Best Ice Chest: Review of Coleman – Coleman 62 qt. Xtreme Cooler

coleman ice chest  Coleman – Coleman 62 qt. Xtreme Cooler

 This Cooler lives up to it’s name. Coleman. There is no wonder why it has been called the best ice chest in multiple customer reviews.  If you are in the market for a cooler to fit all of your outdoor(or indoor) needs, then look no further. The Coleman 62 qt Xtreme Cooler has features that have been designed to withstand anything from mild to extreme harsh conditions. If you plan on going camping in the high Sierras during a huge snow storm, tailgating at the big game in a parking lot, or picnicking at the park on a sunny Sunday afternoon, your food and drinks will remain at a nice cool temperature. With the 4 sturdy all-terrain wheel and an extended toting handle, this ice chest is made to be a portable as you need it to be.

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Product Details:

  • 62-quart wheeled cooler ideal for camping, tailgating, picnicking, and more
  • Stores ice for 5 days at exterior temperatures of up to 90 degrees F
  • Holds 85 beverage cans with ice; 4 stay-put beverage holders on top
  • All-terrain wheels and easy-grasp tow handle for easy transport
  • Includes durable plastic exterior; measures 31.5 x 17 x 15.5 inches (W x H x D)

Coleman has a reputation as one of the leading brands in the industry. They have achieved this by putting a lot of thought and research into what consumers are looking for. And accompanying that with comparably low prices. Making this the best ice chest on the market for the money. Being an avid outdoorsman myself, I have used many ice chests in my day. Some good, and some not so good. Putting the quality of these products to the test time and time again. In my experience, Coleman comes out ahead of the rest every time.

This specific ice chest holds up to 85 cans with room still for ice, as stated in the product details above. It can easily hold enough food for 2 people for 4 days. But on top of that, is has a rustproof and leak resistant tilted drain. It features two handles for easy carrying when needed. The wheels are designed to maneuver grass, dirt, sandy, or rocky terrain with ease. It has a tight sealing lid to keep your food or drinks cool throughout the day. 4 Cup holders on the lid for when you don’t have anywhere to set your drink without fear of it spilling. It is sturdy enough to double as a seat when those are in short supply as well.


Brand History:

The Coleman company was founded by W.C. Coleman in 1905 with his invention of the gas lamp. His company went on to see a need (with a country at war 20 years later) for something to equip soldiers with when away from camp, that would provide them a way to have hot meals after fighting. And the pocket stove was invented. To this day, it remains one of the two most important non-combat inventions for war.

Since then, Coleman has been one of the biggest names in outdoor gear. They have products ranging from the all important ice chest to their own clothing line. It is nearly impossible to go camping, rock climbing, hunting, or fishing without using something made by Coleman.

Put To The Test:

broken ice chest

I would not promote something that I have not used and tested personally. So I have done just that. I decided to take my wife fishing up in the high Sierras for a day on the lake, and picnic by the water. When I got to the spot I usually go they had the road to the lake closed to cars. After driving for 3 and a half hours, we were not about to just give up and go home. So we decided to make the 2.5 mile hike up the road. When I say “up”, I should mention that it is an elevation gain of 1,500 feet in that 2.5 miles. And to add to that, it is not paved. It is all rock with some patches of dirt sprinkled in here and there. This road is also a major run off route for the snow melt. So holes and grooves are everywhere. But still we were going to attempt it. So we got out all of the things we were planning to take with us. The list included, fishing poles, fishing gear, blankets, chairs to sit on, and the Coleman 62 qt Xtreme Cooler, filled with our lunch, drinks, and ice. I used a couple of bungee cords to strap everything I could to the lid of the cooler. And we set off. After about an hour and a half of walking and sweating, up this extreme terrain we finally got to the top of the road. I checked the wheels of the ice chest to see if all the rocks and ruts had destroyed anything, but nothing. They looked good as new. While wife was walking around the lakes edge, she did not see a large rock in front of her and she rolled her ankle pretty bad. She was unable to put and weight on it. So we needed to get going back down the road. And as you might have guessed, I put the cooler to an even bigger test. I sat her on the lid, holding what she could, and used it as a gurney to wheel her down back to the truck. Unfortunately we could not bring everything back. So there is a nice chair for someone else to use sitting by the lake. (We considered it “paying it forward”). When we got to the truck, I helped my wife get in and went to assess the damages inflicted on this cooler. To my surprise, nothing! The thing was still standing strong, waiting for the next bout of punishment I was ready to try and inflict on it.

So needless to say, this product has my backing and support. Do yourself a favor and pick on up. you never know when YOU might need a gurney.

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Other Ice Chest Uses:

Some people have taken ice chests and come up with great new uses for them. And they can get pretty creative. Even going so far as to making coolers into an extreme competition. Here are just a few images of what some people with very creative minds have come up with.


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