Physically demanding jobs performed by construction workers require much strength. In order to maintain it throughout the day, regular and quality meals are simply necessary. We especially emphasize ‘quality’, which means that sandwiches, snacks, and various pastries from the bakery are out of the question. When that half-hour lunch break comes, some workers quickly run to the fastest restaurant or fast food where they rush to put as many bites in their mouths as possible in a short time, from the moment the food is ready. Others stay on the construction site where they take a meal from their bags that their wives prepared for them. The weather conditions in which they build and perform works can be quite harsh, so they are often exposed to strong heat, which is why high temperatures cause the lunch in the bag to heat up. This encourages the growth of bacteria and increases the risk of food spoilage, which can further cause health problems, poisoning, and so on.
The best solution to preventing such situations is – ta-da! – a cooler bag. The cooler will protect the meal from the heat and prevent spoilage and spending hours in the toilet as a consequence. It will always be in the car at the place where you work, and you can use all the half-hour breaks to eat slowly, without running to restaurants. At the same time, you’ll have the impression that you’re at home and that you have taken fresh food out of your own refrigerator.
There are many models on the market today, and thanks to internet promotion and trade, it will be even harder for you to decide on the right one. We tried to help you with that and make a list of the best coolers that will enable you to have a fresh and quality lunch on the construction site every day. Stay tuned.
1. Stanley Heritage
You should choose a cooler depending on your needs and the amount of food you normally carry with you and which you can eat during the day. The Stanley Heritage is very practical and of medium size, so it won’t take up much space. The handle is quite durable so you don’t have to worry if you load the bag a little bit more.
The great thing is that between the handle and the lid there’s a perfectly designed space for a thermos or a bottle of water, which are essential on hot days – we mustn’t forget about mandatory hydration, right?.
The list of all practical characteristics of this product never ends, but another thing that testifies to that is the lid that turns into a surface for eating and holding a cup. The partitions are divided into space where you can separate the main dish from sweets, salad, etc. Enough reason to consider this option, right?
2. Carhartt Gear Deluxe lunch cooler bag
Another great and extremely practical model that has conquered the market. It differs from the previous model in many ways but in a positive sense.
First of all, this cooler has not only a handle but also a belt that can be placed on the shoulder and significantly facilitate portability. Especially if you’ve decided that you need more energy today, brought more food and you mustn’t rely only on the handle. Portability is also facilitated by the barely noticeable weight of the bag.
The appearance can be compared to an ordinary bag with pockets. It’s the pockets that allow even more space in which sweets, water bottles, and other small things can fit. You can also use it on weekends as a beer cooler when you go on a trip with friends, so it’s multifunctional.
And, well, the food temperature can be maintained for 12-14 hours, which is more than enough.
3. Klein Tools
Although at first glance it looks like a toolbox due to its armored design, it’s actually a very powerful storage space for cooling food. It’s a real monster. Compared to the previous examples, it’s larger, and it can hold a lot of water and food thanks to its huge capacity.
Everything you put inside will stay cold for up to 30 hours. And in this case, there’s a certain functionality that’s reflected in the fact that it can act as a chair when you have nothing to sit on while you finish eating.
The cooler is very well insulated which is why this model has good potential for high market rankings. Even in case of rain, it won’t soak and the contents will remain untouched. Even if your car overheats if you can’t find shade under a tree, the food will still stay perfectly cool and fresh. Fair enough.
4. Igloo 14.8 Quart Playmate
When making this model, the manufacturers adapted it especially to the workers on the construction sites. The solid material from which it was made is excellent for such conditions. Possible falls of construction material from a certain height can’t damage it, so therefore, it’s also resistant to weather conditions and you don’t have to worry about being left without lunch by accident.
Does the design remind you of childhood? It reminds us, too. A simple model that delights and brings back nostalgia – not only with its appearance, but also with its capacity, and with the price, which is much more acceptable than the price of other popular models. And, hey – it’s easy to clean and simple to maintain.
The only thing that stands out as a disadvantage of this product is the insulation that doesn’t keep the cold for too long. But, if you need to protect your lunch for only a few hours, and at a great price, then this is the right solution for you.
5. Arctic Zone Titan Deep Freeze Zipperless Hardbody
The name itself speaks volumes about the characteristics of the product and its very high performance. The maximum needs of workers can be met by this last model we’re representing to you.
Here we can see probably the simplest opening ever. You simply move the lid to the other side and enjoy it. The material is water-resistant which is perfect in terms of weather conditions. It’s super easy to clean as well, with a gentle movement of the cloth from left to right only. The strap facilitates portability and the pockets provide even more storage space. Ideal for outdoor work, right?
As the biggest advance we could highlight its insulation system which is excellent and on which you can rely for more than 12 hours.
Forget about old methods of cooling with ice bottles or pre-freezing food. Set aside some money for your mobile refrigerator, thanks to which you’ll always have a quality meal and enough cold water. You wouldn’t want too much work to disrupt your acquired healthy habits and, so it’s quite practical, and, oh well, it feels like home!