There's nothing better than a little summer sun—until it starts to melt your beloved cocktails. Investing in a good cooler will keep all of your drinks, snacks, and meals in perfect condition, no matter what the temperature is outside. There are so many different sizes and types of coolers, here our some of our favorites to add to your cart.
Best Overall Cooler
Trendy brands don't always create the most effective or durable products—but Yeti is the exception. Two-inch-thick foam-insulated walls will keep everything inside cool. Plus, it's certified as "grizzly-resistant," in case an unwanted visitor comes by your campsite while you're not around.
No matter where you're going for the day, this stylish cooler tote can hold everything you need. Pack a full picnic, or if you are in charge of drinks, this bag holds 30 cans or 22 cans plus two one-liter bottles.
Best Cooler with Wheels
Given their size, transporting hard shell coolers isn't always the simplest task. Luckily, this 50-quart cooler has durable, all-terrain wheels, so you can roll your cooler with ease.
Best Compact Cooler
Is tailgating season upon us yet? When it is, you're going to want to take this portable cooler. Its narrow design makes it ideal for packing up in the car. It also doubles as a seating option if your trunk is full.
Best Soft Cooler
Hard shell coolers undeniably insulate the best, but if you're packing light they aren't always the best fit. A soft shell cooler like this one has solid insulation, plenty of storage compartments, and collapses nicely when you're finished using it.
Best Cooler Backpack
The backpack-style design ensures weight is evenly dispersed over your shoulder, making this Solar Bear backpack the best on-the-go cooler. Take it on your next hike to keep your hands free until you take a break.
Best Meal Cooler
Melted cheese and lukewarm egg salad? That will certainly ruin a picnic. This durable tote is large enough to fit the entirety of your meal, and it's insulated enough to keep it cool.
Did someone say party time? This cooler can hold plenty of cans and bottles, with room to spare for ice. That way, your drinks will stay cold all throughout long afternoons rolling through the backyard.
Best Budget Cooler
When you close your eye and think of a cooler, this reliable Coleman brand is probably what you envision. It doesn't have multi-day insulation features, but it's great for same day events like soccer games and picnics. For less than $15, we're certainly not complaining.
Best Long-Cooling Cooler
The 54-quart capacity of this cooler holds about 85 cans, plus its four-day ice retention makes this cooler one of the best for camping in comfort.
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