Coleman 300003048 Esky Marine Cooler - Khaki
|Size||External Dimensions||Internal Dimensions||Color||Price|
|135 Quart||36.5 x 24.2 x 22 in. (WxDxH)||25.8 x 15.2 x 15.7 in. (WxDxH)||Khaki||$469.00 USD|
The Coleman Esky Series Coolers are designed with catch free latches and integrated hinges with stainless steel pins that secure the antimicrobial liner in a tough outer shell. These coolers are perfect for everything you need, whethor it be drinks or bait. These coolers feature thick insulation and tight fitting lid gasket that helps retain ice for days longer than a regular cooler. Tie down points allow to secure the cooler while leaving the lid free to open and close.
- Room for supplies to last a week or more or for storing large game
- Tough, scratch-resistant exoskeleton with non-skid feet
- Durable, large-knuckle integrated hinges with stainless steel pins
- Catch-free, rubber latches are recessed to help stay securely fastened
- Liner and cutting board contain antimicrobial additive that resists odor, mold and mildew
- Dual drains for easy draining from a standard hose or fast 2-in. gate mouth
- Air flow barrier with gasket seal, cork fit lid and liner ridge for extended ice retention
- 2.5-in. lid and floor insulation and 2-in. sidewall insulatino
- Built-in UV inhibitor helps protect your cooler from the sunís damaging rays
- Lock slot and tie down points keep your cooler secure
- Integrated cutting board, fish ruler and dry storage basket
- Rope handles with durable soft-touch grips
- Dry ice compatible
- 6 year warranty
- Made in the USA
May 5, 2016
Bottom line up front: Not a total fail, but an overall disappointment. I was truly hoping this was going to be Coleman‚€™s great (American made) entrance into the super cooler market. I was wrong. I am typically an over informed consumer especially when dropping this kind of cash but the biggest problem right now is that this cooler is too new. In other words, there aren‚€™t any unbiased reviews out there by competent folks (as of May ‚€™16). The few reviews that exist are done by people that were given coolers by Coleman. In other words, a poor review equates to less of a chance of getting free swag next year. So, lets get to it: Pros: Decent warranty (6 years) Khaki and green color looks good Rubber locking handles are nice Huge drain cap (2 big flaws though, see below) Cutting board (good idea, poorly executed, see below) One of the best volume per dollar super coolers on the market (i.e.- good bang for your buck!) Comes with dry rack Thick walls It‚€™s not a YETI, so I didn‚€™t have to spend $750 to get a 130+ quart cooler! Cons: The drain cap is 2 inches off the bottom of the cooler. With a cooler this size that‚€™s enough to leave 3+ gallons of water behind (over 25 additional pounds). It‚€™s also made from brittle plastic and the retaining tab is just a fold of plastic. I give it 3 months. The black plastic has already turned white from fatigue where it was bent over from the factory. Cutting board is okay, but the mounts that hold it in place on the inside of the lid seem to be an after thought. Cheap plastic and poorly placed and don‚€™t actually click the board in to retain it well. The handle mounts are riveted into the side of the cooler (like a cheap China Coleman cooler) instead of molded in. They just look out of place like they for got to design them. The molding looks cheap. There‚€™s a ton of molding seams all over the cooler. Just not something you‚€™d expect from a cooler in the $400-$600 price range. This thing is basically an old school Coleman cooler on steroids. And not the good kind of steroids that make you jacked and super fast. More like the kind that make you look okay for a week and then make you fat and slow right after that. So what do I mean?... This is NOT a rotomold cooler! It‚€™s NOTHING like the rest of the market of super coolers out there (YETI, Grizzly, Engel, Canyon, Orion, ORCO, RTIC, etc.). To be fair, Colman never actually says they‚€™re rotomolded. They very carefully say that they are ‚€œmolded‚€. What they mean is injected molded‚€¶ like the rest of their coolers. The Esky series is basically the original $30 Coleman plastic cooler that‚€™s in your basement that you‚€™ve had for the last 14 years. The plastic is roughly 1/32 of an inch thick. If it weren‚€™t for the rubber feet, I could easily see someone rubbing through the bottom corners of the cooler after some normal wear on a driveway. At the end of the day I‚€™m still glad I didn‚€™t get a YETI. But I should have just spent $25 more dollars and gotten a few less quarts and gone with the Engels. I hope this helps you hard-core cooler kings out there.
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