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Best Rotomolded Cooler Reviews: Complete Buyer’s Guide

Are you looking for the Best Rotomolded Cooler for the money? Read on as we review all the top options with Pros & Cons.

We’ve taken the liberty of researching the best rotomolded coolers for you. We spent countless hours sifting through dozens of different models. After hand-son testing and reading through product descriptions and customer reviews, we’ve narrowed down the options to what we believe to be the best rotomolded coolers currently available on the market.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find reviews of our top picks for the best rotomolded coolers, which highlight the key features of each one. We also included a handy buyer’s guide that details the most important factors that you should take into consideration when you’re shopping for a rotomolded cooler.

To wrap things up, we provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that consumers have about these awesome coolers. With the information presented in this guide, you should be able to choose the best and most reliable rotationally molded cooler to suit your specific needs.

Our Top Picks

Are you looking for the best rotomolded cooler but you don’t have the time to read through our detailed reviews? If so, then this section is for you. Below, we highlight our top three picks for the best rotationally molded coolers, including the best overall, best premium, and best budget models These reviews are brief and spotlight the key elements of the models we’ve selected in each of the aforementioned categories.

Best Pick: Cascade Mountain Tech Rotomolded Cooler

Cascade Mountain Tech Rotomolded Cooler - Heavy Duty for Camping, Fishing, Tailgating, Barbeques, and Outdoor Activities - 45 Quart , White
  • EXTREMELY TOUGH - This bear proof super cooler is virtually indestructible. Its rubber latches, nylon rope handles, molded lock planes, recessed no-leak drain plug, and non-slip feet will stand up to any journey you take it on.
  • PERFECT FOR EVERY OCCASION - Whether you are going fishing, camping, or having a backyard bbq this roto-molded 45-qt Cooler with fit all your needs. It holds up to 38 cans plus ice! Accessories not included, they can be purchased at Cascade Mountain Tech.
  • DIMENSIONS - 45-quart internal volume. Interior: 21" X 9.12" X 12" Exterior: 27.75" X 17.37" X 16. 87", Weight: 28 lbs (empty).
  • CERTIFIED BEAR-RESISTANT - Certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Bear-Resistant cooler, when locked with the appropriate locks. Locks can be purchased from Cascade Mountain Tech.
  • STAND BEHIND OUR BRAND – Our Roto-Molded Super Coolers come with a limited manufacturers defect warranty, please let us know if we can help.

Cascade Mountain Tech is a leading manufacturer of premium-quality outdoor gear, including coolers, and their heavy-duty rotomolded cooler is a true testament to the company’s products and our pick for the best overall model. This 45 quart cooler offers plenty of space for up to 38 cans with ice. Thanks to the extra thick walls which are insulated with up to three inches of foam, it holds ice for up to seven days and will keep your refreshments reliably cold. Heavy duty rubber latches allow for smooth, trouble-free closing and opening and a freezer-grade lid gasket, further ensures that the contents will stay cold.

Premium Pick: Blue Coolers Ice Vault

Blue Coolers Ice Vault – 55 Quart, Roto-Molded Ice Cooler with Wheels | Large Ice Chest Holds Ice up to 10 Days | Arctic White
  • UP TO 10 DAYS OF ICE: With an industry leading 2" of insulation, the Blue Cooler Ice Vault keeps ice up to 10 days. This is the perfect ice chest for camping, traveling to the beach, outdoor activities, family barbecues or just to keep your drinks cold on your front porch.
  • INGENUITIVE WHEELED COOLER: Includes non-skid feet, lockable lid, freezer style gasket, sure grip handles, a rapid drain system and much more. This large cooler, (55 Quarts/52 Liters) is the perfect beach cooler to keep your food and drinks freezing cold when you are off on an ocean getaway.
  • ROTO-MOLDED DESIGN: The roto-molded construction ensures that each cooler is rugged and durable, has a consistent wall thickness, and is free of imperfections. It is virtually indestructible and the roto-molded design provides you with a cooler that is ready for your most adventurous journeys. It’s the perfect guy gift.
  • READY. SET. JOURNEY…: The Blue Coolers 50 Liter Ice Vault will hold up to the toughest abuse due to the best in class durability. Whether you need to simply keep the sun away at a soccer game, or need a cooler than can withstand bears, bugs and the wild outdoors, Blue Coolers camping cooler will get it done.
  • CONQUER THE WILD: Whether you are a soccer mom, outdoorsman, weekend warrior, tailgater or just like cold beer and soda, we know you will love it. Perfect for camping, boating, weekend bbq's, hunting, fishing or just hanging out with the family in the backyard.

