The Best Beer Koozies For Keeping Your Brews Frosty This Summer 2022
As with all products, there are great koozies and ones you shouldn’t waste your time on. Below we’ve rounded up a strong variety of colors, models, materials, and more to ensure we have something for everyone and the best koozies around. We’ve included bulkier can coolers, fun gifts, can sleeves, and other types of koozies to keep your drinks cold all summer long. Without further ado, let’s explore the best beer koozies.
- Most Nifty: Nite Ize Traveler Drink Holster
- Best Insulation: RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler
- Tried and True: Thermos Stainless Steel Beverage Can Insulator
- Best for Cans: YETI Rambler Colster Stainless Steel Can Insulator
- Best for Bottle Drinks: ORCA Rocket Bottle Cup and Can Holder
- Accommodates Most Beverages: Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go Stainless Steel Cooler
- Best Can Sleeve: Current Co. Slim Can Cooler Sleeves (5 Pack)
- Best for Smokers: Chuggie Coolie Beer Bottle Cooler
- Most Ergonomic: Thermos Stainless King Can Insulator
- Fun Gift: CyberDyer Beer Vests Beverage Cooler
- Best for Personalization: TahoeBay Blank Beer Can Coolers
- Most Versatile: BrüMate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1 Insulated Can Cooler
The Coolest Beer Koozie
The Nite Ize Traveler Drink Holster may not do a lot to keep your drink cool, but it is one of the coolest koozies out there and allows you to go hands-free with your drink or craft beer while keeping it nearby. During testing, I loved that I could quickly connect this to my side or somewhere on my van and that my drink was always handy. The 360 rotating locking clip allows you to use all kinds of surfaces and items to hang your drink on. The easiest is probably your belt or pants, but it’s much more fun to get creative.
This holster fits a huge variety of drink sizes, from standard cans to long-neck beer bottles and more. The ripstop polyester construction is extremely durable and able to withstand quite a bit of abrasion. I’ve only used this product while outside and camping, and it’s held up quite well! This product is also perfect for the grill master or host of a backyard barbecue. The hands-free option allows you to greet guests, offer hug, grill, and mingle with ease.
360 rotating clip
Clip locks into eight different positions
Durable polyester ripstop construction
Works with a wide range of bottle and can sizes
- BrandNite Ize
- Weight4.16 Ounces
The final frontier when it comes to beer koozies has always been the top. RTIC addresses that historical weak link in koozie design with their Stainless Steel 12 oz Can Cooler. The lid locks down to create an effective seal against heat transfer, which means this 18/8 durable stainless steel double-walled insulated beer koozie is also an outstanding vessel for transporting small amounts of hot or cold liquid.
You can search the world for a lidless koozie that will keep your beer cold during the 4th of July picnic this year, or you can cut to the chase and pick up the RTIC Stainless Steel Can Cooler. With its airtight seal and no sweat design, your drink will stay frosty and your hands will stay dry while you watch the rockets’ red glare. Between the lid and stainless steel insulation, you’re getting maximum temperature retention with this product.
Locking lid to increase insulation
18/8 stainless steel construction
Great for hot or cold beverages
- Weight7.8 Ounces
Thermos knows a thing or two about keeping drinks hot and/or cold. Their products have been staple items on construction sites, camping, and in lunches all over the world for decades. So it only follows that their Steel Beverage Can Insulator would be up to the task of making sure your craft beer doesn’t turn into 12 oz of lukewarm lager.
The Steel Beverage Can Insulator will keep a single 12 oz can icy cold for up to three hours and its sweatproof design means it won’t leave water rings on your furniture in the process. Whether you’re on an epic road trip, tailgating before the big game, or kicking back in the campground on a lazy August weekend, this beer koozie with its double wall stainless steel design and the insulated lid will deliver the chills. This is also one of the best can koozie options for work.
Stainless steel construction
Great for standard can sizes
Comes with an insulated lid
- Weight0.317 Ounces
YETI makes some outstanding insulated water bottles and coolers, and they’ve taken the expertise they’ve developed there and applied it to the beer koozie. The result? The Rambler Colster Stainless Steel Can Insulator. The lock-and-load gasket grabs hold of your brewski and doesn’t let go until you want it to.
Like the Thermos, the YETI features a sweat-free design so you don’t have to worry about water rings all over your backyard deck. But unlike most other koozies, this one is also designed to fit into any standard-size cup holder, making it portable. That sleek design, 18/8 stainless steel throughout and the ability to keep your drink cold for hours make the YETI Rambler Colster a koozie to be reckoned with and arguably one of the best can insulator models on the market.
18/8 stainless steel construction
Double wall vacuum insulation
Gasket grips your can and keeps it locked in place
Fits in standard-sized cup holders
Can keep drinks chilled for hours
- Weight6.4 Ounces
At nearly 11” tall the ORCA Rocket Bottle Cup and Can Holder is a pretty big device but you’re not likely to mind because it does such an outstanding job keeping your bottled beer cold. It’s crafted from 18/8 stainless steel with neoprene strips that line the inside and produce a nice snug hold for your glass-bound beverage.
