Category Archives: Cooler-As-a-Cooler

Pelican Elite 30 Quart Cooler + Hands on Review

Pelican Elite Coolers by Pelican.  30 quart capacity.  Extreme ice retention: 2 inch of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket that delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days.  Features: molded handles and tie-down slots, 3 inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, leakproof drain plug, 4 self draining cup holders, integrated measuring board on lid in centimeters and inches, non-skid rubber feet.

Made in the USA: includes pelican’s legendary lifetime guarantee – you break it, they will replace it…Forever.

I have this cooler (30 quart in green/tan) and it’s… awesome.  Check out my Hands on Review: Pelican Elite Cooler via our companion site Gear Trails

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Pelican Elite Cooler – additional size and color options available

Also: Cooler Shock Gel Packs – these are awesome

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Reader Tip: Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Nathan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Today 9/21/17 only, Woot has a selection of Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on sale.  Price start at $169.99.  Multiple sizes and colors are available..

At this size and price range, I’m thinking this would be more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-as-a-mash-tun.  Although, if you convert one of these to a mash tun, I would love to share some photos and a step by step.

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Pelican Elite 30 Quart Cooler [in Brown/Tan] + Hands on Review

Pelican Elite Coolers by Pelican.  30 quart capacity.  Extreme ice retention: 2 inch of polyurethane insulation with a 360 degree freezer-grade gasket that delivers extreme ice retention for up to 10 days.  Features: molded handles and tie-down slots, 3 inch locking latches, reinforced lockable hasp, stainless steel bottle opener, anti-shear hinge system, leakproof drain plug, 4 self draining cup holders, integrated measuring board on lid in centimeters and inches, non-skid rubber feet.

Made in the USA: includes pelican’s legendary lifetime guarantee – you break it, they will replace it…Forever.

I have this cooler (30 quart in green/tan) and it’s… awesome.  Check out my Hands on Review: Pelican Elite Cooler via our companion site Gear Trails

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Pelican Elite Cooler – additional size and color options available

Also: Cooler Shock Gel Packs – these are awesome

More: Recent Amazon

40 Quart YETI Hopper Cooler

YETI Hopper Portable Cooler

YETI Hopper Portable Cooler by YETI.  40 Quart Capacity.  Can hold 40 lbs. Of ice or 36 cans with recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio.  Dry Hide Shell.  Leak-proof hydrolok zipper.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

YETI Hopper Portable Cooler – available in multiple colors in sizes

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48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler.  Polyethylene construction.  Swing-up carry handles. Ultratherm insulation in body for maximum cold retention; holds ice up to 3 days at 90 degree Fahrenheit
Made in the USA.

This is probably more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Igloo Marine Coolers – multiple sizes available

AlsoHands On: 25 Quart Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

Also: Portable Draft Serving Options | Cooler Shock Gel Packs – these are awesome

More: Recent Amazon

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler

48 Quart Igloo Marine Cooler.  Polyethylene construction.  Swing-up carry handles. Ultratherm insulation in body for maximum cold retention; holds ice up to 3 days at 90 degree Fahrenheit
Made in the USA.

This is probably more of a cooler-as-a-cooler vs a cooler-to-be-converted-to-a-mashtun sort of a cooler.  You could use this to keep your homebrew or favorite draft beer (and more) cold.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Igloo Marine Coolers – multiple sizes available

AlsoHands On: 25 Quart Igloo Marine Ultra Cooler

Also: Portable Draft Serving Options | Cooler Shock Gel Packs – these are awesome

More: Recent Amazon

YETI Hopper Coolers on Woot!

YETI Hopper 30 or Hopper 40 Coolers

About, from Woot: “There are some adventures where we just want to grab our stuff and go. That’s where the Hopper comes in. It’s the first 100% leakproof portable cooler. We’ve engineered it the way we do everything — to keep ice for days and be tough as nails. So don’t call it a soft cooler — it’s anything but. The Hopper is loaded with features you won’t find on any other cooler and built to go the extra mile, whether that’s down a wild river in a kayak or on a floatplane trip to a remote salmon stream.”

  • DryHide Shell: Hopper’s high-density fabric is waterproof and resistant to mildew, punctures, and abrasion. The liner is made from a FDA approved food-grade material.
  • ColdCell Insulation: Closed-cell foam offers far superior cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers.
  • HydroLok Zipper: Borrowed from survival suits and hazmat protective gear to make the ultimate waterproof, airtight closure.
  • Tie-Down Points: Six D-ring tie-down points give you multiple ways to secure the Hopper.
  • HitchPoint Grid: Easily attach pretty much anything to your Hopper. Bottle openers, carabiners, or accessories like the YETI Sidekick Gear Case.
  • Double-Stitched Carry Options: With a detachable shoulder strap and three different sets of reinforced handles, you’ve got options on how to make the load easier to carry.
  • Your Choice: Hopper 30 or Hopper 40

As of this posting, Woot has both 30 and 40 quart YETI Hopper Coolers starting at $169.99.  I don’t see a lot of deals of YETI coolers.  This is available today only, while supplies last.  Check Woot for current offering and price.

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