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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    Igloo coolers work well for me.

    Saw a few models at Costco that looked good last weekend.
    Here they come!

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    I'm with you WD, all the so called performance coolers are sooo expensive. I posted a ice chest challenge from 4 wheeler magazine somewhere, don't recall if it was here. Yeti was not at the top of the challenge, but all of the coolers did well and compared close to each other. Three things that had the biggest factor (from the test) in keeping ice was,,, minimizing the opening of the lid, a good seal, and filling up air space inside the cooler. My take from the challenge was that it was a fair test and did not favor a brand, it was set up for testing which cooler would kept ice the longest on a long trail ride on the back of a jeep, and it wasn't really how we would use a ice chest in the field. Sorry I don't remember the brand that won top honors, but I know it wasn't yeti. Igloo makes a Ultra 72qt that they claim is a 5 day for under a 100.00. Maybe worth a look if you don't need a bear proof cooler,,gregg

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    Re: Ice chests/Coolers

    My coleman cooler has been around for years. It's really worth the money.

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    On the economy side I use my Coleman 5 day cooler for 3-4 day hunting trips and have been reasonably happy with it. Superdave modified a cooler in his boat and doing those modifications would add even more days to the time the less expensive coolers would work for you. One of the major outdoor magazines did a review last year and rated the high end Igloo very high and they are cheaper than the Yeti or the Engel but not as cheap as a basic 5 day. For me I will just stick with my 5 day coolers and buy dry ice occasionally if I need to.

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    I recently purchased a 20 qt and a 65 qt from Rtic. They were a lot cheaper than the Yetti, The
    Rtic 20 qt was $114.21 shipped and the 65 qt was $182.74 shipped. They are made very well and
    do keep anything you put in there COLD for days on end. The only problem I have is that they are
    very heavy. The 20 qt is 16 LBS the 65 qt is 32 LBS. I would buy again if needed. Hopefully that
    helps with your search.


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    Stephen

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    Ice chests/Coolers

    Not sure where to post this so I will try here. Im in the market for a couple of new ice coolers and am looking for opinions. I'm looking for one for drinks that will hold a couple six packs. I also want a larger one for food and stuff. I'm not looking at having to keep ice for a week. Probably just keep things cold for 1 to 3 days. I've looked at Yeti's, they are obviously the best of the best but I just can't see paying $600 or $700 for 2 ice chests.
    I have had igloo marine chests in the past and they have met my needs fairly well and at less than a quarter of the price of a yeti. Anyway any opinions and suggestions are appreciated.
    Hunting, Fishing and Labrador Retrievers and at the end of the day a glass of Buffalo Trace Whiskey- Life is Sweet.

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