Orca Walker Tote Cooler Review 1080 486 BassGrab

Orca Walker Tote Cooler Review

Best Portable Soft Cooler

Orca Walker Tote Cooler

Fishing with Orca

When focusing on the fishing aspects of this cooler it actually has a few really cool features that make it great for kayak fishing. The first one is that there are two waterproof pockets on the cooler to hold gear such as keys, phones, and wallets. That’s actually a big deal as I usually bring a separate waterproof phone bag along with my cooler. The cooler also has two attachment points on each side that you can use to strap it down with a clip so it won’t go overboard. One drawback to using this for fishing is that I feel that it is likely to pick up stains pretty easily such as fish blood, slime, oyster mud, salt stains. It’s almost too nice of a cooler to use for fishing, however it would work phenomenally.

Update 6/13/22: After additional use this cooler is very well insulated and incredibly tough, however it does pick up stains and scuffs on the exterior as expected. The zipper is also very stiff which is a good thing, however it can be very hard to open in a kayak hatch or when it is placed behind you.

Real World Use

  • Kayak fishing – holds drinks and gear, not fish
  • Kids snacks – kids always want snacks, just stock this full of them and feed them
  • Roadies – take this to a friends house to watch football or hang by the fire


  • Durable denier outer material
       This is a really nice thick outer material, but I suspect it will pick up stains easily
  • Tough skin bottom pad for added durability
       Excellent, the bottom is always the first part to wear, along with straps
  • Ultra thick zipper
       Makes it easy to open and unlikely to break
  • Dimensions: Length 15”, Width 9.5”, Height 15.25”
       Perfect size to fit in the back of a kayak or in front of a car seat
  • Dry weight: 3.6 lbs
       It is quite light when it is empty but still holds a shape well.
  • Max load: 50 lbs
       If you can max this out to 50lbs and single hand curl that bad boy, then more props to you 


  • Dry bag front pocket to keep keys, cell phone or wallet safe
       Thank you, great for beach or wet location where coolers usually are
  • Easy open magnetic split handle
       Cool, probably unnecessary, but cool
  • Insulated inner walls keeps cold retention for days
       Agreed, cooler works very well and the walls are thick
  • Waterproof inner and front pocket
       Another waterproof pocket, boom baby
  • Ultrasonic RF welding as used in whitewater craft
       Works for me
  • Comfort padded shoulder strap
       This is great for long walks when you can’t curl an entire cooler of beverages
  • Responsibly sourced in China
       Don’t like that, but I understand
  • Designed and shipped from Nashville, Tennessee
       That’s better
    Heath Anderson

    Heath lives in North Carolina and has been an avid fisherman and all around outdoorsman for the past three decades. In addition to enjoying the outdoors, Heath has been active in the online fishing industry since 2010, teaching and sharing reviews of fishing products on BassGrab.com to help anglers catch more and look good while doing it.

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