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xdaryl 09-27-2011 06:24 PM

Coleman vs. Igloo Coolers
 
I'm looking at purchasing a high capacity cooler, 100 qt or more. Don't want to spend any more than $150. Looks like Coleman or Igloo are my best choices. Which one is the better cooler in your opinion.

Tubby 09-27-2011 06:24 PM

Of those two.... Igloo

SwineAssassiN 09-27-2011 06:25 PM

My family has several big igloos and they have always worked great

Tubby 09-27-2011 06:28 PM

Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there. ;)b

Coastal Ducks 09-27-2011 06:36 PM

I have a bunch of both and have had better luck with Coleman lately. I am constantly replacing Igloo hinges.

gander 09-27-2011 06:42 PM

I'm telling you right now, that the Coleman Extreme coolers are the best cooler out there right now when it comes to holding ice, and I know I'm gonna catch some he77 after this, but I think, and have seen, them hold ice longer than a Yeti. Don't get me wrong I am in the market for a Yeti at this moment, but its because of its durability, not necessarily the length it keeps ice. I have bought 3 Coleman Extremes in the last 2 years, all different sizes and they hold ice solid for 7 days at least.

KDinTX 09-27-2011 06:44 PM

igloo maxx cold, my 90 qt holds ice for 3-4 days, used it for cookoffs and bought ice on thursday and had plenty left on sunday

n51 09-27-2011 06:48 PM

Saw a cooler test on youtube. Look up High end Cooler test. Coleman Extreme judged best bang for your buck.

xdaryl 09-27-2011 06:56 PM

If anyone has any other brands that they think are good then please feel free to share.

Tubby 09-27-2011 07:05 PM

For the $150 price range, those are the only 2

kfd82 09-27-2011 07:18 PM

My 150 qt Coleman out performs my 150 igloos hands down.


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SwineAssassiN 09-27-2011 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tubby (Post 4271983)
Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there. ;)b

let me guess, your a yeti owner?:D

Tubby 09-27-2011 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwineAssassiN (Post 4272301)
let me guess, your a yeti owner?:D

Yup, 3 Yeti's, 3 Igloo's and 2 Coleman's. ;)b

k9trainer 09-27-2011 07:36 PM

150qt igloos coolers $68 at Sam's Club

Burnadell 09-27-2011 07:36 PM

Here is one comparison... http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...-vs-igloo.html

Wheelie 09-27-2011 07:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SwineAssassiN (Post 4272301)
let me guess, your a yeti owner?:D

he's still paying off the loan lol

wee

TxAg 09-27-2011 07:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tubby (Post 4271983)
Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there. ;)b

I hear ya, but a 2 liter bottle cap works for a drain cap.

Tubby 09-27-2011 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wheelie (Post 4272316)
he's still paying off the loan lol

wee

Negative... gotta shop around! ;)b

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxAg (Post 4272323)
I hear ya, but a 2 liter bottle cap works for a drain cap.

So does a whittled down Patrón cork. :D

ABroussard 09-27-2011 07:47 PM

Igloos IMO. All mine are great. But then I discovered yeti!

rferg84 09-27-2011 07:54 PM

I like the Coleman extreme personally.

reload12 09-27-2011 07:55 PM

Coleman Steel

DH2000 09-27-2011 08:01 PM

I own all three. Yeti, igloo and Coleman. Work pays for most of them but the Yeti was a gift. It is definitely the most durable and holds ice just about a day or two longer than the others. Igloo is the way I would go if it was my budget and if packed with ice properly it will hold ice pretty well.

jgard 09-27-2011 08:07 PM

i have no complaints about my igloo max cold

Texpppr 09-27-2011 08:28 PM

I have both.. They both work.. Handle several deer quarters..

xdaryl 09-28-2011 05:16 AM

I'm leaning toward the 150qt. Coleman Marine. It's on sale at Cabelas for 135.99.

Gummi Bear 09-28-2011 05:45 AM

I just went through this a couple weeks back.

I wound up with a Rubbermaid cooler. So far, I am very impressed with it. It is very rigid, and the stainless hardware sure is nice.


http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=232303

This is the one I bought:

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091224

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Assets/ima...2a76-large.jpg

Red Wing R/C 09-28-2011 05:54 AM

For me, one is no better than the other.

