7 Best Floating Coolers

If you love getting into the outdoors and enjoying the water, you’re going to love adding a relaxing floating cooler for the river, lake, or pool into the mix. There’s nothing more convenient than being able to pull the cooler close and retrieve an ice-cold drink! Keeping extra water is always a good idea too, especially in the hot sun. Furthermore, there are a wide variety of coolers to choose from. Additionally, many even have built-in cup holders and other features that make them worth buying!

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Mega Chill Clam Floating Cooler

$19.13

Intex

When floating down the river, you're bound to encounter sharp rocks, sticks, and shallow areas where the cooler will drag. The last thing you want to be worrying about is your cooler and if it will pop. With Intex, you don't have to worry as they sourced the best material and have great craftsmanship. double gluing and sewing the seams, so you don't have to worry about it coming apart mid-float. With three air chambers, you will be able to fill the Mega Chill to the brim, while still having your cooler floating high in the water. It has five built-in cup holders, and two trays, perfect for snacks or stashing your sunglasses. With Intex's "Connect & Float" system, you can clip the cooler to any of Intex's other water tubes, easily. Also included is a repair kit, should you need it. A fantastic product that is durable and useful at an attractive price!

Pros:
  • Competitively priced
  • Great quality
  • Easy to grab handles on the side
Cons:
  • Not a ton of insulation to keep ice cold
Key Features:
  • 3 Air chamber
  • Vinyl
  • 5 built in cup holders
  • Two trays
  • Connects to other Intex products
  • Up to 30 cans
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01/25/2023 01:26 am GMT

Insulated Clam Floating Cooler

$217.99

CreekKooler

One of the most unique floating coolers for rivers and lakes we have come across is this CreekKooler. We absolutely love everything about it. You can tell right away how much time they put into designing this amazing cooler. It features insulation in the hull and on the deck, making your drinks stay ice cold all day long. Furthermore, it can keep ice for 48 hours as well! A massive selling factor is the ability to hold up to 30 12-ounce cans, as well as 20 pounds of ice. If you need a drink holder, don't fret as there are four built into the cooler itself. What is not overlooked is the durability, they have built this clam floating cooler to take a beating, as it can even be dragged on the ground without worry of damaging it. Get yourself the Ferrari of the floating cooler world, you won't regret it.

Pros:
  • Can towed behind kayak or even used in the snow
  • Drinks will stay ice cold
  • Tracks well when towed behind a kayak
Cons:
  • Wish it was just a little bit wider
Key Features:
  • 3O 12oz cans
  • Ice stays cold for 48 hours
  • Built in drink holder
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01/28/2023 01:20 am GMT

Mega Chill II 72 Can Floating Cooler With Removable Lid

$32.98

Intex

It is no big surprise that Intex hit another home run with the Mega Chill II 72 can floating cooler with a convenient removable floating clamshell lid. The reason why these coolers are so great is their craftsmanship with vinyl. Using the utmost care in making sure all their products are built tough enough to withstand rocks and sticks. With the Mega Chill II floating coolers, that's no different, using what customers liked and didn't like about the original Intex Mega Chill's floating coolers built this amazing next-generation floating cooler for pools, lakes, and rivers. Not only feature the ability to carry ice, but you can also fit up to a 48-quart cooler. Now you have options. Either way, you go, you won't have to worry about melting ice the first hour, as Intex's insulating vinyl ice-filled, will keep it cold for many hours. A huge difference between the first generation is this one has a large lid. Without the ice and just a cooler, you have the option to keep ice-cold way longer, due to the cooler's naturally thicker insulation. Included in the redesign, they decided to keep the popular six cup holders and added four handles. They kept the popular connecter system, meaning you can connect other Intex floats and tubes together, to keep them close.

