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Green Guru Cruiser Cooler


Green Guru is a Boulder CO based manufacturer of cycling and outdoor gear upcycled and recycled from bits otherwise heading to the landfill. The Cruiser Cooler is made from recycled innertubes and an upcycled reflective mylar insulated interior liner originally used for compostable cup packaging. Meant as an all purpose glove compartment for casual rides, the $45 Cruiser Cooler attaches with simple hook and loop fasteners and opens one-handed, with no zippers to fuss with. It isn’t as secure as I may personally want given my riding style, but for crusing with a light jacket and lunch, it makes more sense. I used the Cruiser Cooler as a loose in my bag however, as it holds 4-5 12 oz cans and two big 24 oz ones and the mylar liner keeps them cold far longer than they would loose. If I was to use it on the bike more I’d likely want to swap out the stock straps for something more secure and may wish for a snap closure at least. In the bag, it’s been more convenient than I expected having a small mylar cooler like this around, and it never fails to elicit comments from other bike folks given the construction. See more and purchase direct at www.greengurugear.com

One Comment

  1. EricAugust 15, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    My gf gifted me this bag a few months ago to carry tools, rain jacket, etc. I mainly use it when Im travelling light. It can also connect to a rear rack and if you like to DIY, a strap can be easily constructed, I use a 2″ canvas utility strap with the extra length as a stabilizing strap.

    I finally used it as a cooler this past weekend to hold two 24 oz PBRs (no joke), it kept them cold for about three hours until we stopped to imbibe.

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