10. Knox 34-Quart
With the Knox 34-Quart (around $90), you will always have enough space to keep a multitude of snacks and beverages close at hand. Whether you are traveling or just kickin’ back with the family at your favorite fishing hole, this will keep all its contents fresh and ready to consume.
- Red and green led indicator light
- Reasonably priced
- Lid can be hard to open
9. Chefman Portable
If you need a little hand keeping your soups hot or your yogurts and grapes cold until break time, the Chefman Portable (appx. $33) is a great unit that will easily fit under your desk at the office. It has a removable shelf, giving you the option to store larger containers.
- 100 percent freon-free
- Suitable for home and vehicle use
- May take up to 24 hours to cool
8. Wagan EL6224 12V
The Wagan EL6224 12V (appx. $62) can keep your foods chilled for several hours even when not plugged in and actively cooling, so it’s a fine choice to use as both a travel fridge (or warmer) and as a compact cooler for carrying to the beach or tucking into a canoe.
- Holds four 2 liter bottles
- Draws just 40 watts of power
- Cooling process is slow
7. Koolatron Voyager
Plugged into a 12-volt power supply, the Koolatron Voyager (appx. $116) refrigerates to roughly 40 degrees Fahrenheit below ambient temperatures, and provides convenient vertical or horizontal access to 29 quarts of reliable cold storage space wherever your travels take you.
- Roomy enough for 48 12-oz cans
- Toggle between heating and cooling
- Molded side handles
6. Knox Gear 48
The Knox Gear 48 (about $129) has the size and appearance of those big party coolers you remember from your youth, with its motor, car adapter and built-in AC adapter conveniently concealed in the lid. This roomy model is tall enough to hold 2-liter bottles.
- 2 wheels make it easy to move
- Lid seals tightly to prevent leaks
- Fan too loud for camp sleeping
5. SOAC Thermoelectric
Available in either green or gray, the SOAC Thermoelectric (around $128) is constructed with a hard polyurethane shell. It’s a very durable choice that will hold up to years of being tossed in the car, dragged across campsites or out in the backyard next to your lounger.
- Comes with handy instruction manual
- Lining is aluminum alloy
- Only displays temps in centigrade
4. Gourmia GMF660
For a budget-friendly option that doesn’t take up a lot of room, the Gourmia GMF660 (appx. $39) fits the bill. This space-saving design is decorated with the popular red, white and blue Pepsi logo, and will keep your edibles the perfect temperature long after it’s been unplugged.
- Self-locking latch
- The power cord is detachable
- Uses no harmful refrigerants
3. Cooluli Mini-Fridge
Cute, convenient and not at all costly, the Cooluli Mini-Fridge (appx. $50) is a handy little gem for keeping a 6-pack cold or baby bottles warm at the flip of a switch. It runs on standard 110v, 12v or USB power supplies and comes with all the required plugs and cables.
- Carrying handle on the top
- Energy-saving eco mode
- Available in various colors
2. Housmile Thermo
Producing less than 35 decibels of noise and able to fit snugly in between two seats, the Housmile Thermo (appx. $49) will be the perfect sidekick to accompany you on a road trip. This unit is also lightweight enough to be carried around with you anywhere.
- Built-in adjustable shoulder strap
- Large 7-liter capacity
- 2 cupholders in front
1. Koozam K-box
With space to hold enough steaks, burgers and hot dogs to feed a large group, the Koozam K-box (about $139) is the perfect companion for any type of family gathering. It features a long handle and sturdy wheels that allow you to pull it smoothly across most terrains.
- Storage compartment for adapters
- Divider is removable
- Able to hold up to 60 cans