When it comes to hiking trips, backyard BBQs, and camping a good cooler to keep your beverage nice and cold in the hot summer sun — and out of the paws of any nosy animals — is necessary. The great thing about a quality cooler is that it lasts many years before you have to replace it so it will save you money in the long run. Here are six coolers that will keep your beverages ice cold in the hot summer heat!


If you need a cooler that can keep up with the toughest adventures, the Igloo BMX comes with sturdy clips to make sure the cooler doesn't fly open and keeps ice for about four days. Its sturdy construction prevents the cooler from getting damaged as you carry it around. Plus, it can hold up to 49 liters — about 83 12oz cans — meaning you can cart a lot of drinks around!

These typically have two glass shelves and an automatic light. A convenient can rack makes it easy to organize food storage in this compact appliance. Some models let you keep your veggies fresh in a handy pull-out crisper. The freezer capacity of these handy refrigerators is usually around 1 cubic foot. They can even have enough room to hold 2-liter bottles. Put them to work in a small dorm room, or keep it at home.
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