Super cool coolers
When you think of coolers, the first thing that comes to mind is usually those cheap red or blue plastic ones that are flimsy and just well, not great.
But coolers have come a LONG way in the last few decades, from insulated cooler backpacks to coolers with accessories like bottle openers and cup holders. We’ve put together some of our favorite coolers for all adventures! Whether you’re taking a quick day hike or a weekend camping trip, we’ve got you covered.
Best for day hiking
The Hopper Flip 8 from Yeti is the perfect small, portable cooler for day trips when you want to travel light. The intense ColdCell Insulation keeps food and drinks cold all day long! You won’t have to worry about ice leaking out since this bad girl is equipped with the highest-performing waterproof and leakproof cooler zipper. The DRYHIDE™ SHELL makes this super cool cooler waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and UV rays to ensure long-lasting use!
Looking for a cooler with the portability of a backpack? The IceMule Classic Cooler is the one for you!
This soft-sided cooler has a waterproof construction that keeps ice up to 24 hours! The tough inner and outer layers are twice as thick as most soft-sided coolers. For size reference, it can hold up to 12 cans + ice. It’s easy to roll up for storage and bonus, it even floats!
Ever seen a round cooler before? Well, you have now! The Lerpin 50 Quart (Qt) Ball Cooler’s unique shape and design keeps ice cold for days. The lid has a freezer-grade 360-degree seal so you don’t have to worry about hot air getting in or cold air getting out. The t-shaped latches make this cooler easy to grasp and carry to your destination. If you’re looking for something different and forward-thinking, give this unique cooler a try.
If you’re looking for something on the more traditional side, you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Coleman Stainless-Steel Cooler.
This cooler keeps ice for up to 3 days in temperatures up to 100 degrees. Because all of the compartments are made from stainless steel, this cooler will stay free from rust and breakage. It’s also leak-proof with port drains to empty the ice once it’s melted!
Best heavy-duty cooler
For those weekend or week-long adventures, you’ll want something that can withstand the outdoors with ease. The IMX 70 QT COOLER by Igloo keeps ice for a whopping 8 days! The Cool Riser Technology® keeps food and drinks cool by elevating cooler body from hot surfaces.
The Igloo IMX also has an anti-skid base that keeps it secure on smooth surfaces. Other features include lockable lid loops to and tie-down points to carry extra gear, making this cooler super secure! It also has a few fun extras like cup holders and a fish ruler if you want to measure your catch of the day!
Cooler on wheels
If you’re not trying to carry a big cooler all by yourself, you need one with wheels! Not only is the Pelican 45QW Elite Wheeled Cooler made with heavy-duty wheels, but it also holds ice for up to 10 WHOLE DAYS. The freezer-grade insulation and non-skid feet make this the perfect cooler for enduring the outdoors. A few fun features include molded-in tie downs, rust-resistant stainless steel hardware, and a handy fish scale on the lid.