The 12 Best Coolers for Summer

From Yeti to Orca Coolers and beyond, keep your food fresh and beverages cold with our 12 picks that are functional and attractive for all of your entertaining needs.


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Corkcicle Eola Bucket Bag

Corkcicle Eola Bucket Bag

Photo courtesy of Corkcicle

Photo courtesy of Corkcicle

Go hands-free with this cooler backpack. Great for picnics and hiking, adjustable straps allow for easy transportation. How much can it hold? 12 cans, or eight cans and two wine bottles.

Buy: corkcicle.com, $129.95

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Corkcicle Virginia Tote

Corkcicle Virginia Tote

Photo courtesy of Corkcicle

Photo courtesy of Corkcicle

With this super chic design no one will know you’re toting around a cooler! How much can it hold? 24 cans, or 16 cans and two wine bottles.

Buy: corkcicle.com, $129.95

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Igloo Recool Compostable Cooler

Igloo Recool Compostable Cooler

Photo courtesy of REI

Photo courtesy of REI

This is built entirely from biodegradable materials with the intention to replace single-use foam coolers. Not only is it better for the environment, it can hold ice for up to 12 hours, and hold up to 75 pounds.

Buy: rei.com, $10

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Igloo Retro Picnic Basket Limited Edition 25 Qt Cooler

Igloo Retro Picnic Basket Limited Edition 25 Qt Cooler

Photo courtesy of Igloo

Photo courtesy of Igloo

How fun is this bold retro cooler from Igloo? With easy to carry basket handles, you’ll be able to juggle everything that you’re toting around.

Buy: igloocoolers.com, $67.99

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Hydro Flask 24 L Soft Cooler Tote

Hydro Flask 24 L Soft Cooler Tote

Photo courtesy of Hydro Flask

Photo courtesy of Hydro Flask

This soft cooler is extremely lightweight and designed to keep contents cold for up to 48 hours. If you’re afraid of leaking, the waterproof zippers guarantee no water in and no water out.

Buy: hydroflask.com, $206.21

ALSO SEE: The Best Recipes for Your Summer Parties


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BUILT Welded Soft Portable Cooler

BUILT Welded Soft Portable Cooler

Photo courtesy of Amazon

Photo courtesy of Amazon

The wide mouth roll-top opening makes it easy to serve your drinks and makes cleanup a breeze. Hold up to 32 cans plus ice, which will stay frozen for 3+ days. Bonus: the outer strap has a built-in bottle opener so you’ll always be ready to pop a top off.

Buy: amazon.com, $99

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Orca Coolers Seafoam 75 Quart

Orca Coolers Seafoam 75 Quart

Photo courtesy of Orca Coolers

Photo courtesy of Orca Coolers

The price may be steep, but it's worth it. With a ice/cold retention of up to 10 days, this cooler is going to be the center of attention for all of your party needs. When the ice finally melts, there is an easy-flow drainage spout so you don't have to strain your back pouring out the contents.

Buy: orcacoolers.com, $390


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Scout The Stiff One Large Soft Cooler

Scout The Stiff One Large Soft Cooler

Photo courtesy of Scout

Photo courtesy of Scout

This cooler comes in fun and whimsical patterns perfect for summer. It can fit a 24 pack plus ice and has exterior pockets so you can tote utensils and necessities.

Buy: scoutbags.com, $49.50


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Uncommon Goods Sling Beverage Cooler

Uncommon Goods Sling Beverage Cooler

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Photo courtesy of Uncommon Goods

The most portable party cooler you have ever seen. This sling holds six cans and is perfect for a day on the golf course or an outdoor adventure.

Buy: uncommongoods.com, $22


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Old Navy Large Fruit-Shaped Tote

Old Navy Large Fruit-Shaped Tote for Women in Watermelon

Photo courtesy of Old Navy

Photo courtesy of Old Navy

A super cute insulated bag keeps food and drinks cold and fresh.

Buy: oldnavy.gap.com, $18


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SunnyLife Cooler Bucket Bag

Shopbop SunnyLife Cooler Bucket Bag

Photo courtesy of Shopbop

Photo courtesy of Shopbop

This cute bucket bag is perfect for toting some bites for the beach or a picnic.

Buy: shopbop.com, $25


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Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler

Photo courtesy of Yedi

Photo courtesy of Yedi

This small but powerful cooler holds 16 cans or 20 pounds of ice and the no-sweat design ensures you will never have a puddle of water under your cooler again.

Buy: yeti.com, $199.99