We usually take our meals with us when we’re out and about. Since we’re gluten free, it’s easier to have food with us instead of trying to find “safe” food to eat. That doesn’t mean that we never eat out, but that’s the exception, not the norm for us. One of the difficulties that we’ve found with taking certain foods (cheese, yogurt, meat) is keeping the foods cold. Ice makes the foods less than desirable. Ice packs tend to thaw a little too fast especially in the summer.
I combat this issue by using more ice packs in the cooler or lunch bags. Unfortunately, that means that I have less room for food or drinks. Often, I’ll just forgo certain foods when it’s hot outside. Munchkin ends up being a bummed that I didn’t bring some of her favorite foods for snacking. (In the heat of the summer, even many of our normal fruits and veggies need to be kept cool.)
When I read about the Packit cooler, I knew that it was something that I really wanted to try out. I thought it just might be a solution to our problem.
The unique design of the Packit cooler allows products to stay cool up to 10 hours. Obviously, this depends on outside factors. The ice packs are built into the cooler (bottom and sides), so the entire personal cooler is placed in the freezer. The whole cooler folds flat which means that it doesn’t take up make space in the freezer. (Huge plus!) When you’re ready to use it, you just pull it out of the freezer, fill, and go.
Our first test was on a warm day where we knew that the cooler would be sitting in the truck for several hours. I packed D’s lunch which included a bagel sandwich, Gatorade, yogurt, peaches, and a dessert. It was very nice not to have to work around ice packs. Everything easily fit into the Packit personal cooler.
D ate some of his lunch, and then he had to get to some meetings. A few hours later, he was able to finally finish his lunch. Everything was still nice and cold. The built-in ice packs did not thaw even after the several hours in a rather warm vehicle.
I look forward to testing it out more this summer when our temperatures really soar. Even though we didn’t have a chance to test it at our peak summer heat, I’m impressed with the complete design and performance with the Packit. Packit freeze + go personal coolers get 2 thumbs up!
I’m thrilled that I am able to offer a PackIt cooler to one of my readers. Can’t wait to win one? You’ll want to swing over to take advantage of the PACKiT Buy One, Get One Free sale!!
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I received a sample from PackIt to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. Thank you! PackIt is also supplying a cooler for the giveaway winner. All opinions are my own.