Don't let melting ice ruin a hot day. Keep your food and drink cold for barbecues, tailgates, camping trips, and even week-long road trips, with these top-rated beverage coolers.
Best for Off-Roading
A crossover between a Jeep and a cooler, there's no surface this baby can't traverse, thanks to rugged wheels that crave off-roading. It keeps ice cold for up to four days. Meanwhile, the sturdy, telescoping handle makes this cooler easier to lug, and has an attached tray that acts as a side table for mi drinks or preparing food.
Best for Remote Enjoyments
Pack this up next time you hike to a waterfall for some cliff-jumping or up to your lookout on your next hunting trip. The padded, ventilated backpack strap system makes carrying this thing a breeze. Rips and tears are a non-issue, thanks to the extremely tough exterior, and the insulation system keeps things colder than most traditional coolers.
Best for an Extended Chill
Looking for an efficient beverage cooler known for ice retention? Its specially designed system holds ice for up to 10 days — good for keeping meats and perishables cold when you don't have enough room in the freezer or for carting along on a weekend road trip.
Best for Durability
Big, bad, and tough as a grizzly bear. This camp-friendly beverage cooler boasts one of the most resistant builds. How can we be sure? For starters, this unit (Bear Proof Certified) has been thoroughly put to the test by literally having bears scratch and knock it around. The result? A container that stayed sealed, even after an hour of rough-housing.
Best for Mobility
A smudge-proof, stainless steel exterior, branded with Harley-Davidson for all motorcycle enthusiasts out there, almost looks like a decorative vintage piece. Roll it around easily thanks to its wheeled legs, so when it's at max capacity (48 cans) you don't have to struggle to lift it.
Best for Drip-Free Storage
Thanks to this beverage cooler's combination of a drain plug and rubber washer, you'll no longer worry about potential leaks. Plus, this unit's interior is lined with two-inches of a polyurethane foam which optimizes insulation. If you've experienced a Yeti's ability to keep ice as intended, the price makes sense.
Best for Backup
If the beers are going quickly, keep your extra cases on the additional tray below, so you can refill as needed. This cart even has a built-in bottle opener and cap cup to make collection easy. (Face it: No one likes finding beer caps in their backyard.)
Best for Functional Style
Everyone wants stainless steel in the kitchen, so why not match your appliances with this cooler? Igloo's Cool Riser Technology and Ultratherm insulated lid will keep up to 54 beers ice cold. Not only is the stainless steel exterior shiny, stylish, and retro, it's also indestructible and rust-resistant.
Best for Toting Drinks
This backpack cooler (the only one in this roundup) allows you to carry up to 60 pounds of cargo — including ice, food, or beverages. Access its contents immediately by flipping open the top.
Best for All-Terrain Adaptability
Need cooling versatility? This unit is not only perfect for beverage storage, its large capacity is ideal for big game and large fish — a great companion if you're out catching your own food.
Best for Game Day
Does this orange cooler bring back memories of pouring ice water over coach after a win? Well, these 5-gallon coolers are popular among teams for a reason. They keep your beverages at drink-ready temperature and are far from pricey at a mere $20.