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If you're looking for an excellent cooler to take with you to all of your outdoor events, then there are plenty of options out there to choose from. The best one to pick up today is the Coleman 63-quart cooler which has wheels to help make it easier to move and can keep ice-cold for up to five days. If that's not quite what you're looking for, there are tons of choices to choose from on this simple list.

Best Overall: Coleman 62-Quart Cooler

Coleman 62-quart coolerSource: Coleman

If you're looking for a nice cooler that won't break the bank, then this Coleman 62-quart cooler is your answer. This product can hold up to 95 cans at one time, and the insulated walls and lid can keep the ice cool when it's up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit outside. That means your drinks will stay cool, no matter how long the party goes.

This cooler can keep ice for five days, which is perfect for keeping food nice and cool during long road trips. Some comments are showing that the lid doesn't stay open while you're trying to fill it. That means it could take up to two people to fill up the cooler since someone has to try to keep it open.

This cooler is the best choice on the list, marking off almost any box you may have on your list of needs. With insulated walls and lid as well as the ability to hold 95 cans, this is a top-notch option that is no question one of the great. Plus, the wheels give you the ability to take this cooler anywhere with ease.

Pros:

  • Keeps ice for five days
  • Leak-resistant
  • Insulated lid and walls
  • Holds 95 cans
  • Wheels for simple transportation

Cons:

  • Lid doesn't stay open

Best Overall

Coleman 62-Quart Cooler

Keep it cool

This cooler is an excellent option for taking tons of cold stuff when it's hot outside, and the wheels make it easy to take with you.

Best Value: Coleman 48-Quart Cooler

Coleman 48-quart coolerSource: Coleman

If you don't want to spend tons of money on a cooler, your best bet is going to be something a bit smaller. Although this cooler is smaller, you can still fit 63 cans, and it's tall enough to keep two-liter bottles upright if that's a concern. This cooler is just like the other cooler without the ability to wheel it around.

This cooler also has insulation, which can keep ice in its original form for three days. It will also stay that way, as long as temperatures only get up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The biggest downside about this cooler is that it's already heavy without the added weight of ice and drinks. If you've got a strong person around, they'll be the best bet at getting this product in and out of your vehicle.

It's always great to be able to save a little bit of money if you're able to still get a quality item out of the deal. With room for two-liters and up to 63 cans, this is a high-quality product that you're sure to be happy with. Not to mention, it can hold ice for three days as long as temperatures only go up to 90 degrees outside.

Pros:

  • Holds 63 cans
  • Tall enough to keep two-liter bottles upright
  • Holds ice for three days

Cons:

  • Heavy

Best Value

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler

Save some money

If you want to save some money while still receiving a quality item, then this Coleman cooler will make you happy this summer.

Best Can Cooler: Coleman 24-Can Cooler

Coleman 24-can coolerSource: Coleman

This cooler is perfect for packing in some cans of the drink of your choice, and it gets even better than just the storage. This cooler can fit up to 24 cans, or it can hold 13x9 serving dishes if you need to bring some food to the party. One of the best things about this particular cooler is that it's stackable, so you can get more than one and stack them up for easy storage.

The handles are also molded to help make carrying it around a lot easier on you. This will give you the perfect grip so you won't lose it or be uncomfortable after setting it down. There have been a few statements of this cooler not being the size stated, it's said to run smaller than what is stated, and it can fit 24 cans quite snuggly so ice can't fit in. Although it runs small, it will still fit quite cans of drinks, and it will fit the serving dishes as stated.

These coolers are a great choice if you need a few different things carried in different coolers. Since you can stack them up, it makes storing them and traveling with them much easier. The molded handles make carrying it rather easy to carry to and from your destination. Plus, it can fit up to 24 cans or 13x9 serving dishes so you'll be able to bring enough food and drinks for the whole party.

Pros:

  • Stackable
  • Molded handles
  • Fits 24 cans or 13x9 serving dishes

Cons:

  • May be smaller than stated

Best Can Cooler

Coleman 24-Can Cooler

Keep the cans cool

If you're looking for a good cooler that can hold quite a few drinks, then this one is perfect as it can hold up to 24 cans.

Best Heavy-Duty: Coleman 70-Quart Cooler

Coleman 70-quart coolerSource: Coleman

If you want a cooler that can withstand some wear and tear, then the Coleman 70-quart cooler is exactly what you're looking for. This lid has four cup holders on it, and the lid doubles as another seat as it can hold up to 250 lbs. It's perfect for a day at the pool or a friendly backyard cookout for all your family.

