Last updated on August 25th, 2018 at 03:51 pm
When it comes to marine coolers for sale, there are a lot of options on the market today. There are also a lot of features to look for and to consider when shopping for the best boat cooler to fit your needs. The days of the simple, cheap plastic cooler are over, as we have moved into an era of high end coolers made from the latest advancements in both materials and design. Below we will go over those features, as well as give you our list of the top 5 best boat coolers for the money.
We’ll start you out with our list of the top 5 best boat coolers on sale, then we will provide brief boat cooler reviews on each of them.
Top 5 Best Marine Coolers For Sale
|Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler||Rubbermaid Marine Cooler||Coleman Xtreme Marine Cooler||Yeti Tundra Cooler||Pelican ProGear Elite|
|Editor's Note||Most Popular||Economical||Best Value||High End||High End|
|Size (QT)||162, 128, 94, 72, 54, 48, 36, 25||102, 150||120, 100, 70, 58, 28||20, 35, 45, 65, 75||20, 35, 45, 65, 150|
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Boat Cooler Reviews
Below you will find brief boat cooler reviews for our top picks, along with links to additional reviews.
Coleman Xtreme Marine Cooler
Let’s start with what we feel is the best marine cooler for the money – the Coleman Xtreme Marine cooler. Some have called this the “poor man’s Yeti”. We tested Coleman’s claim of 5 day ice preservation and we found this claim to hold up. If you put ice in the Coleman Xtreme Marine cooler on Monday, there will still be some left on Friday. Very impressive for a cooler in this price range.
The Coleman Xtreme boat cooler also features an antimicrobial additive which helps eliminate odor-causing bacteria growth in or on the cooler. Additionally, this boat cooler has a UV inhibitor to protect the color of the cooler even if you leave it out in the sun for extended periods of time. You really won’t find a better boat cooler for the price. Read more reviews.
Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler
The Igloo Marine Utra cooler is a cooler that many people are familiar with, and the Igloo brand is a name that many folks trust. Igloo has been making coolers for quite some time, and the Igloo Marine Ultra is one of the most popular marine coolers for sale.
Offering a UV protective coating, comfort-grip handles, and sturdy construction, the Igloo Marine Ultra is certainly a great boat cooler for the price.
Rubbermaid Marine Cooler
Made of an extra thick insulation, the Rubbermaid Marine Cooler can maintain ice for up to 7 days at temps of up to 90 degrees. If that’s not impressive, we don’t know what is. This boat cooler has enough room to seat 2 adults on it’s lid, and also has a built-in fish scale for easy measuring of that trophy catch. The Rubbermaid Marine cooler is made right here in the USA, so you know the quality will be top-notch. More of this boat cooler’s reviews are here.
Pelican ProGear Elite Cooler
When considering a boat cooler, price is also a determining factor. The Pelican ProGear Elite cooler is a high end cooler that would hold up well to just about any situation you may find yourself. We have done a Pelican ProGear Elite review ourselves, so we know that this is a top quality cooler. However, we also understand that not everyone has the budget to afford such a high end cooler. But, if you do, you really won’t have any regrets about choosing the Pelican ProGear Elite. Read more reviews.
Yeti Tundra Cooler
The Yeti Tundra cooler is another high end cooler which is out of some folks budget. However, much like the Pelican, Yeti’s quality is hard to beat. Some say the quality of the Orca cooler comes close, but we’ll let you decide. Be sure to check out our full Yeti Tundra cooler review. You can also find more reviews here.
Marine Coolers With Wheels & Other Features To Consider
When looking at the marine coolers on sale today, you need to consider things other than simply longer ice retention times. That’s certainly important in a marine cooler on sale, but you also need to consider the following.
Marine coolers will naturally be out on the water and in the sun more so than your standard outdoor cooler, so it should be rust resistant, UV resistant, and able to withstand the harsher marine elements. This means that any metal on the cooler, such as hinges or screws, should be made of quality stainless steel. Additionally, marine coolers on sale should have odor resistant properties, since you may be storing fish or bait in it on occasion.
Marine coolers with wheels offer greater portability. A marine cooler with wheels also will save your back, as you won’t have to carry a heavy cooler around. Other nice to have features found on some marine coolers are a measuring area, or ruler, on the cooler lid. This comes in handy for quickly measuring fish. Slip resistant feet on the bottom of a marine cooler provide extra stability on wet, slippery boat surfaces. Some marine coolers have a slip resistant pad on top, which allows you to stand on while fishing, and other marine coolers have seat cushions on top. These are all convenient features to look for when looking for a marine cooler for sale.
As you can see, the features available on boat coolers differ greatly from other coolers, such as patio coolers. Whichever of the coolers above you decide to purchase, you truly can’t go wrong.