Originally Posted by BoilermakerU
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