This Retro Cooler Is Back in Action Just in Time for Summer Picnics

published Apr 27, 2021
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Beach and picnic season is synonymous with cooler season, and Igloo just dropped an entire retro collection that is quite literally too cool for school.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the seven-quart Playmate cooler, Igloo dropped an entire collection of ‘80s and ‘90s-inspired pieces in vintage colorways like aqua and watermelon, neon yellow and magenta, and mustard and mint—and you’re going to want something in each mashup.

The retro collection includes eight different items in a variety of different colors. From the 25-quart “Picnic Basket” cooler and the “Barrel of Fun” 2-gallon jug, to fanny packs, Playmates and half-gallon jugs.

“Inspired by ‘80s and ‘90s fashion, you’ll find everything from our true classics — like our Barrel of Fun and Picnic Basket we originally released in 1992 — to wearable newbies (like a totally rad fanny pack and duffel bag) that double as an old-school-cool fashion statement,” the Igloo site reads.

The Picnic Basket is perfect for a full day at the beach and can carry enough refreshments to keep a small crew cool and hydrated while hanging out under the sun.

Or, if you’re looking to haul two gallons’ worth of your favorite beverage to the park, the iconic, easy-to-travel Barrel of Fun is the perfect party-hopping accessory. The jade and teal colorway is about as vintage ‘90s as it gets.

And you can’t go wrong with having a Playmate with you at all times during your outdoor adventures. And this special edition one in Sashimi is beyond adorable.

Your summer days just got a bit more colorful and a whole lot *cooler.* Bring on the vintage vibes, and shop the entire Igloo Retro collection here.