Best Beer Coolers

Best Beer Coolers

Beer coolers have come a long way in recent years. Back in the 1950s, the image of a beer cooler that most people had was of a huge, heavy, steel crate, filled with ice.

Whilst certainly durable, such designs are now a thing of the past. The newest beer coolers are designed to be adaptable, fit many different types and styles of beer, be easy to carry, and look stylish at the same time!

Of course, your choice of beer cooler will be as unique as you are. Do you want to keep a few cans cool whilst at the festival? Chill some bottles for the weekend barbecue? Or carry a crate of cold ones to the top of a mountain?

No matter which, there is a beer cooler for you. Here we round up the best coolers on the market today, so choose your style and make your pick!

The Best Insulated Coolers

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Editor choice
Hoopla Gorilla Bag

Hoopla Gorilla Bag

For the modern beer enthusiast, there can be no more stylish way to carry a few choice bottles that the Hoopla ...

User Rating: 3.25 (2 votes)
2 BUILT NY Six-Pack Insulated Neoprene Beer Bottle Tote

BUILT NY Six-Pack Insulated Neoprene Beer Bottle Tote

If you are looking for a stylish beer carrier, you can do much worse than the BUILT NY beer bottle tote. A favorite ...

User Rating: 3.55 (1 votes)
3 Picnic Time Six Pack Insulated Beverage Tote

Picnic Time Six Pack Insulated Beverage Tote

If the hipster aesthetic of the last two carriers turns you off, this is the insulated carrier for you. ...

User Rating: 3.5 (1 votes)

A relatively new invention, these insulated coolers use modern materials to provide a lightweight, well-insulated way to carry beers to the park or on short trips.

Most are made of neoprene, a material originally used in wet suits to protect divers against the icy cold of the ocean. The principle works equally well in reverse, protecting your prized cold beers from the heat of a Summers’ day.

They are ideal for picnics, trips to the park or game with your friends, or for short trips to the countryside.

Of course, their lightweight insulation means that they will not keep your beer cool forever, but the latest items on the market achieve remarkable levels of insulation, so for a few hours you can be sure you’ll always have a cold one to hand!


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Editor’s Choice: Hoopla Gorilla Bag

Hoopla Gorilla Bag

For the modern beer enthusiast, there can be no more stylish way to carry a few choice bottles that the Hoopla Gorilla Bag.

Over the past few years, this bag has built something of a cult following. Customers prize its discreet style, insulation properties, and ease of use.

It also makes an ideal present for the beer-lover in your life! Whether your husband is fond of carrying a few beers to the big game, or your son loves to go out fishing, what better to give them for Christmas or Birthdays than an easy way to keep their favorite beers cool?

Advantages:

  • The thick neoprene insulation of the carrier means that your beers will stay cold for much longer than you think!
  • And, of course, this think material provides more than just insulation – it will protect your beers from damage whilst being carried or even in the back of your truck, ensuring that both you and your beverage get to your destination safely.
  • The carrier also folds flat for storage, so it will easily fold away into the smallest cupboard when not being used.
  • The material is also machine washable, and will last for years.
  • The minimal design of the carrier means that Hoopla have eliminated any excess weight and fuss, making the carrier extremely lightweight. Even on the longest walk, you will find that this, coupled with the ergonomic design of the carrying handles, ensures that your arm and hand will not get tired.
  • And if you have a little one, the beer cooler has a second use – to carry bottles for your child. The insulation that keeps your beer cool does an equally good job keeping your baby’s bottle warm and protected. Perfect, then, for all times of the day!

Disadvantages

  • In truth, for this style of insulated beer cooler, you can’t do better than the Hoopla Gorilla Bag. For those who want to make an impact, there are more colorful and striking designs available, but the no-nonsense, minimal design of this cooler is a perfect fit of form and function.

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BUILT NY Six-Pack Insulated Neoprene Beer Bottle Tote

BUILT NY Six-Pack Insulated Neoprene Beer Bottle ToteIf you are looking for a stylish beer carrier, you can do much worse than the BUILT NY beer bottle tote.

