19 Best Coolers For Paddle Boards To Keep Beverage Chilled

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Life jacket, PFD, lunch box, spare clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, paddle, fish holder; everything set for your paddling trip. If you could figure out a way to keep your beverages and drinks cold and refreshing, that would make your paddling journey worth remembering. 

Maybe it’s the right time for you to look for paddleboard coolers that will help you in keeping your drinks and beverages cool and refreshed all day long. 

So, if you are hunting for the best coolers for the paddle board, I have got your back. In this blog post, you’ll come across 20 best in coolers and some dry bags that will keep your beverages chilled for hours while on your paddling journey. 

19 Best Coolers For Paddle Boards

1.COHO Cooler Bag

COHO Cooler Bag

A small and subtle cooler for a paddle boards is what I recommend to most of my friends. This 20L cooler by COHO stands at 14 x 5 x 18 inches, which is more than enough to keep 30 cans of beverages and keep them chilled for more than 60 hours. 

It has excellent cooling performance with high-quality insulation to keep your food or drinks cool for upto 3 days or more. The outer layer of the cooler is made with a waterproof surface with leak proof materials. Right at the front it has got a clear anti-splash pocket where you can keep your phone, map, license and other small tools or gears. 

There are 3 ways by which you can carry this bag. With one hand, on your shoulders, with both the hands. All thanks to its shoulder strap that makes carrying and transportation easy. 

Another cool thing about the cooler is it’s easy to maintain the body. With the help of paper towels, you can easily clean and the smells do not linger, preventing mould and mildew from growing.


  • Wide design
  • 20L capacity
  • Excellent cooling function
  • Ample of space
  • Waterproof
  • Shoulder strap


  • Not flat surface. 

2.ROCKBROS Soft Cooler For Paddle Board

ROCKBROS Soft Cooler For Paddle Board

With a leak-proof design and 3 special insulation layers, this cooler by Rockbros should be on your list for sure. It is soft, simple and easy to carry with the seamless belt and handle straps. Made with durable and advanced developed technology, the cooler will give the best performance in any place. 

The bottom structure is flat and gives a good hold to the entire cooler. Once kept on the deck of your paddleboard, it won’t fall apart. 8 cm durable and soft sponge with 840D nylon shell makes the cooler durable and long-lasting as well. 

Talking about its storage capacity, this cooler can hold upto 22l of drinks and beverages in one go. Moreover, it also features a 100% leak proof zipper and can carry any drink or food you want, without worrying about leakage.

Rockbros offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. In the next 3 years, if any issue or questions about our soft coolers occurs, you can contact their customer support anytime you want, they’ll be glad and pleased to serve you.


  • Super durable
  • Front zipper pocket.
  • 2 carry handles
  • Leak and waterproof
  • Super capacity
  • Multiple ways to carry it


  • No cons at all

3.AKASO Backpack Cooler For Paddle Board

AKASO Backpack Cooler For Paddle Board

The next on this list of coolers for paddle boards is by AKASO, which has a cold insulation time of upto 72 hours and more. This bag is amazingly crafted with 5 layers of bonded construction which is leakproof and makes the bag super comfortable. It is an ideal bag for those planning long day paddling trips on the water. 

For optimum insulation, this bag is loaded with airtight and leak proof zippers. Plus, the food-grade lining will prevent the food from spoilage and getting mixed with the beverages. 

The bag comes in backpack style, which makes it easy to carry and transport anywhere you go. The surface design is flat, which makes it still and stiff to stand on your paddle board. 

At the front, there is a bungee lacing system that can be used for keeping your wet clothes, small gears and tools. Plus, there are 2 stretch mesh pockets on both sides to keep keys, phones, and other small items. This cooler also comes with a bottle opener, 2pcs zipper lubricant, and a user manual.


