10 Cool Cooler Bags You’ll Want to Carry Everywhere This Summer

updated May 16, 2024
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Open that group chat and start planning a park picnic, because spring is here, and before you know it, summer will be here, too. These warm weather months are the best so it’s important to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family as much as you can before all things pumpkin spice start taking over store shelves. Whether you’re a fan of packing homemade lunches or prefer to pick up snacks at the neighborhood deli, you’ll want to ensure that your picnic picks stay chilled for as long as possible. The best way to do that? By picking up a cooler bag, of course!

The Best Cooler Bags

But we’re not talking about those plain boring cooler bags of your childhood — we’re talking about ones with a lot more style. These handy totes are perfect for all of the picnics, summer concerts, and outdoor movie nights you know you’ll want to cram into the next several months, so check out our favorite stylish cooler bags below and get to planning!

Do you have a cooler bag that you swear by? We want to hear all about it! Tell us about your favorite finds in the comments below.

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This practical cooler folds completely flat and will keep cans nice and icy for 24 hours, making it perfect for hiking and extended outdoor trips. Looking to get a bit more bang for your buck? One reviewer says this tote works great as a daily lunch box!

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Prefer a cooler that's a bit more sassy and fun? This Baggu option is bold and colorful and would make a great addition to any beach trip or getaway. We're digging its fun vintage look and trendy fruit print.

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YETI is beloved for its coolers, but did you know they also have a line of easy-transport soft coolers? One of our favorite finds is the M12 model, a backpack that can hold up to 20 canned beverages, or up to 12 pounds of ice. What's more, it now comes in two punchy limited-edition colors: the restocked King Crab orange and Agave teal.

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This sky-blue bag just screams summer. It's bound to brighten up any park gathering and can hold enough to nourish an entire group.

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Functional and chic, this bold, sunny-colored bag keeps food as cool as it looks. Just fold it flat and let it chill in the freezer overnight, and you're good to go!

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This backpack is ideal for hikers or those who otherwise have their hands full (moms and dads, we're looking at you!). Despite its relatively small size, it actually holds 24 cans.

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Squeeze drinks, sandwiches, snacks, and more into this fun watermleon-slice bag, which you may also find yourself using as your go-to summer purse.

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This cooler bag almost looks like a stylish handbag. While it can carry way more than you would think, it would still make a great cooler for those going on a solo picnic or who otherwise don't have a ton to carry but need something insulated. And, with tons of adorable prints available, who can resist?

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PB Teen

Bring that Cali-cool vibe to your next outdoor hang with this chic PB Teen find. We love its semi-nautical look, complete with blue stripes and leather detailing on the handle.

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Prep yourself for the ultimate picnic with this cooler backpack from apollo walker. It comes with everything you need including two sets of stainless steel flatware, plates, napkins, plastic wine glasses, a butter knife, a bottle opener, a chopping board, and salt and pepper shakers.