Picking Coolers

| April 16, 2011

Coolers come in a huge variety of designs. Choosing the right one means taking into consideration how often you’re going to use it and where you’re going to use it. The items you plan on carrying with you also make a difference. To be sure that you’re making the right choice, take a look at the various designs and see what catches your eye.

If you’re heading out in the outdoors for a long time, you might want to consider a cooler with its own refrigeration mechanism. This allows you to plug it into your car and to cool off the contents, or to keep them cool if it’s very hot outside. This is a great feature if you’re going out fishing or on another adventure that’s likely to take all day and, possibly, all night. Some of these coolers are surprisingly affordable and offer a lot of convenience.

If you’re inclined toward beverages at large gatherings, look for coolers with a lot of capacity. You may also want to select a design with a spigot at the bottom. This allows you to drain out water and to replace it with fresh ice, keeping your beverages cool instead of just keeping the cans wet.

If you’re more interested in picnicking with someone special, you can get coolers that are designed to carry a bottle or two of wine. These are great choices for casual meals in a park or for long hikes. These insulated sleeves and bags also provide protection for the bottle. Take into consideration whether you want cooling or just protection. Some of these items have a lot of insulation and can keep a chilled wine cooled off for many hours. There are some other considerations, as well, that will help you make the right choice.

Some coolers are collapsible. This makes them ideal for storage in a vehicle. When you’re coming home from the grocery store on a hot day, having one of these handy can make sure that your milk and other perishables stay fresh on the way home, even if you end up stuck in traffic for a while. Of course, they also make a great way to bring ice home from the store, if you need to! A cooler has many more uses than just recreation. Choose something durable and versatile enough to suit all your needs and take care of it properly.

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