RTIC is a strong competitor to Yeti when it comes to the best coolers on the market. Based in the U.S., RTIC specializes in making quality coolers and strives to keep overallcosts low. In this guide, we’ll explore many of RTIC’s bestselling coolers to see which ones you should purchase for which situation.
RTIC’s roto-molded coolers are its most popular version of cooler. Roto-mold is a tough and durable construction that makes these coolers almost impervious to damage from drops and dings. As RTIC’s bestselling cooler, this version comes with 3″ insulated walls and a quick drainage system for when the ice melts. On average, this cooler keeps ice cool for up to ten days in a row. Its able to do with this with rubber T-latches that keep the top hatch tight and secure.
While the larger versions of this cooler are a tad bit pricey, the smaller ones are pretty affordable. They pretty much beat or tie Yeti when it comes to price as far as the smaller capacities are concerned.
This cooler comes in sizes of 20, 40, 45, and 60, (defined by the number of normal sized cans it can carry) with all featuring different prices. It also comes in different colors, so you have a little room to personalize. Click here to see current prices.
The SoftPak coolers may not be as big or have the same construction as the Roto-Molded coolers, but they are widely popular. Since they are smaller and more portable, people have found them easier to place in kayaks and trucks. The over-the-shoulder strap makes it easier for one person to carry as opposed to the two handed roto-molded versions.
Unlike the hardened walls of the roto-molded coolers, the SoftPak uses 2″ thick foam insulation on the top and 1″ thick on the sides. This insulation keeps ice-cooled for about five days, which is incredible for a cooler of this size and construction. There are also a variety of colors and patterns to choose from.
The SoftPak comes in sizes of 20, 30, or 40, with additional sizes available as they come back in stock. The Softpak routinely sells out especially in the summertime, so make to pick yours up as soon as possible. Click here to see current prices.
RTIC’s day coolers are the company’s most inexpensive and easy to handle coolers. As the name suggests, the cooler keeps contents chilled for up to twenty-four hours. This makes it the ideal cooler to take on day-long trips or the average outdoor job. This cooler can double as a lunchbox and can fit the equivalent of 6 or 8 cans worth of food, drink, and ice. Another neat feature about the day cooler is that the lining of the interior is built with anti-odor and anti-mold properties, making it easy to clean after each use.
These coolers only come in two sizes because of the size, but on the brighter side-they’re dirt cheap and come in a handful of colors. The outside of the cooler is outfitted with extra pockets to fit water bottles and smaller foods that don’t require cooling. Click here to see current prices.
The last primary cooler in RTIC’s arsenal is the backpack cooler. This cooler is designed to operate like any normal backpack but can actually hold 40 cans worth of items or 8 gallons worth of liquid. For some, a backpack will be easier to carry as opposed to a shoulder or two-handed design.
This cooler is a fairly new product, so the only way you can get it is through RTIC’s website. It only comes in one size and two different color schemes, but that’s likely to change as they gain popularity. Click here to check current prices.