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Multi Which hard cooler you like and why?

What brand of roto-molded cooler you have? Why do you like it?


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Neohio

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I have been happy with my 3 Pelican coolers so far. I have a new style 20qt for the Honda, and an original 45qt and 95qt.
I was working for a company that bought skids and skids of Pelican cases every month. Any warranty issue we ever had with them was handled professionally and quickly. My dealings with them thru work is what made me look long and hard at their coolers when I was shopping for them. I am a big fan that they are made here in the USA.
The larger 2 can get stupid heavy when loaded for trips. I tend to use a hand cart to move them around the house and always get help loading and unloading from vehicles.
 

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I’ve got Yeti, Pelican, Ozark and Rtic coolers. Just recently I tried a Cold Bastard mainly because of looks and price. It is now my favorite. It’s built as good if not better than the others and price is amazing compared.

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SCREW YETI and their anti American stance on the 2nd amendment. Might as well be called the Commie cooler. I have a 12volt Engel fridge freezer in my truck camper. If I’m going out for a multi day trip, I’ll bring it along and not have to buy any ice. Otherwise I’m partial to Pelican products.
 

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I haven't tried one of these yet, but I plan to buy one for my next cooler purchase:

Monoprice Pure Outdoor Emperor 80

I have a Yeti 45 I bought years ago before they were the "cool thing" to have. It's held up great and has taken a beating. I also have a Vibe 45 and it's been a really good cooler for the price; every bit as good as the Yeti and probably gets more use.

Vibe Element 45

Like @ohanacreek mentioned though, none of them do you much good if you're in and out all day grabbing beers. A cheap Igloo will work just as well. We use one for storing ice and the other for food/drink/etc that gets opened more often when camping.
 

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Have an Rtic 45 and a Grizzly soft side cooler that I use the most for day trips. Only issue with Softside is the zippers seem to take a lot of abuse with all the dirt and dust and eventually will be the fail point as it was with an Rtic softside I had. I have a Coleman extreme that I paid $60 for that will keep ice just as long as the Rtic 45 and pretty much any of the higher $$ coolers but has no cool latches for the top and I don't want to use a ratchet strap over the top every time so it stays at camp.

Next cooler will be a smaller hard side just too may decisions and stupid to pay as much as these cost.. really looking at the lifetime 28qt from Walmart for $78.
 
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I bought the lifetime last year end of season and it's great. I put ice in it Saturday night at the takeover and there was still cold beer and ice the following Friday when I emptied it. I left it sitting on the trailer in the driveway all week.
 

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I use this... it’ll hold 20 cans and does fine. It fits perfect in the front middle seat and the hatch up top is nice! I just refill as needed. The weight of the hard coolers and then filling them up doesn’t bode well for technical riding. I can get by with just this for a 2 day ride.
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Smitty335

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I use this... it’ll hold 20 cans and does fine. It fits perfect in the front middle seat and the hatch up top is nice! I just refill as needed. The weight of the hard coolers and then filling them up doesn’t bode well for technical riding. I can get by with just this for a 2 day ride. View attachment 130430
How long will it hold ice?
 
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Bradley-Thornton

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AO is the next level just give them a call and you will see. They make hard coolers but I have been using the soft ones for years. Look at the soft ones and how they are made and the material. Costumer service is also next level. They also have 10% off right now they have discounts all the time. I have the backpack for the wife for kids games, Vinyl 15 pack sup cooler, 12 pack deluxe

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Pelican. Love the handles and they haven’t gotten broke in the two years we’ve thrown it around. Has great tie downs built in. Made in USA also
 

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Yeti here, it was a point system rewards program, no way would I have spent that much money on a cooler but now, I'll never go back to a cooler that won't keep ice for three days fanning the lid. I prefer white to reflect heat.
 

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I refuse to buy Yeti because of their anti 2A stance.
I have a couple of Rtic coolers that I bought during one of their 50% off sales. I really like the cooler but I probably wouldn’t buy another because I’m not 100% sure that Rtic isn’t owned by Yeti.
 

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I bought the lifetime last year end of season and it's great. I put ice in it Saturday night at the takeover and there was still cold beer and ice the following Friday when I emptied it. I left it sitting on the trailer in the driveway all week.
I guess the question everyone wants to know is, why was there's left over beer? Lol
 
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