Pros:
  • Can be interconnected to other Intex floats
  • Lid fits securely
Cons:
  • Since it's made of vinyl the insulation factor isn't there
Key Features:
  • Removable lid
  • 72 Can capacity
  • Grab handle
  • 6 drink holders
  • Can fit a 48 qt cooler
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01/28/2023 01:36 am GMT

Aqua Oasis Airhead Floating Cooler

$49.99

Airhead

If you're looking for quality, durability, and convenience, then look no further. The Aqua Oasis Airhead floating cooler is an amazing value and serves many purposes. Not many of the coolers we covered actually have extra room for anything besides drinks, with the Airhead, it does have a spot for snacks. This cooler also has the ability to hold 24 cans, as well as keeping them cold all day long. In addition, the cooler is insulated and leak-proof. With 6 cup holders, you will have a spot for drinks for all your friends. What we love is Airheads molded connecter, meaning this Aqua Oasis can be attached to other Airhead products, which makes tethering a breeze. This floating cooler can also be used in the pool, so you don't have to keep getting out for drinks. In conclusion, you simply can't go wrong with the Aqua Oasis Airhead Floating Cooler!

Pros:
  • Plenty of room
  • Feels like thicker fabric than other floats
  • High quality
Cons:
  • Only one bright color to choose from
Key Features:
  • 24 Can
  • 6 Cup holder
  • Attachable to other "Airhead" products
  • 9 Liter capacity
Buy from Amazon
01/28/2023 01:15 am GMT

The Big Bobber Insulated Cooler

ACCUSHARP

Looking for a floating cooler that will keep your drinks cold all day long? Look no further than The Big Bobber floating cooler. It's perfect for the river, lake, or pool, all while keeping up to 12 drinks cold all day long. Furthermore, this cooler is made in the USA and is lightweight with a built-in lid with a handle for easy carrying. So grab one today and enjoy an afternoon of fishing, boating, or swimming worry-free!

Pros:
  • Lid is hard and protects the drinks
  • Lots of space for drinks
Cons:
  • Lid attachment point is weak
Key Features:
  • Looks like a fishing bobber
  • 12 Drinks
  • Insulated
  • Hard exterior
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Heavy Duty Inflatable Floating Cooler

$81.99

Tube Pro

If you have your own 30 or 50-quart cooler already, you can use this amazing inflatable raft to make your own inflatable cooler! By using your own cooler, you will be able to hold a lot more ice than most other inflatable coolers, all while having better insulation and durability. No worries about this heavy-duty floating cooler tearing or puncturing as it's made of 30 gauge vinyl, plenty strong to brave the sharp rocks and sticks that line rivers and streams. The whole thing is a single air chamber, and the floor inflates, which allows the entire cooler to sit level on the water and not be lopsided. Don't worry about overloading it, because it can hold up to 200 pounds, which is plenty of weight for a packed cooler, filled to the brim with ice. We love Tube Pro's innovation and the idea of reusing what you already have. If you're in the market for a heavy-duty floating cooler for rivers or lakes and already own a 30 or 50-quart ice chest, definitely check this one out!

Pros:
  • Use your own cooler so the ice lasts days
  • Floor inflates so cooler sits flat
  • Heavy duty design can go over most rocks
Cons:
  • Will not fit coolers with wheels
Key Features:
  • 30 or 50 Qt
  • 30 Gauge vinyl
  • Single air chamber
  • 200 LB carry capacity
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01/28/2023 01:06 am GMT

Beverage Floating Cooler for Pools

$20.20

Poolmaster

We wanted to mention the Poolmaster floating cooler for pools, While not a traditional floating cooler that holds ice, we decided to add this because of the sheer fact that it can still serve that purpose for many users. Let us explain. This little boat can hold 6 cans of your favorite beverage. Using the included re-usable ice pack, you put it in the freezer, after placing your ice packs around your drinks, it acts as a cold insulator, keeping your drinks cold for the remainder of your trip. Included in this amazing value, is a perfect-length tow rope. For a few hours of floating, this little cooler offers tremendous value at this price point. With many uses, this is perfect for the slow river float, lake or just floating in the pool!

Pros:
  • Works well in the pool and to attach behind your float
  • Holds a six pack quite well
  • Insulated gel packs keep drinks chilled
Cons:
  • Little tippy if there is any sort of chop
Key Features:
  • 6 can capacity
  • Ice packs keep drinks chilled
  • Can tow behind your float in the pool
Buy from Amazon
01/24/2023 01:25 am GMT

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