Lonebowyer 09-28-2011 05:59 AM

Igloo but I'd you got the $$$ get a Yeti.

Split Arrow 09-28-2011 06:49 AM

I just went through this a few weeks back before an elk hunt. Ended up with the Coleman extreme based on several cooler-tests on youtube and some references from friends. Wal-Mart has the 120 qt version for $50!!

It worked well for me and kept ice for a week.

Ron 09-28-2011 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tubby (Post 4271983)
Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there. ;)b

This ^ The Igloos that I have are always needing to have these items replaced and they are expensive for what they are. A lid latch, $9.00 to $12.00, depending on where you buy them. Actually the Rubbermaid cooler is the best. Molded handles, stainless steel hinges and latch. They keep ice really good. I have 120 quart Igloo Max Cold that I would let go cheap.;)b

xdaryl 09-28-2011 09:51 AM

Where can you get a Rubbermaid cooler. Saw that Cabelas and Bass Pro don't carry them.

Ron 09-28-2011 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xdaryl (Post 4275012)
Where can you get a Rubbermaid cooler. Saw that Cabelas and Bass Pro don't carry them.

I got mine at Sportsman Warehouse, in Colorado Springs, CO. You might google Rubbermaid Ice chest and find a dealer locator.

Smart 09-28-2011 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xdaryl (Post 4274020)
I'm leaning toward the 150qt. Coleman Marine. It's on sale at Cabelas for 135.99.


That doesn't sound like much of a sale.:eek:

I had horrible problems with thin walled Colemans for years so I went with the Igloo and had better luck with keeping ice. This was before the Extreme came out. So naturally, when the Max Cold came out I went with them and I really like them. I bought 2 Igloo Max Cold 120 Qt coolers at Walmart for $54 each 3 years ago and they are both still going strong. No repairs so far although I'm sure some will come eventually. I have hinges I bought from Academy expecting these repairs but have yet to use them.

I still have one 54 qt Igloo I got in 1996 with a super thick lid that is still going strong and it keeps ice better than any Coleman or Igloo I've owned but I don't see them made anymore.. I've replaced the hinges twice in 15 years and am still on the same latches and handles.. Of course I take care of my shiznit..:D

Eldog 09-28-2011 10:24 AM

igloo with the tires

Muygrande 09-28-2011 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gummi Bear (Post 4274048)
I just went through this a couple weeks back.

I wound up with a Rubbermaid cooler. So far, I am very impressed with it. It is very rigid, and the stainless hardware sure is nice.


http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=232303

This is the one I bought:

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/P...od_ID=RP091224

http://www.rubbermaid.com/Assets/ima...2a76-large.jpg

Same thing here. I ordered one of these rubbermaids and it is awesome. Steel latch and hinges. Just can't bring myself to spend the coin on a Yeti.

crimson-talon 09-28-2011 10:44 AM

the green coleman

Gummi Bear 09-28-2011 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xdaryl (Post 4275012)
Where can you get a Rubbermaid cooler. Saw that Cabelas and Bass Pro don't carry them.

I bought mine from the Rubbermaid website. It showed up in less than a week.

I even managed to find a 10% off coupon on the Rubbermaid site, which nearly took care of all the shipping.

My cooler to the door was ~$105, it shipped FedEx.

They really have not done a good job at securing distributors, supposedly some of the Wal Mart stores are carrying them, but I couldn't find one (I called about 6 different ones here in DFW)

terryr 09-28-2011 05:22 PM

I have always had good luck with Igloo. Later on if you need parts Igloo parts are readily available at most sporting goods stores.

larryeliz 09-28-2011 05:34 PM

I just got an Igloo Extreme hoping it will help me keep my venison frozen while I move from Tulsa to Cleburne; will report back Sunday.

cheez 09-28-2011 05:36 PM

I have an old Coleman Extreme that was getting beat up and didn't seem like it was keeping ice as well as it used to. I went to Academy for a replacement and ended up buying an Igloo Max Cold (or whatever they are called). After about a week I took the Igloo back to Academy, got my refund, and went back to the old Coleman.

I might try one of the Rubbermaid coolers if I can find a dealer. I might even go to Wally World to look. UUUGGGHHH!!!


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