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The best coolers for your Memorial Day picnics and parties: Yeti, Igloo, Coleman and more

Couple using a Coleman cooler

Got Memorial Day plans? Whether you're chilling on the lake, grilling with the family or going to a pool party, you likely want to bring a cooler this holiday to keep your drinks chilled. There are plenty of great options available at Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon and more. Best of all, you can buy them right now ahead of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Top products in this article:

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler, $325

Corkcicle Eola bucket cooler bag, $160

Coleman retro cooler, $170 (reduced from $200)

Below are our picks for the best coolers for your Memorial Day picnics and parties. We're talking coolers from Yeti, Igloo, Coleman and more. These coolers come in a variety of sizes and designs, and work within all budgets.

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler 

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler

This cooler with a devoted following comes in 12 sizes and four colors. The Yeti Tundra 45 holds overnight camp provisions for four people, or 28 cans (enough drinks for a day on the water). The alpine-yellow hue is a limited-edition Yeti color. 

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler, $325

Herschel Pop Quiz cooler 30 pack

Pop Quiz Cooler 30 Pack

This soft cooler fits 30 cans and comes in 10 colors and prints. It has a leakproof liner and a removable padded shoulder strap. Also find a key clip bottle opener.

Herschel Pop Quiz cooler 30 pack, $100

Polarbox classic model portable cooler

Polarbox Classic Model Portable Cooler

This nude-colored, retro-style cooler has a leather strap that adjusts to three positions. It boasts an interior covered with expanded polystyrene, for maximum insulation (and minimum heft).

Polarbox 21-quart classic model portable cooler, $60 (reduced from $100)

Coleman 316 Series hard ice chest cooler

Coleman 316 Series 52 Quart Hard Ice Chest Cooler

This affordable cooler promises to keep ice icy for up to three days. It boasts cup holders on its lid. It can fit up to 80 cans -- and supports up to 250 pounds (if you'd like to sit on it). It's ideal for camping. 

Coleman 316 Series 52-quart hard ice chest cooler, $35 (reduced from $45)

Corkcicle Eola bucket cooler bag 


Strap your cooler on your back, and go with this bucket-cooler backpack. It comes in six colors, and with an exterior made of either vegan leather or neoprene material, depending on the color you pick. It can hold up to 12 cans.

Corkcicle Eola bucket cooler bag, $160

Coleman retro cooler 

Coleman retro cooler

Go for the retro look with this Coleman cooler that holds up to 85 cans. It boasts four-day ice retention -- even when the temps hit as high as 90 degrees. Find it in three colors.

Coleman 54-quart retro cooler, $170 (reduced from $200)

Business & Pleasure Co. premium cooler

business & pleasure co. premium cooler

You'd never know this 1970s-inspired bag is actually a cooler. It's made of a poly-cotton-canvas material that's treated with mold, water and UV coatings. It has a genuine-leather trim, and features exterior slip pockets. 

Business & Pleasure Co. 15-quart premium cooler, $79

Igloo Overland ice chest cooler

Igloo Overland Ice Chest Cooler

Thanks to rubberized latches, this cooler seals shut tight -- the better to prevent things spilling out. Or, if you prefer, you can close up the cooler with a lock (thanks to its built-in locking plate). The cooler features a bottle opener, UV inhibitors (that help prevent sun damage) and a drain plug (to make emptying melted ice a breeze). It holds up to 81 cans.

Igloo Overland 50-quart ice chest cooler, $79 (reduced from $130)

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