For shoppers who are looking for a top-of-the-line rotationally molded cooler, the Ice Vault 55 Quart Rotomolded Ice Cooler with Wheels from Blue Coolers is an outstanding choice. With 55 quarts (or 52 liters) of space, you’ll be able to keep plenty of refreshments safely stowed inside. Thanks to the super-thick walls, which are lined with two inches of insulation, the cooler can hold ice for up to an impressive 10 days. It’s outfitted with two durable, never-flat wheels with treads, and the smartly designed movable handle, transporting the Blue Coolers rotomolded cooler is a cinch.

Budget Pick: OT QOMOTOP Camping Cooler

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Camping Cooler, 3-Day Ice Retention Cooler, 21-Quart/20L Rotomolded Cooler, 30-Can Capacity(Built-in Bottle Opener, Cup Holder,incl.) Perfect for Camping, Fishing, and Beach Leisure
  • 【Industry Leading Ice Retention】Keeps cold up to 3 days with recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents. Capacity up to 30 cans without ice, and 16 cans with recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio.PS: Since the insulation effect will be affected by different factors, if you have any problems in this regard, please contact us immediately, we will help you solve the problem at the first time.
  • 【Tough Rotomolded Construction 】 Bear-resistant level construction withstands more than 700 pounds. Cutting edge durability to take whatever the outdoors has to throw at you. Insulated with polyurethane foam to provide superior insulation and strength.
  • 【Environmental-Friendly】Made of food-grade environmental-friendly materials, this ice cooler is non-toxic, odorless and UV resistant. Perfect partner for your dreaming camping, BBQs, fishing, etc.
  • 【Innovative Features】 Bottle opener lock plate, Cup holders and 16" fishing ruler on top, Drain plug to release water and also a pressure relief valve for easy opening. Upgraded rubber latches, which are more durable. We can provide whatever you want!
  • 【Make Your Life Cool】 Whether you are heading out for your next hunting or fishing trip or just want to tailgate before the big game, it can be your best travel companion. Whenever problem happens, just contact us, the cooler has a 2-year service.

If you’re looking for a rotomolded cooler that will keep your food and drinks reliably cold but you don’t want to spend a lot of money, the OT QOMPTOP Camping Cooler is an excellent choice. The rotomolded construction with polyurethane foam insulation can retain ice for up to three days. It’s also exceptionally durable, as it can withstand up to 700 pounds and is bear-resistant, too. The latches are easy to operate and remain reliably closed. A smartly positioned drain plug makes draining built-up water a cinch and a pressure valve further ensures easy opening.

Rotomolded Cooler Reviews

Now that we’ve shared brief reviews of our top three picks for the best rotomolded coolers, let’s dive in a little deeper. In this section of our guide, we cover more in-depth reviews of our choices for the top rotomolded coolers, including the best overall, best premium, and best budget rotomolded coolers, as well as a few additional models. In addition to sharing more details about our top picks, we’ve also included a list of pros and cons for each option.

Cascade Mountain Tech Rotomolded Cooler

The Cascade Mountain Tech 45 Quart Super Cooler is our pick for the best overall model, and for good reason; it’s durably constructed, offers reliable ice retention, and can accommodate plenty of refreshments.

The thick walls are lined with three inches of foam insulation, which, combined with a freezer-quality gasket and heavy-duty rubber latches, can retain ice for up to seven days. It’s also exceptionally durable and when used with the appropriate locks (which Cascade Mountain Tech also offers), the cooler is certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

Non-slip on the bottom of the cooler ensures that it stays in place on any surface. Durable rope handles, complete with comfort grips, allow for easy transport. A smartly placed drain makes draining built-up water a cinch. This cooler is easy to open and close and is even outfitted with two built-in bottle openers.

