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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This lightweight backpack cooler has a wire-lined opening for easy loading and the rugged bottom stands up to any surface. And a fun blue sea spray print with plenty of compartments to keep everything organized. One of the best soft coolers for any summer adventure.
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.
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.
A stainless steel tumbler that features a rainbow tie-dye pattern, plus 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.
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.
The design on this double-walled plastic tumbler is perfect for anyone who loves spending time in the great outdoors. The wrap-around design is sealed between the walls of the tumbler to ensure it will stay in pristine condition as you carry it on your many adventures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This stainless steel water bottle features triple insulation to keep your drink colder for longer — up to 24 hours! We love the colorful tie-dye print design of this top-rated insulated 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.
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.
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.
All of these coolers, drink huggers, tumblers and insulated cups are on our must-have accessory list for summer. Keep cool and carry on!