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Old 12-06-2018   #1
 
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Canyon Cooler 150 Qt Navigator Initial Review

My Canyon Navigator showed up this week. It seems to be worth the wait.

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It has the ability to have two different levels of baskets.

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There are two large drain plugs and a cam over latch.
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There are six tie down slots for cam straps and a lip to sit on a frame rail.
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It has a full length aluminum rod for the hinge. There are also aluminum rods on the two sides and the front for tie down points on the lid.
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The handles are rope with a Lizard Skin Mtn Bike grip over what appears to be a PVC pipe. There are also recessed hand holds.
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Looks nice... seems like it was worth the wait. Lots of features you don't see anywhere else and the same build quality as always. Nice that they make it in the USA too.

I might have to get one for my Avon to replace the old rubbermaid one I use now. I like the dividers too...wish the Prospector 103 had that option.
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Looks nice... seems like it was worth the wait. Lots of features you don't see anywhere else and the same build quality as always. Nice that they make it in the USA too.

I might have to get one for my Avon to replace the old rubbermaid one I use now. I like the dividers too...wish the Prospector 103 had that option.

The 103 prospector does have the divider slots, but you need to cut down a couple of cutting boards to use as dividers.
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hmmm...not sure why I thought it didn't. Maybe I'm thinking about my smaller 55 Canyon Cooler. Definitely need to make some up for my Prospector.
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I love the dividers I made for my 103. I made a short one for under two baskets on the same side. A medium high one for under a top basket only and a tall one to go all the way to the lid if no baskets. I bought 4 baskets so I could have lots of options. My next cooler if I decide to keep running my big cat will most likely be a canyon 150.
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Got my navigator today. Its worth saying again that the cooler features were worth the wait and it is the most well thought out raft cooler ever. The ability to strap a pad to the top and still open the lid (without having to run a strap around the lid and compromise the seal) is sweet. The latches are beefy yet easy to open with the double stage. You can tie the thing down to the frame rails that it sits on in more places than you ever would so it'll be the last thing that you lose in a flip. Though it may not need it with the stout latches, one strap over the lid would make a very flip proof package and I can only see me doing that in the biggest shit. Im thinking i'll get the bottom layer of baskets for the tiered basket notches, doing so would keep all the goods out of the water off the ice blocks in the bottom. On shorter (non grand) trips where space isn't a huge issue in a 150 the layers of basket could keep anything from getting crushed. Making them in the US is also a hell of a feature that I am not sure many other companies offer. If I had to bitch about anything it would be the feet on the bottom. They are sticky rubber so sliding them around in the truck isn't easy but if you want the thing to stay put it certainly will. Assuming the thing holds ice as well or better than previous Canyon models, Canyon absolutely hit it out of the park with this thing. If you are in the market for a 150qt class high end cooler, this is it.
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