The 45 quart size can hold up to 38 cans with ice. Because it’s made of food-grade environmentally-friendly materials, you can have confidence knowing that the cooler is non-toxic and odorless; it’s UV resistant, too. It’s back by a five year manufacturer warranty, too.

What We Liked
  • Thick wall construction with three inches of foam insulation and a freezer-quality gasket can hold ice for up to seven days
  • Extremely durable; certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
  • Heavy duty rubber latches ensure solid closure
  • Durable rope handles with comfort grips for easy transport
  • Non-slip feet keep the cooler in place
  • Two built-in bottle openers
  • 45 quart size can hold up to 38 cans and ice
  • Backed by a five year manufacturer warranty

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Blue Coolers Ice Vault

If you’re looking for a high-end rotomolded cooler that’s exceptionally durable, offers plenty of space, is highly reliable, and is easy to transport, the Blue Coolers Ice Vault is an outstanding choice.

With 55 quarts (or 50 liters) of space, this cooler can hold between 46 to 48 cans with ice. Constructed of high-grade, food-safe materials, and featuring super-thick walls and two inches of insulation, combined with a freezer-style lid gasket and a lockable lid, this cooler can retain ice for up to 10 days.

It’s also highly durable and can withstand all types of wear and tear and is even resistant to bears. No-fail hinges ensure that you’ll always be able to get into and out of the cooler and a rapid drain system means that you won’t have to worry about tipping the cooler to drain built-up water.

Non-skid feet on the bottom ensures that it remains parked in place, while two durable, never-flat, treaded tires and a movable handle allows for super-easy transport, while dual sure-grip handles make it easy to pick up.

What We Liked
  • Constructed of highly durable food-safe materials
  • Rotomolded construction, two inch thick insulation, a freezer-quality gasket, and secure locks allows the cooler to retain ice for up to 10 days
  • Offers up to 50 liters of space can accommodate up to 48 cans and ice
  • Rapid drain system allows for easy drainage
  • Highly durable and lockable lids make this cooler bear-resistant
  • Dual never-flat treaded wheels, an oversized movable handle, and two sure grip handles allow for easy transport
  • Non-skid feet
  • No fail hinges
  • Available in three colors: blue, charcoal gray, and white

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OT QOMOTOP Camping Cooler

The OT QOMPTOP Camping Cooler is exceptionally durable, offers great ice retention, and is very affordably priced, which is why it’s our pick for the best budget rotomolded cooler.

The super-thick walls, combined with thick polyurethane insulation, give this cooler up to three days of ice retention. It offers enough space to hold up to 30 cans without ice and 16 cans with ice. The materials that this cooler is made of are food-safe, UV-resistant, and can withstand up to 700 pounds, so you can have peace of mind knowing that it can withstand all types of wear and tear.

The drain plug allows for convenient drainage, while also serving as a pressure relief valve and can release air that gets trapped inside, which makes it easier to open. Non-slip feet prevent the cooler from shifting when it’s set down, rubber locks ensure the lid is securely closed.

Rounding out the features is an easy to use handle, a built-in bottle opener, and a seven inch built-in fish ruler. With all of these features, you might think that the OT QOMOTOP Camping Cooler would be expensive, but it’s actually one of the most affordably priced rotomolded coolers on the market.

What We Liked
  • Made of high-grade food-safe, UV-resistant materials
  • Thick walls and thick insulation allows for up to three days of ice retention
  • Exceptionally durable, can withstand up to 700 pounds, and is bear-resistant
  • Can hold up to 30 cans without ice and 16 cans with ice
  • Convenient drainage valve
  • Rubber locks ensure reliable closure
  • Features a built-in bottle opener, cup holders, and a fish ruler
  • Very affordably priced

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RovR Wheeled Camping Rolling Cooler with Wheels

Thanks to the outstanding rotomolded construction, combined with an elevated body, an airtight gasket, and thick foam insulation, the RovR Wheeled Camping Roller Cooler with Wheels can retain ice for up to 10 days.

