The ORCA Walker Tote Softside Cooler ($179) is a sturdy, structured case capable of holding enough cold drinks to outlast a day at the beach. In fact, when packed properly with ice, this bag with welded leak-proof interior and air-tight, waterproof zipper stays cold for days. It’s also FDA food grade, BPA-free and anti-microbial, making it a safe bet for toting picnic lunches. It can be packed to the max (it holds up to 50 lbs) and remain a comfortable carry with magnetic carry handles that have a nice tactile grip and a padded shoulder strap.
A water-resistant dry bag pocket on the cooler’s front makes a handy stash for phone, keys and wallet or that best-selling beach read. No problem sitting it right on the sand or ground either, thanks to its easy-wipe ORCA Tough Skin bottom pad. The cooler comes in seven colors, including olive, seafoam tan and Capri blue. And at 15.25 inches tall, this bag is sized for stowing upright wine bottles, plural. (www.orcacoolers.com)