Also, keep in mind the height of the cross bars on your frame. If you have inch and a half thick tubing, for instance, then your 19” cooler might only stick up two and a half inches, which seems pretty great to me.
I want to say my cooler is about three inches higher than my cross bar, then I have a 2” paco over it.
If everything is too high, you can always get a thinner cooler pad, as well.
It can be nice to have something that just stays over the cooler all of the time, and keeps it insulated, or to sit on at camp, when your onloaded and just sitting on your boat.
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