The 45 quart capacity can hold up to 60 cans and 10 pounds of ice when the Deepfreeze dry bin (which comes included) is removed and can hold up to 40 cans and 10 pounds of ice when it’s in place. The Deepfreeze dry bin with two compartments can be used to hold meats, breads, fruits, veggies, and anything else that you want to keep cold, but want to keep away from moisture.

Two high-performance, all-terrain nine inch tires are puncture-resistant and mounted on five spoke aluminum hubs, so you can move this cooler over virtually any surface with ease. A long, durable, collapsible handle also add to the convenience of transporting this cooler.

A pop-up storage bin converts the RovR cooler into a wagon, and an optional BikR Towbar (sold separately) can be used to tow the cooler/wagon combination with a bike. Add to all of the high-end features, the RovR Wheeled Camping Cooler with Wheels is also bear-resistant and is available in three colors: desert orange, white powder, and moss green.

What We Liked
  • Thick rotomolded construction, combined with thick foam insulation, an elevated body, and an airtight gasket allow this cooler to retain ice for up to 10 days
  • High performance, puncture-resistant, nine inch all-terrain tires fitted on five-spoke aluminum hubs
  • Comes with a Deep Freeze removable dry bin with two compartments
  • Can accommodate up to 60 cans and 10 pounds of ice when the Deep Freeze tray is removed and 40 cans and 10 pounds of ice when it’s in place
  • Durable, collapsible handle
  • Exceptionally durable and bear resistant
  • Pop up storage bin turns the cooler into a storage bin
  • Can be outfitted with a BikR Towbar that can be used to tow the cooler on a bike

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YETI Tundra 75 Cooler

YETI is regarded as one of the most trusted manufacturers of rotomolded coolers on the market, and their Tundra 75 is considered one of the best of the best. The extra-thick fatwall design holds up to three inches of pressure-injected permafrost insulation that’s made of commercial-grade polyurethane foam.

The lid of the cooler is also injected with the same insulation. Made of polyethylene construction is impact-resistance, bear-resistant, and can stand up to virtually anything that’s thrown its way. It’s so durable, in fact, that it can handle super-low temperatures, and even dry ice!

The 70.75 liter capacity can accommodate up to 50 cans and lots of ice, so you’ll be able to keep plenty of refreshments nice and cool. The lid seals shut with a freezer-quality gasket that encompasses the entire lid to keep air exchange to a minimum. With molded-in tie-down slots, you can easily mount the cooler into a boat or truck with appropriate straps (straps are sold separately).

A rust-proof aluminum rod runs the entire length of the cooler and holds the body and lid together. The hinge stops are molded into the lid, too, which means that the hinges will never break. A screw-in gasket drain plug is exceptionally reliable and will never leak, yet also makes it extremely easy to drain any liquid from the cooler.

Integrated recessed handles make transporting a cinch and a dry goods rack, which is included, prevents food from getting wet, while non-skid feet on the bottom of the cooler will prevent the cooler from shifting.

What We Liked
  • Rotomolded polyethylene construction
  • Walls and lid injected with PermFrost insulation
  • Can handle extremely low temperatures and is even compatible with dry ice
  • 75 liter capacity can hold up to 50 cans and ice
  • Freezer-quality gasket surrounds the entire lid to ensure minimal air exchange
  • Certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
  • Highly durable and expertly constructed
  • Haul handles with textured grips make for easy transport
  • Comes complete with a dry goods rack
  • Non-skid feet on the bottom of the cooler
  • Patent-pending T-Rex Lid Latches

