A good working and handy cooler is nothing less than a blessing in summer. It keeps your drink chill, your food fresh, and your moods good. And that’s true whether you’re just chilling in the backyard or going outdoor on a hike. These little refrigerators do it all, and you can easily take them with you wherever you want. In this article, we have compiled a list of the best outdoor coolers available in the market, evaluating them with road trips, beer drinking, intense sunlight, and a deep well of in-house savvy.
These best outdoor coolers help us move ourselves to places we dream of being without any worry of being dehydrated.
Best Outdoor Coolers of 2021
Taiga Terra 27 Quart Cooler
Taiga is of Texas origin that introduces a hemp plastic cooler line with the Terra. 3⁄16-inch-thick hemp plastic walls house 2 inches of polyurethane insulation in the cooler’s body. Terra makes the lid extra stout with 3-inch insulation. The Taiga Terra 27 Quart Cooler is highly price-competitive at the size in the category.
The company also tried to decrease its carbon and petroleum footprint by introducing hemp plastic to its product line.
- Hemp plastic shell
- Rubber latch closure
- Gasketed lid
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler
This is probably the best and the most known cooler out there in the worldwide market. YETI Tundra 45 Cooler has established its reputation far and wide, and it is the top performer in our tests, with better insulation and ice retention than any competitor we’ve reviewed.
The sturdy design made of rotomolded plastic makes it a good pick for durability, too.
- Rotomolded construction
- Up to 3” insulation
- Polyester rope carry handles
OtterBox Venture 45 Cooler
OtterBox designs an awesome cooler with a lot of modular capability in the Venture 45. Strengthened edges, wide handles, and one-handed latches (that tested thoroughly) describe the build. The OtterBox Venture 45 Cooler also has an intelligent attachment system that allows a plethora of modular add-ons.
It’s a few inches bigger in all dimensions than YETI’s Tundra 45, packing 2-inch refrigerator insulation all around (including inside the molded handles).
- 2” refrigerator insulation all around
- Modular attachment system
- One-handed latches
Coleman 48-Quart Performance Cooler
The Coleman Performance Cooler is a genuine item. This thing anchored American suburbia in the 1990s, helped legal teenage beer drinking in the 1980s, apparently got our dads’ dads laid in the 1970s, and for all we know might have been conceived in the thermoplastic boom of the 1960s.
So, the thing is simple. It’s been around that long, and for good reason: you don’t mess with a classic.
- Easy access hinged lid
- Holds 63 beers
- Two color choices
YETI Hopper Flip 18 Cooler
So now we have the best outdoor coolers in the form hard box. We are concluding this list with one soft cooler from the legendry brand YETI. Its Hopper series has won the rank as the ultimate soft cooler. The Hopper’s famous waterproofness and durability have landed it at the top of the soft cooler pile. For our money, the YETI Hopper Flip 18 Cooler gives the best choice.
YETI uses closed-cell rubber foam to insulate the Hopper series, which is different from the expanded vinyl pellets that most soft coolers use.
- Waterproof fabric and zipper
- Closed-cell rubber foam insulation
- Durable outer shell