The Otterbox Trooper LT 30 is the best luxury cooler for most people, matching YETI’s legendary durability and ice retention and leading the category in quality of life-focused innovations.
Otterbox Trooper cooler series
The Trooper series earns its place on the podium by replacing the dreaded, skin-slicing zippers and chintzy toggle closures of the competition with intuitive, effortless latch systems. The LT30 features an accordion-style opening allowing for the easiest of access, while the lunchbox-esque Trooper 20 has a clamshell lid. Both retain ice for days, with external water-resistant pockets for your valuables.
Considering the LT 30 is only $50 more than the 20 at MSRP, make sure the 20 is really the right size for your purposes if you’re leaning in that direction.
Otterbox’s Venture cooler line
If you need something even more indestructible and/or even bigger, Otterbox’s Venture line is available in 25-, 45- and 65-quart sizes. While they’re certified bear-resistant (really) and retain ice for 10 days, once again it’s the latch system you’ll appreciate the most.
The Venture family’s expandability goes way beyond ice packs, with mounting points for everything from cupholders and side tables to fishing rods and smartphones. You can even put wheels on them.
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