ktooowrote a review of Mountainsmith Cooloir 24 on June 17, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this at a local store for $80 and for that I think it's worth it, but maybe not at full price.
A couple notes:
1. It's bigger than I expected. It's big enough to cold 24 cans with ice. It could probably hold 2 shoeboxes? Anyways it's a good size, this was a plus for me, but depends on what you need.
2. It isn't very soft. Don't expect to be able to squeeze this down when it's empty, it's more like a hard cooler with a soft cover. Still nicer to carry and isn't going to dent your car if you knock the cooler into it, but it is a fixed shape and isn't flexible. This was the biggest negative to me: I wanted to be able to compress it to fit into my limited apartment storage space.
3. It works well. I generally only use coolers for day activities or maybe single overnights, and this insulates more than well enough for that.
4. It disassembles into the outer bag/cover you see in the pictures, then the insulation box can pull out, and the cover off the insulation box can come off. I actually find this a little annoying/unnecessary, but if you want to make sure you can get every part of it cleaned it could be a plus.
Anyways, I focused on the negative, but it is a nice cooler that looks cool and works well, and I'd buy it again at a sale price.