Canadian Ice Flight Crew Cooler

$109.99 $89.99

The Canadian Ice Cooler has the perfect balance between cold storage space and convenient pockets. It’s the strongest and coolest cooler on the market for flight crews. The cooler includes the best zippers, insulation, material, and — most importantly — the best liner! The top pocket is large enough to fit an iPad along with a Telex 850 Headset, with room for a regular-sized phone and other small items.

  • Waterproof Ultra durable Cordura Ballistic Nylon fabric
  • Expandable lower pocket for a Flight Attendant manual
  • Extra large main insulated food/tote compartment


  1. Chill or freeze your food prior to your trip.  This will greatly extend your ice retention.  Ice works harder and melts faster to chill warm food.  It’s much easier to keep food chilled and cold rather than exhausting the ice to chill warm contents.
  2. Use our recommended ice bagWe have tested numerous methods of keeping food chilled for longer periods of time and found that the commonly known headache bags work the best.  Our ice bag is tailored with our cooler bag in mind. It fits perfectly in our cooler bags, is leakproof, and has a wide mouth to add ice easily.
  3. More is better than less.  Use as much ice as possible.  Keep the air inside the cooler to a minimum as this will add to your ice retention..  Remember that warm air will accelerate the ice melt and diminish the ice much faster.  
  4. Limit access.  Zip the cold storage lid closed right after you take your food contents out.  This will maximize ice retention. Try to limit access to two or 3 times a day.  This has an enormous effect on your ice retention.
  5. Larger cubes is better than smaller cubes.  There is more scientific cooling power with larger blocks of ice.  The same mass of 1 block of cubed ice vs. smaller chunks or grinded ice will last much longer.

Following these guidelines…Tests show that a 1.5” block of ice will stay in a solid state for 24-48 hours! (8-12 hours when opening main cold storage area multiple times during this time period)

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  • Waterproof Ultra durable Cordura Ballistic Nylon fabric from Invista
  • Extra large main insulated food/tote compartment
  • Inside dimensions: 14″L x 8″W x 7″H
  • Exterior dimensions: 15″L x 8″W x 12″H
  • There is an expandable bottom pocket that adds 2.5″
  • Top compartment dimensions: 13.5″L x 7.5″W x 2.5″H
  • Top double zipper compartment for magazines, books, phones, plastic forks, etc.
  • 2 zippered side pockets for easy access and extra storage
  • Easy access front pocket for more of your stuff
  • Comes with a comfortable padded shoulder strap
  • Will fit over your luggage handle (up to an 8 1/2″ wide handle)

17 reviews for Canadian Ice Flight Crew Cooler

  1. RPA/FA

    Awesome, money well spent!

    I’ve owned this for over a year now, still looks brand new. Well constructed, very durable. It has paid for itself over and over again. I recommended it to a few people who purchased one and they are extremely happy with it as well. Outstanding customer service from ordering to delivery, they keep you in the loop. Will be ordering from them again! Keep up the good work!!!!

  2. lil dibbie

    Drainage Spout

    Great Bag!!! I wish it had a spout to drain the water from the bottom of the bag …just an idea to make draining the water from the bag easier.

    Reply by Strongbags: Good suggestion, but almost impossible to manufacture with a spout. Tipping the bag to drain the water will not hurt the fabric.

  3. Chris

    Going through Security

    The Ice is put right INTO the bag? Since this is a ” Flight Bag Cooler”. Would it be allowed to go through security screening WITH the ice? You know how picky they are with ” liquids under 100 ml” …

    Strongbags Response: I don’t think it would be an issue since ice is not a liquid…yet. We haven’t had anyone say that they have had difficulty. Ice does stay in a solid state all day with this cooler

  4. EL


    I pack 4 days worth of food in this cooler and it stays cold and fresh. My ONLY suggestion is that the mesh pocket could be a little larger to hold my insulated coffee cup. It fits in there, but falls out. I’ve had it about a year and it’s holding up great.

    – Strongbags Reply – Thank you for your great comments! We are always looking to improve on our products. Some cups with smooth plastic sides may slip. The side pocket was designed for bottled water or other drinks found at the airport.

  5. k


    Why don’t you sell these on Amazon? I would love to use my credit!

    Strongbags reply – We will be on Amazon soon. Look for us on Amazon by summer!

  6. Melody

    Almost perfect!

    This is also my favorite food bag! The double strap placement is sensible, because it doesn’t tip when I pick it up with the food compartment unzipped – as the ebag will. It holds most of my food for a 3-day trip.

    I bought a hard liner bin from the dollar store which fits it perfectly. I prefer more stability. I wonder about a sturdy metal attachment bar on the top rear of the bag. This would allow us to attach it to our luggage using our luggage strap. I prefer a lower center of gravity. Many of us are bringing a cart-load of food on our trips, so this bag can become VERY heavy. The metal bar-attachment would keep the bag from swinging when using a luggage strap.

