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Old 01-10-2017   #1
 
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Holes in Igloo Sportsman cooler. Why

So.. I read some reviews and saw some videos of the Igloo sportsman coolers. People seem to like them in general but I noticed several reports of tiny pinholes in the bottom and other places on the cooler. I saw this myself after looking at a few at Sams last night. Here's the thing, they are not flaws. There are a few tiny purposefully drilled holes in the coolers. The patterns were too symmetric to be accidents or flaws so WHY? Can anyone help me understand why Igloo would do that?

My first thought was to vent air during temp and altitude changes but I don't think thats it since there are other larger holes in the outside for hardware??

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Inside? Outside? Focus on the details.

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I confess. I sneaked into your garage and drilled the holes in your cooler; lacked the initiative to do anything creative that night. Soooo....Elk...: Are you part of the MadCow consortium?
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No, purely a consumer of rafting related products. Actually I'm an engineer - really a Geologist that works for an engineering firm. Is it ok for me to use emoji's?

I've never actually seen a Madcow product up close. I will confess that I'm not a big fan of the welded, mitered corners on their frames. Boxes look nice though.
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back to the cooler. Maybe it's some sort of venting during construction? That or they're copying Aire and the cooler can take on some water - you know for ballast.
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No, purely a consumer of rafting related products. Actually I'm an engineer - really a Geologist that works for an engineering firm. Is it ok for me to use emoji's?

I've never actually seen a Madcow product up close. I will confess that I'm not a big fan of the welded, mitered corners on their frames. Boxes look nice though.
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Can we please get back to OB1's cooler holes,
the suspense is killing me
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Now you know why they are for sale at Sam's.
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OK, so I'll try to get to everyone questions and comments in one reply.

1. Inside or Outside? really? Who's going to drill holes on the inside of the cooler?? But anyway attached is a pic that I took of the 20qt. The larger 55qt had these same holes in the bottom (outside for those of you who need the clarification)

2. Gary, I know it wasn't you. I think I mentioned that I saw these at Sams Club. As Elk said lets try to pay attention to the details here eh?

3. We definitely need to get out of the dark ages on the Buzz and get some updated emoji's

4. Maybe they're actually trying to copy SOTAR by easily getting holes. That's right I said it.

5. All funning aside, Has anyone here actually tried calling Igloo. It's a nightmare. No one actually knows anything about their products or where to transfer you for any actual useful information. It looks like Yukon and Sportsman models are their own separate mysterious divisions that no one can contact.

My last Yukon 120 was fantastic! I honestly think it could be the best insulated and toughest cooler on the market. But I had to sell it because the HUGE built in handles were in the way everything on a raft.

The Sportsman intrigues me. It is roto-molded and I hope it is as tough and well insulated as my Yukon. And yes it is sold at Sams instead of some haughty-taughty raft store but I guess that is why they have such a reasonable price. Anyway thanks for the participation and let me know what you think. Thanks.
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