Let's talk Coolers

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by obiwankanobi, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Steve Call

    Steve Call Active Member

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    A lot of great information/recommendations on this thread. I'm in the market for a new cooler, so thanks.
     
  2. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    I have two Yetis; hands down, they're the best I've ever used. Heavy little bastards, but worth the price. The 65qt is probably the best size for the cost. We kept a block of ice for almost two weeks, and I'm wondering if I brined the meltwater if it would remain cold even longer!?
     
  3. LJ

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    Here's an ice tip that might prove helpful. Stuff stays much cooler in my Coleman cooler if I freeze gallon jugs of water before taking off for a trip. With the ice contained in the jugs I don't get a cooler full of waterlogged food and I have fresh cold drinking water as the ice slowly melts. I think having the solid ice contained actually keeps it frozen long, too. The jugs still have ice in them 4 - 5 days later. If the Yeti's a better cooler, I'm sure you'd have ice days longer!
     
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  4. Derek Young

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    I'm very happy with the Moeller Ice Station Zero cooler in use for the last couple of years.
     
  5. Ed Call

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    Coleman Max still had ice after five days. Packed it the night before the GR trip. Blocks still kicking after four days of over 90s heat (travel/float/float/float/travel). I still want a yeti or Yukon.
     
  6. Bill Aubrey

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    I think a key is prep. I, too, use half gallon juice jugs for ice and I put two in the day before and replace them when I pack to go. I have been very happy with Rubbermaid coolers favored them over Igloo and Coleman, but i'm getting the wants for a Yeti or Engel.
     
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