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Best Coolers Of 2024

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Best Coolers Of 2024

Are you looking for a quality durable cooler? We have broken down our Top Coolers of 2024!

These days, most people can’t wait for the summer months to arrive. Fishing, kayaking, barbeques, beach parties — all of these activities define summer for the outdoorsy folks, and we couldn’t be more excited for the best season of the year to come.

That being said, it is nearly impossible to have cold drinks or snacks while out in the summer because the heat causes everything to get warm. No one wants to reach into their cooler to find warm drinks and food.

Luckily, we’ve compiled this list of our Best Coolers of 2024 to help your fish, snacks and drinks stay cold while your enjoying time with family and friends. We have broken down the categories by Hard Coolers, Soft Coolers and Backpack Cooler.

Hard Coolers

Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler

The Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler was awarded “The Overachiever” because there’s nothing that the people at Pelican stop at to give their customers the highest quality product on the market. This cooler has been tested to be grizzly bear-resistant, which is an excellent quality for a cooler to have nowadays.

Grizzly bears and humans often have dangerous encounters that result in injuries and fatalities because the bears smell food and come looking for it. With this cooler, there’s no chance of that.

With its two-inch thick industrial grade insulation and neutral tan color, this cooler is built like a tank and will keep your drinks cold for up to ten days. Yes we said TEN days! It also has wheels that roll effortlessly, making it easy to transport from one place to another. In addition, it also has a built-in bottle opener and hardware that is corrosion resistant.

Pelican Elite Wheeled Cooler

VolumeWeightBody MaterialWheelsLengthWidth
75.71 liters52.00 lbsPolyethylene242.8820.75

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Kula 5 Cooler

If you’re looking for a cooler that’s lightweight, not bulky and keeps your drink cold for a day or two, this is perfect for you. It has plenty of space for cold drinks while on a day trip, food on a picnic or anything else that you’d like to stuff in it. The best part about the Kula 5 cooler is that it’s not unwieldy to carry and makes transporting your drinks much easier.

The Kula 5 has earner our “Pro Staff Pick” for its Quality and Performance. This cooler has many uses, sturdy enough you can sit on it, rod holder or even stuff some fishing equipment in it if you run out of drinks. It also comes in a wide variety of gorgeous colors such as Sea Foam, Graphite, Citron, Coral and Tan.

Kula 5 Cooler

VolumeHeightWidthWeightMaterial
514.25″16.75″13 LBSPlastic

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Coleman X-treme 5-Day Hard Cooler

Do you want a high-quality fishing cooler at an affordable price? Look no further! The Coleman X-treme 5-Day Hard Cooler is a traditional cooler with incredible insulating technology that keeps food and drinks cold for up to five days. In addition, it has the capacity to hold a hundred cans! So, if you and a bunch of friends are going fishing for the whole weekend, you can just grab this cooler and have the time of your life.

It also has a heavy-duty lid that allows you to sit on it when you cast your line. The handles are also designed so that a full cooler doesn’t cause your hands to feel discomfort.

Coleman X-treme 5-Day Hard Cooler

CapacityWeightMaterialTemperatures
100 Cans‎12.3 PoundsPlastic90°F

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Yeti Tundra Haul Hard Cooler

Yeti is one of those companies that serve as the standard by which you measure the performance of other products. It’s not just because Yeti has been churning out high-quality coolers since 2006, but because the company commits to a level of excellence that is unmatched.

The Yeti Tundra Haul Cooler is what dreams are made of. It has the legendary Yeti toughness and durability, as well as heavy duty wheels that make it easier to carry your heavy drinks to any adventure. Its two-inch thick insulation, tightly-sealing lid and polyurethane layers makes it an excellent cooler for holding drinks for days at a time.

But that’s not the only reason you should support Yeti. There are numerous other reasons why people love this company and that’s why we have awarded them our “Making A Difference” award. Yeti has welcomed women in its leadership roles so that 45% of them are filled by women. It has also reduced its plastic waste and carbon footprint so the world is a healthier, better place. In addition, the company also sets up hydration stations at U.S. events so the use of single-use plastic is reduced. It also donates to several wildlife conservation efforts, as well.

Yeti Tundra Haul Hard Cooler

WidthHeightWeightCapacityWine Bottle Storage
28.1"19.6"37.5LBS82 CansYes

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RTIC Hard Cooler 45 Ct

The RTIC Hard Cooler is another cool addition to this list of the best fishing coolers of 2023 because its insulation is virtually unmatched. It has a three-inch thick insulation layer that ensures that the ice doesn’t melt and your drinks stay chilled for as long as you like.

