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Subject Topic: IGLOO or COLEMAN cooler; which one?
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Message posted by matshan on 28/7/2008 at 5:07pm
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39.99 Definitely. I used to have a bog standard one and thought it did the job well. Till I got the Coleman.

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go for it they are fantastic....you can soon fill it up with lots of things!

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Yep am guessing the maxcold is the way to go, will kick myself I know if I get he other..am off to my local camping shop tomorrow as need some other bits so will have a good look at them! Need an idea of actual 'size' of them IYKWIM. Thanks a mill for all your input  I will have COLD beer!!!

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Phew! Well went to local campshop today and had a squit at their coolers, they had the coleman extreme 36 which I had a good look at, was susprised how much smaller it was inside than out, the 'walls' are very thick! ( bear in mind anyone looking at this one ) They had maxcold 50, 70 so had a look at those and the igloo red wheelie one, which was great, had a go pulling it about and checked online on return that size was similar to the maxcold 40 wheelie, which it was, and have FINALLY ordered the maxcold 40 on wheels, am really excited now ( sad, I know ) and cant wait to get it! BIG thanks to all who have inputted in this subject, will report on return from camping how we get on. .



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Been looking around the internet at coolboxes for some ideas and this thread has been really helpful. Will have to tell OH. Well he'll want his cider keeping cold won't he



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After a fair bit of research we have just purchased the Coleman Extreme 36qt which keeps ice frozen for 5 days and holds 34 ltrs. Got it from www.cpc.co.uk and it seems to do exactly what it claims as the ice is still frozen after 3 days.

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Hi, I've just bought the Coleman Extreme 36qt as an anniversary gift... it has a drain, which the Igloo Maxcold 40 doesn't have, nor the Kampa Evo Ice House (which were also in my radar). Is a drain a 'good thing' to have or not: any views??

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I've always used an electic powered type of cool box (with a fan) that has seen better days.  Excuse my ignorance, but I did not know these 5 day coolers existed until I read this thread.  Could I ask, as there is no exchange of air, do these coolboxes get a little miffy after a while?



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Message posted by james the 1st on 01/10/2008 at 9:31am
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They only niff if you let the ice melt ,the quickest way to cock things up is to open them every 5 minutes.Once you have melt down they do smell depending on what youve got in them.When disaster strikes clean them out with milton or antibac wipes and hey presto they dont smell.We reckon theyre much better than powered ones having owned both.

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James the Ist, thanks for answering my questions.  What size do you have and make do you have?

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hello no faff

We ve got a Coleman Extreme 70 qt(i ithink i,d go and check in the shed but its really lashing down at the moment  its big yes and full of food its heavy. We got it on ebay for about 40 but you can waste that amount of food pretty quickly at todays prices and as i said before the powered ones are rubbish (weve had two) we ve got a caravan now so what we do is stick the cool box under the table in the awning and use the little freezer section of the fridge in the van to top up the ice packs though its cheap if not free in most places to freeze freezer packs.The Coleman doubles as a bench seat for our two children 10 and 7 at meal times in the awning (that gives you an idea of the size),having said that its lost in the back of the Volvo.The Coleman is bigger than some of its competitors but i must admit to being very impressed at how long it can keep things cool.


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hi

 we sell both the igloo and the coleman and to be honest i prefer the igloo as they are not so bulky as the coleman as the sides are thiner because they use ultraform polyuethene which is patented by igloo and have been insulating these coolers since 1947 the igloo are very strong and can with stand 300lb of weight on the lid so acts as a great seat the interier is fridge quality and are straight sides inside compared with the coleman we are selling a lot of the maxcold range of coolers at the moment to a lot of caterers and proffessional traders, hospitals ect reason for this is the igloo range are a household name in the usa and hold 80% of sales on coolers and they are food quality heigene safe

the coleman are more bulky as the walls are about 2inches thick and the insulation is polylite the reason for the thicker walls is that polylite by coleman is not as effective as the igloo insulation of the maxcold range of coolers by igloo

hope this info help someone

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