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At first when you see the words cooler and OtterBox together, you may think to yourself ‘that can’t be right.’ But one look at the cooler and there’s no mistaking the OtterBox DNA. And why wouldn’t a company that has risen to success building protective cases for electronics be able to figure out how to build protective cases for your frosty beverages? If you haven’t noticed, the premium cooler market has exploded recently. What used to be a job for a cheap piece of Styrofoam or something you picked up at the local megamart, coolers are now serious business. But when you realize that they’re capable of keeping ice for up to 14 days and bear resistant (yes, bear), it’s not really fair to lump these modern marvels in with their practically prehistoric cousins. That is especially true once you see how many other features the OtterBox Venture series has built in…

Seemingly much more than a cooler, OtterBox founder Curt Richardson says that this is part of a new direction for the brand.

“I started OtterBox in 1998 as an outdoor brand, and we’re refocusing our efforts here in a big way. Our new coolers deliver on the OtterBox commitment to innovation, quality and our customers.”

Initially, the coolers will be available in three sizes, the Venture 25, 45, and 65. Designed and manufactured in the U.S., the coolers use rugged construction that has been torture tested to ensure it will stay intact if dropped empty or full. The coolers are so robust that if you use the OtterBox Locking kit (sold separately) it’s certified bear resistant. Good to know if you need to use your cooler as a bear bag in the back country.

Extending the functionality of each cooler, there are interior nesting grooves and a rim that allow the accessories like the cutting board and storage tray to rest on the inside, or to offer separators to keep different compartments inside the cooler. The outside of the cooler has supports for a side table, cup holders, and even drybox clips to maximize your storage and its potential use. Of course there is a built in bottle opener as well.

Features:

  • Sturdy, user-friendly latches that snap securely closed and hang out of the way when the cooler is open. The design allows for easy one-handed close and open.
  • Anti-slide rubber feet: keep Venture where it’s put.
  • Durable integrated handles that double as tie-down anchors and offer a comfortable, stable carry.
  • Slanted interior bottom for easy draining.
  • Interior nesting grooves, cutting board and storage tray rest on inner rim even when fully loaded.
  • Organization slots to create custom compartments (Separator sold separately).
  • Each Venture cooler is true to size: Venture 25 provides 25 quarts of internal capacity, etc.
  • Customizable experience with a variety of durable accessories, including a bottle opener, cup holders, dry storage tray, cutting board, side table and drybox clip.
  • Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Priced at $249.99 -$399.99 depending on the size, the OtterBox coolers are the same price as a similar sized Yeti cooler, only with more features. Each cooler will be available in three colors, Hudson (white and blue), Ridgeline (tan and green) and Back Trail (Realtree Xtra camo). Joining the coolers are the Elevation Tumbler line with 10, 20, and 64oz stainless steel, copper lined vessels. Again more than a tumbler, the Elevation line includes a number of accessories like a cocktail shaker lid, french press lid, flavor infuser lid for tea or fruit water, or a thermal lid for things like soup. Price ranges from $24.99 for the Elevation 10 to $89.99 for the Elevation 64. Available soon on OtterBox.com or at Best Buy.

BOTTLE OPENER | Included with all Venture Coolers

Never misplace your bottle opener. This one stays put.

Mount the Bottle Opener to your Venture Cooler or screw it onto a drawer or wall and always know where to open up a cold beverage. 100% stainless steel ensures a long life opening all your bottled beverages.

FEATURES

·      100% Stainless steel

·      Attach to Venture Coolers

·      Mount to walls, drawers, workbenches, etc.

·      Open bottles with one hand easily

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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DRY STORAGE TRAY | Included with Venture 45 & 65 | also sold separately for $19.99

Convenient compartment keeps dry stuff separate from wet stuff in your Venture. It also keeps your grapes and peaches from getting smashed and creating a sticky mess. Whatever things you want to protect in your cooler, this is the place to keep ‘em. Also, isn’t it handy how the Storage Tray fits right into the lower interior groove of your Venture? We love that too.

FEATURES

·      Food grade certified: cleans easily and sanitizes

·      Fits all Venture Coolers

·      BPA Free: safe for your life and health

·      5.7 quart capacity

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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CUTTING BOARD $29.99

Cutting boards are handy tools to take on adventures. But they’re also so easy to forget or pack in the wrong box never to be found until you’re back home cleaning up. What’s great about this Cutting Board is that’s it’s an integrated piece of your Venture Cooler. Simply fill up your cooler and place the cutting board on the upper interior groove. Voila! Never misplace your cutting board again.

FEATURES

·      Food grade certified: cleans easily and sanitizes

·      Fits all Venture Coolers

·      BPA Free: safe for your life and health

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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SEPARATOR $24.99

Create compartments in your Venture Cooler to keep your snacks separate from the day’s catch and your beer separate from sodas. Designed for Venture Coolers, you can use up to three at a time to divvy up your space any way you wish.

