RTIC 45 - Tan

1256 Reviews

This cooler is all about extremes - from impact resistance and durability to long lasting ice retention. This midsize cooler makes a perfect multi-purpose cooler. It can be carried by one person. The RTIC 45 can do double duty as a bench, nonslip step stool, tabletop and extra cutting board while keeping ice, perishables and vital supplies cold.

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This cooler is all about extremes - from impact resistance and durability to long lasting ice retention. This midsize cooler makes a perfect multi-purpose cooler. It can be carried by one person. The RTIC 45 can do double duty as a bench, nonslip step stool, tabletop and extra cutting board while keeping ice, perishables and vital supplies cold.

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DIMENSIONS

Empty Weight: 25.0 lbs

  • 36 cans
  • 40 lb of ice
  • 45 qts. of H20
  • 11.25 gals. of H2O

TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES

  • Keeps Ice Up To 10 Days Like a portable freezer
  • Rotomolded 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
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Ratings & Reviews

4.8

Based on 1256 Reviews

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rtic 65

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Purchased for a 3 day camping trip for 4 adults. Cooler performance was flawless, everything stayed at refrigerator temperature or colder. I would definitely recommend this cooler, great value for the price
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I'm a believer

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I begrudgingly bought the RTIC 45 hardcooler because I needed something for a multiple night camping trip with my kids and it seemed like the most economical of the performance-oriented hard coolers. I grabbed one on sale, followed all the pre-prep suggestions found online and, I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by its performance. All the food stayed nice and chilled, and the bags of ice I included were still holding their shape (albeit smaller than when they were first put in). When I got home, the ice packs I had included at the bottom of the cooler were lined with a thin layer of frozen water. FYI, the trip was 3 days, 2 nights with an average of 60-70 during the daytime and 40-50 at night, so I'd imagined the environment helped as well (vs. 80-90* weather). I'd highly recommend one of these coolers and be sure to pre-chill cooler a few hours before use (sacrificial bags of ice, water) to maximize performance. I will also say that the pricing may seem steep--growing up I recall my family using Igloo/Playmate or styrofoam coolers that are a fraction of the cost but not nearly as effective. If you get 7-8 uses out of a RTIC, you've already justified the cost effectiveness/value.
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Hard 145 qt

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I have a 45 and a 145 hard cooler. Love them both! During the HOT summer months we head to the lake for a week at at time, There are limited places for purchasing ice that is close. I fill up the 145 qt full and still have ice 7 day later.....even when transferring!!! I recommend these to EVERYONE! BEFORE I used these, we were spending $15/day on ice. $15 day x 7 days = $105/week on ice. we usually went 3 times. $105x3=$315! This cooler paid for itself in 1 year!
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Awesome Festival Cooler

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Can't say enough good things about this cooler. I got hard 65 and 30 soft coolers to take to music festivals. Prechilled both on Thursday night with 10# bag ice in each. Added 10# total of ice to soft cooler Fri-Sunday. Put 20# of bagged ice plus 2 frozen 2 liter water bottles in hard cooler on Friday. It is now Tuesday - 4 days later - and there is still ice in the hard cooler. Milk, cheese, chicken, and most importantly BEER and drinks stayed icy cold even through today! I was in and out of the big cooler a couple times each day. I would move beer and drinks to the smaller cooler for each days use. These coolers are worth every penny.
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Liz

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I bought a 20 cooler for my boyfriend and have been so impressed! Everyone comments on it and we both love it. Rtic's customer service has been great as well as I had to do an exchange at first to find the right size. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality & good looking cooler.
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65,145

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Own both the 65 and the 145 these coolers are excellent, compared to their competitors which I own one in the 65 they perform just as well if not better and hold more ice, beer, food, or meat. I use them for camping, fishing, and hunting, I spend weeks out in the California high country and I know I never have to worry about keeping my food, drinks or wild game cool and fresh.
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Simply better then the other guys
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hard cooler 65

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It is just perfect. Love it! Best purchase ever!
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65 qt cooler

