For this post, we decided to look at popular backpack and portable dispensers available in the market.
Fun and easy to use, we also found that portable backpack dispensers are super compact and surprisingly lightweight. We reviewed these keeping in mind portability, how easy it was to transfer drinks into it and also its ability to chill your brew.
In addition to backpack coolers, we also reviewed portable drink dispensers that are used in similar fashion to backpack drink dispensers. We found these too to be extremely light in weight and designed to be easily carried around.
And then there are collapsible drink dispensers. Of these, the Useful UH-CB149 100 OZ 3L Collapsible Beverage Dispenser is a popular one as evident by user reviews. Coolers known for their durability and economical price range are those from Arrow Home Products and Bluewave Lifestyle.
These beverage dispensers are ideal for outdoor parties, picnics, fishing trips and sporting events giving you easy access to your beverages when you need them.
Wyndham House™ Beverage Dispenser Backpack
This fun and easy to carry dispenser has a 3.7 quart capacity and a clear beverage holder. The attachments to the shoulders are well designed to keep the dispenser at a uniform level. It is also easy to strap on to the shoulders and has a waist band that helps balance the weight.
It weighs just two pounds and measures 5.8 x 5 x 25 inches. Attached to the tanks is a transfer pipe which is almost 2 feet in length. This allows one to smoothly dispense drinks from it.
One little drawback we noticed was that the cap does not screw on to the top which can cause the liquid to spill. The Wyndham House™ Beverage Dispenser Backpack is definitely an icebreaker at parties besides being a super fun way to serve your beverages.
Wyndham KTBEVDS3 Dual Tank Double Beverage Dispenser Backpack, 74 L
If you are looking for a continuous supply of drinks at your next party, the Wyndham KTBEVDS3 Dual Tank Double Beverage Dispenser Backpack is the one for you.
Featuring a dual cylinder with a capacity of 3.7 quarts, the Wyndham Dual Tank Double Beverage Dispenser comes with two straps, one for the shoulders and the other that goes around the waist.
Its straps are padded and the drinks are stored in a pouch attached to the shoulders. The dispensing tube has a spigot towards the end and is almost two feet in length.
While dispensing drinks, we found that the spigot shuts off promptly without causing any spillage or dripping whatsoever- a huge win for the Wyndham KTBEVDS3. On the other hand, the dispenser isn’t insulated, so it cannot really keep your drinks chilled for long periods.
However, it is also built to carry hot liquids as well.
Wyndham KTBEVDS9 Triple Beverage Dispenser Backpack
This triple container dispenser from Wyndham is designed to hold different types of beverages if needed.
Each beverage tube has a capacity of 3.7 quarts along with three individual tubes that are connected to each of the beverage containers.
The shoulder straps are adjustable and padded and there is also a cup holder attached to the brace. On usage, we found that it is a bit difficult to dispense beverages from the container in the middle as it is squeezed between the other two dispensers.
That being said, it is worth mentioning that even though the dispenser has three cylinders mounted on the back, it is surprisingly effortless to put on and take off.
Wyndham House™ Dual Tank Double Beverage Dispenser Backpack-6+ Quarts
With a 6 Quart size capacity, this backpack beverage dispenser measures 24 inches in height, is nine inches wide and three inches deep. It features two tanks, each with a storage capacity of 3.7 quarts and weighs 3.5 pounds.
The shoulder straps are adjustable and it also comes with a mesh pocket to store cups.
Gallon Cold Beverage/Drink Dispenser (2 Gallon Iced Flavor Fresh)
The Gallon Cold Beverage Drink Dispenser is ideal for serving large crowds due to its large storage capacity. The dispenser comes attached with a stand that is made out of plastic which increases its durability. Many users prefer a plastic cooler over glass as it is easy to handle and carry around, especially if there are kids trying to access the dispenser.
The Gallon Cold Beverage Drink Dispenser also has a separate compartment for ice to keep your beverage cool without watering it. The cooler is easy to assemble and clean. The spigot on the dispenser has a quick push to release mechanism and does not drip when shutting the valve.
Useful UH-CB149 100 OZ 3L Collapsible Beverage Dispenser
The Useful UH-CB 149 100 OZ 3L falls in the portable dispenser category. Lightweight and compact — the dispenser can be expanded to 9 inches in height and collapsed to just 4 inches– this dispenser has a capacity of 3.3 litres and weighs just 8.8 ounces.
What’s more, the body of the dispenser is made from a single piece of plastic material that folds thus ensuring that it does not leak. This also ensures that the cooler is extremely durable for use at outdoor picnics and events.
The carry handle makes it easy to carry around and it comes highly recommended as it is compact and easy to carry.
Arrow Home Products 00745 1.25 Gallon Slimline Beverage Container in Clear
The Arrow Home Products 00745 1.25 Gallon Slimline Beverage Container is a cleverly designed cooler with a built-in handle (which makes carrying easy) and a large opening (allows for easy pouring of drinks or even ice).
Weighing just 9.6 ounces, the dispenser which nicely rests on its base, has a capacity of 1.25 gallons. It can be used regularly at home, picnics, parties and even commercial spaces.
