Sometimes a bag of ice and a small cooler will do. But other times you want to bring an extra large cooler so you can really hold enough ice and adult beverages (or just lemonade) and not run out. They just can't be large boxes but the insulation has to be high quality as well. We chose 4 larger coolers off Amazon that had great reviews and a decent number of them as well to come up with this short list of heavy-duty coolers.
We also chose popular brands that have a good reputation and that have been around for a long time such as YETI, Igloo, and Coleman.
These coolers should be great options next time you consider bringing one to your next camping or fishing trip. The coolers are large enough where you can leave them in your car when you do a large group hike or when you take a long road trip with your RV. They're great for drinks but also prepared foods and frozen foods so you can load it up with delicious steaks, pasta dishes or beer!
So next time you're preparing for that USC versus FUCLA tailgate or the Game of Thrones (or other epic television show) premiere large screen viewing at the park, make sure you bring an awesome heavy duty cooler with you.