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Rugged Road 45 V2

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Ultralight

Floats Upright

Rugged & Durable

Up to 7 days of ice

The Technology Behind the World’s Lightest High Performance Cooler

Rugged Road coolers are more than just lightweight and durable – they're a revolution in outdoor gear technology. Our coolers are easy to carry, float upright, and are reliable in all outdoor conditions. Explore further with thoughtfully designed features that enhance every adventure.

Rigorite™ Coating

This blast-resistant coating was developed for military use, adding an extra layer of durability to the cooler.

Fridgite™ Insulative Technology

Advanced insulation keeps your ice frozen for up to 7 days, ensuring top-tier performance.

“Heads-Up” Floatability™

Designed to float upright, the cooler keeps your items dry and accessible when used in water.

Kick Flip Lid™

The reversible lid features built-in cup holders and a cutting board, adding versatility to your outdoor adventures.

“Double Up” Handle System

Convenient handles make it easy to carry the cooler, even when fully loaded.

“Get a Grip” Non-Slip Surface

The non-slip exterior ensures a secure hold, even in wet or icy conditions.

Ultralight

The Rugged Road 45 V2 is 50% lighter than other leading coolers, ensuring easy transport without sacrificing capacity.

High-Capacity, Ultralight Coolers: Rugged Road's Competitive Edge

Rugged Road coolers excel where others fall short, with unmatched durability, ultralight design, and superior ice retention. They're the top choice for outdoor enthusiasts looking for a reliable and efficient cooler for any adventure.

Ultralight and Built to Last

Rugged Road coolers are a revolution in outdoor gear, weighing up to 50% less than leading competitors. This makes them incredibly easy to carry and transport, no matter where your adventure takes you. Our patented process ensures these lightweight coolers are also incredibly strong and durable, and they even float upright, keeping your gear dry and accessible.

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07/15/2024
Drew
United States United States

It works As Intended

I bought this for my boat because I wanted a floating cooler for the sand bar. The ice lasted all day, but was getting slushy by the evening. That was likely due to me dumping it over warm cans in a warm cooler and then placing the cooler in 80+ degree water all day in 98 degree weather. All in all, it seems like a solid cooler. My drinks stayed cold all day and the tray was great for sandwiches, fruit, cheese, etc.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hey there, Drew! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback; we're glad to hear that your cooler made for a great companion at the sand bar, and did well against the summer heat! One way to super-charge your cooler for a warm beach day is to place a Rugged Ice pack (or conventional bag of ice) in the cooler about twelve hours before use. Wishing you an awesome summer!

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07/15/2024
Drew
United States United States

It Works As Intended

I bought this because I wanted a floating cooler for my boat. I loaded it down with drinks and ice and it floated perfectly. My ice melted a little quicker than I expected, but I also put it over warm cans in a warm cooler and had it floating in 80+ degree water on a 98 degree day.

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07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Drew! Stoked to have you on the Road with us, and even happier to know that this cooler is a perfect fit for your lifestyle :) Thanks for taking some time to share your experience!

TV
07/12/2024
Tom V.
United States United States

Light, tough, color matches my tent

Not as young as I used to be. This cooler is light when loaded. And I can bang it around. Lifetime warranty.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Tom! You hit the nail on the head! Happy to hear the cooler is serving you well :) Welcome to the Rugged Road family!

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07/12/2024
Eric C.
United States United States

Rugged road 45 first time use review

Over the July 4th weekend I took the cooler on my roadtrip to Utah from so cal. I looked into this cooler because of the size, more specifically the height of the cooler. I overland/ Offroad/ camp often and I already had a RTIC and a Yeti cooler. However, after installing the Deck’d system in my Toyota Tacoma. The space between the deck and my bed rack was too small to fit my other coolers. I came across the rugged road 45 v2 which had the perfect height. It fit perfectly, and it did not have that much less space on the inside and I was able to fit 4 days worth of food and drinks for two people, packing only what was essential. I am very happy with the purchase.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Eric, First off, thanks so much for supporting our growing business! It makes us incredibly happy to hear that you've found the gear you've been needing in Rugged Road! We appreciate you taking some time to share your experience with us - people like you make us love doing what we do :) If you need anything down the road, don't hesitate to reach out!

JY
07/11/2024
Jeanne Y.
United States United States

Love it!!

Very impressed with how well it holds ice in the water. Also love how light it is.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Jeanne! Thanks so much for taking some time to share your experience with us! Happy to hear the cooler is serving you well :)

A Rugged Road Outdoors Customer
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07/09/2024
Philip B.
United States United States

Great unit

Love this cooler. Holds ice well especially with the ice block. The reversible lid is nice for a little chair side table. I just wished I’d of bought the next size up. Maybe if they give veterans discounts I’ll get it. Customer service was awesome too.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Philip, Thanks so much for supporting our growing business, we're happy to have you on the Road with us! Shoot us an email at info@ruggedroadoutdoors.com , we may be able to pull some strings on a discount for a second cooler for you :)

MP
07/08/2024
Mike P.
United States United States

Beats my yeti

Very happy with my RR 45 V2. I used to use a yeti roadie 20 but alot heavier then my new RR45. I travel alot for work and I filled both my yeti and the RR45 with the same amount of ice and the yeti lasted 24 hours . My RR45 lasted almost 3 days. Much better.

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Mike! Thanks so much for taking a chance on our growing business. We're stoked to have you on the Road with us and even happier to hear the cooler is your new go-to!

MP
07/08/2024
Melissa P.
United States United States

Awesomeness

We had our in the lake this weekend! It floated like a dream and did not let any lake water in. It kept our beverages cold for 10+ hours!

07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Hi Melissa! First off, thank you for supporting our growing business - we're stoked to have you on the Road with us!! Happy to hear the cooler is serving you well :)

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07/04/2024
Ivan
United States United States

Great cooler

I'll never own another Yeti cooler in my life. The RR45 is fantastic. Extremely light, durable and IT FLOATS! The handles are very comfortable. I love that utility of the lid, it flips over and gives you 4 cup holders. Great cooler, highly recommend.

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07/16/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

Ivan! Thanks so much for taking a minute to share your experience with us - we're stoked to have you on the Road with us!!

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06/21/2024
Baylee
United States United States

Love rugged road

This has turned into my favorite day cooler! Perfect for small trips and sports activities.

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06/27/2024

Rugged Road Outdoors

We love these shots, Baylee! Grateful for your support of our growing business. We hope you're having an awesome summer!