The supplier, Arrow, also has a few other variants of this product that are manufactured in different shapes and sizes such as the Arrow Home Products 00765 Ultra Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 1.25-Gallon, Arrow Home Products 00743 2 Gallon Slimline Beverage Container and the Arrow Home Products 00763 Ultra Beverage Dispenser.
Bluewave Lifestyle BPA Free Portable Refrigerator Bottle with Valve, 3 gallon
A similar alternative to the Arrow series of dispensers are the dispensers from the Bluewave Lifestyle. These coolers are priced slightly higher than the Arrow series of coolers mainly due to the capacity of liquid it can hold.
This Bluewave Lifestyle BPA Free Portable Refrigerator Bottle with Valve is available in a 3 gallon capacity. Other variants in these series include the Bluewave Lifestyle BPA Free Water Bottle with Big-Mouth and Dispensing Valve which is a 5 gallon dispenser and the Bluewave Lifestyle Square BPA Free Water Bottle with 48mm Cap that has a 1 gallon tank.
Collapsible Water Container – 5L Portable Folding Drink Dispenser, Orange
A 5 gallon cooler can sometimes be troublesome to carry or store. But not this collapsible 5L Portable Folding Drink Dispenser from Out Topper. Capable of collapsing to just 12 cm when folded, this plastic drink dispenser is an excellent space saver. Equipped with a handle to help carry it and also a base for the cooler to rest on, it is also super convenient.
The dispenser weighs just 15.8 ounces and is 27 cms in length (base included). What’s more, the spigot does not leak while dispensing drinks and is easy to release drinks with.
Shop24Hrs Creative Wine Beer Dispenser Pourer Gas Station Cocktail Drinks Pouring Measure Machine
Designed to look like a gas station, this dispenser can be used to dispense wine or beer and is manufactured by Kuangjok. It is made from food grade AS and ABS and has a capacity of 1000 ml
Drinks are dispensed via a hose that looks much like the hose sees at gas stations across the country. One big advantage of this dispenser is that the product is multi-functional as it can be used for cocktails, beers, wines, juices and other beverages as well.
There is also a scale on the storage tank that enables you to measure out your drinks while pouring. The dispenser stretches to 18.9 inches in height and the length of the hose is 21.7 inches.
Durable 3L Cold Draft Beer Tower Dispenser Plastic with LED Lights
A fun dispenser to have any party, the Durable 3L Cold Draft Beer Tower Dispenser Plastic from Goplus is designed with LED Lights. Powered by three AAA batteries, the LED lights make the dispenser look pretty cool and futuristic.
To prevent drinks from diluting in the cooler, it is designed with a detachable ice chamber to store ice. The capacity of the tank is 3 litres and the height of the dispenser is 7.9 inches. The dispenser can be dismantled effortlessly for cleaning and maintenance. The top of the dispenser is wide having a diameter of 7.9” making it easy to pour drinks into.
Artland Tailgate Beverage Dispenser, 2 gallon, Black
Convenient access to drinks while tailgating is something that all tailgaters look for which is exactly what the Artland Tailgate Beverage Dispenser aims to provide with its 2 gallon tank.
Also recommended for BBQ’s, parties, outdoor weddings, etc, the Artland Tailgate Beverage Dispenser is made out of glass and features high grade materials for its spigot, handles, etc.
It weighs 5.7 pounds and measures 10.5 inches in height. In addition to the Tailgate Beverage Dispenser, there are also other dispensers manufactured by Artland. These include the Artland Ariana Beverage Dispenser with Bright Copper Finish with a 3 gallon storage tank and the Artland Tailgate Beverage Dispenser with a 1 gallon tank.
Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with Spigot
Igloo offers a wide range of beverage coolers and dispensers and it is a highly trusted brand. The Igloo 5 Gallon Seat Top Beverage Jug with spigot is a very popular beverage dispenser that has plenty of positive reviews by hundreds of users.
The stand out feature of this portable drink dispenser is that it features an Ultra Therm insulation that keeps drinks chilled; additionally the bottom of the dispenser has been designed for impact resistance along with it reinforced handles as well. The capacity of the dispenser is 5 gallons and it weighs 8.3 pounds.
Igloo Sport Beverage Cooler (Majestic Blue, 2-Gallon)
The Igloo Sport Beverage Cooler is an extremely compact cooler from Igloo that weighs just 2.1 pounds and is 13.8 inches in length.
The build quality of this dispenser is superior as is seen with all Igloo products and the swing handle is super sturdy and convenient to carry. The spigot is a push to release and comes with a double gasket.
The dispenser is equipped with Cool Riser technology which the company claims improves the overall cooling performance. The diameter of the lid is 10 inches which makes it easy not just to pour drinks into but also to clean.
This hand carry portable dispenser has been big on its performance especially because of its ability to keep drinks cool for a longer period.
Arrow Home Products 00756 Beverage Dispenser, 3-Gallon, Clear
This cooler from Arrow is available in different tank sizes beginning from 1.25 gallons, 2.5 gallons, 3 gallons, 3 quart and 5 quart.
The biggest advantage of this beverage dispenser is that due to its sleek and narrow design, it has the ability to fit in a number of places.
The built-in handle makes it easy to transport and the plastic build makes it highly durable and long lasting. This dispenser has plenty of positive reviews on Amazon thanks to its economic pricing and multi-purpose uses.