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#11074556 - 08/31/15 11:04 AM Cooler recommendations
Bald Eagle Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 141
Loc: Murphy, TX
Looking for a good cooler. Don't really want to spend $300 on a Yeti. I have tried some of the $30-$40 coolers, but they don't hold ice more than 2 or 3 hours on a hot day. Any suggestions?

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#11074560 - 08/31/15 11:07 AM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
KB1953 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 2495
Igloo

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#11074643 - 08/31/15 11:50 AM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
T Bird Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 4245
Loc: Temple, Texas USA
Bison Cooler
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#11075177 - 08/31/15 04:48 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
1. Keep your cooler in the house. If you're starting with a 100° cooler none of them will hold ice.

2. How long do you NEED it to keep thing cold?
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#11075237 - 08/31/15 05:20 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
Bald Eagle Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 141
Loc: Murphy, TX
A couple of days of holding ice would be great. I will admit that I was storing the cooler in the garage before using.

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#11076742 - 09/01/15 12:55 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
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Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
I use Igloo and put a big bag of ice in it the night before then fill it with my adult beverages and ice when I leave. Last for a few days. Remember the more you open and close your cooler the shorter it will keep ice. Also make sure the lid closes all the way.


Edited by Skeeterbrain (09/01/15 12:56 PM)

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#11076796 - 09/01/15 01:22 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
forkduc Offline
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Loc: Plano,Texas
I love my Yeti, but bring it into the kitchen the night before loading it. Keeps ice 3-4 days, if kept in the shade

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#11077155 - 09/01/15 04:08 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
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#11077235 - 09/01/15 04:47 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Couple of days in the sun or shade?

There's a lot of variables involved here.

If you really want to keep ice for days then chill the cooler, fill it up with drinks and ice and then put a block of dry ice on top of the ice.

For me all I ask is the ice last a day of fishing.

I really want one of these for the boat.
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#11078263 - 09/02/15 08:55 AM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
KingwoodCat Offline
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Taiga Coolers. And you can get it in Camo, not a wrap.
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#11078359 - 09/02/15 09:32 AM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
Gonzz Offline
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Loc: Midlothian, TX
Coleman Xtreme's .. Best bang for the buck..
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#11079660 - 09/02/15 06:48 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
Bobby Milam Offline
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2363
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: Bald Eagle
Looking for a good cooler. Don't really want to spend $300 on a Yeti. I have tried some of the $30-$40 coolers, but they don't hold ice more than 2 or 3 hours on a hot day. Any suggestions?


I bought a Coleman at walmart for about $30 that stated 3 days. I never pre chill it and rarely completely fill it. If I use large cubes from home, it will last 1 1/2 days in the heat. If I buy bagged ice with smaller cubes, it will last a full day in the heat and drinks will still be cold in the morning. I leave the cold water in and refill with another bag of ice. Don't over buy the size of what you need. The larger the cooler the more ice you'll need to fill it to be efficient.

I've tried bagged coolers and they always seem to leak eventually. Afraid to spend the money on a yeti bag because I am afraid of it eventually leaking.


Edited by Bobby Milam (09/02/15 06:50 PM)

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#11080216 - 09/02/15 11:04 PM Re: Cooler recommendations [Re: Bald Eagle]
JBailey1 Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 9
I use two empty half gal milk jugs. Fill with water and freeze. Put one in cooler the night before. Next day put that jug back in freezer then put second frozen jug in cooler. Add cold drinks and regular ice. Get home put jug back in the freezer ready for next trip. Make sure your cooler has Styrofoam in the lid as well as the sides, as cheap ones usually just have air in the lid space.
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