A GOOD ICE CHEST ?

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A GOOD ICE CHEST ?

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Post by David » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:15 pm

Anyone out there have an ice chest they feel works well. So many of them these days have only a thin layer of foam insulation. Appreciate your comments.

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Post by traveltoad » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:27 pm

I have one I will sell for cheap... it was replace by my Engel (which is what I would recommend).
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Post by David » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:57 pm

I am getting that reality.
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Post by DaveK » Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:47 pm

David wrote:Anyone out there have an ice chest they feel works well. So many of them these days have only a thin layer of foam insulation. Appreciate your comments.

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There are a couple of very good ice chests on the market. I have had very good luck with the Coleman Extreme and Ultimate Extreme coolers. I have had ice last for over a week in 80 and 90 degree temps. The best performance I have had, in a cooler that is rock tough, comes from the IRP company. See http://www.irpoutdoors.com/html/outback.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . These coolers out perform anything else when it comes to durability and size. They also have exceptional insulation allowing ice to last for more than a week. If you are on a hunting trip, camping trip or a long range expedition and you have a moderately large group, the only way to carry enough food for the group is to have a cooler of this size. The ice will last over a week and the units are nearly indestructible. The freezer frig units are great but they are all limited to relatively small sizes.

One additional advantage of the IRP coolers is that they allow the use of dry ice which can extend the life of the ice by several days
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Post by FunJunkie » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:25 pm

Another vote for the colman extreme.

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Post by gon2srf » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:33 am

FunJunkie wrote:Another vote for the colman extreme.
x2. Have a couple, there the best "ice cooler" on the market.
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Post by David » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:44 pm

Thank you guys for the information. It has been really helpful I appreciate your input.
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Post by luk4mud » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:16 pm

As a guy with a cooler fetish (just ask my sponsor) who owns all shapes and sizes, the Coleman Extreme is the one you want for regular use that does not cost big bucks.

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Post by hawkeye » Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:22 am

I also have the Colmen extreme. I works great.

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Post by unwiredadventures » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:36 pm

I have a Coleman Extreme and I like it.

However, in October I'm going on a 8 day trip. I need to keep food for 1 person cold.

Can the Coleman Extreme do this for 8 days?

What is the best setup for ice to keep it cool? A large block of ice?

Of should I get an Engle?
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