The "best cooler" Horse gets bruised up two or three times every summer and then once in the winter usually.
Stiffy, it's not only about ice retention. It's also about strength. My cheapo igloo held ice surprisingly well, but it cracked when I jumped to it from the bank, and it came apart when my boat was upside down in the river. When I have two passengers sitting on the cooler or standing on it while fishing, or standing on it in the garage while changing a lightbulb, I can because it's that strong.
if a less expensive cooler works for you, that is great enjoy.[/QUOTE]
Well, ya, it broke, your like 6'8" ob1!
Don't REALLY matter what cooler ya got, but I'll bet we can make Mcdonalds hamburgers out of THIS topic!!