I had the RTIC 45 and it ended up being stolen. Found this one and after military discount and the sale... Wow! I could have got 2 for the price of 1. Everyone in my section are looking at it now. Glad this thing is made in the US too!
Ultra-Light Cooler | 52 Quart
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The New Ultra-Light Series™ of Coolers have been designed by RTIC to meet the needs of adventurers looking for a premium lightweight hard side cooler.
Utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology and innovative injected molded design, the RTIC 52 Ultra-Light Hard Cooler is more than 30% lighter than roto-molded coolers of the same capacity.
With up to 3 inches closed-cell foam insulation, this cooler is all about extremes - from portability and durability to long lasting ice retention.
Engineered to deliver the ice keeping retention performance you’ve come to expect from RTIC, but without the weight. Infused with that legendary RTIC toughness, the Ultra-Light Series makes it easier to take your premium hard sided cooler as far as your spirit of adventure takes you.
This true-to-size 52 quart model makes a perfect multi-purpose cooler. It can be carried by one person. The RTIC 52 can do double duty as a bench, non-slip step stool, tabletop and extra cutting board while keeping ice, perishables and vital supplies cold.
All Ultra-Light Series Coolers come with a removable divider and upper basket at no extra cost!
Capacity: 52 Quarts, Weight: 20 lbs
Outside Dimensions: Length: 27 inches, Width: 18 inches, Height: 18 inches
Inside Dimensions: Length: 21 inches, Width: 13 inches, Height: 14 inches
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
Keeps Ice Up To 10 Days Like a portable freezer
Injection-Molded Construction Virtually Indestructible
Heavy Duty Rubber T-Latches Smooth trouble-free closure
Molded Tie-Down Slots Keeps your cooler anchored
Bear Resistant Designed to keep bears out
Rapid V-Drain System Allows quick draining
Traction Lid Can be used as a casting platform
Heavy Duty Rope Handles Marine-grade ropes & textured grips
Cool-Lift Design Lifts cooler above the hot surface
Integrated Locking System Keep your contents safe
Non-Slip Feet Keeps your cooler in place
Freezer Style Lid Gasket Provides a tight seal
Molded-In Side Handles Unbreakable, easy lifting
Up to 3" Insulated WallsCommercial grade insulating foam
No Sweat Exterior The outside stays dry
Easy Lift Lid Handle Allows quick & easy access
No Fail Hinges Full length interlocking hinges
Easy-Flow Drain SpoutLets the water out, keeps ice in
Ratings & Reviews
Based on 36 Reviews
This cooler is lightweight, sturdy, and stays cold! Could not be happier.
I own the other hard coolers and this is the best one yet. It is lightweight, easy to carry and load on the boat. It holds ice just as long as the other ones, I’m very pleased with the quality.
After a lot of research, this is the best value cooler you can get that holds ice for extended period. My only complaint is the lack of accessories offered from RTIC, although the ones you get with the original purchase are probably all you need. It would be nice to have a lock tie down brackets and replacement baskets from RTIC.
My son and I fish the flats a lot in Florida and wanted a cooler that would actually hold ice for a weekend and give us a higher casting/sight platform. This cooler is doing both with perfection. There's no give in the lid when we're up there (and we're no snowflakes at 225 and 265lbs). Nice touch on lighten it up. Getting it on/off the boat is way easier now. Now, the beers are ice cold and the fish are scared Sh&*less. Thanks Rtic!
I own an RTIC 45 and now this new 52. I see no downside to the new Ultra Light as it holds ice just as well as my 45. The game changer is it's slightly larger and much lighter. A loaded 45 is too heavy for me to carry alone but a loaded 52 is just manageable. I need 2 coolers for my camping trips and am considering buying another 52 Ultra Light. That's how impressed I am.
it seems like everyone else likes the cooler. it's a good cooler and keeps things cold but mine leaks pretty bad after the ice turns to water. they said it was a possible gasket issue. they sent me new gaskets but i used it again on sunday and found a puddle of water on my floor the size of my head
The cooler arrived on time. Have used the cooler for hunting trips to remote property and the cooler keep the ice for 5 days. Great cooler and great service from RTIC!!
Great value and well made. My only wish was that replacement parts were available from RTIC (basket/dividers). Also, note there are no nifty cooler lock down brackets which also double as a bottle opener available that fit this cooler (different size required from other models).
Perfect not too big, but not too small cooler! Basket and divider are great additions & designed well
Ordered this beast right after new years as a little gift to myself. Turns out I did it at just the right time as my fridge busted and it saved a bunch of my food. Fridge started working again, but I didn't trust it and kept everything on ice in the cooler. Fridge broke again and this cooler has kept everything good for the last 2 weeks. Best investment I've made this year!
I ordered the Blue and Grey Cooler on December 2, 2020. I have been told that it will be pushed back until late march of 2021 to be filled, So I was offered this color that may ship in 1-2 weeks. I hope I get to use it sometime this year
The 52 quart Cooler is rugged and a convenient size. I purchased it to do double duty. It will be a cooler in the boat as well as a step down from the dock for those entering the boat. That requires it be strong and have a non-slip surface.
Awesome cooler, super lite as advertised, Keeps ice for days, comes with separator & basket !!!!
So happy with our new cooler. It is the perfect size and weight. Plus, it is so roomy inside (actually holding 52 quarts). I would highly recommend this cooler to anyone looking for a high quality, fair priced cooler.
Is the best cooler
So far this cooler has worked very well. I have tested it outside in hot weather and it performed as advertised. I think its the perfect size for one or two people, fits all my needs. One thing I really enjoy is the weight of it, it’s easy to handle and pour the water out. I also think it’s good to have two drains, makes it easier to pour out the water and not have to shift or move the cooler around
We received our cooler just prior to Christmas, so we haven’t had a chance to use it yet. But I can comment on delivery, packaging and apparent quality of construction. In all those catagories, we are extremely satisfied.
This is an excellent cooler! You can’t go wrong! Use it all the time 👍🏻