The Best Tailgate Coolers

The First Thing That Gets Packed For A Tailgate Is The Cooler!

Now that you've decided on the best way to keep your food and drinks cold with our recommended Ice Packs. Let's keep them that way in a great cooler.  Howerver, the best planning and preparation can lead to disaster without the proper equipment.  A perfect cooler will depend on how many people you are bringing supplies for and can be carried, wheeled or worn as a backpack. Here are the best tailgate coolers for the big game.

As always, we will recommend the best coolers for Alumni, Recent Graduates and Students.

Tailgate Coolers For Alumni

Since Alumni are usually traveling further to games and are bringing extra drinks and food, they need bigger and better coolers.

The Yeti Tundra Haul cooler is their first-ever YETI cooler on wheels and the answer to taking Tundra's legendary toughness and insulation power the extra mile. Nothing was sacrificed in the making of this cold-holding powerhouse cooler. The cooler is built with Rotomolded Construction and PermaFrost Insulation with a durable handle and never flat wheels.

Our next Alumni cooler pick is the RovR RollR 60 Quart Wheeled Cooler.  This cooler is built to last and keep things cold for days. It comes with high performance, puncture resistant tires to make travel easy for a cooler this size.  In addition, other items that can be added to this cooler include a cup holder, prepping board and even a bike attachment.

The Yeti Tundra 65 cooler is a large extremely well-built cooler for the large tailgate. 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design keep all your food and drinks cold no matter what the outside temperature. All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber.

The Tailgate Store's final pick for Alumni is the MILEE Heavy Duty Wheeled Cooler 70QT.  This amazing cooler has it all.  For instance, a very large capacity, heavy-duty wheels and comes with three accessories, a divider, an internal basket and a cup holder.  Above all, it's perfect for your large tailgate.

Tailgate Coolers For Recent Graduates

Recent graduates are looking for a reliable cooler that can be used for tailgating and trips to the park or beach when called on.

The YETI Hopper Flip 8 portable cooler has ColdCell Insulation, a closed-cell foam that offers superior cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers.  The shell is waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and abrasions.  Finally, it is easy to transport with a shoulder strap and its zippers are leakproof.

Recent Graduates will really like the Coleman Cooler.  It is steel belted, high capacity, extremely durable and has a retro design.  It can retain ice for four days at high outdoor temperatures and the top is reinforced and can act as an additional seat for your tailgate since it can support up to 250 pounds.

The Igloo Quick and Cool cooler has a Ultratherm insulated body and lid and can keep ice for five days at 90 degrees.  It is extremely large and can hold up to 248 12 ounce cans.  This cooler also has a quick-access hatch that lets you have fast access to the contents inside without opening the entire top and letting the cold air escape.

Our last recommended cooler for Recent Graduates is the REYLEO A21 Cooler.  It is 21 quart/20 liter molded cooler with a thirty can capacity. The cooler chooses a yellow-gray color scheme reflecting its high-end design.  It has a built-in bottle opener and two cup holders.  Most importantly, it's very lightweight and easy to store with a sturdy handle.

Tailgate Coolers For Students

Storage space is always an issue for most Students. We looked for highly reviewed and portable coolers for mostly drinks and a few snacks.

The Cooler Shock ice free coolers are a great choice for Students.  When combined with the large, reusable Cooler Shock Cold Packs it can keep all of your food and drink colder.  Because it will stay colder than a cooler with ice for 24 hours.  It comes in a 24 or 48 can capacity and has a standard handle and a padded shoulder strap for easy transport.

Students will love the Coleman Soft Backpack Cooler for their tailgates.  It has a capacity of 28 cans and works best with a cold pack/ice pack instead of ice.  It also has a front dry compartment for snacks or sandwiches.  In conclusion, the padded back and straps provided added comfort and support.

Another option is the TOURIT Classic Insulated Backpack Cooler.  It is very lightweight and comfortable, made of tear resistant and water repellent fabric.  The main interior compartment is water repellent and the liner is leak proof. It has two side mesh pockets and one large front zipper pocket with a mesh divider to keep dry items organized.

Finally, the Coleman Soft Cooler Bag is another great choice for a Student.  It can keep items cold for up to 24 hours and has a capacity of 30 cans.  A front pocket provides storage for dry goods.  Moreover, the interior compartment is treated with antimicrobials to resist odor, mold, mildew, and fungus from forming on the flexible liner.

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