A favorite of hipsters, with its modern design and subtle styling details, it is most often seen with a choice craft beer or home brew tucked inside, on its way to a trendy party!

BUILT pride themselves on their design credentials, and it is not hard to see why. The high quality neoprene material used to construct this beer carrier feels great, and will ensure that even during the longest walks you will not tire of holding your favorite beer close.

Advantages

  • The neoprene used for this carrier is thick and sturdy, meaning that it will last for years, no matter how you treat it.
  • In addition, this thick material will protect your prized beer from knocks, and provides a good level of insulation, so you will arrive at your party with a 6 pack of ice cold beers, no matter how much traffic there was on the way!
  • BUILT have also thought about storage – the carrier easily folds flat when not in use.
  • As you would expect from a company focused on craft beer and hand brewing, this carrier has been specially designed to fit a wide array of differently sized bottles. If you are decanting your home brew into awkward, artisan bottles, this is the carrier for you!

Disadvantages

  • Some have noted that the insulation used by BUILT for this carrier does not keep their beer cool for as long as some similar carriers. Whilst understandable, this type of carrier is really designed for a quick trip to the park or a ride across town, and such a lightweight package should not be expected to keep your beer cool forever!

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Picnic Time Six Pack Insulated Beverage Tote

Picnic Time Six Pack Insulated Beverage Tote

If the hipster aesthetic of the last two carriers turns you off, this is the insulated carrier for you.

Eminently practical, this carrier has been designed with parents and camping in mind. It features neoprene insulation, which makes sure that your beers stay nice and cold.

Advantages:

  • The novel design of this carrier adds a extra level of security for your bottles, with material folded over their necks so they will never fall out!
  • The double layer of neoprene at the side of this carrier has a double purpose. On the one hand, it provides extra insulation for your bottles. On the other hand, it forms a useful pocket for any other small items you want to carry with you – keys, or perhaps your smart phone.
  • The strong handle of this carrier – made of nylon webbing – adds an extra dimension of security when carrying your beer long distances.
  • And perhaps most importantly, the carrier is extremely adaptable. Picnic Time have thought about the needs of families, and so alongside your prized beer you can store soda, water, or anything else you need for your picnic!

Disadvantages

  • Let’s face it, this carrier does not look as stylish as some on the market. If you are a hipster, perhaps it is best to go for the minimal look. However, if you prize practicality and adaptability over style, this is the insulated beer carrier you should get.

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The Best Ice Retention

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Coleman 120 Quart Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Cooler

Coleman 120 Quart Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Cooler

The Coleman series of coolers has long been a favorite of beer fans, and this latest offering shows why. Built, as ...

User Rating: 3.65 (1 votes)
2 Igloo 49271 Party Bar Cooler – Powered by LiddUp

Igloo 49271 Party Bar Cooler – Powered by LiddUp

This stylish cooler is definitely the one to go for if you are looking for a mix of top-quality insulation and ...

User Rating: 4.9 (1 votes)
3 Giantex Red Outdoor Patio 80 Quart Cooler Cart

Giantex Red Outdoor Patio 80 Quart Cooler Cart

Of course, when it comes to ice retention, the bigger the cooler the better! Whilst other coolers prioritize ...

User Rating: 3.15 (1 votes)

Beyond the simple matter of insulation, many people look for a cooler which will retain ice, and therefore keep cool, for many days at a stretch.

This can, of course, be very useful if you are planning on a long road trip – there is nothing worse than stopping for a break, after hours of driving, and finding your beer has warmed up!

Equally, these coolers can be used for fishing trips, or a leisure trip on your yacht. Nowadays, many of them can keep ice frozen for days, meaning that no matter how far off the beaten track you explore, you can be sure that your beer will stay cool.

Editor’s Choice: Coleman 120 Quart Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Cooler

Coleman 120 Quart Coastal Xtreme Series Marine CoolerThe Coleman series of coolers has long been a favorite of beer fans, and this latest offering shows why.

Built, as its name suggests, for use on yachts and other boats, you do not need to possess a super-yacht to enjoy the advantages of this cooler!

