Originally Posted by Wadester
Polarbear coolers are great - but straps over the top reduces the effectiveness of the insulation, especially over days on the road. And as you note, if you don't strangle the thing it can and will bounce loose.
A friend runs his straps along the side of the cooler, between the cooler and the fastex buckles used to fasten the zippered ends. Works well. Bag doesn't go anywhere.
I've been using straps across the top between the handles. If the bag came free it would still hang by the straps. I think I'm going to switch to some of the small/thin ROK straps instead of the way-too-long H2W straps I've been using.