Coleman Wheeled Cooler, 50-Quart

Last updated date: November 24, 2019

DWYM Score
7.8

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We looked at the top 1 Small Hard Coolers and dug through the reviews from 22 of the most popular review sites including All Listings, CNET, The Top Pro, Globo Turf, Outdoors Voyager, Improb, V Best Reviews, Pikroll, Guide Options, Aalsum Reviews, Snorkels and Fins, Land Of The Traveler, Top Review Pro, Hiking Camping Guide, Cooler List, TopBestSellerProduct, HQ Review, Thrifty Outdoors Man, Cook Logic, Inspire Campers, Own The Yard and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Small Hard Cooler you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 127 expert reviews, the Coleman Coleman Wheeled Cooler, 50 Quart placed 8th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
7.8
22 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.7
1,037 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
With a holding capacity of 84 cans, it is a great camping or other outdoor activity coolers for a family day out. The casing is not only durable but also features a unique style and finish.
- All Listings
If you’re looking for a budget cooler with a ton of features, then you should check out the Coleman Xtreme. It holds up to 50 quarts and has an ice retention rating of up to five days, which is great for just about any situation. Plus, it has wheels for extra portability, and four built-in cup holders for your convenience.
- Review Geek
June 26, 2019 | Full review
Coleman's wheeled cooler offers a bigger-than-advertised 58.1 quarts of storage space, which is very good at this price.
- CNET
June 21, 2018 | Full review
Whether it is a BBQ, overnight camp trip or any outdoor adventure, the Coleman 50-Quart Xtreme makes an outstanding cooler. Hands down, this unit is equipped with heavy-duty wheels plus telescoping handles, a combination that makes transport easy and convenient.
- The Top Pro
Want a high capacity cooler that is also easy to lug around? You can pack 84 cans in this Xtreme 50-Quart ice chest and you won't find it hard to move it thanks to the two heavy-duty wheels and tall pull handle.
- Globo Turf
October 4, 2019 | Full review
Nice interior size just right for hauling beverages for a larger group into concert venues. Wheels seem durable and work well on smooth surfaces as well as some that are moderately uneven. Side handles are useful for carrying in and out of car as well as transporting cooler through sandy parts of the beachfront. Keeps contents nice and cold for several days. Drink holders are a nice touch. Very convenient.
- Outdoors Voyager
It’s built for up to five days of ice retention, featuring a well-insulated frame and a secured hinged lid. The cover has four molded cup holders, perfect for when sharing stories around a campfire with beverages in the mix.
- Improb
October 22, 2018 | Full review
It has retextured EZ clean top that makes its cleaning easier. Can hold more than three soda cases or 84 cans making it ideal for outdoor parties. Comes with a new stylish outlook. Its side handles gives more control when using it. Has a long, telescoping handle while its wheels are all terrain to make it easily movable in most surfaces
- V Best Reviews
For easy transportation, Coleman included a telescoping handle and very strong wheels.
- Pikroll
The lid is designed to support up to 250 pounds, which allows the cooler to also serve as an effective seat. Cup holders molded on the lid of the cooler provide security for storing a drink.
- Guide Options
September 27, 2019 | Full review
New, stylish outer casing.
- Aalsum Reviews
October 31, 2018 | Full review
It’s sturdy enough to hold up to 250 pounds on top of the lid, doubling as convenient camping seat. Furthermore, the lid also features four cup holders and has a smooth texture that allows for a no-frills, easy cleaning. Lightweight but sturdy and easy to carry, it comes in several sizes and colors and produces minimal wallet damage.
- Snorkels and Fins
Sleek design, versatility and functionality and the three main features of this extraordinary wheeled cooler.
- Land Of The Traveler
July 7, 2019 | Full review
The durable cooler comes with an innovative and sturdy outer casing, side handles, long telescoping handle and a lid that can hold up to 250 pounds. Storing cups is made easy by the molded holders while the Retextured EZ-Clean top makes cleaning easy.
- Top Review Pro
Can Store Up To 84 12 oz. Cans or 50 Quarts of Liquid.
- Hiking Camping Guide
Good Cooling Period – This model is capable of maintaining a cool temperature in the insulation compartment for up to 5 days.
- Cooler List
March 13, 2018 | Full review
There is also a built-in leak-proof drain that allows you to drain the cooler without tilting it for easy no fuss or mess cleaning.
- TopBestSellerProduct
The 5 all-terrain wheels not only make movement smooth but also absorb shocks and vibration making your fingers and hands more comfortable. Other worthy features include long telescoping handle, side handles and a 250-pound lid.
- HQ Review
Reasonable price for lower budget campers and hikers.
- Thrifty Outdoors Man
July 29, 2019 | Full review
This cooler offers an incredible 5 full days of ice retention at temperatures up to 90 degrees F. So you know it’s going to keep everything super icy for a weekend trip away.
- Cook Logic
When it’s time to empty the water from the cooler, you can achieve that with the leak-resistant drain. There is no need to tilt the cooler.
- Inspire Campers
All of those beverages and ice can get heavy. The Coleman Xtreme has you covered because it comes with wheels. Stroll to the lake or picnic area with ease while the guy next to you struggles to carry his packed ice chest. This model is also sharp looking. It comes in black with gray accents. The lid has cup holders for added convenience. It’s also no slouch with ice retention capabilities for up to five days. This is a really nice cooler and a great value.
- Own The Yard
October 15, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The design feels cheap, and rolling it behind you forces you to tilt the cooler at a sharp angle. Performance was also just so-so.
- CNET
June 21, 2018 | Full review
Wheels are not large enough to perform well in sand or gravel. The best option is to use the side handles in more challenging terrain.
- Outdoors Voyager
The interior of the cooler is less spacious than expected due to indentations.
- Guide Options
September 27, 2019 | Full review
Telescoping handles might have a faulty mechanism.
- Land Of The Traveler
July 7, 2019 | Full review
Smaller Than Many of the Options On This List.
- Hiking Camping Guide
Handle Could Be Better – The handle tends to collapse when the cooler is full. The handle’s locking mechanism could be improved.
- Cooler List
March 13, 2018 | Full review
The main drawback is the plastic hinges which are a bit weak.
- HQ Review
Handle needs a stronger locking mechanism. When loaded, the cooler doesn’t want to roll. Some reviewers have reported that the cooler “feels cheap”
- Thrifty Outdoors Man
July 29, 2019 | Full review
The only problem here is that when it is fully loaded it’s quite heavy with it being so large, the wheels and handle make it easy to pull around but the side molded handles aren’t really up to the job.
- Cook Logic
If you open the lid frequently it might cut the 5-day retention period.
- Inspire Campers

