It's a buyers market for high-end coolers. For a few hundred dollars, you've got a ton of choices among roto-molded coolers that will perform well and last for years. Here's the best coolers of the bunch.
The Outfitter series of Canyon Coolers are constructed of one-piece rotomolded material, that is food-grade and UV resistant kayak plastic. Everything on the cooler is 100 percent recessed and squared-off. There are no handles, latches, or drain plugs to snag, so the cooler can slide into the tightest spaces. A lifetime warranty ensures this could be the last cooler you ever buy.
The Gen 2 from Bison Coolers features improvements across the board, including larger drain plugs, double-wall silicon gasket, larger lid locks, and more comfortable handles. It's the only cooler tested with two drain plugs for faster draining and easier access. The locking lid has an integrated ruler, which makes it easy to measure your catch, and the full-length hinge adds extra durability.
You'll always stand out from a crowd with an Orion cooler. Their color schemes are unlike any other cooler, and there are 20 options across the entire lineup. The home team colors represent almost every sports team, so you'll be recognized as a true fan. The 65 will hold 84 cans as well as 36 fish or one processed deer. It's ready for any weekend adventure.
Engel has been making rotomolded coolers out of Jupiter, Florida for 55 years, so they've had plenty of time to perfect the craft. Their silicone gaskets won't lose shape compared to rubber, which means better ice retention throughout the life of the cooler. The Engel also features a proprietary weight dispersement system in the lid which allows up to 400 lbs of weight on the lid without warping. No more worries about standing or sitting this cooler, which also has a non slip surface. An integrated bottle opener adds functionality to the this sharp looking cooler.
Otterbox is known for their stylish and durable smartphone cases, and its new coolers are following the same path. The bear resistant Venture 65 can hold ice for up to 14 days and also offers a fully customizable accessory solution for the outdoors. This mounting system lets users attach accessories such as a cutting board, side cup holders, and dry clips. The Venture is constructed using injection molding which is similar to how refrigerators are built and is a more expensive process than rotomolding.
The Tundra 65 is a large cooler, capable of holding 42 cans (2:1 ice ratio), but one person can still carry it by the straps or handles. The 65 fits nicely in the back of a truck or SUV, and has plenty of room to keep a weeks worth of food and drink cool. It's legendary durability hasn't changed, and if you need something bigger, they've got you covered.
This cooler works equally well as a hunting companion or for your next picnic. It holds 15 cans or 3 wine bottles and delivers 3 days of ice retention. The four self-draining cup holders add table top functionality, and the lifetime guarantee ensures your Pelican cooler will be a solid investment
Coleman has been one of the first names in camping for years, and its heavy-duty super cooler is one of the most robust products the company has ever made. It features UV Guard material to protect from the sun, corrosion-resistant hinges, and an antimicrobial liner. Six day ice-retention will last you through the longest tailgate party and beyond.
This Orca roto-molded cooler is made in the USA and features a cargo net attachment for extra storage. Ice retention for 10 days ensures your food and drink remain cold through the duration of your trip. These coolers are available in 20 to 140 quart size, to fit every need and budget.
Igloo has been in the cooler game for years, and nearly everyone has an . But they also make high-end rotomolded coolers like the Sportsman 40, that features a lockable lid and anti-skid feet. It's not bear proof, but it's durable enough to handle the rigors of most outdoor enthusiasts.