Engel High Performance 35 Quart Cooler Review


To start off I have to say that this is the toughest cooler that I have ever owned. It is IGBC certified bear resistant. With the all silicon gaskets on the lid the ice stays for days on end. I have tested this extensively while camping at the lake and storing all my frozen food for several days. It is also dry ice compatible if you are planning on taking an extended trip into the woods. All sides of the cooler are filled with two inches of foam to ensure ice longevity.
Holding up to forty pounds of ice, this cooler is plenty large enough for week long excursions into the wild. Sporting a 20″ x 10″ x 10″ interior it will fit 42 twelve ounce cans, double the amount of the same size Yeti cooler. Empty, the cooler weighs in at twenty-three pounds, only three pounds heavier than the equivalent sized Yeti. It also has convenient non-slip rubber feet to keep it from sliding around on any slick surfaces. The durable snap down latches also double as a bottle opener and won’t break off if pulled on too hard when closing.
I can not say enough good things about this cooler based on my personal experiences. I will usually fill it full the day before I leave for the lake, and after a week-long trip it will still have whole ice cubes even after being in the Texas heat! All that I do is open the handy screw in plug and drain any melted ice that has accumulated throughout the day. It also keeps water out of any packaging that is in the cooler. Another great thing is you can not beat the price of the cooler, it’s a full one hundred dollars cheaper than the Yeti and has double the benefits. All in all I have to say that this particular cooler is an all-around work horse and I would recommend it to any one who is out there looking for that next great adventure.


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