Great cooler I have the biggest one they make but it’s just too big sometimes so I got this and we are so happy with it. Average size amazing for camping, beers by the fire, and for anything you could imagine. Amazing love it thanks for the superior products!
Ratings & Reviews for Ultra-Light Cooler | 52 Quart
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I went back and forth on this one and so happy I got it. This thing rocks. Perfect for my weekend getaway in the woods!
This cooler is light, holds ice for days, and looks great!
This is a cooler - this cooler cools food ; ) Seriously though, this RTIC cooler is a great purchase for what we need. We travel in our camper van for 3-7 day trips and this light weight cooler does exactly what it says it does and for that accuracy, we LOVE it! Our refrigerator stopped cooling and I had to move all contents to the RTIC cooler and it was such a food-saver. So, in the van or in the kitchen, this cooler is great. I like the divider and the basket. We put stickers all over it and also love that the cooler acts as a bench seat < fantastic product all around.
We are extremely happy with our purchase! Very much worth the money!!
I love this cooler. Keeps ice as well as my other RTIC coolers and is way lighter!!
I've owned a purchased several coolers for camping and was always disappointed, but hesitant to pay so much for others promising good things, until I came across Rtic. Absolutely satisfied with the performance and no regrets, and all for a fair price.
This cooler is great. It really stays cool for days!
Filled up my 52 with drinks and ice last Friday for a trip to N.C. it still has Ice and drinks in it and it is the next Friday.
I got this cooler fir 146$ on sale! This cooler keeps ice for a week and fits all the drinks and lunches I need for a full day. Super impressed with this cooler , it was a steal !
Love the cooler and great customer service! Thank you
Ordered this guy a few weeks back. Shipped the same day I ordered, delivered to my door in three days. Right out of the box, quality is fantastic. Seams and gaskets are very clean, has a good heft to it without being too heavy. Took it on a 3 day trip to Joshua Tree with only 2 bags of ice inside as well as the frozen divider. By the time we arrived back home from the trip, the ice hadn't even begun to melt. Was able to stick both bags of ice back in the freezer and use them for making drinks at home. Very happy with the purchase, and even happier with the price. Can't believe some companies are charging 2x or even 3x the price for the same product. Will be buying more from RTIC, just hope the product line keeps growing!
I bought this cooler for boating. Worked great didn't move around at all. Would definitely recommend. Put ice in on Friday still has ice on Tuesday.
I perched mine in December and did not get to use it befor my house fought on fire the cooler was in the kitchen and the fire was all around it. The top melted a little bit but not much I would buy it again it held up great
This is such a great cooler. Super light and still light even with stuff packed in it.
Cooler works as like a cooler should. Seems heavy duty and built to last. Haven't done ice test yet but will soon. If your used to having a extra sticker/decal in the box you won't get it with this purchase. Exact words from rtic.. "I'm sorry we have no extra stickers to send out."
I am glad I bought this cooler. I paid way less than other brands are and this is a very nice cooler. I would buy RTIC again!
This size cooler is perfect for weekend trips and it fits great in the boat and the camper!
Purchased the 52 on 12-15-20 still waiting on product i have a 20, 45 ,65 love them all but really kinda disappointed on this deal so far.
I recent had a house fire and my cooler was in the house we lost everything. But I must say this cooler held up in all the heat. I had some drinks in the cooler and they were still cold. I know this is not the type of review people want to hear but I will this is a well built cooler I will never pay for another cooler from another company I will all ways buy from rtic thank your makeing a great cooler
I bought this when it came out. Used it on our camping trips with our troop and never fails. Keeps ice all week long and used it for hunting as well. Buying another.
This cooler is amazing. Im glad i took the time to shop the website before i bought the normal hard cooler. (which im sure it would be awesome as well) This light weight cooler is perfect for me and all my needs when I go camping. I can carry it by myself. Im sure once food is in it itll be heavier. But with it already being light it wont be as heavy as a typical hard cooler. The basket and divider are a great option that is included. Shipped fast!
