It’s almost Labor Day weekend, which can only mean one thing: Summer is nearing its end. We’ve hopefully got a few more weeks of sunshine and warm weather, so you might as well take advantage of it by spending time in the sun and by the pool. If you are lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, you probably have all the basic essentials like fun noodles, floating lounge chairs, and various water toys. Unless you happen to be at a swanky vacation resort pool in Mexico or the Bahamas, we’re guessing you don’t have a swim-up bar with someone to make you fruity cocktails or serve you a Corona.
We can’t help you with that part, but you can get the next best thing with the genius Floating Kooler ($119) from Frontgate. This brilliant cooler is made of thick chlorine-resistant foam (in a nautical design, no less) and will keep up to 12 beverages and a good amount of ice afloat and within reach. A secure-fitting lid keeps everything cold and safe as you swim or lounge to your heart’s delight. When you get hot from too many rays or playing around in the pool, stay in the water and grab a cold beer or lemonade from the Floating Kooler. Once you’ve got your hands on an adult beverage, just be careful not to get dunked by a buddy because, well, then you’re screwed.