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Soft Cooler Ratings Summary

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Score Product Price Our Take
86
$200
Editors' Choice Award
The Engel HD30 is our choice for best all around soft cooler!
84
$300
If you're ready to step up your cooler game and you're willing to shell out the money required, this is a good choice.
82
$250
A cooler sized for personal use, this option is a high-performer.
80
$100
Best Buy Award
Our Best Buy award winner, this cooler has some of the best insulation available at a fraction of the cost.
72
$100
Top Pick Award
Although not as insulating as some other models, this option is easy to carry when full.
70
$115
A great YETI alternative that is only slightly inferior in performance but far lower in price.
68
$90
Although not as durable as other models, this well-priced model is amazingly insulating for its cost.
58
$70
Easy to use and friendly on the wallet, but doesn't insulate as well as other options.
44
$41
Better for transportation than insulation, this cooler will get your drinks from A to B in a handy wheeled carrier.
42
$50
This piece is perfect as an everyday lunch bag, but it's not built for rough and tumble use.
40
$30
A less rugged model that provides less insulation than other options, this model is lightweight and inexpensive.