I'm tired of ice in my cooler disappearing after a couple of days so I'm looking for something better than my cheap Coleman. Does anyone have experience with the pricier models like Yeti, Orca, Pelican and Engel? I see some of them are bear certified but they're all in the $300-400 range.
Well, I took a look at various coolers out of interest generated by this thread, and wound up here:
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I've never tossed my ice chest out of the back of my truck at 45 mph, but doing about 70 between La Grande and Enterprise, Oregon, the lid flew off my old Coleman and landed out in a cow pasture.
That was the last time I used an ice chest with a non-attached lid.
That Cabela model looks like the best bang for the buck.
For what it's worth:
In a regular (old-school) plastic ice chest, I managed to keep stuff cold for four days using gallon milk jugs filled with water and then frozen solid for several days with several of those frozen "gel pack" things. Seemed like using both together made quite a difference.
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