From The Manufacturer

Easily transport cold food and beverages with the Coleman 50-Quart Xtreme 5-Day Heavy-Duty Cooler with Wheels. Perfect for sporting events and outdoor activities, this wheeled cooler comes equipped with 2 recessed, heavy-duty wheels that make transport easy—even when the cooler is filled to the brim. Simply extend and lock the telescoping handle, close the hinged lid, and wheel the cooler wherever you need to go. Premium insulation along the lid and walls helps ensure your items are kept cool, delivering ice retention up to 5 days in temperatures as high as 90°F. With enough capacity for up to 84 cans, the cooler provides ample space for barbecue ingredients, perishable food, drinks, and more. When it's time to pack up, the leak-resistant drain allows you to easily empty excess water without tilting the cooler. And thanks to its integrated cup holders, this rolling cooler helps you keep a beverage always close at hand. Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing

Overall Product Rankings

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Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Stanley Cooler, 16 Quart
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 22
3. Klein Tools Work Cooler, 17 Quart
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 20
4. Igloo Cooler, 16 Quart
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Igloo Cooler, 12 Quart
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Igloo Cooler, 25 Quart
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Igloo Mini Cooler, 4 Quart
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Coleman Wheeled Cooler, 50-Quart
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 22
9. Coleman Cooler, 18 Quart
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Igloo Personal Sized Cooler, 7 Quart
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2

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