The Best Coolers
REI Picnic Cooler
Large, with a sturdy base, yet easy to carry, thanks to a cleverly designed shoulder strap. Front loops can transport a rolled blanket. Off duty, it presses to about the size of a casserole; a breeze to store. Holds 30 cans.
To buy: $39.50, rei.com.
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