Whether you're heading to the beach, boat, or mountains this summer, some of your most precious cargo goes in the cooler. Do yourself a favor and avoid the $5 styrofoam pails from the convenience store. Instead, invest in one that will last for years. Here are some of the best new coolers on the market, many of which are relatively abuse-proof and insulated to keep food and drinks cold for more than a week. They also come with buckles, locks, tie-downs, and skid plates to keep the goods inside secure.
Best for Moto Road Trips
AO Coolers 15-Pack Motorcycle Saddlebag
If you're taking a long ride in the searing heat, use this slanted, soft-sided saddlebag. It not only holds 15 cans or several sandwiches but also doubles as a duffel bag for hauling clothes when you're off the road. [$50; aocoolers.com]