  • Cooling upto 72 hours
  • Adjustable strap
  •  NBR foam
  • 1 year warranty
  • Waterproof
  • Daisy chains


  • Slightly big in size

4.Snowball Coolers For Paddle Board

Snowball Coolers For Paddle Board

Available in 4 different sizes and carrying options, this paddle board cooler is made with Foam, Aluminum, Polyurethane and Silicone construction material. The cooler allows you to adjust the volume of ice, so that you can easily control the time of ice to melt. 

The construction of the cooler is done with roto-moulded technology that makes it multi-purpose in nature. You can use it for kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting, camping, day touring and a lot more. Although it is slightly heavy, performance and quality-wise it is top-notch.

On both sides, there are 2 rope handles that allow you to easily carry and transport the cooler. Also, there’s a drain plug that will prevent it from leakages and any sort of abrasion. It also comes with 2 years of warranty from the manufacturer’s end. 


  • Roto-mold technology
  • Natural gloss
  • Silicon seals 
  • Rope handles  
  • Opener design  
  • Drain plug


  • Heavy to carry
  • White colour might get dirty 

5.RTIC Soft Paddle Board Cooler

RTIC Soft Paddle Board Cooler

If you are looking for a big size cooler for your paddle boarding adventures, this is it. With a stunning storage capacity of upto 40 cans, this is a big size cooler bag. It is available in 5 different size options and 11 different shades.

It is made with durable construction materials that make it long-lasting for years at an affordable pricing point. There’s enough room inside the cooler to store plenty of extras and make your day worth remembering on the water. 

Even if this cooler gets into the water, you don’t need to worry. It will float on water and keep your drinks and snacks safe all the time, thanks to its waterproof and leak proof construction materials.

The only drawback of this cooler is its poor quality zippers and makes opening a tedious task. 


  • Available in multiple sizes and color
  • Shoulder straps
  • Storage pouch
  • Small and compact
  • Easy to carry and store
  • Flat bottom


  • Low ice retention capacity
  • poor insulation 
  • Negative customer reviews

6.Igloo Chest Beverage Cooler For Paddle Board

Igloo Chest Beverage Cooler For Paddle Board

Now here comes another advanced paddle board cooler by Coleman Thermoelectric. This cooler is specifically designed to keep your food and drinks fresh and cool like a refrigerator. You can also place the frozen ice pack in the box to further keep your food and beverages chilled for a long time. 

It also features a roto moulded construction design which makes it multi-purpose in nature. You can use it for camping, recreational activities, job sites, paddle boarding, surfing, boating, kayaking, fishing or hunting as well.

The manufacturing process and durability set it apart from other coolers. The outer shell of the cooler is UV protected, food-grade safe and dry ice compatible.

If you use it wisely, this cooler will last for at least 10-15 years for sure. 


  • New modular lid
  • Small and compact
  • Cool riser technology
  • Cools without ice
  • Easy to use


  • No shoulder straps
  • No zippers or pockets 

7.Koolatron 12V Electric Cooler For Paddle Board

Koolatron 12V Electric Cooler For Paddle Board

Made with the industry’s leading iceless cooling technology, The Koolatron Fun Kool thermoelectric cooler outperforms most of the paddle board coolers in this list. It has been tested under a rigorous environment and came out as a winner in every test and examination. It keeps ice fully frozen for more than 3 days when used as an unpowered ice chest.

It has a carrying capacity of 24L which makes it the perfect cooler for day-trippers or fishing paddlers. Its compact and portable design makes it transport friendly and allows you to carry it anywhere you go. 

Apart from drinks and beverages, you can also keep other perishable items like yogurt, cheese, milk, and meats, and with the optional AC adaptor (sold separately) you can seamlessly transition indoors.

Another cool feature of the cooler is the Brushless fan motor and thermoelectric technology that will keep your food and beverages fresh for days. 


  • 31 Can capacity
  • Locking handle
  • Energy efficient
  • 12V power cord
  • Unlimited uses
  • Easy to clean


  • No cons at all

8.Koolatron D25 Hybrid Portable 12V Cooler Bag

Koolatron D25 Hybrid Portable 12V Cooler Bag

Here’s another paddleboard cooler from the Koolatron brand, which is slightly more advanced as compared to the above one. It features multiple pockets and storage options so that you can be ready for any kind of adventure on the water. You can store all your valuable belongings without tackling the valuable cooler space.

