3 Stars By yamkipor on 2015-07-27
I own the eBags Crew cooler II and I love it. Big enough for my drinks and food ...
Small. way smaller then picture suggests. I own the eBags Crew cooler II and I love it. Big enough for my drinks and food and a few ice packs. I originally bought this one for my wife because she didn't want something as big but liked the style of my Crew Cooler II. Unfortunately its too small for all her snacks and lunch. I now use the bag for my 8 y/o because its plenty big for him and is more then enough room for his lunch and snacks for the whole day.
1. Jr next to the Crew Cooler II
2. Jr with 16 oz. water bottle standing up
3. Jr with 16 oz. water bottle laying down
5 Stars By ralphtt on 2015-11-05
eBag customer service rivals BTA-MALL's !!
Bought this crew cooler JR. back on March 20. I'm retired and often hunt or fish some distance from home. As a diabetic, i have to carry lunch, diabetic supplies and glucose tablets with me. So, this bag has made numerous trips with me since March.
When I received the bag, I didn't think I would need the shoulder strap. So, I removed it and stuck it in a drawer. Now, almost eight months later, I need the shoulder strap and cannot find it.
Decided to call eBags. The customer service lady could not have been nicer. I told her I needed a shoulder strap and wanted to purchase one. She checked to be sure it was in stock and volunteered to ship it to me at no charge.
eBags customer service is on a par with BTA-MALL's.
The rep told me the eBag had a lifetime warranty . . . I didn't think it would cover a stupid act like losing the strap. :)
5 Stars By EasternShoreGal on 2017-11-03
and was in love as soon as I opened the box
I am a self proclaimed lunch box junkie. I own a small army of lunch boxes. I have totes, coolers, messenger bags. I change up frequently according to my daily carrying needs and sometimes just to match my outfit of the day. After having lusted over the eBags Crew Cooler for some time, I found it on a Lightning Deal. I ordered it, and was in love as soon as I opened the box. It is the Holy Grail of food transport. Unfortunately, it is too large for my work locker. Darn it! So it is being repurposed for travel and light grocery shopping. So a bit later I found the Crew Cooler Jr. on a Lightning Deal. I ordered it and waited anxiously for its arrival. I was horrified by how tiny it was. I was almost mad. But then I packed it with some of my containers representative of my work lunch. And you know what? It works. It fits 2 Rubbermaid Take Along flat containers and 2 water bottles on top. Will also fit Rubbermaid Lunchblox Entree and Sandwich Kits. My 7 inch Kindle out of its case fit in the top compartment. And my wireless ear buds in the front pocket. Plus room for keys and slim wallet. Now it won't fit my other stuff like umbrella and hat, and such, but I can always use one of my larger bags when I need everything. So yes , it's a darn good compact, well thought out bag. Just small.
5 Stars By LF on 2013-10-06
Overall, a Nice Cooler, Just Smaller Thank I Thought
I looked at both the larger bag and this one and opted to try this one first after reading reviews. The bag is very nice looking and has lots of handy compartments.
1. It is easy to carry and the top is slightly rounded so it looks like the old fashioned lunch pails.
2. It has separate place for dry and chilled items.
3. It has a separate zippered compartment in the front for silverware.
4. There is a white liner inside the chilled compartment that can be removed and cleaned.
5. The carry handles are very nice, thick, & sturdy. They are easy to grasp and comfortable to carry.
6. There is also an optional shoulder strap for those that like to carry it that way.
7. Sturdy and looks like it will last awhile.
8. Keeps things pretty cool with a frozen juice bottle or ice pack. I live in a hot climate and work outdoors, so a hard sized, insulated cooler works better for keeping things cold. This is fine for people working in offices or where the outside temperature is room temperature.
1. It was smaller than I thought. Another review mentioned 2 Tupperware containers side by side barely fit and that's true. On a typical day, I usually carry two wraps or 1/2 sandwiches, a fruit bowl (1 Tupperware), a side salad (2nd Tupperware), a couple of protein bars for emergencies, and a frozen juice for the day's lunch and snacks and it barely fits.
2. On either side of the cooler is a tiny compartment with netting that can be unzipped to put drinks. I'm not sure what size drink bottle people carry, but I couldn't even fit a 16 oz plastic orange juice bottle in it. I don't have any soda cans to test, but it looks like they'd be a tight squeeze too. I just use use one of these tiny compartments for medications, supplements, ID, and other things like that. The other I keep the optional shoulder strap in.
Overall, I'm please with the cooler. This size is perfect for an office workers lunch. Next time around I will probably try the larger one though being that I would like to be able to fit more things in the cooler as I'm working physically and eating every couple of hours.
5 Stars By xelene on 2015-02-25
I immediately tested the size of this one with my meal containers and thank goodness its perfect. I'm a new nursing student and
My main problem while searching for a lunch bag was not really knowing sizes. I immediately tested the size of this one with my meal containers and thank goodness its perfect. I'm a new nursing student and with clinicals on weekends I needed a bag that allows two meals and snacks. I was able to fit 3 containers in the main compartment. I still have a small section up top where some protein bars fit nicely. I am definitely excited and pleased with this bag.
