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Old 10-01-2015   #1
 
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Any difference in performance with the color of cooler?

I've done a fair bit of research and I've decided to get the Engels 123 qt for my 14' raft. They come in white and tan, does anyone have any experience in if there's any difference between cooling performance between the 2 colors? For camping and rafting the tan color would be a better option for keeping it looking cleaner, not a big deal though.

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Old 10-01-2015   #2
 
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The coolness of the cooler is really just dependent on your whole color scheme. Does the cooler look cool? That is the most important factor in cooler selection.
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I had the same issue. Go with the one that matches your boat. It'd be better to have warm beer than a boat that isn't color coordinated.
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If they had a black one that would be sick...I bet it would hold ice really well too.
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Haha......you guys are funny! So it's either sarcasm or there's no difference between white and tan. I'm far from color coordination, so there's no point!
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Sorry, I just struggle to believe that a minuscule difference in color will do anything more than offer a minuscule difference in the rate of ice melt.
Plus, I can't help but harass all you rafters in the cooler threads that pop up once a week.
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I agree, but my question was to the point. I didn't think it made a difference, but I have zero experience.
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Plus when you run out of ice on a multiday trip(happened this year), and you're going to spend some money on a better cooler, just want to make sure. Not looking for cooler option or "best way to keep ice".
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seriously? one word for you: albedo - the darker something is in the sunshine, the more energy it will absorb. tan will absorb a little more heat than white, but not as much as brown or blue or black.

i get it, you're really just trolling to make rafters look like idiots to all the kayakers, right?

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I have always wondered why they made coolers in any color other than white,it's a cooler why attract heat?


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