Coleman Xtreme 62 Quart (59 L) Cooler, Wheeled
c'mon....it's a coleman!
this really is a great cooler, from a manufacturer with a solid reputation.
of course they also make other coolers, but the "extreme" line is the best for the price and quality. easy to haul around without breaking the back, and even loaded up, i have found the 2 handles are more than adequate to support a full cooler.
personally, i could do without the cup holders built into the lid. just seems unnecessary and awkward, particularly if you need to get into it with drinks in the holders. i also wish that the exterior was not textured, but a clean, flat surface for ease of cleaning. after being outside for a week, it is sometimes hard to scrub off the campsite grime.
you might be pushing it for 5 days of ice retention, but by doing the obvious, like keeping it out of direct sun, the cooler really does stay "cool", if not ice cold.
and the only reason i rated "ease of use" a 4, was because it's quite deep and if you pack the cooler for an extended camping trip, it's sometimes hard to get to the bottom without having to pull everything out. this is a common thing i have with all coolers so not specific to this item.
it really is a great product that i would recommend to anyone!
May 9, 2013
It doesn't get any cooler.
Great cooler! Ice stays for days and days even when the mercury is in the 30's. And, if you're like me and solely responsible for moving the cooler (despite being accompanied by able-bodied family members) then the wheels are a godsend 'cause this bee hatch is heavy when fully loaded. And it'll take quite a load. Boom.
July 11, 2012
Its Coleman! Enough said!!!
It does what it says it will do! 5 days of ice... what! Its a Coleman cooler... do you know of a better one!? ..... the handle is great... sturdy, great buy!
July 10, 2011
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Pros: Coleman brand. Keeps ice for days
Cons: Average quality and design for the price you pay;
- the pulling handle is on one end, so you have to partially lift the cooler, and carry some of the weight. (This is typical of cooler of this type.)
- the smaller handles flex. When the cooler is full, the handles feel like they are about to snap;
- When we purchased the cooler, we put the cooler in the shopping cart and went for self check out. The cashier helped us scan it as it was a large item. As the scan code was on the bottom, we had to flip the cooler over. In the process, we lightly bumped the end of the cooler against the shopping cart twice, and the handle fell off. We had to get another cooler.
We found an Igloo Island Breeze Maxcold Roller cooler that had the same volume, but:
- it has a telescopic handle on the back like the tow handle on a suitcase. The weight of the cooler rests on the wheels and it's harder to tip on one side. The cooler doubles as a hand trolley for light-weight camping gears;
- the wheels are large, and it's easier to pull over rough ground and easier to manoeuvre;
- a drain is at the back, under where the handle retracts. You can easily tilt the cooler and it drains;
- it has got solid, large bar type handles that are easy to grab and don't flex.
- the lid has molded loops so you can use bungee cords to prevent accidental spills;
- also keeps ice for days;
- it's 40% cheaper than Coleman. We promptly refunded the Coleman cooler.
- the downside is: we found this cooler at a national retail chain that requires memberships for entry, whereas Canadian Tire is open to everyone.
May 18, 2011
Bought this cooler for a week long camping trip in 35+C temperatures. Worked great and would highly recommend. Did not keep ice for 5 days however this was primarily due to the temp being as high as it was.
July 11, 2010
Great cooler, Wheels are a awesome idea.
This cooler is Spectacular, Well worth the money,
Will keep ice for 4 days, in the summer months. don't forget you should always try and keep it out of direct sunlight for best results. Just make sure you clean it well after using, Make sure it is dry before you store it.
June 8, 2010
We bought this cooler to use for our bi-weekly BBQ at work, and it works great. We've been using it for 3 years now. Wheels help to transport it around, doesn't rust, lid locks in place when fully closed, keeps drinks cold for days after the BBQ.
Great product, I also have the smaller version of this one to use for camping. Great product, goes on sale sometimes.
June 22, 2009
Cooler keeps ice for days
We bought this cooler last summer for some family camping. It worked wonderfully at keeping ice. I have an older blue Coleman cooler and we took both camping. The blue one was filled with water by the end of the first day. This one held up great. The wheels one the bottom make it a since to move when it's loaded full. The only complaint I have is the interior size. The fact that it has wheels gives the interior some wierd contours which can make it hard to maximize on the space. In hindsight I probably would have bought the bigger version but overall it's a wonderful cooler.
June 3, 2009
I got this product for camping in the summer time. The size is perfect for two people for a weekend of food and drink and the wheels make it so much nicer when you need to carry it some disctance to the campsite. The size does make it a bit tricky to get into the trunk but not impossible.
In terms mof keeping things cool it does a good job. I keep meat mostly frozen for about 3-4 days and everything else is kept fridge cool and I still have ice on day 3.
February 26, 2009
Great for camping
The cooler is very durable and can be rolled on many different surfaces as the wheels are strong. I have found that the cooler keeps things cool for a long time, but it does not keep the items cold for as long as it states, but that is most likely because we open the cooler frequently. The only drawback is that because of its size it does not always fit in the trunk of some cars.
September 19, 2008
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