Coolers can be separated into two primary types: Hard Sided and Soft Sided. Both offer different sizes and the ability to keep things cold for a period of time, but beyond that you'll want to look for a the right properties that fill your needs.
These coolers are the traditional looking coolers that feature thick insulated walls, a deep cavity for holding ice and goods, and a protective shell made of a hard, durable plastic material. The most notable quality of the hard-sided cooler is that they usually feature thicker insulation and therefore keep ice and goods cooler longer.
A relative newcomer to the cooler game is the insulated soft-sided cooler. They often feature straps to make it convenient to carry over various distances. The straps are suggestive of their greatest quality: they are lightweight enough and built to carry loads over longer distances than their hard-sided counterparts.
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