Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to spend a fortune for a cooler that will hold ice for an extended camping trip. Sure, while the YETIs and ORCA coolers of the world will hold ice for upwards of a week and sometimes nearly two, Coleman's affordable Xtreme line of coolers shouldn't be overlooked by those on a budget … or who simply appreciate a great value.
The Coleman Xtreme 50-Quart Wheeled Cooler is on sale at Walmart. The blue and white version normally retails for $54.00, but is currently 55% off at just $29.82. If you prefer the grey and orange trim, it's still on sale, but for just 25% off at $45.00.
If your cart total exceeds $35, you'll get free two-day shipping. Or you can opt to pick up in-store near you where available.
I purchased the 70-quart version last summer and have had no complaints. I managed to maintain ice for six days in the heat of a North Carolina summer. For about 80% less than a YETI, that's not too bad at all. That said, there is no way to lock the Coleman Xtreme coolers and they're not IBGC-certified.
Hey, at least your meat and beer will stay ice cold for your weekend car camping trips.