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Other Best Selling Options

Bestseller No. 1
AmazonCommercial Rotomolded Cooler, 45 Quart, White
  • This product was previously sold as Super Handy and now as AmazonCommercial. The AmazonCommercial logo is a sticker and may be easily removed if desired
  • Roto-molded ice cooler ideal for camping, recreation, job sites, events, and more; provides excellent ice retention up to 3-5 days or longer (if pre-cooled or kept in low temps/UV index)
  • Highly durable roto-molding manufacturing process outperforms traditional coolers; 3 inch thick, commercial-grade insulation and all-around UV protective shell; food-grade safe and dry ice compatible
  • Molded tie-down slats and a lock-in-place ergonomic steel handles for easy, secure transport
  • Commercial-grade 360° D-seal 15mm gasket effectively traps in cold air; recessed zero-leak drain plug
Bestseller No. 2
Coastland Delta Series Rotomolded Coolers | Premium Everyday Use Insulated Cooler | Ice Chest available in 25-Quart, 45-Quart, 65-Quart and 125-Quart Capacity
  • Coastland Coolers Premium insulated coolers intentionally crafted for years of outdoor adventure
  • Coastland Delta Series 45 Quart Insulated Cooler Great for camping, a road trip, bird hunting, a day at the beach or in the fishing boat Lid Top Ruler to Measure Fish Up To 17 Inches
  • Features Insulated walls with 6-8+ Day Ice Retention Heavy duty rubber latches and freezer-grade lid gasket assuring an air tight seal Rope/Molded Handle System Heavy Flow Drain Attachment No Skid Thick Rubber Foot Pads
  • Capacity The 45 Quart Delta Series Cooler holds 45 Quarts or 11. 25 Gallons Inside Dimensions: 11. 5"W x 16. 75L x 11. 5H Weight: 23. 5 Lbs
  • Heavy-duty cooler with top-grade design to lock out airflow for ultimate ice retention, allowing contents to transport and keep cool for days
Bestseller No. 3
RTIC Hard Cooler, 45 qt, Tan, Ice Chest with Heavy Duty Rubber Latches, 3 Inch Insulated Walls
  • BEST COOLER ON THE MARKET: Up for any occasion, the RTIC 45 will be the star of the show at any barbecue, fishing trip or campout. Roto-molded construction with heavy duty T-latches and a freezer grade gasket will store all your necessities with ease.
  • INSULATION THAT DOESN'T QUIT: Going on a long trip? No problem. Up to 3" of insulated walls will keep your ice cold for days.
  • THE BEST OF THE BEST: No fail hinges, no sweat exterior, cool lift design, molded side handles and tie downs so your cooler is always where it needs to be.
  • OVERBUILT, NOT OVERPRICED: At RTIC we don’t see the reason for making products that our customers can't afford. That's why our products are the HIGHEST QUALITY for the LOWEST PRICE.
  • OUR RTIC PROMISE: If you have an issue with your product, let us know and we will make it right.
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Igloo IMX 70 Quart Lockable Insulated Ice Chest Roto-Molded Cooler with Carry Handles, Tan
  • PLENTY OF FOOD AND DRINK STORAGE SPACE: 70-quart roto-molded ice chest cooler has exterior dimensions of 31. 11 x 20. 32 x 18. 25 inches and interior dimensions of 26. 68 x 14. 43 x 12 inches
  • MOLDED, INSULATED CONSTRUCTION: Injection-molded construction with UV inhibitors plus Ultratherm insulation in the body and lid keeps contents colder longer
  • SECURE, DURABLE LID: Durable, marine-grade rubberized lid latches to lock in the cold; self-stopping integrated lid hinge detent keeps the lid open even on high seas
  • ANTI-SKID FEET: Cool Riser Technology improves cooling performance by elevating cooler body off hot surfaces; anti-skid feet on base keeps the cooler stable and secure on smooth surfaces
  • BUILT-IN CARRY HANDLES: Molded-in side handles for optional 2-handed lifting and loading, while non-slip, comfort-grip steel braided cable handles improve your grip in wet conditions
Bestseller No. 5
Cascade Mountain Tech Rotomolded Cooler - Heavy Duty for Camping, Fishing, Tailgating, Barbeques, and Outdoor Activities - 45 Quart , White
  • EXTREMELY TOUGH - This bear proof super cooler is virtually indestructible. Its rubber latches, nylon rope handles, molded lock planes, recessed no-leak drain plug, and non-slip feet will stand up to any journey you take it on.
  • PERFECT FOR EVERY OCCASION - Whether you are going fishing, camping, or having a backyard bbq this roto-molded 45-qt Cooler with fit all your needs. It holds up to 38 cans plus ice! Accessories not included, they can be purchased at Cascade Mountain Tech.
  • DIMENSIONS - 45-quart internal volume. Interior: 21" X 9.12" X 12" Exterior: 27.75" X 17.37" X 16. 87", Weight: 28 lbs (empty).
  • CERTIFIED BEAR-RESISTANT - Certified by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee, Bear-Resistant cooler, when locked with the appropriate locks. Locks can be purchased from Cascade Mountain Tech.
  • STAND BEHIND OUR BRAND – Our Roto-Molded Super Coolers come with a limited manufacturers defect warranty, please let us know if we can help.

