RTIC 45-Quart Hard Cooler

Voted GearJunkie’s top hard cooler of 2021, the RTIC 45-Quart has all the hallmarks of the rugged, rotomolded, hard-side coolers outdoorspeople expect. And it does so at less of a cost than the bestselling competition.

But believe that the performance of RTIC’s gear is on par with anything at the premium price. It goes pound for pound on ice retention, durability, features, and even a range of swanky colors.

It has molded grips and rope handles to accommodate one- or two-person carrying, locking points, and two drain plugs (one on each side). If performance and value come in neck-and-neck for you, this is the cooler to look at.