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Old 07-01-2013   #1
 
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Engel Coolers?

Does anyone have experience with their Deep Blue coolers? They seem pretty sweet and slightly cheaper than the competition. Watched a test where they went up against Igloo Marine, Coleman X-treme, Yeti and another high end cooler(can't remember name). Both the Engel and the cheap Coleman out-performed the Yeti. Got the Engel Deep Blue 80 qt on the way. Cost was $379 w/free shipping from outdooroutfitters.com

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Link to that test? I'd like to see that!
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I've got the Engel 123 and I love it
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Link to that test? I'd like to see that!
You mean considering you can get a Coleman extreme 120qt for $50
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You mean considering you can get a Coleman extreme 120qt for $50
I have an Igloo cooler, and it's held ice as well as the Yeti that our friends have.

I used to think I need a Yeti or Engle, but I've been really happy with the Igloo, and I have a couple of smaller Colemans as well.

Sweet! Another cooler thread going! LOL
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I have an Igloo cooler, and it's held ice as well as the Yeti that our friends have.

I used to think I need a Yeti or Engle, but I've been really happy with the Igloo, and I have a couple of smaller Colemans as well.

Sweet! Another cooler thread going! LOL
The biggest consequence I've witnessed, in my experience, with a cheaper cooler is to watch what happens when you have a 250lb burley dude jump aboard your raft and land on the lid.

But I don't believe it when someone says their $99 cooler works just as good as a $399 one. Especially since I've seen $99 seven day coolers with nothing more than air in their lid. However, you keep it covered with a wet white towel and in the shade you may get acceptable performance

Btw I've got too many coolers. If anyone is in Portland and wants a marine igloo 94 I've got one I'll sell
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Here's that link to the test.
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I've been happy with my 123 Engle, I had some dry ice in there and the cooler got so cold it froze soda cans on the bottom solid after two days one can blew up, the cans were not completely frozen pre trip meat was still frozen solid mid trip with semi good management still had ice when we got home after 7 days in the desert. I've also had good performance from my igloo 120 if I don't open it things stay cold for a few days but the hinges broke off so now I have metal door hinges on it with bolts. NRS' new coolers look like a copy of Engle's design.
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Thanks for the link, interesting! Engel it is!
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not to beat a dead horse but from Engels web site as far as recommendations

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Do not drain the water from the cooler – the cold water from melted ice helps keep the items inside colder longer
ENGEL USA - AC/DC FRIDGE/FREEZERS | PERFORMANCE COOLERS - - Keep Ice Longer
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