Coleman are very proud of the work and research that goes into their coolers, and this can be seen very clearly in the high tech materials that have been used here.

Advantages

  • This cooler has, to put it bluntly, incredible ice retention. Even in temperatures of 90 degrees, it will ensure that your ice stays frozen for up to 6 days – long enough for even the longest road trip or sailing expedition!
  • This is achieved through a remarkable mix of materials and design. Even the casing of the cooler has been designed to resist UV radiation, so even when it is left in the direct sun, you do not have to worry about it being damaged. This UV protection also adds to the ice-retention qualities of the cooler.
  • The lid of this cooler has been specially reinforced to support 120 lbs of weight, so it can also be used as a comfortable seat.
  • All this added insulation, though, does not mean that Coleman have compromised on the capacity of this cooler. The space inside is extremely generous – incredibly, the cooler can take 204 standard sized cans, almost eight cases of soda.
  • The design quality of this cooler is also a joy. The main casing is made of tough plastic, with the lid being easily wiped clean. The hinges, which many customers say are the toughest of any cooler, are made from hardened nickel, and are virtually impossible to break.

Disadvantages

  • In honesty, there are very few disadvantages to this cooler. Everything from the stylish white casing to the incredible ice retention screams quality.

Igloo 49271 Party Bar Cooler – Powered by LiddUp

Igloo 49271 Party Bar Cooler – Powered by LiddUpThis stylish cooler is definitely the one to go for if you are looking for a mix of top-quality insulation and portability.

It also incorporates many extra features that set it apart from many other coolers on the market, and will gain you many compliments from your friends!

Advantages

  • The body of the cooler is completely surrounded in high quality, high tech insulation, ensuring that whatever you put in will stay cool for hours.
  • The cooler comes with sturdy dividers, which can be easily removed and re-positioned. Everything from 2 liter root beer bottles right down to the smallest soda bottles can be accommodated, or whatever mix of drinks you think will make the party go with a swing!
  • Of course, if you fancy a more sophisticated evening, these dividers can also be used to cradle wine bottles, ensuring that even the fussiest of guests will have a cool drink to hand.
  • This cooler is also super easy to use and clean. A drain plug sits neatly at the base of the compartments, meaning that the morning after your party you can merely remove the plug for easy drainage and cleaning.
  • The lid of the cooler is completely removable. Of course, keeping the lid closed increases the time your drinks will stay cool, but with the lid open you can really display your carefully chosen drinks in true style.
  • Perhaps best of all, the LiddUp technology that has been incorporated into this cooler lights up the cooler’s contents, letting your guests quickly and easily find the drink they want. These lights, which run on battery power, will keep shining all night, and make this cooler one of the most stylish on the market.

Disadvantages

  • In truth, there are very few disadvantages to this cooler. Some may find that, stacked full of beer, it can be heavy to handle. However, the lockable caster wheels on its base mean that re-positioning it, even when the party is in full swing, is very easy.

Giantex Red Outdoor Patio 80 Quart Cooler Cart

Giantex Red Outdoor Patio 80 Quart Cooler Cart
Of course, when it comes to ice retention, the bigger the cooler the better!

Whilst other coolers prioritize portability or high-tech materials, this cooler takes an old fashioned approach – made of steel and plastic, with a bright red finish, it looks great sat on your patio, and will be sure to impress your guests.

If you are looking for a cooler for parties, this is definitely the one to go for. It sits on four sturdy legs, meaning that it is always at an ideal height to reach your beer.

Advantages

  • The capacity of this cooler is really incredible – up to 76 liters. This means that you will have more than enough space for all your favorite beers, but also remarkably increases the ice retention of the cooler. With so much ice stacked into it, you can be sure that no matter how long your party lasts, your beer wile stay nice and cool.
  • The cooler incorporates two lids on its top surface, meaning that guests can easily reach the beverage of their choice whilst keeping the remainder cool.
  • The bottle opener, displayed prominently on the outside of the cooler, collects caps in a specially designed bin underneath, so you will not be picking up bottle caps from your patio the morning after!
  • The hardy construction of this cooler is so durable it can be left outside. The powder-coated finish is weatherproof, meaning once installed on the corner of your patio you can leave the cooler in place all Summer!

