Top 10 Best Camping Coolers Reviewed In 2016

Camp coolers are among the most versatile and handiest pieces of equipment you can have in your camping gear collection. Having a portable cooling system enables you to take drinks, food, and other perishable items anywhere. Camping coolers are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes to meet your needs. Some are designed after the classic coolers, while other coolers are much more specialized to meet the demands of locations, unique uses, and conditions. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway to the beach or packing up for a week in the woods you will need a cooler at some point.

10. Pelican ProGear Elite Cooler

Pelican Products ProGear Elite Cooler, 35 quart

This cooler has a freezer gasket and a 2 inch polyurethane insulation, and can retain ice up to 10 days. The cooler has a stainless steel plate that keeps the cooler locked down. It has a dual handle system with latches that will allow you to carry it with gloved hands. It is fitted with non skid and non marking raised legs to ensure that the cooler remains in one place and doesn’t scratch the floor. The cooler measures 18.75 by 20 by 26.41 inches.

9. Koolatron P-20 Thermo

Koolatron P-20 Thermo - Electric 12-Volt 18 Quart Compact Cooler:Warmer

This cooler has a slim, compact design that is ideal for SUVs, minivans, or small cars. It uses 12 DC power to cool or warm food and drinks. Simply plug into any receptacle like the cigarette lighter. It is fitted with a quiet motor and fan to circulate air for cooling or heating. Koolatron P-20 Thermo cooler has a state -of -the art thermo-electric cooling system. The cooler measures 17.8 by 9 by 16.5 inches.

8. Coleman 100 Quart Xtreme 5

Coleman 6201A748 100 Quart Xtreme 5 (Wheeled Cooler)

Measuring 17.19 by 16.75 by 36.5 inches,this cooler is designed to hold 160 cans or more than 6 cases of soda. It has special Xtreme 5 Technology that keeps ice in temperatures up to 90 degrees F or 32.22 degrees C, up to 5 days. Its insulation doesn’t contain HFCs, HCFCs or CFCs, which deplete the ozone layer. It has a rustproof, leak-resistant channel drain that doesn’t need tilting to drain. The cooler is fitted with 2 handles with rubber grip for easy carrying.

7. Igloo 14.8 Quart Playmate Cooler

Igloo 14.8 Quart Playmate Cooler with Industrial Diamond Plate Exterior Design

This is a unique 14.8 Quart cooler with special locking lids to prevent slips. The special tent shaped locking lid helps prevent spills. The Diamond plate exterior is made of an impact resistant plastic with a rugged appearance and texture. The lid can swing open to either side giving you easy and fast access. The cooler measures 13.78 by 10.63 by 14.57 inches.

6. Igloo Ultra Roller Cooler

Igloo Maxcold Ultra Roller Cooler

This cooler is made of Polyethylene can pack 40 quarts’ worth of your drinks, food and other items. The lid has an additional insulation and the body is able to keep ice for 5 full days. It is rugged, stout, has durable wheels, and a wide swing up tow handle for easy transportation. It measures 23 by 13 by 18 inches, and has stain and odor resistant liner. This cooler easy to clean and store.

5. Coleman Steel Cooler

Coleman Steel Cooler

This cooler can hold 85 cans, and has a solid steel latch that securely seals contents for up to 10 pounds of force. It has a rustproof, leak-resistant channel drain that doesn’t need tilting to drain. The cooler is fitted with stainless-steel handles with rubber grip for easy carrying. It measures 25.5 by 17.6 by 17.4 inches, and is easy to clean and store.

4. Rubbermaid Ice Chest / Cooler

rubbermaid-ice-chest-cooler

This cooler has an exceptional thermal retention that keeps your food and drinks cold. It is built with strong and durable materials, and is stain and odor resistant. It has an easy to clean liner. It has wheels and a telescopic handle for easy movement. The cooler measures 16.2 by 29 by 18.2 inches.

3. Igloo Iceless Thermo-electric Cooler

Igloo Iceless Thermoelectric Cooler

This is a thermo-electric Cooler that doesn’t use ice. It is spacious allowing you to carry more food and drinks. It has an ergonomic design with a curved back that comfortably holds your side while carrying. It has convection cooling with a fan and a quiet brushless motor to circulate cold air. The cooler has an 8 foot long power cord that you plug into any 12V DC receptacle such as the cigarette lighter, for portable use. This cooler measures 17 3/4 by 13 by 16 1/4 inches.

2. Coleman 9 Can Soft Cooler with Hard Liner

Coleman 9-Can Soft Cooler With Hard Liner

This cooler can hold 9 cans and has a removable hard plastic liner for packing flexibility. It has built in antimicrobial properties in the flexible PEVA lining which resist mold, odor, and mildew. Both the PEVA soft liner and the hard liner meet FDA requirements for food contact. Measuring 10 by 8 by 7 inches,it has heat welded seams to prevent flexible liner leaks.

1. Polar Bear Soft Cooler

Polar Bear Coolers Soft Cooler

This Polar Bear camping cooler has a leak sweat and proof proof design, and is strong and durable. It is tough, rugged and built to last, and will meet your needs exceptionally well. The heavy duty outer shell is made of 1000 denier Cardura nylon and a high density open cell foam. This cooler measures 18 by 10 by 12 Inches, and fits just about anywhere, is easy to clean and store.

Camping coolers provide you with a portable cooling system that greatly increases the variety and amount of perishable items that you can carry on your getaway or on a vacation. When shopping for the best camp cooler for your needs, consider some factors like durability, portability, ice retention, and storage options such as straps and pockets.

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