This cooler has an insulated lid, and the wall has an extra layer of insulation to withstand temperatures as hot as 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Be careful keeping this cooler out in direct sunlight, though. Since the paint is black, it will absorb the heat and get hot to the touch so keep it in the shade as much as you can.

This is an excellent option if you have tons of small children around or if you're just incredibly clumsy. This cooler is made to withstand just about anything, whether that be bumps and bruises or just the heat outdoors. This lid can hold up to 250 lbs, so it doubles as an extra seat, and it also has four cup holders, so it seems like it can do just about anything.

Pros:

  • Cup holders
  • Closed lid can hold 250 lbs
  • Insulated lid and extra wall insulation

Cons:

  • Black color causes it to get hot

Best Heavy-Duty

Coleman 70-Quart Cooler

Holds it all

This cooler can hold up to 70 liters, and it can even be an extra seat for any of your outdoor events.

Best Collapsible: CleverMade Collapsible 50-Can Cooler

CleverMade collapsible 50-can coolerSource: CleverMade

If you're looking for a cooler that's big enough to take everywhere but easier to store, then your best bet is to get a collapsible cooler. This 50-can cooler is perfect for outdoor sports, hiking trips, picnics, or even road trips. It's easily portable, so you just pack it up and put it in your car. It's that simple, and it can keep your drinks cool for quite some time.

Although this cooler is great, there is one small thing that is a bit of a bummer. With these kinds of coolers, you do have to keep them upright, or else they will leak through the top zipper. Since it's insulated, that's the one spot that isn't entirely covered by this lining so it will leak through it. As long as you pack it well enough in your vehicle, you shouldn't have any other issues with this cooler.

This is a great cooler that makes packing up for your trip a breeze. It's easy to take with you, and it's relatively light, so adding drinks and snacks won't add too much weight. This particular product can hold up to 50 cans, so there's plenty of room for all the drinks and sandwiches you could need. Pack this thing up for a picnic or a hiking trip, and keep the whole group happy with what you've brought for them.

Pros:

  • Easily portable
  • Holds up to 50 cans
  • Perfect for a picnic or road trips

Cons:

  • Have to keep upright

Best Collapsible

CleverMade Collapsible 50-Can Cooler

Take it anywhere

If you're looking for a cute cooler to take to outdoor games or on a picnic, then the CleverMade cooler is perfect for that.

Best Personal: Coleman Nine-Can Cooler

Coleman nine-can coolerSource: Coleman

If you're looking for a smaller cooler to keep your personal drinks or snacks nice and cool, then this Coleman cooler is exactly what you need. With room to hold up to nine cans, there's plenty of space for your own drinks that you don't want to share. Plus, the shoulder strap is adjustable so you can carry this cooler comfortably.

This cooler is perfect for personal trips like fishing or hunting, so you can bring everything you want or need with you while you enjoy solitude. There is a dry storage pouch on this cooler as well, so you can store any dry goods that you don't want in the cold section. The one downside I've seen about this is the side pockets don't expand a lot when you try to use them, so they're okay to store smaller things in.

With this cooler being small enough to take with you anywhere, it's an excellent choice for those that want some peace and quiet while they're outside. This can hold up to nine cans at once, and there is also a dry storage pouch to keep your cold and dry food separate. With an adjustable shoulder strap as well, it's going to be light and comfortable for any activities you may need it for.

Pros:

  • Holds up to nine cans
  • Adjustable shoulder strap
  • Includes dry storage pouch

Cons:

  • Mesh side pockets do not expand much

Best Personal

Coleman Nine-Can Cooler

Make it personal

This cooler is perfect to use as a lunch box or to pack a snack and some drinks if you're going to be out fishing or swimming.

Bottom line

Having a cooler is a great way to get those outdoor parties going off on the right foot. The Coleman 62-quart cooler is the perfect option for anybody shopping for a new cooler. It holds up to 95 cans, and it's insulated to stand up to 90-degree weather. It also has a leak-resistant drain, so when the ice starts melting, it won't come out until you push that button.

If you're looking for something on the cheap side or maybe you just need multiple things out of one cooler, there are other great choices on the list for you to get. Whether you need something more heavy-duty or maybe just a cooler for yourself, there is an option on this list for everyone to love. Pick it up for this summer, and start loving every grill out or home baseball game to come.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Kennedy Maring is a freelancer who loves playing games, her little animal family along with her husband, and the great outdoors. Although she is a nerd through and through, she is looking to complete her cosmetology certificate in the next year.

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