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I'm looking for recommendations for a good cooler that holds ice well. Coleman , igloo? I've seen the Yetti's and that is truly crazy money.
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What size are you looking at and how long do you need things to stay cold?
Yetis are great had some older Coleman's that said they would hold ice for 5 days, ya right. Newer ones look to be well made.
Not wanting to spend the money look at cabale's model, sportsmans warehouse.
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If you can't get one local Free shipping is good.
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I'm looking for recommendations for a good cooler that holds ice well. Coleman , igloo? I've seen the Yetti's and that is truly crazy money.
Resistance is futile.
I fought, and lost, when I found out that the Yeti with a padlock doubles as an approved bear box.
Truly crazy money . . . crazy good cooler.
5 days, still ice among the beers! Yay!

Sorry, I have no practical advice . . .
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Just picked up a new Igloo STX-72 and put 3 blocks of ice in it last Tuesday (July 1st) before 'iatrouter' from the forum and I left for a six day trip. The weather here hit 80 several of our days; the cooler was left at the cabin indoors. It's here in the house as I type and there is still ice in it.

Being a guy who spends a lot of time off the grid I'd call that a good cooler. I paid 119.19 here for it. I agree, the Yetti would have to come with a six month supply of rib eye steak before I'd lay down 350 or so for a cooler...............
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Just picked up a new Igloo STX-72 and put 3 blocks of ice in it last Tuesday (July 1st) before 'iatrouter' from the forum and I left for a six day trip. The weather here hit 80 several of our days; the cooler was left at the cabin indoors. It's here in the house as I type and there is still ice in it.

Being a guy who spends a lot of time off the grid I'd call that a good cooler. I paid 119.19 here for it. I agree, the Yetti would have to come with a six month supply of rib eye steak before I'd lay down 350 or so for a cooler...............
That's the key Ard - Blocks of ice. They last so much longer than loose ice. They take up more room so you have the trade off, but they definitely make a huge difference.
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There was another thread on coolers a few days ago that was interesting, check this out and scroll down to Mudbug's post and click on the link that does a side-by-side comparison test of some of the top brands.
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That's the key Ard - Blocks of ice. They last so much longer than loose ice. They take up more room so you have the trade off, but they definitely make a huge difference.
Great point there!
When I know it's going to be a long stretch of days I use a block mixed with loose.
Also pre-chill your cooler! I'll throw a few blocks I make in my freezer from milk jugs in the Yeti a couple days in advance to get it cold inside to begin with. Makes a difference.
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Great point there!
When I know it's going to be a long stretch of days I use a block mixed with loose.
Also pre-chill your cooler! I'll throw a few blocks I make in my freezer from milk jugs in the Yeti a couple days in advance to get it cold inside to begin with. Makes a difference.
James: Great idea with the milk jugs to pre-cool the ice chest, I've been thinking about trying that, just didn't have a good idea for how. Milk jugs make it cheap and easy!
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Default Re: Good cooler that stays cold?

I have one of the Coleman Steel Belted coolers. Had it probably 8 years now. It will keep ice for at least 5 days in the heat of July. It may not be indestructible like a Yeti but it keeps ice just as well and is a hell of a lot cheaper.
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Have been using the freeze the milk jug for many years. You also have water to use when it thaws.
Also drain the water from the cooler it melts the ice, water and taking away the purpose of the ice to cool its contents.
Should be logical water is warmer thus melting the ice.

Another thought freeze (if you can) your contents hot dogs, bread, burgers, meats and it doubles as cooling without taking up extra room in the cooler.
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