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ORCA Wins USA TODAY 10Best Readers Choice Award

November 22, 2021

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ORCA Coolers & Drinkware, the U.S. based manufacturer of coolers and outdoor drinkware, won the coveted USA TODAY 10Best Readers Choice Award for its Walker Tote. The soft sided cooler placed among the top ten for “Best Gifts for Road Trippers.” The nomination was carefully made by an expert panel of travel writers, then voted on by the public. 

The ORCA Walker Tote is a lightweight [3.6 lbs.], packable cooler ideal for road trips, tailgating, backyard barbecues, and more. The heavily-insulated cooler holds ice for more than 24 hours, and holds up to 18 cans. The cooler is easy to carry thanks to a comfort-padded shoulder strap, and split-magnetic handles. The durable, double denier outer material is FDA food grade, and BPA free. Its waterproof front pocket keeps your keys, cell phone, and wallet safe from the elements.

The Walker Tote is one of ten products called out in the poll which included the WompleBox Gift Box, Tarpestry Camping Tarps, City Bonfires, and High Camp Flask. The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories weekly. After 4 weeks of voting, the contest closes, and winners are revealed. Nominees for all categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from, relevant expert contributors, and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

“It’s exciting to be recognized by the USA Today 10Best team of experts, and we’re thrilled that the public voted us through to the top 10,” said John Hohman, SVP of Marketing at MacNeill Pride Group, owner of ORCA Coolers & Drinkware. “The ORCA Tote is my go-to cooler for road tripping, tailgating, and everything in between. We are so grateful to the editors, and readers believe in ORCA products as much as we do. What an honor!”  

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About ORCA

ORCA Coolers & Drinkware was founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2012. The brand was created by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts with the goal of creating an American made, roto-molded cooler that could beat out all the rest. Since then, ORCA has fulfilled that goal and taken it a step further with its selection of soft-sided coolers and outdoor drinkware. In addition, ORCA guarantees every one of its coolers for life. Whether you are a hunter, angler, camper, beach bum, soccer mom, sports fan, or anything in between, ORCA has something for all of life’s adventures.