A Cooler With A Freezer Section Greatly Improves Beach Picnics

If you're going to spend an afternoon at the beach, you'll need to make sure you bring along all the snacking staples. That includes soft drinks, hot dogs, burgers -- and thanks to this over-the-top cooler with a dedicated freezer section -- even microwave pizzas, ice cream and frozen turkeys?

Your Long Weekend Beach Plans Better Include a Cooler With a Freezer Section

To keep all your frozen goods completely frozen, you'll need to keep this 50L cooler plugged in to your vehicle and powered so that it can perfectly regulate temperatures ranging from -21C to 11C. Without power, it relies on 5cm of thermal insulation foam to keep everything chilled for up to four hours. But if you're willing to drag along a massive battery, or a giant solar panel, you can extend that further.

Just keep in mind that dragging a $US650 ($905) cooler full of frozen pizzas and turkeys to the beach might cause some logistical issues when it comes to cooking or heating your planned 12-course meal. So to be safe you might want to bring along a portable microwave too.

[Hammacher Schlemmer via The Green Head]