The Best Coolers for All Kinds of Summer Activities
Whether you need a portable cooler for hiking or a multi-functional option for the backyard, we've got you covered.
An excellent cooler is essential for summer. Whether you're storing water for a hiking trip or toting a cooler of cold ones to the beach, a dependable cooler that isn't a hassle to carry around can be a game-changer. And with so many options on the market, it can be hard to figure out which cooler best suits your needs, which is why we broke down a bunch by our favorite summer activities below.
Whether you're an avid camper, dedicated hiking enthusiast, enjoy tailgating or just love throwing pool parties, we found a cooler for you. To make our picks we took into consideration size, weight and how far it would need to be transported —plus, any special features the cooler has. No matter what you need your icebox for, this guide can help you pick the perfect model.
Coolers for the Beach
You already know that YETI is the Cadillac of coolers, but the addition of puncture-resistant wheels (the first with this feature) and two inches of insulation makes this version built to go the extra mile. From camping and fishing to a family barbecue or pool party, this cooler can handle it all this summer.
Coolers for Camping
Coolers for Backyard Hangouts