The main difference between neoprene can coolers and standard foam can coolers is the material and thickness of the products. But there’s a little more to it than that. So, let’s take a closer look at these popular promotional products.

Can cooler comparisons

What materials are used to make can coolers?

Neoprene can coolers are very similar to collapsible foam can coolers in style and shape. Standard foam can cooler material is polyurethane. Neoprene, on the other hand, is a synthetic rubber that you’d probably recognize from wetsuits. It is very flexible, durable and provides superior insulation to keep beverages cold. Neoprene can coolers cost slightly more than foam can coolers.

Our own tests at Totally Promotional prove that neoprene is a slightly better insulator than foam.

Neoprene Can Cooler Comparison

Our premium foam collapsible can cooler is on the left and our neoprene can cooler is shown above at right. They look almost identical but have substantial differences as you can see a bit more in the images below.

Foam and neoprene can cooler comparison

Foam and neoprene can coolers differ by thickness

It’s fairly easy to spot the difference in the thickness between foam and neoprene can coolers. The neoprene material is not as porous or thick as foam. Our neoprene can coolers are made of 3mm-thick neoprene; our foam can coolers are constructed with an elite 4mm polyurethane foam.

Neoprene and Foam Can Cooler Side View

Another major difference between these two is the unique zig-zag stitching on each side of our neoprene can coolers (shown above at right). This gives our neoprene can coolers added durability. The result is a tighter fit on your can or bottle, ensuring that it is securely “hugged.”

Custom can coolers in colors

Lots of can cooler options

Our neoprene and foam can coolers are both made with high-quality materials and available in many product colors and imprint options to match any theme. We even have full-color foam and neoprene can coolers to grab attention at all types of events!

Besides our bestselling standard foam can holders, we have a great selection of custom slim can coolers, beer bottle coolers, metal can coolers, camo can coolers and authentic Koozie® Can Koolers!

If you are unsure which can cooler will fit your needs, request a sample from our customer service team.

Customize can coolers with logos and fun phrases

Our online ordering process makes it extremely quick and easy to customize can coolers with your business logo or message. We also make it hassle-free to personalize our many templates for your wedding, family reunion or anniversary party.

Whether you choose neoprene or foam can coolers, your clients will enjoy using them for parties and backyard get-togethers. That means your brand will get tons of exposure for months or even years to come!

What is your favorite type of can cooler to give or receive? Let us know in the comments!

This blog was updated Jan. 6, 2023.

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