My partner and I are avid campers. We visit the Sierras at least couple times a year and we take our camping gear very seriously. When our Yeti cooler broke after many years of loyal service, we started looking for a new one, but stumbled upon a very annoying issue – even the smallest Yeti cooler costs $200! We don’t spend that much time on the road and to invest that much money in something. That’s when I started vigorously searching for the best budget coolers. I was pleasantly surprised to find that there are many to choose from! It is possible to find a durable, portable, and high-quality cooler for every need and occasion for less than $50! Trust me, a great cooler doesn’t have to cost a fortune.