Disadvantages

  • The sheer size of the cooler can cause problems, of course – it is not the easiest item to carry around or reposition. However, this type of cooler is ideal for those who want a no-hassle cooler, because once set up you need not move it until the Summer is over and the parties have stopped!

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The Best Portable Cooler

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Mountainsmith Cooler Tube

Mountainsmith Cooler Tube

This cooler tube is at the luxury end of the cooler tube market, but the high quality materials mean that it is the ...

User Rating: 3 (1 votes)
2 Coleman C018 Soft Can Cooler Sleeve

Coleman C018 Soft Can Cooler Sleeve

Coleman offer a wide variety of beer coolers for every situation, and this cooler sleeve is one such design. It ...

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3 BURTON Beeracuda Holder

BURTON Beeracuda Holder

Not all beer coolers take themselves so seriously! Burton are a company with a great sense of humor, and this ...

User Rating: 3.25 (1 votes)

Let’s face it, sometimes you don’t have the space to carry around a full-sized cooler. You might be climbing a mountain, down at the beach for a day of sunshine, or simply wanting to take a few cold ones out to the park, and not have the inclination to carry a huge insulated box around with you.

Fear not – these portable coolers are ideal for transporting your beer. They are lightweight, and their innovative design means that they fit comfortably across your back.

Most use the same principle. They consist of a fabric tube with various types of insulation, and a nylon strap for carrying. Simply stack your cans inside the tube, sling them across your back, and you are ready to go!

Editor’s Choice: Mountainsmith Cooler Tube

Mountainsmith Cooler TubeThis cooler tube is at the luxury end of the cooler tube market, but the high quality materials mean that it is the obvious choice if you want to buy this type of beer cooler.

Mountainsmith, as their name suggests, build products that can survive the worst weather. This means that this is the perfect cooler if you are out for a day hunting, shooting, or fishing. You can be sure that the cooler can take the worst treatment, and still protect your prized beers.

For those who prefer a less active life, though, the cooler’s hardy construction has other benefits. You can be assured that the hardy materials used will last for many years.

Advantages

  • Unlike many of the beer coolers on the market, the Mountainsmith Cooler Tube has been designed with outdoor activities in mind. It features fully waterproof materials, including the zip, so even if it is lying in the bottom of your boat whilst you fish, your beers will stay dry.
  • The cooler is also extremely adaptable. It is designed to take standard or tall boy cans easily, so it doesn’t matter what your beverage of choice is.
  • The carrying strap, as hardy as the rest of the cooler, can be quickly and easily adjusted, so it is always comfortable to carry your cans with you.
  • And of course, if you don’t fancy carrying your cans over your back, you can merely strap the carrier to your back pack, where it will still be easily accessible.

Disadvantages

  • Perhaps some will find the camouflage design of this cooler a little off-putting. For the rest of us, however, the combination of high quality materials and ruggedness make the Mountainsmith an obvious choice.

Coleman C018 Soft Can Cooler Sleeve

Coleman C018 Soft Can Cooler Sleeve ReviewColeman offer a wide variety of beer coolers for every situation, and this cooler sleeve is one such design.

It incorporates many of the innovative features that typify their products, and has the no-nonsense approach to design and build quality that sets their more expensive offerings apart from the competition.

Coleman are primarily a camping brand, and have brought many of their insights to this beer carrier. If you are looking for a lightweight, rugged carrier that will be able to follow you up the mountain or across the snowy wastes, this is the carrier for you.

Advantages

  • The insulation on this carrier is one of its biggest advantages. Even on the hottest days, the thick layer of padding will make sure that you arrive at your destination with a cold one easily to hand.
  • The materials used on this cooler would not be out of place on high-end camping gear, and will last for an absolute age.
  • This fabric is also easy to clean, as the nylon fabric simply wipes clean. This is perfect for cleaning out any spilt beer from the empty cans.
  • Of course, you don’t have to use the carrier for beer! It’s adaptable size means that if you need to carry water up a mountain, you can fit a few bottles inside, and they too will stay cold!