Rotomolded Coolers Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’re heading out for a day at the beach, hosting a backyard barbecue, having a reunion of family and friends at the park, or planning a weekend (or even a week) camping,  time spent in the great outdoors is time well spent. In fact, being surrounded by nature has been scientifically proven to be good for you.

According to researchers, soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation, relieves stress, promotes better sleep, improves energy levels, boosts brain function, increases vitamin D levels, and can even minimize the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Of course, spending time outdoors just makes you feel happier, too!

Regardless of what your plans may be, if you’re going to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time, in order to take full advantage of all of the benefits that spending time in Mother Nature provides, having access to refreshments is an absolute must. To keep your food and beverages cool, you need to have a cooler. While you could grab any old cooler, if you want to ensure maximum freshness, you’re going to want to invest in a rotomolded cooler.

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Rotomolded coolers, formally known as rotationally molded coolers, are specifically made to hold ice for a long time and as such, keep your perishables fresh for a long time, too. That’s because rotomolded coolers are made with a continuously thick wall with no imperfections. In addition to offering maximum cooling power, these coolers are also extremely durable and can withstand all types of wear and tear; they can even protect your food and drinks safe from the prying hands of critters.

The incredible cooling capabilities and the durability that rotomolded coolers provide have made them the gold-star standard in the cooler industry. As you can imagine, their popularity has soared, and in order to meet the demand, there are dozens of options from various manufacturers to choose from.

Like any other product, some rotomolded coolers are better than others, and it goes without saying that you want to choose the most reliable option and a model that will meet your specific needs. With so many options out there, how do you sort out the high-quality options from mediocre models? Well, that’s where this guide comes in!

Now that we’ve shared our top picks for the best rotomolded coolers and you’ve read through our detailed reviews, you’re probably wondering which one you should choose. While each of the above-mentioned options are certainly very well-made, highly durable, and highly reliable, each one offers different features that make some models better-suited for some users than for others.

So, how do you determine which rotomoloded cooler will work best for your needs? By taking some key factors into consideration.

In this section, we highlight the most important factors that you should take into consideration when you’re shopping for a rotationally molded cooler.

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The Size of the Cooler

First things first: you’re going to want to determine what size cooler you’re going to need. As you can see from our list of rotomolded coolers, they are available in a variety of different sizes.

To figure out which size will work best for you, here’s a basic breakdown of how much the most common cooler sizes can hold:

  • Small. These coolers measure between 17 and 35 quarts and would be ideal for a picnic for two, or a large individual lunch or dinner with drinks.
  • Medium. Medium-sized coolers range between 36 to 59 quarts and would be suitable to hold a picnic lunch for a family of four or a few meals for a single person or a couple.
  • Large. With a capacity of 60 to 99 quarts, coolers of this size can hold enough supplies for a multiple day camping trip or for a large family picnic.
  • Extra-large. Coolers in this size range can hold 100 quarts or more, and can fit enough supplies for a camping trip for multiple people or refreshments for a large tailgating party.

To determine what sized rotomolded cooler you’ll need, consider what you’re going to be using it for and what you plan on storing in it. Be mindful, as it might seem like purchasing a cooler that’s larger than what you actually need would be a good idea, but by doing so, you’ll end up spending more than you need to; plus, larger coolers take up more space and are harder to store and transport.

