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Hard cooler suggesstion

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Feb 15, 2013
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Hard cooler suggesstion

Hello,

I am looking to buy Hard cooler. Can anyone recommend between below 2:

Coleman Wheeled Xtreme Cooler, 95-Can (Canadian Tier).
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/cole ... 53499.html


igloo (Igloo) MaxCold Cooler Box 62 QT / 58 L Maximum Cold Storage 5 Days (Costco)

thank you.
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Nov 18, 2017
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gskn4u wrote:
Jul 12th, 2019 11:10 pm
Hello,

I am looking to buy Hard cooler. Can anyone recommend between below 2:

Coleman Wheeled Xtreme Cooler, 95-Can (Canadian Tier).
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/cole ... 53499.html


igloo (Igloo) MaxCold Cooler Box 62 QT / 58 L Maximum Cold Storage 5 Days (Costco)

thank you.
The Coleman is heavy when loaded, but is great for camping and can easily keep meat frozen for over 24 hours with ice, I don’t have experience with the second one.

Pro tip: get solid ice and use a mallet and bigger ice chunks will stay frozen longer, or just lay them solid inside the cooler
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Or you could buy both and see which one can keep ice frozen longer for and return the other one
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Feb 7, 2017
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Coleman coolers are workhorses.
We both have bought them, and inherited them.
Think we have about 5 or so in our household in a variety of sizes
From a smaller Oscar, perfect for picnics
Thru to a couple of metal ones that have designated jobs such as a Fishing Cooler
And a Meat Locker for Camping Trips
Plus our newest addition a few years ago, the one you are looking at
That gets used for hauling stuff on road trips, as well as trips to the beach, or cottage
(Really like the wheels & handle feature)

Cannot comment on how long in days the ice will remain frozen with this model as it’s more of a cooler in transit for us
But can definitely last a Day at the beach.

Blocks of ice last longer than cubes for sure.
But cubes are better for cans and fishing

And for no mess...
When camping
Just freeze water in plastic bottles or jugs
(Pop Bottle or Vinegar bottles are a favourite here)

That’s how we roll.
One cooler is the meat locker... rarely opened
And the other is the refrigerator, which stores everything else
And on a boys trip ... not uncommon to bring along a 3rd for Refreshments
Or a 4th for Fishing
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Oct 5, 2014
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I don't know anything about the second one but I have a larger one of the same Coleman model. It does the job well even in warmer temperatures. I've had frozen food stay frozen 3 days later in it.

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