Is this turquoise beauty the only cooler you’ll ever need? We've got the cold facts.

Kimberly Holland
April 26, 2018

It doesn’t get much more classic than the Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler ($165, amazon.com). This high-capacity, heavy-duty cooler can keep ice—well, frozen—for days. It has the storage space and insulation capabilities of coolers that cost two or even three times more. But this thoroughly modern version of the mid-1950s camping favorite packs a mighty punch for its lower price point.

This charming retro option also happens to be the top-ranked cooler on Amazon. With almost 1,000 5-star reviews, the timeless Coleman cooler is top-rated for its price, dependability, and capacity.

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Large enough to hold up to 85 cans (hello, summer parties!), it can store everything you need for a weekend away or just a day by the water. Stash it full of ice—the insulation promises four days of ice—even in 90-degree weather, so you can be sure your refreshments will stay cool.

The easy-lock stainless steel lid latch gets you to your destiny with your goods intact. Comfort-grip handles make transporting easier, and the Coleman Have-a-Seat lid gives you a place to sit and relax after you’ve carted everything to the seaside.

When it’s time to pack up and head for the beach house, the leak-resistant plug unsnaps for easy draining. Water channels inside the cooler also mean you don’t have to bother tilting the chest to drain the melted ice.

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And while this top-rated cooler comes in a variety of shades and finishes, we can't help but be drawn to the Turquoise for its aquatic allusions. Campy forest Green, pretty Rose Pink, and classic brushed Stainless Steel finishes would also make for a good-looking addition to your beach day festivities.

And thanks to the retro vibes of the Turquoise option, you don’t have to relegate this cooler just to seaside excursions or camping adventures. It can be a centerpiece of parties and picnics, too. The mid-century look (the original design is from 1954) lends itself beautifully to a baby shower, bridal shower, even a backyard dinner party. Because of its versatile nature, you’ll be sure to get every penny of your value from this classic cooler.

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