Disadvantages

  • As with all beer coolers of this type, you cannot fit ice inside this cooler. Whilst this limits how long the beers will stay cold, as long as you make sure that they are nice and cold when they go in the cooler, they will stay at a good temperature for quite a while.

BURTON Beeracuda Holder

BURTON Beeracuda Holder
Not all beer coolers take themselves so seriously!

Burton are a company with a great sense of humor, and this extends to their Beeracuda beer carrier. As they themselves claim, the carrier is packed full of high tech features, such as the ability to use gravity to keep itself on your shoulder!

In addition, the Beeracuda comes with a colorful, fun design on the outside, so no-one will be in any doubt what is inside your unusually shaped bag.

Advantages

  • Perhaps most importantly, this beer carrier incorporates a Koozie on the shoulder strap for your extra beer, meaning that even the beer in your hand stays cold!
  • All this fun, however, doesn’t get in the way of great product design. The Beeracuda uses the same lightweight, strong materials of many of its more expensive rivals, so you can be assured that your beer carrier will last for ages.
  • Burton have recognized this build quality by offering a lifetime guarantee on the Beeracuda, so you will never have to buy a beer carrier again!
  • The beer carrier comes in three wacky designs, also, so you can really express your personality through the way you carry your beer.

Disadvantages

  • Perhaps some will find that the design of the cooler is a little out-there for them. If you prefer a more minimal design, there are plenty available, but for sheer personality nothing beats the Beeracuda!

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The Best Cooler for Camping

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
IceMule Coolers Pro Coolers

IceMule Coolers Pro Coolers

IceMule, as their name suggests, are specialists in creating portable coolers that can be taken anywhere. They ...

User Rating: 2.65 (1 votes)
2 Igloo Marine Cooler Backpack

Igloo Marine Cooler Backpack

Igloo Marine have really built a name for themselves over the past few years, and this innovative design seems sure ...

User Rating: 3.25 (1 votes)
3 OA Gear Ultimate Backpack Cooler

OA Gear Ultimate Backpack Cooler

If you are looking for a simpler type of backpack cooler, this is the one for you. Whilst not having some of the ...

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Everybody uses their beer cooler in different ways, and we all need different features from them.

Recently, a previously overlooked type of cooler has come to prominence – beer coolers designed specifically for camping.

These coolers combine some of the best elements of the other types of cooler currently available. They possess excellent insulation, which is a must if you are going for a long trip in the mountains. They are also ergonomically designed, so you can carry your favorite beer around all day without getting back-ache. And lastly, they contain many innovative features and extra pockets, making them almost indispensable for your next hiking trip!

Editor’s Choice: IceMule Coolers Pro Coolers

IceMule Coolers Pro Coolers ReviewIceMule, as their name suggests, are specialists in creating portable coolers that can be taken anywhere.

They do this by combining the latest technology with ergonomic design, having super-slim layers of insulation that still manage to keep your beer cool.

If you are hiking, and plan to be away overnight, this is the obvious choice of cooler for you. The backpack design means that the carrier is extremely easy to carry across all kinds of terrain, whilst the patented technology inside will keep your beers both cold and dry.

Advantages:

  • The insulation offered by this design is really incredible. It will keep ice frozen for up to 24 hours, and the bag-in-bag technology used means that the bag will never leak.
  • This is because, unlike other designs, the IceMule does not use zippers or stitched seams, which can sometimes leak. Instead, it is entirely manufactured with welded seams, which are proven to be water-resistant.
  • This is all achieved without compromising on the capacity of the carrier – it can hold up to 30 liters, meaning 24 cans, with no problems at all.
  • And the padded straps mean that even with all this beer on your back, you won’t feel uncomfortable.
  • Of course, when you are done with your camping trip and have drank all your beers, the carrier will fold up really small, and is easy to wash, so you can store it away until the next trip.