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So I bought one of these after a road trip with a Coleman marine cooler needing a small bag of ice every single day on a week long cooler. My friend had an RTIC 45 and did not need any extra ice. I found the winning combo! The RTIC Cooler with the ice packs called Cooler Shock if you've never heard of them look them up I bought the no mess screw top DYI ice packs (just add water and shake it up after twisting the top on) these cooler packs work amazingly well with the RTIC Coolers even the SOFT ONES. In my RTIC soft COOLER 45 I took two SMALL cooler shock packs, two LARGE cooler shock packs, and maybe 2lbs of ice from my freezers ice maker and loaded it with warm drinks for my trip from MD to GA (13.5+ Hours) we left the cooler in the truck over night and delt with it the next day. We not only still had ice the ice packs were still frozen and the drinks were colder than while in my friends fridge. Money well spent! And I'd suggest both a soft and the hard coolers to anyone shopping for a cooler.
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great cooler

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I've had my RTIC 45 for over 4 years. I use it a ton and it works great. Just yesterday a big gust of wind blew it off my flat bed pickup while I was doing 83 down the interstate. It tumbled a few times then landed right side up and slid for the rest of the way until it hit the rumble strip then rolled a couple more times before stopping. I'm online now to order new rubber feet for it. Short of that and a few scratches you'd never know it happened. Very durable cooler!!
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ms

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I bought this cooler in preparation for future hurricanes. While preparing for hurricane Dorian I froze eight gallon bottles Of water and put them in my cooler. Thankfully Dorian did not hit us with full impact so I didn’t need to put anything else in my cooler. Seven days later the water was still ice cold… It doesn’t get much better than that
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Great for camping

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I bought my Rtic 65 for camping and it works great. I was buying 40 pounds of ice everyday with my igloo. I filled up my Rtic when I left my house and 5 days later it doesn't look like hardly anything has melted. I will definitely be buying a couple more.
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145qt rock

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The 145qt holds ice for day's and keeps everything cold inside and it open and close every time. And I'm in KAUAI HAWAIl
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Ice cream

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With a couple of bucks of dry ice I transported ice cream from NY to Chicago (12+ hours), and the ice cream was harder than when I left.
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The 20 review

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I bought the 20 hard cooler just over a year and half ago. I used it last month for the first time and it works great. I cooled it down before I used it put my drinks and ice in it and it kept them ice cold and very little ice was melted. It’s a great cooler. I bought the 45 to keep the things that need to cold or frozen if I’m not going home right away. The 45 hard cooler was at my door a few days early. They are great coolers I bought the 45 when it was on sale.
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Fabulous

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I purchased the RTIC 20 for a cross-country trip in August. Loaded up in Arizona, with temps 100+. It fit 8 frozen Power-ade bottles as 'ice', planning on drinking them as they melted. After a 4 day drive (and leaving the cooler in the truck overnight), we arrived in Pennsylvania with the drinks not consumed. They never melted! Still frozen solid when we unpacked on the 5th day of use.
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Awsome

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I wish we needed to use this cooler more often! We brought 40lbs of Haddock home from Nova Scotia, using frozen water bottles for ice and the bottles were still frozen 4 days later. We had a party on Friday, threw a couple of bags into the cooler (warm) and the following Wednesday we still had ice! Hard to beat that 😁 Plus we love the sea foam colour.
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Special Edition

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I got a special edition Arctic 110 in Olive Drab Green. I also bought the 45 in OD green as a birthday present for my son. Everyone that sees this color wants one. You should do it regularly.
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Bear Tested

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I was camping a month ago in northern Vermont. Left the campsite mid afternoon to hit some breweries. You have to, It's the craft beer capital. Every time I leave I always lock it closed and to something sturdy. A tree or picnic table always works. When I arrived back later that night, The full cooler was flipped, covered in slobber and hair, but the bear did not get in. With only minor scratches and one or two bigger gouges, it was completely fine. Other than having to clear bear slobber, nothing was wrong. No beers or bears where harmed. Five stars!
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Badness

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Great cooler! I researched and ended up buying the RTIC 65 and have zero regrets. Delivery was super fast! Got the cooler put 3 drinks and 4 little frozen ice things in it and nothing else, over night. Drinks stayed cool and ice things stayed frozen even when the cooler started hot!
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