    I also suggest a version without the bottom “manual” pocket. It adds to the weight and, more importantly, the height of the bag. I don’t use this pocket and never will. Some do, some don’t. I would love to see a version without this “feature”.

    Thank you for producing a quality food bag. I look forward to seeing it on the Amazon shopping site.

    StrongBags Support Answer – when considering a metal bar, either outside the fabric or within the bag will tend to erode the material over time, especially on the metal corners, which will limit the durability of the product. A good idea, but would eventually cause a problem.

    We are looking at making the same bag without a bottom pocket.

    We should also be on Amazon soon! We are in the “Approval” process.

  7. DR/Capt

    Very Nice Cooler

    Holds more than I thought it would. However, it would have been nice to have left the name tag sewn in on the back. I can see problems with the name tag holder on the chain.

    Strongbags Support Answer – We made the change to a metal name tag that is removable. After time the sewn name tag did not satisfy our durability standards.

    Thank you for your purchase!

  8. FA jimmy


    This bag will pay for it self in on 4 day trip! does not leak. keeps food cold/fresh. i packed enough food to last a 4 day trip and didn’t spend 1 cent on at the airport/resturants!! love this bag! LOVE,LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!

  9. Dan

    Will this fit a 13inch macbook/iPad?

    I have seen this in person and it looks great. I was wondering if you could fit a 13inch macbbok pro in the pocket below the cooler?


    StrongBags Support Answer – The top and bottom pockets will fit an iPad, although we don’t recommend keeping electronic items underneath the cooler portion in case liner is punctured, or due to possible “sweating” in high temperature/humidity environments.

    Thank you for your question!

  10. Josh

    Ipad/Bose quiet comfort 15

    Wondering if this cooler will fit an ipad and Bose headphones quiet comfort 15? If so I will buy it tomorrow.

    Strongbags Reply:

    Josh, The Canadian Ice Cooler top pocket fits an ipad or the QC15’s, but not both. Tested with an ipad 4 in a griffin survivor case.

  11. Tom

    feature request.

    I noticed on an upcoming bag noticed a feature that would be great for this bag. “Back fabric slot with zipper for placing over luggage handle. If you don’t need this option, you may zip closed to allow quick easy storage of a book or magazines” Is this something that could possibly be added to this bag?

    Strongbags reply

    Tom, This feature has been there for about a year now. Thank you all for your suggestions on making our bags the preferred bags!


  12. jinx

    iPad and ‘lil skillet

    I purchased this bag based on the fact that it would hold my iPad in the top pocket, eliminating the need for an extra carry on. The iPad by itself fits but not with the case on. Although the ‘lil skillet does fit leaving room in my carry on bag for my iPad.

  13. Jerseysue

    Keeping it cool

    My ice melted after about 6 hours. What am I doing wrong????

    Strongbags Reply – We do offer one of the best coolers on the market for all its worth. The liner and insulation will work as advertised as long as you follow some basic rules.

    Here are some pointers…

    1. Put a layer of ice on the bottom, and the coldest pack or more ice on the top. The top layer will melt faster than the bottom layer, but the food between is what is important.
    2. Keep your cooler zipper closed as much as possible – get your food and zip the lid closed, not just flipped closed. This will be the biggest factor in keeping your ice in a solid state longer.
    3. Always keep the ice in a leak proof container.
    4. The larger the ice chunks, the longer you’ll have ice.

    Thank you for your comment. Hope this helps!

    Fly Safe!


  14. MY

    Excellent bag. Highly recommend

    Quality bag. Spacious. I use the top for books/magazines. The bottom for inflight shoes. And the cooler fits enough food for a 4 day trip easily. Lining definitely keeps your food cold. I pack a ice pack from home and food is still cold 24hrs.
    Love this bag. Highly recommend!

  15. Shirley

    Love this Bag!

    I love love love this bag. I should get some payback for ALL the bags I have basically sold for this company!!! Lol just recently a Delta Flight Attendant stopped me & once again I showed her ALL the compartments & she wrote down the info… It does get heavy 1st day of a 4 day trip with ice & Manual… But wouldn’t trade it for anything!!!!

  16. Max

    A Longlasting Superior Choice

    I bought my first one in 2011 when my son was born. He’s turning 7 now and the bag has finally worn out. For most of that time the bag has served weekly, nearly always full to the brim. Using ice packs in the bottom with frozen meals the bag often reaches 3 days without extra ice or refrigeration. Worth every penny. I’m back for my second!

  17. Matt

    new updated cooler version

    With the new update to the top pocket, is it large enough to fit the ipad with the pivot case and the bose qc case? I see it says the A20 will not fit, however the qc cases are smaller.

    Strongbags Response:

    The new EFB Canadian Ice Cooler will fit the QC20 on top of the ipad in the top pocket. The current Canadian Cooler will not fit an ipad and a headset.

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