Best coolers of 2019: We tested Yeti, Igloo, RTIC, Coleman, Cabela’s and more

If you enjoy a frosty beverage for your tailgating or game-day party, then you’ll need a dependable cooler. Here are the winners out of the 18 that we’ve tested. From tailgating to backyard parties, a dependable, portable cooler that isn’t a pain to lug around is an awfully nice thing to have on hand — and these days, you’ve got more options than ever. That’s largely thanks to the rise of “rotomolded” heavy duty coolers that promise significantly better insulation than traditional coolers, albeit at a much higher price than you’re probably used to paying — typically, hundreds of dollars. So are they worth their asking prices? And can any of the cheaper ones keep up? That’s what I wanted to know, so I turned to the usual suspects — Rubbermaid, Igloo, Coleman – and lugged their most popular models into the CNET Appliances test lab, where we pitted them against the rotomolded likes of coolers from Orca, Rovr, Yeti, Pelican, RTIC, Cabela’s and more. Our mission? Find the best coolers of the bunch, and figure out if the rotomolded, hard-sided coolers are worth the cold, hard cash.  After several week...

Best Bike Accessories (2019): Helmets, Tools, Apparel, e-Bikes

Whether you’re riding to and from work every day or hitting the local hills on the weekends, it’s important to have the right gear to make it a safe and fun trip every time. Here’s a stack of cycling accessories (and one actual bicycle) we’ve tested and love. Be sure to also check out our favorite running gear and fitness watches. WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. It is the essential source of information and ideas that make sense of a world in constant transformation. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives—from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we uncover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. © 2019 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (updated 5/25/18) and Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement (updated 5/25/18) and Your California Privacy Rights. Wired may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, exce...