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10 Best Esky Brands for Food and Drinks | Man of Many

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The Best Esky for Food and Drinks

By far one of the more popular names out there, YETI is the Gucci of esky brands. The Roadie 24 Hard Cooler is a light, portable esky with premium insulation. The brand new design is perfect for bevies, with enough space to stand them upright. You can take this esky with you anywhere you go, and even better, it comes in cool colours like hot pink!


Keep things classic with this traditional blue esky sold at Bunnings one of the best esky brands out there. This universal cooler will keep up to 25L of liquid cool or you can use it as a conventional cooler. It’s perfect for day trips or camping trips, with the capacity to keep your drinks and food cool for up to seven days! It is more on the hefty side, but with all-terrain wheels, you won’t have to worry about breaking your back!

2. Esky

Snow Peak coolers are the ideal esky brand for the trendier among us. They stock soft and hard coolers, in a range of sizes, so you are bound to find something that’s the perfect fit for you. We love their small, soft eskies- reminiscent of a lunch box from your school days, they’re super portable and just the right size for a few beverages or a snack!

3. Snow Peak

Dometic is one of the best sky brands in Australia, showcased by their new Patrol series. The series includes 20, 35 and 55-litre models and comes in a range of funky colours such as olive and mango to spice up your camping trip or beach day. Their sturdy and bulky design means they can withstand any adventure, perfect for the wild types.

4. Dometic

Coleman is an expert at simple, functional design. Their range of eskies epitomises the classic esky look, with a blue container and white lid. With all the necessary features of a quality esky, keeping ice cold for up to 5 days, Coleman eskies are reliable and come at an affordable precise tag.

5. Coleman

An Australian icon for almost 30 years, Evakool is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Their classic range of eclectic blue eskies come in all different sizes and price tags. Their largest esky is 132 litres and can fit up to162 cans- how’s that for a good time?

6. Evakool

Techni Ice is another iconic Australian esky brand that builds premium eskies designed to withstand the hot Aussie summers. Their eskies come in a classic look that Australians love, but that doesn’t mean they’re not reliable and functional. These iceboxes will keep your food and drinks cool no matter what the conditions, with sturdy capsules and hardy wheels to accompany you on any adventure.

7. Techni Ice

With everything from cooler jugs to wheelie coolers to party coolers, Willow knows what Australians need. The iconic brand has been around since 1887 and their eskies have become the unspoken emblem of the Australian lifestyle. With advanced expertise in plastic blow moulding, injection moulding and expandable polystyrene technologies, it’s not all talk. Even better, the Willow range now extends beyond insulated coolers, with a broad range of products for all aspects of outdoor life.

8. Willow

Ever want to take some beers with you, but don’t feel like carrying an esky? Well, Pelican has you sorted with their Dayventure Backpack Cooler. Along with their range of more traditional coolers, this lightweight backpack cooler is by far their best performing product. The bottom features a dedicated cooler compartment with a leak-resistant zipper that keeps your ice all day long and perfectly fits a 6 pack of cans- beverages with ease.

9. Pelican

One of the best esky brands that perfectly balance style and function, Companion is known for its extensive and versatile range of coolers. They have coolers in a range of sizes from 7L, 14L and 26L so whether it’s a commute to work, a picnic or a camping trip, there is a style and size to suit any need.

10. Companion

Choosing the right esky comes down to what you want to use it for and what feels best for you. To help you figure out just what it is you need, or want, here are some things to look out for.

How to Choose the Right Esky

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