Ice Retention

Once you determine what size cooler you’re going to need, ice retention is the next most important factor to consider. While all rotomolded coolers are designed to retain ice for longer periods of time than standard coolers; however, some can hold ice and stay cold for longer than other rotomolded coolers.

Therefore, you’re going to want to consider how long you want the cooler to remain cold. The majority of coolers indicate the length of time it can retain ice in the product description. For example, some can hold ice for up to 3 days, while others can remain cold for up to 10 days.

Generally speaking, the higher the grade of the material the cooler is constructed of and the better the more insulated it is, the longer the ice retention. Consider how long you want the cooler to stay cold for and make sure you read through the product description of any cooler that you are considering.

Durability

The durability of the cooler is also very important to consider. Some models are durable enough to withstand excessive weights and even bears, while others can withstand general use.

Make sure you think about what type of conditions you will be using the cooler in to determine the level of durability you will need. Rotomolded coolers that are constructed out of higher grade materials tend to be more durable than those that are made with generic or lower-grade materials.

Ease of Transport

You’re going to want to make sure that you can easily transport your rotomolded cooler. Coolers are designed with certain features that make them easier to tow. Options include movable handles with comfort grips, wheels, and expandable, ergonomically designed handles.

If you’re opting for a rotomolded cooler with wheels, make sure that you take the design of construction of the wheels into consideration. The wheels should be made of highly durable materials and easy to operate; for example never-flat, treaded wheels are an excellent choice, as they can easily move over all types of surfaces without having to worry about them popping.

Additional Features

You should also consider whether or not you want a cooler that offers additional features. Options include built-in bottle openers, built-in cup holders, built-in fish rulers, removable trays that are designed to hold dry goods so that they aren’t exposed to moisture and won’t get soggy or ruined by melting ice, for example.

Some rotomolded coolers are also outfitted with high-grade features, such as attachments that can be used to tow the cooler on the back of a bike or expandable compartments that can transform the cooler into a dry goods wagon. Keep in mind, however, that the more features a rotomolded cooler has, generally speaking, the more expensive it is going to be.

Therefore, we recommend really considering which additional features will really be beneficial to you, otherwise you’ll likely end up spending more for features that you don’t actually need.

The Cost

Lastly, when you’re shopping for a rotomolded cooler, you are going to want to consider the cost. As mentioned in the beginning of our guide, rotomolded coolers tend to be more expensive than standard coolers because they are made of higher-grade materials and they’re constructed with specialized technologies.

As you can see from our list, rotomolded coolers are available in a wide range of prices. On our list alone, we have models that are less than $100 and models that cost a few hundred dollars.

Generally speaking, just like standard coolers, rotomolded coolers that are larger, offer more features, and are made of higher grade materials tend to have a higher price tag. Make sure you take into consideration how much you want to spend before you start shopping so that you can avoid spending more than your budget is comfortable with.

Rotomolded Cooler FAQs

Is a rotomolded cooler really better than a standard cooler?

Yes, in terms of durability and ice retention. That’s because they are specially constructed and made with high-grade materials to ensure that they can retain their cooling power for longer periods of time than standard coolers, as well as stand up to more wear and tear.

Can a rotomolded cooler float?

Those that are insulated with polyurethane can; however, some rotomolded coolers can’t. If have a cooler that can float is important to you, make sure that you ready the product description before you buy.

Are rotomolded coolers water-tight?

Yes, most are. Those that are outfitted with a freezer-like gasket and have super-tight seals can keep water out.

Conclusion

If you want to keep your food and drinks cold for reliably cold for a prolonged period of time when you’re on-the-go, as well as protected from the environmental conditions that your refreshments may be exposed to, a rotomolded cooler is definitely a worthwhile investment.

In this guide, we have highlighted several top-quality and highly reliable rotomolded coolers. With the information presented in this guide, you should be able to choose the best option to suit your specific needs.

Adrienne is a traveller and blogger with many years experience of the outdoors life. An adrenaline junkie at heart she loves to try different sports and activities all year round. With a degree in journalism she combines her love of sports with writing here at BeActiveOutdoors.com Contact adrienne@beactiveoutdoors.com

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