Great cooler. Too bad it is made in the USA because the quality and price could be better if it was made elsewhere.
We recently bought the 52 qt ultralight hard cooler. Our family of 4 used it for a weekend camping trip. I froze the middle divider, and added 4 medium sized cooler gel packs (found highly rated on Amazon). We did not add any ice. I put the gel packs on the bottom and/or top of the food sections. Our cooler contents (milk, cheese, deli meat, cole slaw, hot dog wieners, fruit, etc) were ALL perfectly cold the entire weekend. Even leftovers put back into the cooler stayed cool. I had researched and read reviews, and I am so pleased with this purchase. By the time you add food to a cooler, some models get way too heavy. I felt like this ultra-light model was still liftable! It would be nice to have more color options (right now there is only white with gray interior). And, RTic lock accessories that fit this model would be helpful. I can see where securing it to a picnic table or a nearby pole would help deter some thieves. Overall, I would highly recommend this cooler!!
Purchased cooler as soon as it was available. Have used it in 100 degree temps and it held ice, food, and drinks well for a weekend dive hunting trip. Cooler is sturdy, well made. Love the divider that you can freeze and the basket. Remember to pre-chill with frozen water bottle ls ahead of time.
Great cooler, great price. Keeps ice for days. I love the divider.
Wanted to say that it’s everything that was advertised! I own the Rtic 20 and wanted to upgrade for our trips up and down Florida. The 20 has served us well. We just need one a little bigger. The basket and divider are awesome! I purchased aftermarket wheels to help me move it along and with the money I saved, I was able to get those wheels. Thanks again Rtic for a quality product!
The cooler is nice, a bit lighter than my 45. I'm not sure where others are being led to believe that this is made in the US, but the box mine came in clearly says Made in China on the bottom. I feel that RTIC should be more transparent about these facts.
All the extras included(wire basket, middle partition) made my choice easy. Construction & quality of product at this price point is excellent, not to mention it is incredibly light for a cooler this size.
I’ve been using the cooler to keep my food and drinks from freezing while on ice fishing trips. Have been in the single digits for two weeks straight and nothing in the cooler has become frozen. Nice size too! Easy to get it in and out of my vehicles.
I bought the Ultra Light 52 cooler and loved that it came with the basket. Last week we had a major Ice storm in Oregon and lost power for 6 days. I put slabs of 3” ice from my deck in the cooler and emptied my fridge to save our food. And week later their was still plenty of ice inside. I was impressed with how long the ice kept. Definitely recommend this cooler.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
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!
Perfect not too big, but not too small cooler! Basket and divider are great additions & designed well
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.
Love this cooler. Took it to the beach and used it as a second freezer. Works perfect!
This cooler is great! We take cold and frozen items in it from south of Dallas to New Mexico and the items remain cold and frozen during the 11 to 12 hour trip. I think we have 5 of the coolers between 3 families.
My husband was so excited on Christmas Eve when he received his cooler. Also, very fast delivery which was great durning the Christmas season.
This is an excellent cooler! You can’t go wrong! Use it all the time 👍🏻
This cooler is amazing! It has held ice longer than any other cooler we have had, and easy to lift. I will be ordering another. I hope they will make more sizes as well!
This cooler has been quite useful. I’ve taken it on long road trips and it has kept ice really well. I’ve also taken it on beach trips and it does a great job keeping things cold even when exposed to direct sunlight. I really like the divider that you can freeze so that I can keep things I need cool but dry on one side and cold drinks in the other. Overall this cooler does its jobs and at a great value, you can’t beat it. I look forward to taking it camping soon.
This is absolutely the best product produced by Rtic! I can’t stop talking about this cooler and the accessories it comes with. This is my second cooler by Rtic and my favorite. It’s light weight, divider is an ice-pack, plus comes with a basket. Put all that aside and it’s a must have. I took this cooler winter camping (here in Colorado) and all I needed was the divider to keep all my drinks and food cold for days. Its was still mid 50’s to 60’s. It stayed in direct sunlight throughout the day. Not an issue. I just might have to buy another for my father in-law. Thanks for reading, keep on exploring!