Disadvantages

  • There really are very few disadvantages to this carrier, which combines top quality materials and really thoughtful designs. Some have claimed that the straps can sometimes break, but I am assured by the company that if the carrier is used properly this will not happen, and in any case that they are happy to talk to anyone who has a problem with this excellent carrier.

Igloo Marine Cooler Backpack

Igloo Marine Cooler Backpack ReviewIgloo Marine have really built a name for themselves over the past few years, and this innovative design seems sure to continue their reputation as one of the best beer cooler manufacturers.

This is, in some ways, a hybrid design. It takes what is best about floor-standing beer coolers, and combines them with an innovative backpack design, so it can be easily transported.

So with this cooler, you get the sturdiness of a hard design combined with the ease of use of a backpack carrier. In addition, the sturdy materials used in the main body of the carrier are absolutely, positively waterproof – you can fill this carrier with water, and it will not leak!

Advantages

  • Built around a standard backpack design, this cooler incorporates many features found on hiking backpacks, whilst also keeping your beer cold! It has many extra pockets, so you can carry all your essentials around with your beer – just don’t forget the bottle opener!
  • The MaxCold insulation on this cooler contains 25% more insulation than on standard coolers, meaning that your beer will stay cold for longer.
  • The materials used here are incredibly durable – built to withstand marine conditions, everything is UV resistant and will resist corrosion. For those of us who enjoy a more settled existence, of course, all this extra protection merely means we can be assured our cooler will last for an absolute age!
  • The easy-to-remove liner is anti-microbial, meaning that your sandwiches will stay fresh for as long as they stay cold!

Disadvantages

  • The innovation involved in this design does throw up some small problems. The sheer thickness of the insulation means that many will find this backpack more uncomfortable to wear than other backpack designs. However, this is a small price to pay to always have your beer cold and fresh!

OA Gear Ultimate Backpack Cooler

OA Gear Ultimate Backpack Cooler ReviewIf you are looking for a simpler type of backpack cooler, this is the one for you. Whilst not having some of the more advanced features of other camping coolers, sometimes simplicity really is best!

The advantage here is that the OA Gear Backpack cooler has, from the outset, been designed as a backpack, so the primary focus is on ease of carrying, and ease of use.

Advantages

  • The no-nonsense approach to styling mean that many find this carrier the most stylish of its type.
  • The heavy duty insulation used on this cooler means that your beers will stay cold for as long as it takes you to hike to your campsite, pitch your tent, and get your fire started!
  • Like many of its rivals, the OA Gear Backpack Cooler has additional pockets, so you can easily carry all your camping essentials alongside your beer.
  • Finally, the no-nonsense design of this cooler means that the main compartment is ideally shaped to carry all your cans. Up to 20 cans, plus ice, will fit into this compartment, and many find this cooler one of the most comfortable on the market.

Disadvantages

  • Let’s face it, this is not the most stylish backpack cooler! However, this is really a matter of priorities – if you are looking for a simple, no-frills backpack carrier that will keep going as long as you will, this cooler is for you!

The Best Value Cooler

Product DescriptionUsers ScoreOverall Score
Rubbermaid Cooler

Rubbermaid Cooler

I admit to a dash of nostalgia on reviewing this cooler – whilst it has been slightly updated, this is the cooler ...

User Rating: 3.45 (1 votes)
2 PackIt Freezable 9-Can Cooler

PackIt Freezable 9-Can Cooler

Although this cooler comes in at the lower end of the market, it is really quite innovative – a freezable gel fills ...

User Rating: 3.75 (1 votes)
3 CrazyFire Insulated Cooler Bag

CrazyFire Insulated Cooler Bag

Last but not least, we have the CrazyFire Insulated Cooler bag. Whilst not offering the innovative design features, or ...

User Rating: 3.35 (2 votes)

Beer coolers, like everything else, can be either expensive or cheap. Whilst the most expensive, modern designs include plenty of innovative features and high tech materials, their less-expensive competition is catching up.

Nowadays, what with advances in manufacturing technology and low prices of previously exotic materials, even the cheapest cooler can achieve levels of insulation unheard of even a few years ago.