It is supported by CFC-free thermoelectric technology and the brushless fan motor that cools to 40°F (22°C) below the surrounding temperature that makes the cooler energy efficient as well. 

It also features dual handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, and multiple pockets that make this cooler lightweight and easy to carry anywhere you go. 

The cooler is also compatible with an AC adapter that you can use to seamlessly transfer the cooling power from your vehicle to a cottage, home or hotel room.


  • Shoulder strap
  • Easy to use
  • Space-saving
  • 23 can capacity
  • Unlimited usage
  • Cord storage
  • Energy efficient
  • Easy to clean


  • No cons at all

9.Insulated Backpack Cooler

Insulated Backpack Cooler

Earth Pack needs no introduction. They are one of the most reputed and well-known companies known for making outdoor sports gear and equipment. And this paddle board cooler by Earth Pack is a great example of durability, high performance and comfort. 

This cooler is made with high-density NBR foam on all sides to take its durability to the next level. You can keep your snacks, beer, water, soda, as well as lunch cold all day with this cooler bag. 

It has a backpack style shoulder strap that makes it easy to carry and transport along your journey. 

Worried about leakages? The exterior is puncture and abrasion-proof. It’s also got a handy waterproof zipper, allowing you to easy open and close the clooer.


  • 72-hour cooling capacity
  • Extra features
  • No leakage
  • Big and comfortable
  • Bungee lancing
  • Extra pockets


  • No cons at all

10.Artestia Soft Cooler For Paddle Board

Artestia Soft Cooler For Paddle Board

Here comes my personal favourite paddle board cooler with a cooling capacity of 68 hours. The inner construction of this cooler is made with high-quality density foam with airtight zippers to ensure air stays within for a long time. It also features a convenient, portable and humanized design that makes it simple and easy to carry. 

The Top & Bottom Material Is made with 420D Polyester which makes the board rigid and stiff for all day long. It is also very easy and simple to clean. You can simply wipe it with a soft cloth after usage and keep it either in your shelf or cupboard. 

There are 2 ways to carry this board. You can either carry it in your hand or on the shoulder with the help of an adjustable strap. 

Overall, this is a great product to use. 


  • Keeps beverages cool
  • Ice doesn’t not melts quickly
  • Lightweight and compact 
  • Adjustable strap
  • Simple to clean


  • No cons at all

11.ROCKBROS Soft Cooler  

ROCKBROS Soft Cooler  

A Paddle board cooler with multiple ways to carry will make your paddling journey easy and convenient. This cooler by Rockbros gives you 3 options for carrying with its adjustable carry plus shoulder strap. It is also insisted with the leak proof zippers and floating technology to keep your cooler afloat in case of accidents on the water. 

It has a 22L super large capacity that can hold nearly 36 cans of beer or coke, meeting your daily needs. Apart from beers and beverages, you can also carry your food and other perishable items like curd, milk, veggies and a lot more. 

Speaking about its performance, it features 3 special insulation layers. 1- 420D Nylon TPU material inner with FDA identified and high-quality insulation foam to keep your food and beverages cool and chilled for hours.


  • Rock-solid durability
  • 100% leakproof
  • Warranty included
  • Easy to carry
  • Durable and long-lasting 
  • 3 layer construction


  • No flat surface

12.Igloo Portable Leakproof Cooler

Igloo Portable Leakproof Coole

You can keep your lunch and beverages cool and safe with the all new Igloo portable cooler. This is a soft side cooler with spacious room and interior compartments with a divider, allowing you to keep your beverages and food items aside. 

It is made with 9 recycled plastic bottles, which makes it not only durable but environmentally friendly as well. It is highly portable and comes with a strap that can be adjusted according to your comfort, needs and wants. 

