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Chill Out(doors): The 9 Best Camping Coolers for Fresh Food Fare

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Whether you’re camping on a hot summer day or tailgating in the fall, you need to have a reliable cooler. And, this is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. You gotta have the cooler that’s just right for you. So, here are 9 nifty options for keeping drinks and food cold on the go.

1. Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler

If you have just a few cans to keep cool and don’t want to lug around a big, bulky cooler, the Coleman 16-Can Soft Cooler is worth checking out. It holds 16 cans, features a soft outer cover with extra pockets for storage, and it’s easy to clean. It also has a hard plastic inner liner so ice doesn’t leak through.

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2. Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler

It’s important to carry as few things as possible when camping. That’s why the Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler is so brilliant. It’s a cooler and comfortable folding chair all in one. Plus, it has a cup holder and adjustable arm rests. Most importantly, the armrest cooler keeps your beverages frosty and food fresh — and easy to grab — for when you’re ready to sit and relax after along day of hiking.

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3. Coleman 50-Quart Cooler

The Coleman 50-Quart Cooler holds a whopping 71 cans. That’s nearly three cases of soda. And, its built-in ThermOZONE Insulation keeps them all super cool. It’s tall enough to fit 2-liter bottles upright to prevent spills. And, it’s rustproof, leak-resistant, and features a channel for no-tilt draining.

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4. CleverMade SnapBasket

This is a cool looking cooler. The CleverMade SnapBasket lives up to its name and holds 50 cans of your favorite drink. It has collapsible soft sides made from extremely durable rip-stop fabric, which is also comfortable to grip. Available in multiple colors.

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5. Rubbermaid Roller Ice Chest

Nothing keeps your food and drinks cold on those long, hot days better than the Rubbermaid Roller Ice Chest. It has superior thermal retention. It’s stain and odor resistant and has an easy-to-clean liner. And best of all, you don’t have to carry it around; just roll it. Plus, it’s made in the USA. Close the lid and the drink holders turn this cooler into a nifty side table.

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6. TOURIT Cooler Backpack

The TOURIT Cooler Backpack keeps you hands free while keeping your food and drinks cold. It’s one convenient cooler that’s ideal for picnics, camping, hiking and more. It has soft, insulating cotton on the outside. And, it’s lightweight to make this the easiest cooler to carry.

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7. Coleman 120-quart Coastal Xtreme Marine Cooler

Sometimes you just need a heavy-duty cooler. The Coleman 120-quart Coastal Xtreme Marine Cooler has an insulated lid and extra insulation in the walls for longer ice retention, to keep your recently caught fish fresh until you get back to shore. And, it’s big enough to hold 204 cans of drink.

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8. Coleman 54-quart Steel-belted Cooler

If durability is what you’re looking for, try the Coleman 54-quart Steel-Belted Cooler. It’s built to last with stainless steel handles and a solid steel latch that securely seals contents inside.

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9. Casualyg 20-Can Electric Cooler & Warmer Bag

The Casualyg 20-Can Electric Cooler & Warmer Bag gives you hot and cold options on the go. It features a thermoelectric system that works off a 12-volt power adapter, like the cigarette lighter in your car. And, it can hold the specific temperature you need up to four hours after it has been unplugged.

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