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Old 07-09-2015   #11
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Originally Posted by RaftGoat View Post
I've got a Yeti and a Coleman. Get the Coleman... save some $$$. It holds ice like a champ. Even online reviews agree. What holds ice better is not what cooler you get, but how you use it.
Coleman Ultimate Xtreme Marine 6 day coolers are pretty darn good for their cooling ability. Certainly not as burly as the rotomolded coolers though. Unfortunately the largest they make is in 82qt, which is effectively their 100qt marine cooler shell with more insulation (~2").

I have the 58qt (6 day) and the 100qt (5 day) and I'd say the 5 day and 6 day ratings are fair; I had partially melted but still solid ice in a beer cooler on day 6 of a San Juan trip where temps were > 100 every day.

Coleman Ultimate Xtreme Marine 82 (6 day)

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Old 07-09-2015   #12
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Drain half way. Put a towel inside you cooler over the ice. Keeps the hot air from blasting your ice. Never drain all the way until the last day.

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Old 07-09-2015   #13
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I pre-cool my cooler with a bag of ice the day before also. I put one of those silver reflector shields used for you car over two wet towels on top of my cooler. Always know where stuff is inside your cooler so you aren't bumbling around in it. I keep my lunch stuff in a plastic shoe box I can grab in an instant. If anyone gets in your cooler at any time, immediately go check to make sure they closed the lid. This is the biggest problem with cooler management.
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Old 07-09-2015   #14
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Some of the newer Coleman coolers have thinner walls and different lids, even though they say extreme. I have the one with the blue bottom.
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Old 07-09-2015   #15
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Mttodd had a big sky 125 in the classifieds for 225$. Might be gone now though.
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Old 07-09-2015   #16
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Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
Found one on ebay, brand new, canyon marine for $3oo.00...if sounds too good to be true, it is...never got it, got refund of $$.
Tired of borrowing wasbands 123 split lidded gott. Dimensions slightly adjustable....NRS on mtn. buzz is sold. Anybody got something decent out there?
A friend of mine here in the Fort is selling a 120 qt Igloo that is too big for his boat. I can put you two in touch if you're interested.
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Old 07-09-2015   #17
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the drain issue....I've avoided it altogether by freezing 1gal and 2.5gal containers. No water sloshing around and in essence it's block ice. I throw in some cubes for drinks and cocktails on the bottom (next to the frozen gallons).
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I'm liking those K2 120 coolers for that price. Hitting the Grand in Oct and I'm on food duty for days 11 & 12. Looking to serve smoked meats that are sealed in food savers and frozen with sides that aren't in the cooler. Thoughts?

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