This cooler is great to have for quick roadtrips or extended adventures. It keeps everything cool for days and includes the basket and icepack/divider. It's very sturdy and well built, but also light enough to carry myself.
I purchased this cooler and immediately put it to use on a hunting trip. I used 30 lbs of crushed ice to store a deer for 5 days. When I returned home there was over half the cooler of ice on top of my deer. Unbelievable how great this cooler is. Highly recommended it to anyone needing an outstanding cooler. I just placed an order for my second one exactly like this one.
The RTIC 52 Quart cooler is a great cooler for a great deal.
We LOVE this cooler for our camping trips with our family. It holds ice much better than our previous cooler we were using and the included basket and partition make the cooler even more functional. On top of that, we go camping in some pretty remote and spartan places and our cooler has to be up to the task. This cooler has proven to be everything we hoped and more thus far.
All the tests are about how long these coolers keep ice, but our recent test was camping at temps between 12-20°F. We used one side with blue ice to keep dairy and meat at safe temps and the other side had our water and other foods we wanted to keep for freezing. Our largest water bottle was only 36 oz; all sizes that would normally freeze quickly at our temps. 24 hours and everything was at the right temp, no freezing, peanut butter was completely spreadable, snacks all properly chewy.
My brother-in-law has this cooler. It's awesome for parties or keeping brews cold outside. Keeps ice for a WHILE! Definitely a few days if not more.
We just got ours...the weight is perfect. I can’t wait to use it.
This cooler is large enough for long trips or a short run to the grocery store. It keeps cold for a long time. It is the right size and weight for all occasions. Well done RTIC.
I have a grey 45 quart and wanted a little more room so I ordered a 52 quart ultra light and am disappointed. They are two different shades of grey. Very different. It also had installation foam where you lock it. Have to scrape it off. Quality control slipped a little. Other then that it will do.
I bought one of the 52Q Ultra Light coolers several months ago. The price is ridiculous and after a few short days in 90 degree heat, the quality was outstanding. Great quality and less weight is a good combination. So, I decided to order the same coolers as Christmas presents for some friend. I ordered three of them. Two of them were delivered in perfect order but one was destroyed in shipping. Concerned that I would not have the cooler in time for the holiday, I still proceeded with the return. To my total surprise, from return of the broken one to the receipt of a brand new one was SEVEN DAYS!!!! Outstanding effort, RTIC!!!! I will continue to buy your quality service and products in the future.
The weight reduction of this cooler is awesome. It is nice to be able to have the cooler fully loaded with food, drinks, and ice and still be able to comfortably lift and move the cooler without help, or a back injury. Drains on both sides is a nice addition as well as the included divider which doubles as a freezable ice pack and the wire basket. This is my new go to cooler when I need extra cooler capacity when on hunting and fishing trips. Ice retention and performance is just like my RTIC 65 hard cooler, just in a lighter package. Really glad I ordered two of these.
Just received this Cooler a few days ago and couldn't be happier! Great build quality, design and it's light but strong!
Haven't had a chance to use it yet but it'll perfect as an in-between for the 20 and 110 we have already. It's exactly what I expected and as described on the website.
Love the size, love the tray and the divider that's also an ice pack. Love that it's so light and that it doesn't feel like 20% of the inside is taken up with thick walls of insulation. Most importantly, I love that it works really well. Used it for a couple of weekend trips (highs in the 70s), and didn't put any ice in it, just 2 or 3 freezer packs. Figured it would work a day, but 3 days later, the drinks were still refrigerator cold.
Amazing cooler. Much lighter than the rotomolded coolers and holds ice just as well. Maybe theoretically not as durable as a rotomolded cooler, but it's going to take a lot to break this cooler down. Very well made.
Do not send me any more!!! Thank You!!!
Awesome cooler keeps ice for 2 days in direct sunlight. stays so cold that it actually freezes my bottles of water in the cooler. heavy when loaded but is way lighter than other models compared to empty.
Great coolers. Hope you make a lunch box size soon.