In addition, its compact size and durable design ensures that you can take it anywhere you like. Its neutral tan color allows it to blend into its surroundings. Its lid design also allows you to sit on it while fishing or even when just having drink a drink with your friends by the water.

RTIC Hard Cooler 45 Ct

MaterialItem WeightCapacityWeight
Rubber29 Pounds45 Quarts‎29 Pounds

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Soft Coolers

Hard Coolers can be heavy and bulky making them hard to be carried long distances. That’s why we have added these Best Soft Coolers of 2023 to our list.

The Overachiever: YETI Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler

You can’t talk about coolers without talking about Yeti products. This cooler comes with a cool feature that allows you to store multiple items in it at once without worrying about the zipper getting stuck. How does that happen? The Yeti makers decided to take customer feedback into consideration and completely removed zippers from the YETI Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler. They instead installed it with magnets that expertly seal the soft cooler, making it into an impenetrable fortress for your cold drinks.

It also has excellent Coldcell insulation which ensures your food & drinks stay cold even after quite some time.

YETI Hopper M30 Portable Soft Cooler

WidthHeightDepthWeightCapacity
25.2"17.3"11.9"6.8LBS42 cans

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Performance And Value: Alpicool Soft Cooler Bag

The Alpicool Soft Cooler Bag is a fantastic option for people who wish to get the best of all worlds: it has the tough shell, inflexible exterior of a hard cooler, the light weight of a soft cooler and great price point. It can also hold over thirty cans while still leaving space for ice, so you know you won’t be thirst at anypoint during your next trip.

In addition, you can carry the Alpicool Soft Cooler bag two different ways; by the shoulder strap or by the handle. It also has some cup holders on top for when you want to relax and have a drink with your friends at the end of an adventurous day.

Alpicool Soft Cooler Bag

WidthLengthHeightWeightCapacity
11.317.7817.322.4 Kg42 cans

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Pro Staff Pick: KULA Softy 2.5

The KULASofty 2.5 is the toughest when it comes to soft coolers. When you buy a soft cooler, you obviously don’t want to compromise on toughness or stability, making this Kula Softy 2.5 stand out. Its also one of the best when it comes to insulation and weight. We also like how you can make use of their convenient handles when on the move or in a hurry.

This soft cooler has a terrific watertight zipper that ensures no moisture gets out and no heat enters the cooler, so your drinks stay just as cold as when you took them out of the fridge. In addition, they incorporated  some additional pockets for when you need to stow some small food items that could easily get lost in bigger compartments.

KULA Softy 2.5

WidthHeightWeightVolume
9″9.5″3 LBS2.5 GAL

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Making A Difference: YETI Hopper Flip 18 Portable Soft Cooler

The YETI Hopper Flip 18 Portable Soft Cooler is a great choice for people who want a quality soft cooler that fulfils all their needs. This soft cooler comes in multiple coolcolors that will definitely cheer you up on long drives that might get a little dull.

In addition, it also has Yeti’s ColdCell insulation that keeps your food cold for days on end. However, it can only hold around 16 cans, so it’s suitable for short trips or small groups only. If you’re environmentally conscious, socially responsible and dedicated to doing good for society, Yeti is a great company to buy from because they have all these values enshrined in their company’s products.

YETI Hopper Flip 18 Portable Soft Cooler

WidthHeightDepthWeightCapacity
17.7"12.8"11.5"4.5LBS30 cans

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RTIC Soft Cooler 12

The RTIC Soft Cooler 12 is a great choice for people who travel alone or go on short trips because it can hold up to 12 cans. It’s easy to handle and can even be used as an everyday cooler for keeping your food or drinks cold while outdoors or on the job. The casing is puncture-resistant and RTIC’s quality control ensures that you’ll use these soft coolers for a long time to come.

RTIC Soft Cooler 12

WidthLengthHeightWeightCapacity
12.313.111.7‎1.76 Kg2 Gallons

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Backpack Coolers

The Overachiever: EarthPak Insulated Backpack Cooler

The EarthPak Insulated Backpack Cooler deserves “The Overachiever” award because of its innovative design, comfortable build and long insulation time.

This EarthPak Backpack cooler holds up to 35 cans and can keep them cold for up to 72 hours! There is no other cooler that can perform this amazing feat so if you’re going on an extended trip, you might want to invest in one of these great backpack coolers. EarthPak also ensured that the wearer doesn’t get abrasions or fatigue from carrying so much weight around by manufacturing it with a molded back panel and extra shoulder and sternum straps.