FEATURES

·      Food grade certified: cleans easily and sanitizes

·      Fits Venture 45 & 65: divvies up your cooler space

·      BPA Free: safe for your life and health

·      Use up to three separators at a time

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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DOUBLE CUP HOLDER $29.99

Snap on the Double Cup Holder to your Venture Cooler and keep your bottles, cans, red cups and Elevation tumblers out of the dirt. Double Cup Holder is the solid base that keeps your drinks above ground and out of foot, bug and dirt level. When every drop of every beverage matters, you want the Double Cup Holder to keep your beverage safe.

FEATURES

·      Fits all Venture Coolers

·      Holds 2 Elevation tumblers, 2 red cups, 2 bottles, 2 cans or a combo of your choice

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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SIDE TABLE $69.99

Call it your outdoor sidekick, sideboard and side arm for your Venture. Attach this handy multi-use Side Table to your Venture to extend your working surface and add three cup holders. It also includes a Cutting Board that adds additional surface area. Pack it along and configure it in an instant.

FEATURES

·      Fits all Venture Coolers

·      Holds 3 Elevation tumblers, 3 red cups, 3 bottles, 3 cans or a combo of your choice

·      Includes Cutting Board (BPA free)

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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DRYBOX CLIP $4.99

Little things don’t get lost when you pack them in your Drybox and clip it to your Venture Cooler. An ingenious attachment, Drybox Clip snaps onto your Drybox 3250 Series and then onto your Venture Cooler. Keep tiny tools and fishing flies on hand with this nifty clip.

FEATURES

·      Attaches Drybox 3250 Series to Venture Coolers

·      Slides on and off easily

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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LOCK

Secure your Venture with the American Lock padlock. Venture latches are designed to work precisely with the 5-inch long shackle lock. Kids, bears and your campsite neighbor Bob can’t get in and steal your stuff.

FEATURES

·      Durable long shackle padlock (5 inches)

·      Fits all Venture Coolers

·      Includes 2 keys

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

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TIE-DOWN KIT $39.99

Use the versatile Tie-Down Kit to ensure your Venture Cooler stays put for the long haul. Strap it on your raft, your four wheeler and your truck for rough rides. The Tie-Down Kit ensures your Venture and its contents arrive at the destination intact.

FEATURES

·      Premium, die-cast zinc alloy, non-slip buckles

·      Two, 6-feet straps

·      Durable, high-density 1-inch polypropylene material

·      2,100 lb breaking strength | 700 lb working load

·      Works with all Venture Coolers

·      Backed by OtterBox Limited Lifetime Warranty

 

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Jeff
Jeff
5 years ago

save your money and buy an Rtic cooler. same as a Yeti but half the price. only a fool would spend that much on a cooler.

-S
-S
5 years ago
Reply to  Jeff

Buy an Orca instead of either. Made in the USA.

Mike D
5 years ago
Reply to  -S

Eh… still $350 for a 40qt, double the price of an Rtic 45.

These OtterBox versions are nice, but like nearly everyone else has stated, an insulting price to pay for a cooler. Not a chance.

Steve
Steve
5 years ago

Need a wheel kit

Banjo
Banjo
5 years ago

Pelican coolers…

Padrote
Padrote
5 years ago

this is gonna look great in my $50,000 adventure van

barfly
barfly
5 years ago

I thought this was an April fools post. Let’s see, new bike or a cooler…

haromania
haromania
5 years ago

Wow. It isn’t very often I feel sicker shock anymore when it comes to bike stuff, but this one made me go “Wow”.

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago

I’m slowly being convinced that in the past 5 years, everyone became rich or are flat out cheating on their taxes.

Colin M
Colin M
5 years ago

JBikes you might be underestimating how much credit card debt the average American has these days.

Rick
Rick
5 years ago

A fool and his money are soon parted…

Most people I know who have these use them for overnight “camping”. It’s always good to look the adventurous part.

Flatbiller
Flatbiller
5 years ago

It’s awesome to know that by spending $500 for a Yeti instead of $89 for a Coleman your overly-hopped IPA will stay colder for 34 minutes longer.

Wow.

So easy to part a sucker and his money…

Will
Will
5 years ago

Rtic like said above. Enough said

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

Bear resistant. Aha. Does it come with a gps tracker so you can find it the next morning? Ever wondered why real bear resistant storage lockers are bolted to the ground?

Bog
Bog
5 years ago
Reply to  Peter

And “certified bear resistant” at that! Bear resistant does not equal bear proof. Also, who certifies it?!

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
5 years ago

Is this Boost Compatible?

BikeHoarder6
BikeHoarder6
5 years ago

Assuming you buy the largest available cooler AND all the accessories…
$619.92 NOT including tax.

And forget about the GPS tracker for the cooler stealing bears,
you’ll need the GPS tracker for the cooler stealing humans.

Collin S
Collin S
5 years ago

Just google Rotomolded cooler. There are 10-20 offerings. I bought a pretty big one for 175. The rotomolded cooler are pretty cool (no pun intended). They really do keep ice frozen for a LONG time.

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