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Old 06-13-2016   #1
 
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Looking for a new cooler

Probably been hashed over here a lot- but I am needing a new cooler. My old Igloo is just not holding ice as well as it did.
Yeti's look great- but- holy crap$$$$$$
Any thoughts on the other brands- Grizzly, Black Rock etc?

Any experience with the updated and heavy duty version of the Igloo?

Considering my old Igloo made it 13 years with me sitting on it as a seat for the last 10 on my boat, should I just buy another one of those and continue good cooler management?

Looking for any and all suggestions.

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what size are you looking for? Are you looking for an inexpensive replacement like your igloo or a rotomolded tough guy?

Yes you were right. The cooler debate has gone on and on here. Type cooler into the search engine and you will see a lot of previous discussions. Doesn't hurt to ask though. If you have a specific model and brand it will be easier to find someone selling one.
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I own a Grizzly 75 cooler, and a Pelican 65 cooler, they both perform similarly. (grizzly was better priced though) I don't have any experience with other roto molded coolers. friends have Yetis but my coolers hold ice just as long as theirs do. we're all dumping ice at the end of a main salmon trip. Really, I think just pick something that fits your boat well, and is in your price range. I'm sure others have scientific proof of how theirs is better or something though.
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I just got a black rock 150 for my 16'er. My first trip it held ice for over 8 days. Granted, it wasn't a baking summer trip but I was very impressed. Given how much ice I had left over I would say it would have held for another week with good cooler mgt.
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Thanks for the replies. Hard to part with the $$ for some of the top end stuff. The RTIC- a lot of bad press..... But thanks.

Not sure if I just want to get the standard Igloo- and a spare latch kit, or save up for one of the more expensive coolers.

Thanks again.
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Thanks for the replies. Hard to part with the $$ for some of the top end stuff. The RTIC- a lot of bad press..... But thanks.

Not sure if I just want to get the standard Igloo- and a spare latch kit, or save up for one of the more expensive coolers.

Thanks again.
What bad press have you read about rtic? I have a 65 and it's just as good if not better (real dimensions) than any Yeti.

I just did a search as well and found nothing but glowing reviews. They had some shipping issues to start but that's expected when you're selling a Yeti for 50% off and Yeti sues any new company that starts selling rotomolded coolers
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I think he means the bad press about them ripping off Yeti's design, etc. (there is a lot of crap flowing around the facebook ad's that RTIC is running, with people bitching about that) - free market though. they look similar, but are the actual capacity of the model #, unlike yeti, so not a real clone.
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Look at the Engel aswell. I have the 123 quarts, its grizzly bear proof, lid is rated for 300 lbs and it about $100 less than the Yeti.
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If I didn't already have an older Canyon Sailor 105, I'd be all over this one. Hangs from cross bar & has strap slots. My experiences with Canyon Coolers has been very good over the years.
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