What To Consider Before Buying A Cooler For Boating
TYPE OF MATERIAL
This one is self evident. You'll want to make sure it's of a durable material to withstand the punishing environment of being on the water.
It's also important that the cooler can withstand hot climates with ideally UV protective material to help cope with the heat.
The most import part of the material is that it's leak proof and this is very important when buying a cooler as you obviously don't want it to leak out or melt the ice inside.
Size Of Storage
Another important thing to keep in mind is the storage capabilities of the cooler. This will vary depending on individual needs but you'll want to make sure you have enough space to fit everything you want.
Ideally, you should choose to get one with larger storage as you might not have thought of everything you need to store in it and it's best to have that extra space than not.
As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. The list compiled above offers some great options at affordable prices but if you want to pick your own cooler, ideally you'll find one within a good price range. Typically you'll get a great one between $80 -$200
Another thing to consider when searching for the best cooler for your boat is what features it has. From the list above you can see these modern coolers have some great features and some even have multiple purposes like acting as a chair and a drinks holder at the same time.
You should make sure that whatever cooler you find has plenty of features to help keep your stuff dry or cool.
Weight Of The Cooler
Finally, you'll also want to consider the weight of the cooler when buying one. Make sure and read the fine print as these can get quite heavy.
The coolers mentioned above all range between 5 -20 pounds so they aren't on the extreme end. But there are some coolers where you'd be better carrying a fridge around with you. (okay, maybe a bit exaggerated but you get the idea)
You may notice when browsing through the lost of coolers above that different colors are different prices (even for the same make)
This is because white is considered the most durable cooler with the sun's uv rays so it's ideal to get your favorite cooler in the white color for extra durability.
Ideally, you have an idea for some of the best coolers for boating on the market today. Remember to ensure you get the right size storage for your own specific needs.
These are the coolers we tested for quality and durability and what we believe to be the top ones to keep your beer cool and your fish fresh.
So have a great boating trip with whatever cooler you buy and remember to keep cool.