When we posted about Milwaukee’s new Packout compact tool box, a reader predicted that a cooler would soon follow.
This would be a perfect canvas for a jobsite hard cooler/lunch pail. Big enough for food and drinks/Thermos, as well as some extra room for little ancillary things that one might want to keep in there. Maybe some storage in the underside of the lid for keys/wallet…
Well, you’re right!
Milwaukee is coming out with a new compact Packout cooler, model 48-22-8460, with 16Q capacity.
As you could surmise, the new Packout cooler is designed to keep things cool. It’s said to be able to hold ice for up to 30 hours.
The new Milwaukee Packout hard-shell cooler features an interior storage tray, IP65 rating for water and dust resistance, and it said to be impact-resistant and able to withstand even the harshest jobsite enivornments.
There’s a bottle opener built into the front.
Compatible with Milwaukee’s Packout modular tool storage system, the new cooler fits in right at home at the top of a stack.
Or, you can place it next to a similarly-sized compact tool box or combination of half-width organizers, and connect more Packout products on top.
This brings the number of Milwaukee Packout products to 20. For convenience, I’ll include a list at the end of the post.
ETA: June 2020
Acme Tools also has a bundle set, which includes the compact cooler and a compact tool box. It doesn’t look like you save any money with this bundle, but it might be worth watching in case that changes. Even if not, the two go together nicely, thanks to their similar size and footprint.
The price difference between tool box and insulated cooler is $40, but that could be justifiable if you like the form factor. I think the large handle and the cooler’s shape will likely make it quite popular.
The only thing I can’t shake is how the combination of red and white makes the cooler look more like a medical cooler or other such device. Maybe the shape exaggerates it? There are other red and white coolers that don’t give me the same visual resemblance.
Milwaukee Packout in 2020
- PACKOUT Rolling Tool Box (48-22-8426)
- PACKOUT Large Tool Box (48-22-8425)
- PACKOUT Tool Box (48-22-8424)
- PACKOUT Compact Tool Box (48-22-8422)
- PACKOUT Tool Case w/ Customizable Foam Insert (48-22-8450)
- PACKOUT Organizer (48-22-8430)
- PACKOUT Compact Organizer (48-22-8435)
- PACKOUT Low-Profile Organizer (48-22-8431)
- PACKOUT Low-Profile Compact Organizer (48-22-8436)
- PACKOUT 20” Tote (48-22-8320_
- PACKOUT 15” Tote (48-22-8315)
- PACKOUT 10” Tote (48-22-8310)
- PACKOUT 15” Tool Bag (48-22-8321)
- PACKOUT 20” Tool Bag (48-22-8322)
- PACKOUT Tech Bag (48-22-8300)
- PACKOUT Backpack (48-22-8301)
- PACKOUT Cooler (48-22-8302)
- PACKOUT 16QT Compact Cooler (48-22-8460)
- Customizable Foam Insert (Fits 8424, 8425, 8450) (48-22-8451)
- PACKOUT Dolly (48-22-8410)
- PACKOUT Mounting Plate (48-22-8485)
- PACKOUT Crate (48-22-8440)