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


Do you have plans for Memorial Day? Whether you’re relaxing on the lake, grilling with the family, or going to a pool party, you’ll probably want to bring a cooler this vacation to keep your drinks cool. There are many great options available at Walmart, Nordstrom Rack, Amazon and more. Better yet, you can buy them now before 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 to suit any budget.

Yeti Tundra 45 Rigid Cooler

Yeti Tundra 45 Rigid Cooler


This cooler with a dedicated following is available in 12 sizes and four colors. The Yeti Tundra 45 holds overnight camp supplies for four, or 28 cans (enough drinks for a day on the water). The Alpine Yellow Tintcoat is a limited edition Yeti color.

Yeti Tundra 45 Hard Cooler, $325

Herschel Pop Quiz cooler set of 30

Pop Quiz Cooler Pack of 30


This soft cooler holds 30 cans and is available in 10 colors and prints. It has a waterproof lining and a removable padded shoulder strap. Also find a keychain bottle opener.

Pack of 30 Herschel Pop Quiz coolers, $100

Polarbox Classic Portable Cooler

Polarbox Classic Model Portable Cooler

polar box

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

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

Coleman 316 Series Hard Cooler

Coleman 316 Series 52 Quart Hard Ice Chest Cooler


This affordable cooler promises to keep ice cold for up to three days. It has cup holders on its lid. It can hold up to 80 cans and supports up to 250 pounds (if you want to sit on it). It is ideal for camping.

Coleman 316 Series 52-quart hard cooler, $35 (was $45)

Corkcicle Eola bucket cooler bag



Strap your cooler on your back and go with this cooler backpack. It is available in six colors and with a vegan leather or neoprene exterior, depending on the color you choose. 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 can hold up to 85 cans. It provides four days of ice retention, even when temperatures reach 90 degrees. Find it in three colors.

54-quart Coleman Retro Cooler, $170 (reduced from $200)

Business & Pleasure Co. Premium Cooler

business and pleasure co.  premium cooler


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

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

Igloo Overland cooler

Igloo Overland Ice Chest


Thanks to the rubberized latches, this cooler closes tightly – to better prevent things from tipping over. Or, if you prefer, you can close the cooler with a lock (thanks to its integrated locking plate). The cooler includes a bottle opener, UV inhibitors (which help prevent sun damage) and a drain plug (to make draining melted ice easier). It can hold up to 81 cans.

Igloo Overland 50-quart cooler, $79 (was $130)

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