EarthPak has also included a bungee on the back so you can strap on some extra gear. Yes, they have also equipped it with a bottle opener in case you’re stuck in the wild or fishing without one. Some other cool features consist of abrasion-resistant material, leakproof and waterproof zipper.

EarthPak Insulated Backpack Cooler

LengthWidthHeightWeightMaterialCapacity
8 inch11 inch18 inch5 Pounds‎600D TPU‎24 can

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Pro Staff Pick: iROCKER Outdoor Backpack Cooler

The iROCKER Outdoor backpack cooler is among our favorites when it comes to backpack coolers because it is spacious, lightweight, comfortable, and durable. It has the capacity to hold 24 cans along with 25lb of ice, or 18 bottles of drinks. This capacity means that you can store a few days’ worth of drinks in your backpack easily.

Not only that, but its mesh pockets on the sides are great for storing smaller items or gear without cluttering the main compartment. The bag’s insulation is pretty great and can keep your drinks cold for 12-72 hours, even in hot weather. Not only that, but the iROCKER backpack cooler is a crowd favorite because of its ergonomic design and terrific quality.

iROCKER Outdoor Backpack Cooler

CapacityPocketsVolumeLengthWidthHeight
24 cans230L‎22.75176.5

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YETI Hopper Backflip 24 Soft Sided Cooler/Backpack

Its no surprise Yeti has once again emerges on ourtop list because the YETI Hopper Backflip 24 Soft-Sided Cooler is a technological wonder. Its high-end insulation makes sure your drinks stay cold for at least a day or longer, and it has plenty of space for a lot of food. The Yeti Hopper also has a compact design that makes it easy to fit it into tight spaces and the ergonomically designed shoulder straps ensure an easy and painless day of carrying.

The Yeti Hopper Backflip is also available in a range of awesomecolors so you don’t have to sacrifice style for practicality.

YETI Hopper Backflip 24 Soft Sided Cooler/Backpack

MaterialCapacityLengthWidthHeight
Foam, RubberCapacity13.78 inch8.47 inch19.06 inch

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IceMule Pro Cooler

The IceMule Pro Cooler is a very cool addition to this list of the BestBackpack Coolers because it has nearly everything you can ask for. It combines aspects of durability, compactness, and insulation to create a backpack that is very easy to carry and keeps your drinks cold for up to two days. The people over at IceMule knew how hard it is to carry thirty cans while hiking or trekking on a hot summer day so they created the shoulder straps out of airmesh for increased comfort. There’s also a sternum strap for increased balance so you can be free hands, allowing you to carry other gear.

IceMule Pro Cooler

LengthWidthHeightWeightCapacity
11.0214.1716.933 Pounds23 Liters

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Performance And Value: Coleman Ultra Thick Insulation Soft Cooler

The Coleman Ultra Thick Insulation Soft Cooler was created to be the very best when it comes to insulation. It is a compact bag that can keep your food or drinks cold for up to two days. This feature allows you to go camping without worrying about having cold drinks while there. In addition, it has numerous side pockets so you can easily access those small edibles like chewing gum or candy that you don’t want to keep in the main compartment.

However, the best part of all this is perhaps its built-in bottle opener. If you enjoy having a cold one in the middle of the wilderness or fishing and don’t have a bottle opener, this cooler will be your best friend. It’s also relatively affordable, so it’s the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t want to compromise on performance but are looking for an economical option.

Coleman Ultra Thick Insulation Soft Cooler

CapacityLengthwidthheightWeight
28 Liters‎20 inch17 inch8.08 inch0.45 Kg

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Making A Difference: RTIC Day Cooler Backpack

The RTIC Day Cooler Backpack is a great choice for our “Making A Difference” award because RTIC is a company that is committed to making the best outdoor products at an affordable price because they understand that not everyone can afford expensive gear for recreational activities.

This backpack cooler keeps your drinks cold for an entire day. It’s also surprisingly lightweight even when loaded with drinks because of its ergonomic design and it has comfortable shoulder straps that ensure you won’t have body aches at the end of a fun day. The RTIC DAY Cooler also has mesh side pockets so you can store a bottle or two in there to sip on while you’re walking or in transit. To finish it off there is an interior mesh pocket so you can store small snacks like chewing gum, candy or dry fruits.

There are solutions to beat the heat. Hard coolers, soft coolers and backpack coolers are some of the gear used to keep your food and drinks cold while on that adventure. So, if you’re planning an outdoor trip or vacation soon, don’t leave without one….or two of these great coolers to help keep your food and drinks cold!

RTIC Day Cooler Backpack

MaterialWeightCapacityLengthWidthHeight
Polyester2 Pounds15 Can‎11 inch6.25 inch15.25 inch

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