Gone are the days of melted ice and tepid beer by sundown—a cooler revolution is underway, and the latest enlistee in this high-insulation insurgency is the Coleman Esky Series Cooler. I tried the 55-quart model, which is the smallest of the lineup but could still double as an ottoman, owing to its two-inch-thick sidewalls and even fatter top and bottom. The good news is that all that insulation gives you cold food and beverages for days with just one block of ice, making this cooler an ideal companion for long weekends on the river or in the woods. Handy features include burly carry handles, a removable dry-food basket, and a slide-out cutting board—no more slicing tomatoes on a mud-smeared lid. Available at Sportsman’s Warehouse. $340; eskyseriescoolers.com.
- O/B Store