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Old 09-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:24 PM   #2
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Of those two.... Igloo
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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My family has several big igloos and they have always worked great
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:28 PM   #4
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Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #5
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I have a bunch of both and have had better luck with Coleman lately. I am constantly replacing Igloo hinges.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:42 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:44 PM   #7
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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
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:48 PM   #8
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Saw a cooler test on youtube. Look up High end Cooler test. Coleman Extreme judged best bang for your buck.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:56 PM   #9
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If anyone has any other brands that they think are good then please feel free to share.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:05 PM   #10
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For the $150 price range, those are the only 2
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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My 150 qt Coleman out performs my 150 igloos hands down.


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Old 09-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #12
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Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there.
let me guess, your a yeti owner?
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:35 PM   #13
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let me guess, your a yeti owner?
Yup, 3 Yeti's, 3 Igloo's and 2 Coleman's.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #14
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150qt igloos coolers $68 at Sam's Club
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #15
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Here is one comparison... http://www.thehulltruth.com/dockside...-vs-igloo.html
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:36 PM   #16
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let me guess, your a yeti owner?
he's still paying off the loan lol

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Old 09-27-2011, 07:37 PM   #17
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Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there.
I hear ya, but a 2 liter bottle cap works for a drain cap.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:39 PM   #18
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he's still paying off the loan lol

wee
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I hear ya, but a 2 liter bottle cap works for a drain cap.
So does a whittled down Patrón cork.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #19
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Igloos IMO. All mine are great. But then I discovered yeti!
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:54 PM   #20
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I like the Coleman extreme personally.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #21
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #23
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i have no complaints about my igloo max cold
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:28 PM   #24
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I have both.. They both work.. Handle several deer quarters..
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:16 AM   #25
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I'm leaning toward the 150qt. Coleman Marine. It's on sale at Cabelas for 135.99.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:45 AM   #26
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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

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Old 09-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #27
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For me, one is no better than the other.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:59 AM   #28
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Igloo but I'd you got the $$$ get a Yeti.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:49 AM   #29
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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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:24 AM   #30
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Just get some extra hinges, handles, latches, lid straps and drain plugs at Academy while you're there.
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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #31
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Where can you get a Rubbermaid cooler. Saw that Cabelas and Bass Pro don't carry them.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:03 AM   #32
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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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:21 AM   #33
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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.

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..
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:24 AM   #34
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:40 AM   #35
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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

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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #36
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:12 PM   #37
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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)
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:22 PM   #38
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I have always had good luck with Igloo. Later on if you need parts Igloo parts are readily available at most sporting goods stores.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #39
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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.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:36 PM   #40
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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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