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The Best Coolers and Cooler Mounts for the Polaris RZR!

Mar 30th 2022

With spring and summer just around the corner, one might say it is time to prep your side-by-side for the riding season.

Although you may have everything you need put together, there’s something we feel you may have left out:

Polaris RZR coolers and cooler mounts!

Okay, so stick with me here…

Those cheap $20 coolers you can pick up from the grocery store aren’t usually going to cut it. Nor are those $3 styrofoam coolers from the corner gas station.

Sure, they might do the trick for a one-day trip.

But what if you take your Polaris RZR overlanding and camping?

A multi-day trip requires a cooler capable of keeping your food, and more importantly drinks, cold for days on end. So, today we are going to talk about some of our favorite UTV cooler models, as well as convenient ways to mount them onto your ride.

Our Top Polaris RZR Cooler Picks

Polaris RZR coolers come in many shapes and sizes.

Thickly-insulated models such as the Polaris RZR 60QT Super Cooler by Kolpin Powersports or Polaris RZR 20QT Super-Cooler by Kolpin Powersports are two such examples. These coolers have super bulky insulation, and an extremely rugged build to survive the abuse of bumpy trails all while keeping your drinks cold and your food intact.

The smaller 20QT version doesn’t take up nearly as much space in the UTV, but obviously fits less food and fewer beverages. While the 60QT option can easily fit enough food and drinks for multiple days, it does take up much more space than its smaller counterpart. This leaves less room for gear or passengers, but ensures you have enough rations to get you through the trip.

As traditional-style coolers with lids and handles, how would one secure such a thing to the UTV?

Enter the Polaris RZR UTV Cooler Tie-Down Kit by Rough Country that is perfectly designed to strap down any sized cooler with ease. The strap-down style is the perfect tool to guarantee that your cooler gets to the final destination without flying out on rough terrain.

Polaris RZR XP 1000 Coolers

In the case of the XP 1000 series of the Polaris RZR, there exists a cooler that almost looks as if it came stock with the machine from the dealership.

The Polaris RZR XP1000 Insulated Cooler/Cargo Box by Super ATV fits perfectly into the cargo bed of the vehicle, and it matches the factory color scheme like a glove. With a capacity of 30 liters, you’ll have room to spare for food and drinks for sure.

Many owners have also reported using the Polaris RZR cooler by SuperATV to keep important belongings safe and dry during inclement weather too, making this cooler a multitasker if we ever saw one.

Polaris RZR Cooler Bags

If these more rugged and majorly insulated coolers aren’t what you’re in the market for, maybe a cooler bag will fit the bill better.

Models like the Polaris RZR Mountable 12 & 24 Pack Cooler Bag by Nelson Rigg give you all the space you need for at least one day’s worth of beverages (Mileage may vary here) and can be strapped down to ensure your drinks arrive at their destination.

Even more coolers such as the Polaris RZR Rugged Offroad Cooler Bag by Assault Industries are available to ensure there is an option for everyone, at every stage of your build. They can be folded and smashed into any nook or cranny, and once the contents have been consumed, you can roll up soft-sided UTV coolers and pack them away nicely and neatly!

Polaris RZR Refrigerated Coolers

When a standard cooler just won’t cut it, you’re going to need… something more advanced.

You know how your fridge at home keeps your food cold for weeks on end, right? Well you can bring that same convenience on the trails with you while overlanding and camping.

Fridges like the Polaris RZR 45L Portable Refrigerator/Electric Cooler by Rough Country exist for just such a purpose. They’re compact enough to take up roughly the same amount of space as a regular cooler, but plug in to your Polaris RZR's electrical system via the 12V outlet to keep food and drinks cold for days and even weeks on end.

One suggestion you’ll want to seriously consider, though, is adding a Polaris RZR Dual-Battery Kit, along with a second Polaris RZR Battery.

Why?

Because the more electronic accessories you add, the greater you risk depleting your main battery on a trip. A dual battery kit will ensure that your accessories only use the secondary battery, so that your main battery is preserved for reliably starting the side-by-side day in and day out.

Polaris RZR Cooler Racks and Storage

Although we’ve covered a few ways to mount coolers to your ride, we wanted to give you just a bit more.

Aside from strapping a cooler down to the UTV itself, sometimes a cooler rack will work better if your side-by-side is already full.

With something like the Polaris RZR XP 1000 Cooler Rack by TMW Offroad, you’ll be able to add additional storage capacity to your RZR and fit whatever sized cooler your heart desires.

And to take things even further, we are a huge fan of using products like the Polaris RZR OffRoad Hitch-N-Ride Hauler by Great Day to transport your cooler, or anything else you can think of.

Now that you’ve got the perfect Polaris RZR cooler solutions, all you need is some food and frosty beverages to hit the trails in style this spring and summer!