No one wants a great cooler with broken hinges! The Coolest lids will be secured with stainless steel hinges rated to last for the long haul. We chose stainless steel because of its strength and ability to avoid tarnish or rust in most environments.
There are structural inserts inside the cooler lining and lids to reinforce the hinge screws and connections. We wouldn't recommend you use the lids as an impromptu diving board, but we are building the Coolest hinges tough so they keep swinging sound for years to come.