The koozie features double-wall vacuum insulation from bottom to top along with a durable polymer cap. This model is perfect for glass bottles and will keep your beer bottles ice cold for up to 12 hours. For good measure, there’s a bottle opener built into the base of the ORCA. If you’re offered a can of beer the ORCA can handle that too. Just screw off the upper section and slide your can into the lower.
Be sure to also check out our list of the best growlers for more great items like this.
Double wall insulation, an insulating copper layer, neoprene strips for grip and insulation
Built for long-neck bottles but works for cans too
Crafted with thick gauge steel
Comes with an integrated bottle opener
- Weight1.1 Pounds
Like the ORCA, the Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go is a 3-piece stainless steel cooler that is built to accommodate both bottles and cans. The Asobu, however, is designed to accommodate a wider variety of bottles than the ORCA and that’s good no matter how you cut it.
The FB2G is built to fit snugly into all standard-sized cup holders, and, with its double-walled stainless steel construction will keep your drink nice and cold for 8 to 10 hours at a time. It also features a built-in bottle opener and is available in an array of attractive colors. If you enjoy heading to the beach on those long hot summer weekends, this beer koozie is a must-have. As an added bonus: it’s also great for taking hot beverages like hot cocoa or coffee to the football game when the weather turns cold.
Vacuum insulated double walled stainless steel construction
Great for hot or cold beverages, perfect for drink enthusiasts
Keeps cold beer ice cold for 8-10 hours
Fits in standard-sized cup holders
- Weight11.2 Ounces
Next up, we’ve got a five-pack of Current Co. Slim Can Cooler Sleeves. Now, we’ll be the first to admit it – these beer koozies aren’t very high-tech. It’s basically a sock for your beer. But don’t let that put you off because simplicity is often at the heart of ingenious design. These cooler sleeves might look like cotton socks but they’re actually made from neoprene, a material known for its awesome insulating ability. This sleeve doesn’t have specific specs but expect these can koozies to keep your cold drink from becoming warm beer for about 30 to 60 minutes. You won’t feel like you have to kill your favorite drinks in five minutes.
These bottle sleeves are specifically designed for slim 12oz cans, but you can get them in a bunch of different sizes to fit longneck bottles, energy drinks, standard can sizes, and more. They come in five stunning pastel colors and have a silver top trim with the company logo on, to complete the look. You could even personalize them if you plan on gifting them to another beer lover.
Available in multiple sizes
Excellent selection of colors
- BrandCurrent Co.
- Weight4.6 Ounces
The Chuggie Coolie is probably the best-designed beer koozie on the market, especially if you’re a smoker. We’re not going to promote smoking but if you already do, you’ll probably love this koozie. It has two integrated pockets on the front – one for your cigarette packet and one for a lighter. Then, on the back of the beer koozie, there’s a bottle opener. The Chuggie Coolie has everything covered!
If you’re not a smoker, you can find something else to keep in the pocket. It’s made from neoprene, which means it has amazing insulating properties. Plus, as you can see from the product pictures, it has attractive stitching on the outside of the koozie. We love this can cooler for its ingenuity and ability to keep your beverage cold and smokes near.
3mm thick neoprene sleeve
Zipper for easy application
Two pockets for cigarettes and lighter
Integrated bottle opener
Available in multiple colors
Thermos makes their second appearance on our list (which shouldn’t surprise anyone) with their Stainless King Can Insulator. Like a lot of insulated koozies and can coolers the King Can is a bit bulky. But unlike most can coolers this one addresses that situation by engineering a recessed horizontal channel into the design that allows you to get a much better grip on your brew than you otherwise would.
The unique 360-degree leak-proof lid allows you to close your eyes and drink from anywhere on the lid; essentially funneling liquid from the mouth of the can to wherever you are. It’s built the way you expect a Thermos product to be built and backed by a manufacturer’s warranty. This is one of our favorite beer can coolers.
360 leak-proof lid
Stainless steel insulation
Recessed channel for extra grip
Excellent insulation to keep your cold drink ice cold
- Weight5.7 Ounces
One of the coolest beer koozies is this novelty item that adopts the profile of the tactical vest. The attention to detail on CyberDyer Beer Vests Beverage Cooler is pretty impressive with shoulder pads, MOLLE webbing, an adjustable hook and loop cummerbund, and loop fields on both front and back. Throw in the 1000D polyester material and you’ve got a koozie after Ant Man’s heart.
This awesome cooler makes a great gift for beer lovers who have everything. Just don’t buy it expecting it to keep your beer cold for 12 hours; it will keep your beverage cool for a couple of hours but that’s about it. It’s a nifty nick-nack for beer aficionados and should be viewed and appreciated as that. Keep it in mind at birthdays or Christmas time.
Great attention to detail
Fun gift for drink enthusiasts
- Weight1.41 Ounces
The TahoeBay Blank Beer Can Coolers are designed for standard 12 oz cans but can also fit the bottom of 16oz cans and similar-sized bottles. Made from a 4mm thick polyurethane foam insulator and scuba knit polyester fabric on top, these awesome coolers hug your can of beer like a thermal jumper, keeping it ice cold for longer. They also keep your hands from freezing to the bottle in the winter and stop you from drinking warm beer in the summer, so it’s a year-round life-saver for beer drinkers.
