- Product Review (submitted on June 9, 2016):
I bought the 55 Qt cooler sight unseen at the recommendations of a canoeing outfitter in Moab, UT (Tex's Riverways). I ordered the cooler from another business in Moab & they in turn took it over to Tex's after it arrived. I picked it up when I got to town.
We were on a 9-day canoe trip (Green River) with another couple (May 26 to June 9, 2016). Our plan was to use block ice (4 blocks on end) & one bag of cubed iced in the Canyon Cooler. The other couple we were travelling with used a 'normal' cooler w/ block ice & storing food in his cooler. Both coolers had wet towels draped over them throughout for evaporative cooling. We would only open my cooler when the other cooler needed ice. One day 5, we opened the Canyon Cooler for the first time. All blocks of ice seemed to be the same size as when they went in. The bag of cubed ice seemed to be barely melted. I took out some block ice for the other cooler. For two more days, I still had cubed ice. By the last day (#9), there were two blocks of ice that were smaller than a 5-lb bag of sugar.
Overall, I was really impressed with the cooler. The clasps were easy to open. It worked like a champ. I'm a satisfied customer.