Essential Coolers for the Pool and Beach

Whether you’re spending a day at the beach, a day on the job or going for an adventure, the right cooler is a must

A cooler is a must-have accessory for days at the beach, shore, or pool.Amazon

Some people need coolers for a night under the stars. Others need coolers that will hold things ice cold for much longer periods of time, while even more people may need coolers to meet much larger needs, such as keeping fish on ice for a long week of fishing. Whatever your needs, there is a cooler for that. These are our favorite coolers.


This option can keep ice for five days in 90-degree weather.Igloo

Practical for long-haul adventuring, the cooler from Igloo can hold up to 188 cans of soda, beer, and other beverages. This 120-quart insulated cooler features a threaded drain plug, dual snap-fit latches, and swing-up handles with tie-down loop features.

Large Capacity

Built for easy transport, this model also features an extendable handle.Coleman

This Coleman cooler holds up to 84 cans and can keep ice for up to five days in temperatures up to 90 degrees. The lid can support up to 250 pounds as a seat and features four convenient cup holders for more on-the-go convenience. The 50-quart cooler is easy to clean and easy to move.

Retro Look

Keep moisture away from your valuables with this unusual option.Engel

Not only is this particular cooler lightweight and compact, it also comes with a top handle and a convenient shoulder strap, making it easily portable. It’s the dry box features that set it apart from the competition though: While it works great as a cooler, it can also be used as a storage unit for electronics, camera, and emergency kits - anything you want to keep far away from moisture.

Iconic Brand

This option is heavy duty and meant to last.YETI

This is YETI’s first wheeled cooler featuring never-flat wheels and a strong handle that works with right and left-handed individuals for easy towing. It offers permafrost insulation and rotomolded construction that makes these coolers essentially indestructible. This cooler holds up to 45 cans of beer and 55 pounds of ice (if only carrying ice).