4 Stars By John G on 2016-07-07
Nice cooler bag
*EDIT* 5 months later. I've grown to hate this bag for the purpose I am using it for. When I say hate i mean literally hate. I Wont dock any stars for it, because my original review was/is accurate. The only thing is, i drive for a living, and i'm in the cab of my truck for about 8 hours a day minimum. I cant set this bag in the seat or on my console without it bloody rolling everywhere! every time i turn around its in the floor, or its wedged itself out of reach between the passenger seat and the passenger door! Its a really nice bag if you're going to take it to work or school and set it down under your desk or on a lunch counter or refrigerator even. But if you drive, like me; buy something with a flatter bottom and more boxy shape.. again.. great bag... no so great where i need it.
I was looking for a new cooler bag for my lunches and stumbled across this one.
It is very well made. The material is not cheap feeling at all, and the seams appear to be sturdy. The zipper on the front sticks a bit, but not enough to concern myself with nor remove a star from the review.
The one thing i can say though is, if you watch the comparison video between this one and the larger one, this one is actually smaller than i thought it would be from watching the video. I was expecting a medium size bag, but this one is smaller. This is not a fault of the advertising, nor do i feel mislead in any way, I think its a side effect of ordering online, its very hard to gauge size from a video, no matter how much you research the product. If you're looking for something sizeable, I'd say buy the larger version of this bag. If you're looking for a small (almost small-medium purse size) to get you through your lunch hour at work, and a couple of side snacks this is the item for you. If you're like me and spend a good deal of time in the cab of a truck for 8+ hours a day, and would like to stow a few extras like drinks and food, etc.. the larger one would be more appropriate I think.
The only reason I docked 1 star from the review is the price, I just don't feel it was worth the asking price of $39.99, I feel like this is a $29.99 bag. This is a hindsight observation. I dont feel ripped off, I just think this is priced a bit higher than it should be.
All in all, its a very good, solid bag, the Red color isnt too bold as to be considered loud, its a nice dull colored red that's a pleasant shade to look at. If i had to do it again, i'd probably buy the larger version of the bag (which i do feel might be worth its asking price), you can see a good review of the larger version by watching this video here: [...]
If that link doesn't work for some reason YouTube search Fly With Stella. (i am not affiliated with her, it was a very good review of the larger bag, worth mentioning)
5 Stars By yankeefan on 2014-12-06
This bag is awesome. I do NOT use it for food. I work in a hospital and use it for my pens, important documents (folded), etc. Its so much lighter then the other big case I was carrying all the time. I am very happy with this item. I removed the inner white liner that was inside the main part of the bag and it gave me more room. It came off by unzipping the zipper. The shoulder strap is very comfortable. I also put my Tylenol in there, and its great for putting medication in there as well. I am really happy with this bag. It is shipped ina box and the bag is flat but you just open it and your ready! I highly recommend this ebag to anyone. Its great for men also. A male nurse I work with got this for himself. There are a lot of pockets with zippers. You will really like this ebag. Worth every penny!
5 Stars By Christopher C on 2014-12-22
My Christmas present to myself!
Perfect lunch size for anyone. It has plenty of room for cold and a separate upper compartment for the chips and crackers you don't need cold. I use a small ice pack and no worries about that mayo on the sandwich. Plus my insulin stays nice and safe also. Zip out liner for easy cleaning, although zipping it back in can be tricky at times but it is easy to keep clean and holds enough to keep me snacking and full throughout the day. Perfect size for good lunch, snacks, napkins, utensils, and even my insulin. My friends call it my lunch murse (man purse). Last one I had lasted several years of daily use and this is my Christmas present to myself. BTA-MALL Prime and lightning deals made this a no-brainer.
3 Stars By Knance on 2017-05-29
Doesn't hold much
It was much smaller than I expected, but it works well. Keeps stuff cold. Sturdily made. I ended up buying the larger version, which I love!
5 Stars By J. Lai on 2013-12-04
Great Durable Cooler!
I was looking for a higher quality meal bag because I need to carry food for my special needs daughter. Most of our needs are small containers that contain puree foods. This cooler provides the adequate space in the main compartment to put thin cold packs as well as 5 baby jars and a few small containers. The additional pockets are provide a way to organize the various items we need to take, including paper bibs, napkins, snacks, and plastic spoons. The top zipper compartment could also be used to put recently heated baby jars. Although there is only room for about 2, while still allowing the zipper to close. Overall, this cooler is just the right size without sacrificing the additional compartments for additional items. The best part of this cooler is the material of the internal compartment and the zipper that allows it be to detached for extra cleaning. Often times the bag is knocked over or simply tiled and food can easily be spilled inside. This makes the clean up much easier and the durable plastic that is used is much better than other coolers which eventually rip and tear after a few months of use. I have been using this for months and it has held up to everyday use.
Here the breakdown of the good and the bad:
- Good size cooler to store small containers or 1 large container
- Removable inner layer using a zipper, which makes clean up easy
- 2 small compartments on the side, top and front compartments, and rear flap for thin items like a cell phone allow for easy organization.
- Keeps cold food well insulated with cold packs
- Everything component of this cooler is designed to last, from the zipper to the stitching.
- The long design makes it topple over quite easily and not as stable as I wish it can be.
Overall, I love the durability and space available. I would buy another if I have a need for it. But at this rate, my bag will last quite a long time.