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10 Essential Coolers for Your Camping Trip

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Camping Cooler
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COOLERS

When purchasing a cooler, look for one that offers a sturdy structure as well as packing flexibility. A hard plastic Coleman is ideal for a big outdoor barbecue, and it can double as a seat by the campfire. For the adventurous type, we have coolers than can float on water or play music through Bluetooth speakers. Pick your favorite from our selection of outdoor camping coolers and totes.

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COLEMAN 48-QUART COOLER

Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Dick's Sporting Goods
Great for: Families wanting a standard, reliable cooler. It has a durable plastic exterior, patented insulation, and enough space for more than 60 cans.

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IGLOO 60-QUART ROLLER COOLER

Est. Price: $30 | Buy it from Target
Perfect for: Taking down to the lake or beach. A retractable handle and wheels allow for maximum portability.

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COLEMAN SOFT COOLER WITH HARD LINER

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from Walmart
Recommended for: Solo campers looking for a smaller, flexible cooler. It holds nine cans and has four mesh pockets for storing extra items. The hard liner can be removed for more convenient packing.

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EBAGS CREW COOLER II

Est. Price: $50 | Buy it from eBags
Ideal for: Storing on top of rolling luggage when traveling to an outdoor destination.

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INTEX MEGA CHILL II FLOAT COOLER

Est. Price: $25 | Buy it from Academy
Recommended for: Floating on the river or hanging out by the lake.

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BREKX PARTY COOLER

Est. Price: $160 | Buy it from Overstock
Great for: Playing music at the campsite while simultaneously keeping drinks cold.

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RACHAEL RAY CHILLOUT THERMAL TOTE

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from Walmart
Perfect for: Packing a picnic. It also folds flat for easy storage.

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HANDY LAUNDRY WINE CARRIER TOTE BAG

Est. Price: $12 | Buy it from Handy Laundry
Ideal for: Keeping up to four bottles of wine cold. Soft dividers prevent bottles from touching.

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IGLOO PLAYMATE PAL COOLER

Est. Price: $13 | Buy it from Target
Recommended for: Kids who want to pack and carry their lunch or snacks.

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OAGEAR BACKPACK COOLER

Est. Price: $20 | Buy it from Outdoor Active Gear
Great for: Backpackers or hikers looking for a comfortable cooler to take on the trail. It features padded straps, a no-leak liner, and space for 20 cans.