With Memorial Day weekend — summer’s unofficial start — just around the corner, you’re probably starting to round up the stuff you need for fun in the sun, whether that’s in the backyard, poolside, at a park, or at the beach. Sunscreen and some good chairs are of course essential, and if your plans include eating or drinking, so is a cooler that can keep all your snacks and drinks safe from the scorching sun. This 50-quart cooler from Coleman seems ideal for long days outdoors: It can hold 84 standard-size cans (that’s a lot of seltzers and beers) and, according to the brand, keeps ice from melting for up to five days in 90-degree weather (quite handy if you’re taking a multiday camping trip). The cooler’s two large wheels and a retractable handle make it easier to pull along, and its two side handles will help when you’ve got to lift or carry it. There are four cupholders atop its insulated lid — allowing the cooler to double as a makeshift table — and a leak-resistant drain on the back of the cooler means you don’t have to tip the whole thing over just to get any melted ice out. Today, at nearly 40 percent off, it’s just $30 — a small price to pay to ensure your party never runs out of refreshments (or, worse, ice).
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