There’s also an exterior dry pocket to keep your small gears, tools and equipment at your close reach. It is supported by a lightweight insulated liner that will keep your lunch and beverages cool and safe for days. If you are heading for day touring, load it up with 14-15 ounce cans of your favorite beverage and enjoy your day.

So, whether you are preparing lunch for a day at work, kayaking in the deep sea, or paddle board at the beach, the Igloo REPREVE 14-Can Lunch Pail is designed to keep your drinks and food cool and refreshing.


  • Small and compact
  • Affordable
  • Easy to carry
  • Lightweight 
  • Soft side
  • Flat bottom


  • No cons

13.BUILT Welded Cooler For Paddle Board

BUILT Welded Cooler For Paddle Board

Still, looking for the best cooler for your paddle board? If yes, the cooler by BUILT has got your back. It is specially designed to keep the cold in and hot air out so that your beverages can be chilled all day long. It features a 1-inch thick insulation on the side and 1.5-inch insulation on the bottom, which is more than enough for keeping your food and beverages chilled. 

Due to the extreme thickness of the insulation, the cooler weighs only 10 pounds and makes it easy to carry. 

Its durability and toughness have been taken care of by the tough shell fabric with 1000 denier polyester that is used in water rafts or hardshell inflatable kayaks. Such tough material makes the cooler strong, rigid and long-lasting.

The wide mouth roll makes it easy to load and clean. You can keep upto 36 cans plus ice or 32 lbs of ice. All the seams are perfectly welded leaving no chance of leakages or any kind of punctures. 


  • Heavy-duty construction
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • Wide mount
  • Pocket
  • Zippers
  • Tough shell
  • Freeze lock insulation


  • Too many negative reviews
  • Small in size

14.YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip 8 Portable Soft Cooler

Now here comes the most advanced cooler for paddle boards, boats, kayaking, or any kind of adventure activities. Over the years YETI has crafted its niche as being one of the best cooler brands in the market. That’s the reason why a majority of paddle boarders opt for coolers by YETI. 

It features a dry hide shell body that makes it resistant to UV rays and any other kind of abrasion on water. The cold cell insulation offers the superior cold-holding capacity to keep your food and beverages for 2-3 days. All the zippers of the cooler are made with hydro lock technology, which makes them waterproof, leakproof and high performing. 

At the front, you’ll find a sidekick dry bag that is designed to keep your important items like keys, phones, books and other necessities high and dry. 

Overall, this is the most advanced dry cooler for paddle boards in this entire list and you can surely think of betting your money on it. 


  • Cold cell insulation
  • Leakproof
  • Dry hide shell
  •  UV resistant
  • Small and compact
  • Easy to carry


  • No cons at all

15.SHITI Coolers G1 Patriot Backpack Cooler

SHITI Coolers G1 Patriot Backpack Coole

This paddle board cooler makes it easy for you to carry your beverages, food, lunch, snacks and other brews easy to the water or on your ideal paddle boarding destination. It doesn’t settle for warmth and keeps your drinks chilled for a long time. 

If you are an American, you might already be in love with the color and design of the cooler. The red and blue color combination along with stars and stripes gives it a close look like that of the American flag. 

This cooler does more than just to salute your American Freedom. It is built for optimal outdoor usage with enhanced durability. It can hold your beers and beverages for upto 16 hours and more. The zippers are very small and easy to access and let you grab multiple cans at ease. 

This cooler stands at 17” W x 14” H x 4” D and has ample room to hold your beer, soda, or any other beverage. It is made easy to carry and comfortable on your shoulder without breaking your back.


  • Large in size
  • Built to last
  • Easy to carry
  • Shoulder straps
  • Lightweight 
  • Plenty of room


  • Less holding capacity 

16.BUILT Large Welded Soft Portable Cooler

BUILT Large Welded Soft Portable Cooler

Made from tough shell fabric with high strength 1000 denier polyester material, this paddle board cooler by BUILT is one of a kind. It can hold upto 16 cans and keep them chilled and fresh for 2-3 days. It might look small in size, but it is high in performance.

