Do You Fish With Minnows? Heat kills.


Best Bait Container You’ll Ever Own
EGO’s Soft-Sided Bait Cooler is a life saver for bait and an insurance policy for your investment.

Saltwater or freshwater, live bait is sometimes the only path to fishing success – hard stop. As much as we like throwing the latest and greatest soft plastics and hardbaits, there are instances when live bait will outproduce 10 to 1.

Heat kills. Take a finger temperature test of a bucket of dead minnows against the surrounding water temperature. Pretty certain the upside-down floaters are in warmer water, which means there’s oxygen deprivation.

EGO’s smart-sided bait Cooler is founded on the principle of maintaining water temperature, which subsequently cuts down on oxygen loss. Internally, the cylindrical wall of the Soft Side Bait Cooler offers generous insulation covered by a soft but durable TPU fabric. The bilayer membrane is waterproof and has a high tear strength as well. 

EGO Soft Sided Bait Cooler (Kryptek TYPHON)               EGO Soft Sided Bait Cooler (Kryptek PONTUS)

Lastly, you’ll truly appreciate the robust adjustable and removable shoulder sling, which features a sliding pad. Free up your hands for carrying rods and other gear. And take solace in the fact that bait water won’t be sloshing on your clothes, thanks to the water-tight lid zipper.

Dare we say the EGO Soft Sided Cooler will be the best mobile bait manager you’ll ever use? Yes.

The cylindrical design isn’t by accident, either. Bait stays more active and damage-free when it’s not banging off four walls or crammed in a corner. This also makes bait easier to retrieve, as they evenly disperse throughout the container. But, quite frankly, accessing bait is made even easier because of the Soft Sided Bait Cooler’s shaped mesh bag that slides in and out of the container. Pull it out and the water drains through the coated mesh to expose pure bait. No more chasing minnows and shrimp around in a traditional bait box. And there’s no need for the forever-missing dipnet, either.

Bait needs oxygenation, too, despite the design’s awesomeness. So, EGO welded in the perfect external pouch to secure a portable aerator. Fits about every brand and model, from your power-sucking double D’s to more contemporary lithium styles. And located just above the pouch you’ll appreciate the versatile cutout for inserting various diameter hoses. Just run the hose through, attach the air stone, and slide the bag back in. You’re up and bubbling.  

The same TPU material makes up the exterior, too, but slicked up with Kryptek camo patterns that impart that badass fishing look. The Soft Sided Bait Cooler is available in Kryptek TYPHON and PONTUS. The exterior also sports a MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) strip for hanging tools.

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The container’s hard, structured lid zips shut with an advanced zipper that seals the contents, and is easily opened and closed with an oversized and rugged zipper pull. There’s a handle, too, for a quick grab-and-go. The bottom is constructed of the same durable and waterproof material, ensuring that the EGO’s Soft Sided Bait Cooler will be at your side for years.


EGO Soft Sided Bait Cooler FEATURES:

  • High-performance TPU performance fabric
  • Holds water temps constant for up to 12 hrs.
  • Built-in aerator pouch
  • Provides a controlled environment for bait fish
  • Circular design to keep bait fish healthy
  • Internal sleeve to easily lift bait fish
  • Comfortable carry handle
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
  • Shoulder strap included
  • Weight 2.6 lbs.
  • Measures: 10” L x 10” W x 13.5” H
    Aerator not included MSRP $99.99

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