Originally Posted by Osseous
Why not minicell everywhere? I don't get Ethafoam at all. Seems like a big sponge?....
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The ethafoam came first over the past few years. That seemed to be the standard for dry boxes. I will agree that it is a sponge. It also gets very rough as it ages. I know that crawling around on my friend's raft, with his ancient foam is hard on the knees. However, his foam is still on and functional after many years. Ethafoam is also fairly inexpensive.
I was using a cooler cover for my coolers. Cordura with ethafoam insert from SNS. I've used these for many years. I got kind of tired of flipping them on & off to get into the cooler. When I got a new small cooler last year, I decided to try the peel and stick mini-cell from Cascade Outfitters. Good stuff, but not cheap. Easy to apply. Doesn't soak up water. 3/4 inch thick I think, so not as cushy as the ethafoam. Kind of slick when wet. I see that Cascade now has a version that's textured. I'd buy that if it wasn't black. The regular is gray.