Box stitched and reinforced side handles can take on heavy loads and a large, comfortable shoulder strap makes lugging 30 lbs. of ice and beverages easier.

This cooler is specially designed to keep the cold in and the hot out. That’s why it features 1-inch thick insulation on the sides and 1. 5-inches thick insulation on the bottom.


  • Well made
  • Sturdy
  • Zippers are firm
  • Shoulder strap
  • Leakproof
  • Bottle opener


  • Ice melts quickly 

17.MANGANESE Cooler For Paddle Board

MANGANESE Cooler For Paddle Board

With this paddle board cooler, you can bring your favorite snack, drink, food from a distance and long, and keep them all fresh and cold for hours. It is a soft-sided cooler bag, which makes it compatible with all kinds of water sports activities like kayaking, diving, camping, day touring and lot more.

This cooler bag has a carrying capacity of 30L and has enough room for all your needs. It can easily accommodate your entire lunch, drinks, snacks and keeps every fresh and cold for a long time. It comes with a leak proof zipper which keeps ice in a solid-state for days. 

Along with adjustable straps, it also comes with a built-in bottle opener, you can open drinks easily outdoors. 

To simply put, this cooler is perfect for all travels whether it’s to the lake, camping, long road trips. 


  • Soft material
  • easy to clean
  • Made of TPU material
  • Fit 16 cans
  • 100% leakproof


  • No cons at all

18.Skog Å Kust Cooler For Paddle Board

Skog Å Kust Cooler For Paddle Board

This is another soft-sided cooler with 24 can capacity. It is fully insulated and complete with zippers that are easy to open and close, and waterproof as well. Once you keep your drinks and beverages inside the cooler, all the cold air gets locked in, while hot air moves out.

You can take it anywhere you go. Its small and compact size makes it easy to transport and carry. It features a built-in nylon made carry handle with adjustable straps so that you can carry it on your shoulders.

Apart from that, Skog has special design details like an exterior slip pocket, which allows you to carry your essentials like keys, cell phone, tools for fishing or small digital devices. 


  • Duraflex clips and hardware
  • Attached handles  
  • Adjustable  strap
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Exterior slip pocket
  • Reflective nylon webbing


  • No cons

19.OPUX Insulated Collapsible Soft Cooler 

OPUX Insulated Collapsible Soft Cooler 

The OPUX Insulated Collapsible Soft Cooler is my personal favourite when I go out paddleboarding when taking my car. Compared to most of the other paddleboard coolers in this list the OPUX Cooler is inexpensive, can carry a lot, and is very handy.

It is the best deal for about $18.99. The Cooler can fit three 12″ tall glass bottles sideways, with a decent amount of ice to keep them cold. Width-wise is secured, and the sides of the cooler swell a little bit but it will still close. Perhaps could fit more additional bottles with less ice, but You do prefer the ice to keep more irregular bottles colder.

This small travel cooler bag is provided with a soft PEVA liner that is heat-sealed and leakproof. The soft leak proof lining is also easy to clean . You can simply wipe it down with a wet cloth and make the cooler look new again. 

I think It is the best deal for you!


  • Duraflex clips and hardware
  • Attached handles  
  • Adjustable  strap
  • Integrated bottle opener
  • Exterior slip pocket
  • Reflective nylon webbing


  • No cons

FAQs About Best Coolers For Paddle Boards

What is a cooler for paddle board?

A paddle board cooler is a type of storage bag that can be used for keeping your beverages, drinks, beers, food and other perishable goods fresh and cool for long hours while on paddling

Can you put the cooler on paddle board?

Yes, you can put a cooler on paddle board

What size cooler will fit on paddle board?

Small and medium-size coolers will easily fit on the paddle board

How do you stay cool while paddle boarding?

You either carry a cooler or try your hands with top off while paddling

What is the cost of paddle board coolers?

A paddle board cooler costs anywhere between $50 to $200

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