This pack of 12 coolers comes in different colors and are all left blank, so you can print on your company logo if you’re using them for marketing purposes. There’s no need for a coaster when you put it down on the table as each koozie has a bottom that acts as an absorbent coaster.
4mm polyurethane foam insulation
Scuba knit polyester fabric exterior
Fits 12oz cans and bottom of 16oz cans
No tags or logos, made for easy personalization
- Weight3 Ounces
The BrüMate Hopsulator Trio is one of the best beer can coolers on the market and we love it for its versatility and thoughtful design. This can cooler can accommodate 12oz and 16oz bottles or cans and uses a riser for easy drinking. Additionally, the BrüMate Hopsulator can also be used as a pint glass and includes a lid to keep things cooler. Hands down one of the best beer koozies available on the market.
Some other features we love about this heavy-duty cooler are the 17 available colorways and the fact it can be used with both hot and cold beverages making it truly one of the most versatile can coolers on our list. Lastly, this device also features stainless steel insulation and a no-burn, sweat-proof design so you can safely handle your craft beer, hot cocoa, or any beverage you place in this can cooler.
Stainless steel insulation
Sweat-proof and no-burn exterior
Can be used for a variety of cans and bottles
Doubles as a pint glass
Works with hot and ice cold drinks
- Weight1 Pound
Why Trust Us
Here at GearHiungry, our team of outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, researchers, and writers has years of product testing experience. We love gear, getting nerdy about it, and diving into the features that make each product a standout or a total dud. The same applies here to the best koozies.
Who This Is For
This guide is for anyone looking for a koozie or can cooler to keep their drink ice cold. If you don't find anything you absolutely love on this list, we hope our buyer's guide can help direct you to the perfect model with helpful FAQs and features to look for.
How We Picked
As with all of my buying guides, I try to ensure I have a solid variety of products so that there's always a product for everyone. When it came to the best koozies, I wanted to ensure I had several materials and insulation options represented but that I also had lots of styles and colors available too. Many folks love to use awesome beer koozies not only to keep their drinks ice cold but to express their personal style.
How We Tested
Testing the best koozies involved quite a bit of drinking. Since I can't drink at the moment due to a concussion, my testing was mostly done with sparkling waters and canned kombucha. I also recruited some friends to help me test; it wasn't too hard when I told them all they had to do was drink and see how long their drinks stayed cold. Pretty much all testing was conducted outdoors while hanging out at rivers and while camping. We looked at how long models could keep drinks cold, durability, and ease of use.
Features to Look For in Beer Koozies
Material - We discuss build material in detail below in the FAQ section. In short, stainless steel offers the best insulation but is also bulky and these can coolers often don't compress for storage well. Foam and neoprene koozies and other insulated holders collapse for storage but generally don't provide as much insulation.
Holding capacity - Some koozies are specific to certain drink sizes and can really only be used with that kind of can or bottle. Other models are more versatile and are compatible with a variety of beverages and sizes. We have a little bit of both on our list.
Size - As with holding capacity, some koozies can hold only a certain can or bottle type like a standard can or slim can, whereas others are more modular and can hold a variety of beverages.
Beer Koozie FAQ
Q: What are beer koozies made of?
A: Beer koozies and can coolers come in various materials. The most common material on this list is stainless steel. These models often feature double wall vacuum insulation and offer the longest cooling time, often up to eight, ten, or twelve hours. The next most common material is neoprene, well known for its use in wetsuits. This material offers exceptional insulating properties and compacts for easy storage. These often come in a variety of sizes to fit cans, beer bottles, slim cans, and more. They keep your drinks cold for about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the ambient temperature and the starting temperature of your drink. Lastly, you will also find foam koozies, which offer the least insulation but are often the lightest and most customizable.
Q: How much longer does a koozie keep beer cold?
A: As discussed above, stainless steel models can keep drinks cold for several hours, up to twelve in some instances. Neoprene and foam models generally range from 30 to 90 minutes. It's best to think of stainless steel models as can coolers and neoprene and foam models as can koozies or can sleeves.
Q: How do you clean beer koozies?
A: Beer koozies can be cleaned in a few different ways, but this is dependent on the material. Some models can handle a washing machine and can be hung to dry, and this mostly applies to neoprene and foam can koozies. Larger can coolers that are often made of stainless steel can be wiped down with a cloth and gentle soap. All in all, it's best to always follow the manufacturer's recommendations.
Q: How do you store koozies?
A: Depending on the type and style of a can cooler or koozie, you can store them in various ways. My father likes to store them in a basket above the fridge, I've seen other folks leave them in drawers, whereas larger stainless steel options often end up in cabinets due to their size. Many can sleeves fold down easily when not around a beer bottle and can be tucked away. Some folks even hang wire and use clothespins or binder clips to hang their koozies instead of taking up valuable kitchen space.
- Keeping Beverages Cool In Summer: It’s Not Just The Heat, It’s The Humidity - University Of Washington