So, if you are in the market for a beer cooler, but don’t want to take the plunge on an expensive model, you could do worse than to take a look at the following models:

Editor’s Choice: Rubbermaid Cooler

Rubbermaid Cooler ReviewI admit to a dash of nostalgia on reviewing this cooler – whilst it has been slightly updated, this is the cooler that my grandparents used in their caravan when I was a small child!

And the truth is that they were right – for the money, this really is the best value cooler you can buy.

Sure, it might look old fashioned, and the insulation is a little less good than that found on high-end coolers, but I think that this cooler has a certain feel-good charm which sets it apart from more modern coolers!

Advantages:

  • Whilst the small size of the cooler may put some people off, it is perfect for a short trip to the park or the beach.
  • The shape of the cooler, whist not being the most rounded or streamlined on the market, makes carrying it very intuitive. You can just lug the cooler up onto your shoulder, or use the carrying handles.
  • Whilst the insulation is a little thin in comparison to other coolers on the market at the moment, it is definitely adequate, being able to keep your beer and soda coo for a few hours. As long as your trip is short, or you drink your beer quickly, you will have no problems with your bottles getting warm!
  • And in case unfortunate spills happen inside the cooler, the inside is fully wipe-clean.
  • In fact, the plastic material the cooler is made from is a joy – sturdy and easily cleaned, and lasting longer than many of the soft beer cooler designs on the market today.

Disadvantages

  • Well, the Rubbermaid cooler is not going to win any awards for innovative design or cutting edge technology, but if you are after a no-frills design that does the job for the cheapest possible price, this is the cooler for you. Keep your beer cold the way your Grandparents did – it never did them any harm!

PackIt Freezable 9-Can Cooler

PackIt Freezable 9-Can Cooler Review
Although this cooler comes in at the lower end of the market, it is really quite innovative – a freezable gel fills pockets all around the cooler, meaning the whole thing can be put in the freezer before use.

In theory, of course, this means you never need to use any more ice to keep your beer cool again. This has great advantages – there is nothing worse, after a long day, than having to empty the luke-warm water from a beer cooler.

Advantages:

  • Whilst this cooler is quite small, it can easily fit all your essentials inside – nine standard sized cans will fit with ease.
  • The entire cooler can collapse into a tiny package. This is great for the initial freezing, where you can squash it into a corner of your freezer before taking it out the next morning, cold and ready for use!
  • The cooler also uses many of the same materials as its more expensive cousins, so you can be sure that it will last for an absolute age!
  • And, last but not least, this cooler has heavy duty zippers and tabs, meaning that even if you take it camping it will not break.

Disadvantages

  • The size of this cooler, whilst ideal for some, may annoy others. If your needs are humble, and you only need to take a few beers down to the river for some fishing, this is for you. For longer trips, it can be useful to have some more space.

CrazyFire Insulated Cooler Bag

CrazyFire Insulated Cooler Bag Review
Last but not least, we have the CrazyFire Insulated Cooler bag. Whilst not offering the innovative design features, or the high tech materials of its rivals, the value offered by this bag is outstanding.

Whilst the materials used here may not have the luxurious feel of more expensive coolers, they are built to last – the thick vinyl that makes up the outer of the bag ensures that your beer stays safe inside, and is easy to clean.

Advantages:

  • The design of this bag is actually quite endearing, in its own way! It lacks some of the more aggressive styling of more stylish bags, but if you want a minimal approach, than this is the cooler for you!
  • The insulation offered by this cooler is equally impressive, being able to keep your beer cold for a good few hours.
  • The easy-to-adjust shoulder strap ensures that even when carrying a large amount of beer, you will be comfortable.
  • Like many coolers of its type, the CrazyFire Insulated Cooler bag folds flat for storage, meaning it can live in a small cupboard when you are not using it.

Disadvantages

  • The materials the bag is made from, whilst strong a durable, are not the most pleasant to the touch. If you prefer a more luxurious feel to your beer cooler, this is not the one for you. However, if you want a simple design that will provide many years of cold beer, you could do worse than this cooler.