Wether your camping in the summer or winter, hiking, spending a day on the boat or on a road trip, a high quality cooler can make a huge difference. An effective, well insulated cooler will keep your cold drinks cold and your warm food warm. Coolers come in a variety of colors, designs, shapes and offer many features suited to different activities.

Heavy duty coolers are built with high quality materials so they are rugged and last for years while still offering the best insulation.

Here's the best heavy duty coolers for under $50 dollars.

Polar Bear 24 Hour Soft Cooler

Polar Bear Soft coolerCredit: www.amazon.comMy favourite cooler on the list is the Polar Bear 24 Hour Soft Cooler. This cooler is completely leak proof while the outer shell is constructed from 1000 denier Condura nylon and high density open cell foam.

This cooler is so well insulated it will keep ice for 24 hours in 100 degree heat and will keep food hot up to 200 degrees for hours. The warm insulation feature makes it grat for camping in the winter or cold climates. It fits just about anywhere and packs away easily when not being used.

This cooler is truly one of the best available on the market today. It's available in a variety of colors, will last for years, and offers the best insulation hands down, all for under $50 dollars.

Coleman Wheeled Soft Cooler

Coleman Wheeled CoolerCredit: www.amazon.comThis large wheeled cooler from Coleman is perfect for barbeques, sporting events, picnics and more. This soft cooler features durable wheels and a retractable handle for easy transport. In total it can hold up to 42 cans and also features a front zippered pocket, side mesh pockets and bungees on the top for holding extra supplies, food or gear.

The cooler is antimicrobial, so it will resist odor, mold and mildew while also having a removable hard plastic liner, making it easy to clean. It's built to last for years and works great for large groups or outdoor events.

Ogio Upscale Freezer Cooler Backpack

Ogio Cooler BackpackCredit: www.amazon.comOgio designed this cooler for camping, hiking and outdoor enthusiasts. The cooler has been formed into a backpack with several insulated compartments. There is a top dry storage area, a large cooler in the mid and base, two exterior water bottle pockets and an exterior sleeve pocket.

It's constructed from a 600 denier polyester/420 denier diamond dobby nylon combination and can hold about 10 cans. The cooler area is completely leak proof and the cooler itself is available in black or navy.