, while the larger 30 model is available for $299. Both will ship in three different colors, including Hazy Harbor, Alpine Ascent, and Forest Edge. That’s blue, green and camo for those of you not keeping track. All of Otterbox’s new releases are available for purchase today direct from the manufacturer.
OtterBox Shows Its Soft Side with New Coolers
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — There’s no right way or wrong way to get outside. From beach to peaks, OtterBox enables every adventure. Now OtterBox, an outdoor staple since 1998, introduces the Trooper line of rugged soft-side coolers at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show.
Building on the momentum of the Venture Cooler and Elevation Tumbler launch last year, Trooper is designed to enhance any outdoor experience with expertly engineered features. Both products feature extra-wide straps for easy carry and external pockets to keep your valuables in an easy-to-reach, water-resistant sealed pouch.
“OtterBox launched 20 years ago to solve a pain point for outdoor enthusiasts, and the Trooper line continues that tradition,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “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.”
Trooper soft-side coolers incorporate premium-grade thermal insulation and trusted OtterBox durability. Each design is rated IP-65 to protect against rushing rapids, features a heavy duty base to protect against abrasion and keep ice for up to 3 or more days. A mounting system allows for attachment of accessories like a bottle opener or a drybox – just like the Venture Coolers. Trooper is available in two designs with unique features:
Trooper LT 30
- A largemouth opening makes for easy loading and unloading with an easy-open latch.
- Two-inch wide padded carrying straps that convert easily between shoulder- and backpack-carry styles.
- Thirty-quart capacity and two exterior pockets with water-resistant zippers add extra storage.
- An easy-access flip top lid stays open when needed with a latch that can be opened single-handedly.
- A two-inch wide padded carrying strap is comfortable to carry wherever it goes.
- Twenty-quart capacity and one exterior pocket with a water-resistant zipper provides added storage.
Trooper LT 30 and 20, starting at $299 and $249, come with an included bottle opener and are available now in Hazy Harbor (white and blue), Alpine Ascent (tan and green) and Forest Edge (Realtree Xtra camo).
All products are covered by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty.
OtterBox is showcasing a full line-up of outdoor gear at Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show in Denver, Jan. 25 to 28, at booth 39071-UL, including Venture Coolers and accessories; Elevation Tumblers in new colors; a new variety of Elevation lids; Trooper Coolers; and 3250 Series Dryboxes. For more information on OtterBox outdoor products, visit otterbox.com.
OtterBox innovates bold products that deliver confidence and trust in any pursuit. From its humble beginnings with a drybox in a Fort Collins, Colo., garage, OtterBox has honed and leveraged its expertise in manufacturing and design to become the No. 1-selling smartphone case brand in the U.S. and a leader in rugged outdoor lifestyle products.1
At the center of every OtterBox innovation is a deeper goal to effect positive, lasting change. In partnership with the OtterCares Foundation, OtterBox grows to give back by inspiring kids to change the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy. To learn more about this mission, visit otterbox.com/givingback.
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1 Source: The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Service: Cell Phone Device Protection/Units Sold/Jan. 2014-June 2017
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