Best Coolers & Cups to Keep Your Drinks Cold

Summer is the ultimate season for spending time outdoors: backyard barbecues, pool parties, beach vacations, picnics, boating excursions, camping trips and so much more. But long days in hot sunny weather call for plenty of refreshments, which is why coolers and cups that keep drinks cold should be at the top of your summer must-have list.

Whether you are sipping water or something a little stronger, no one wants a warm beverage on a hot day. A well-insulated cooler, tumbler or drink hugger can go a long way towards keeping your beverage icy cold. Below, discover the best beach coolers, insulated cups and more to help you stay cool, hydrated and refreshed all summer long.

Best Coolers for Summer

Figuring out how to keep drinks cold without a fridge is a common problem for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities like camping, fishing, boating or spending time at the beach. Fortunately, a high-quality cooler is all you need to keep your food and beverages chilled.

Cooli Family Cooler by Swig

This family-sized cooler has a capacity of 8 gallons, meaning it can hold 32 drink cans or 8 wine bottles with room for ice. Swig Life's Tri Cool technology features triple-layer construction for maximum insulation to keep your drinks and snacks chilled all day long.

Wine Carrier by Lilly Pulitzer

Nothing beats a day at the beach with a bottle of wine...except maybe a day at the beach with four bottles of wine! Take your favorite blends to-go with this cute and functional soft wine cooler bag from Lilly Pulitzer.

Wine Carrier by Lilly Pulitzer

Best Backpack Coolers 

A backpack cooler is a great choice when you want to keep your hands free on your summer outing — perfect for scouting out your ideal picnic or beach spot. 

Navy Checkered Backpack Cooler 

This cute cooler backpack is large enough to store your favorite beverages, yet small enough to be carried comfortably. It features adjustable padded shoulder straps and an easy-to-carry top handle for maximum comfort.

Wanderlust Backpack Cooler

This lightweight backpack cooler has a colorful print with plenty of compartments to keep everything organized. One of the best soft coolers for any summer adventure.

Sea Spray Backpack Cooler by Scout Bags

Best Stainless Steel Tumblers

Stainless steel tumblers are among the best cups that keep drinks cold on a scorching summer day. The best part? You can take them anywhere and everywhere, from road trips to running errands. 

Vineyard Vines 12 oz Stainless Steel Tumbler by Corkcicle

This cute tumbler offers all the benefits of stainless steel, including keeping drinks cold for up to 9 hours. It holds 12 ounces of liquid to help you stay hydrated on the hottest of days.

22 oz Tumbler by Swig

A stainless steel tumbler that features a BPA-free, spill-resistant and shatterproof clear lid. Like all Swig tumblers, this one keeps your drink pleasantly chilled for up to 24 hours.

Stainless Steel Tumbler - Swirled Peace Design

Best Double-Walled Tumblers

Stainless steel tumblers aren’t the only option; double-walled, BPA-free plastic insulated tumblers are also a great choice for keeping your drinks icy cold on a hot day.

Double Wall Column Tumbler

The design on this double-walled plastic tumbler is perfect for anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors. The double wall keeps drinks cooler as you carry it on your many adventures.

16 oz Double Wall Tumbler by Tervis 

Who couldn’t use this peaceful reminder every now and then? The colorful pattern has us dreaming of happy hour in a tropical paradise...because hey, it’s five o'clock somewhere.

Colorful Outdoors 24 oz Double Wall Tumbler from Simply Southern

Best Stemless Wine Tumblers

Insulated tumblers designed specifically for wine? Sip sip hooray! These stemless wine tumblers will keep your wine chilled for hours, making them a must-have for backyard barbecues, picnics and beach days.

Stainless Steel Stemless Tumbler by Lilly Pulitzer

This is the perfect preppy tumbler you have been waiting for. Keep up to 12 ounces of your favorite wine chilled for longer. Printed with one of our favorite Lilly patterns, it's just as pretty as it is practical.

12 oz Stainless Steel Stemless Tumbler by Corkcicle

Searching for the best cup to keep drinks cold? Look no further than this stemless wine tumbler by Corkcicle, crafted from stainless steel with proprietary triple insulation. It will keep your beverage cool and crisp for up to 9 hours.

Stainless Steel Stemless Tumbler by Lilly Pulitzer

Best Insulated Water Bottles

Never underestimate the power of a good water bottle! A sturdy, well-insulated bottle can make the difference between sipping warm water and refreshing chilled water on a hot day. Stay hydrated with these great options that will keep your drink cold. 

Palm Springs 20 oz Stainless Steel Bottle by Swig 

This breezy, beachy print is perfect for all of your summer activities and adventures. All of Swig’s insulated water bottles feature a stainless steel screw top with a built-in flip ring, which makes it easier to carry on-the-go while minimizing leakage.

30 oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle by Swig

This stainless steel water bottle features triple insulation to keep your drink colder for longer — up to 24 hours! We love the camo print design of this top-rated insulated bottle.

Palm Springs Stainless Steel 20 Oz Bottle

Best Drink Huggers

When you are looking for a quick and easy way to keep your drink cold, there is nothing better than a classic drink hugger. Prep Obsessed stocks a large selection of can coolers and drink huggers to solve the problem of your beverage warming up while you sip.

12 oz Skinny Can Cooler by Swig

When it comes to a cute drink hugger that will keep your can cold for as long as possible, nothing beats this can cooler by Swig. It’s perfectly sized for skinny cans like hard seltzers, and keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours thanks to its triple insulated technology.

Palms Java Sok - Medium

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a drink hugger that could be used with your favorite to-go cups? Say hello to the Java Sok — which was designed to fit iced coffee cups  — and goodbye to wet hands and puddles in your car cup holder.

Java Sok Palms Print

All of these coolers, drink huggers, tumblers and insulated cups are on our must-have accessory list for summer. Keep cool and carry on!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.