Whether you’re tailgating at a football game, spending a weekend in the great outdoors or living somewhere warm enough where you can still kick it at the beach or by the pool, the Coolest Cooler is the ultimate party companion. Initially funded through Kickstarter in 2014, this multi-function, 55-quart cooler keeps your items cold (with up to five days of ice retention) and provides a number of other great features. It’s also totally customizable, with five colors to choose from (black, white, blue, red and orange) and the option of two different lids: a 20V rechargeable blender lid or an 8.4W removable solar lid.
The latter is perfect for camping. It’s waterproof and can be detached to go anywhere the sun shines, delivering up to one full amp of power through the built-in USB charger. And when it’s not busy keeping your electronics juiced, the solar panel pops off and the lid can be attached to the cooler’s telescoping handle to serve as a bar top table. We prefer the rechargeable blender lid, however, as it can make up to 16 pitchers of your favorite (alcoholic) frozen concoction on a single charge. It also includes a USB charger on the back and an LED lid light so you can find your favorite beverage without having to fish around for it in the dark.
Also included is a splash-proof and shock-proof Bluetooth speaker with an 8-hour rechargeable battery; a plastic divider that doubles as a cutting board; a hidden compartment in the front to stash your personal items; a magnetic corkscrew and integrated bottle opener; four plastic plates and a ceramic knife cleverly stored in the underside of the lid; and a done-in-one bungee cord for strapping gear to the top.
That’s a lot of stuff to cram into a single cooler, but Coolest has designed their product so well that it doesn’t appear clunky or excessive. It’s also not cheaply made. In fact, this thing is a beast – it’s incredibly durable and certain to be the envy of your fellow partygoers and other passersby. Though it’s a tad expensive (the base version costs $249, the solar version costs $349 and the blender version costs $399), it feels like it will last a lifetime.
For more information visit Coolest.com.