Buying guide for the best ice chest cooler and ice chest coolers for ice retention and cooler drain
(drainage). Features and benefits of the best ice retention coolers or ice chest coolers on the market.
Cooler and Ice Chest Cooler Buying Guide
It’s time for being outside! Time for barbecues in the backyard, for the kids’ soccer practices, for baseball games. For being by the bonfire, by the tailgate, in the mountains. Time for camping and hiking and hiking to the campsite. It’s time for fishing and hunting, for hunting for a fishing spot and for fishing for all the gear you’ll need for all of these activities. And among the gear you’ll need is at least one really good ice chest or cooler that’s versatile, sturdy, provides excellent ice retention and is built with an effective cooler draining system.
Choosing the Ice Chest Cooler that Suits Your Needs
You may be doing all of those things, some of them, or just one of them. And that’s going to make a big difference in the kind of cooler you’ll need, as many of them are designed more for one kind of activity than another. Some, of course, like the RovR RollR 80 series of wheeled coolers, are versatile enough for all of these activities. But there are some elements of a good cooler or ice chest cooler that are important no matter what you’re using it for. We’ve outlined five of those factors, why they’re important, and how RovR kicks everyone’s butt at almost all of them. Wheels and handles are covered in another post. Not all coolers offer wheels and pull handles, so we’re focusing here on some core, universal features of ice chests and coolers.
Why the Ice Retention of Your Cooler is Important
This one seems pretty obvious, right? If you’re going to go to the trouble of buying, packing, and transporting a premium cooler or ice chest cooler, you might as well have ice, and ice-cold beverages, inside it when you get where you’re going. And for a good while after.
With two inches of foam insulation, hardy rotomolded construction, and airtight gaskets around the lid, the RovR RollR 80 line of ice chest coolers retains its ice for up to ten days.
Consider Also: The RovR RollR 80s are wheeled ice chest coolers, which means that their bodies are elevated, allowing for airflow beneath and around the cooler, reducing heat transference and friction, keeping the whole cooler cooler than other cool coolers. Which is cool.
Why the Capacity of Your Cooler is Important
Different coolers have different capacities for different needs. They go by quarts. Forty to eighty quarts is most common, but there are much smaller and much, much larger coolers. You don’t necessarily want to pay for more than eighty quarts when you’re going to be using less than forty. The RovR RollR 80 ice retention cooler is an eighty quart cooler, with dimensions designed to maximize carrying capacity and ice retention. It can hold 120 cans and twenty pounds of ice. At the same time. Good thing it has wheels.
Consider Also: Watch out for coolers that promise to haul what seems like an awful lot of ice: in most cases, that means only ice. You can’t live on just ice. It’s been clinically proven. Probably.
Why the Construction of Your Ice Chest Cooler is Important
If you buy a premium cooler or ice chest cooler, you’re going to want it to last. And you’re going to want it to do its job. And you’re going to need to know you can rely on it. Some coolers cut corners on construction, using inexpensive injection-molding to keep your cost down, and luring you in with gimmicky novelties instead. Like a blender, for instance. Others, like the RovR RollR 80 coolers, choose uncompromising rotomolded construction, real rubber puncture-resistant tires, an aluminum handle, thick foam insulation, and refrigerator-grade gaskets. Actually, not others: only RovR offers all of those things.
Consider Also: Many premium coolers still use hard plastic wheels. And those will get up and down the trails and off the bed of the truck, but not always gracefully, and they don’t last. RovR’s high performance wheels are designed for all kinds of terrain, fitted to keep the cooler from bumping, dragging, and excessive jostling, extending the life and maximizing the durability of your cooler.
Why the Way Your Cooler Drain’s is Important
Most of us have had the experience of opening up a rancid cooler where stagnant water had started its own little science class over the winter months. This is the result of a moist, improperly drained cooler. Cooler drain’s that are poorly designed or positioned or just plain slow contribute to this. Another factor is hard-to-drain valleys that are the result of busy moldings and counterintuitive wheel wells. The RovR RollR 80 coolers are streamlined for ease of movement and clear cooler drain lines. And also to look good. The RovR ice chest cooler comes with a hollow-hole fast-flow cooler plug for quick, thorough cooler draining.
Consider Also: The RovR RollR 80 comes with full-height, divided internal dry bins, allowing the cooler to have a streamlined, drainage-friendly interior. It also keeps your dry goods crisp when the ice does start to melt.
Why the Accessories and Optional Features of Your Cooler Are Important
There are a number of different accessories and optional features available with your cooler. We’ve referred to a few of them already, such as internal divider bins, and a blender. The available accessories will vary according to the activity a particular cooler or ice chest cooler is designed for. Among the most common are alternative storage options are anchor points and the functional accessories that fix to anchor points. Prepping boards, a bicycle hitch, and speakers are also available with RovR ice chest cooler.
For activities where you’re going to be stationed, like camping, features like a prepping board and anchor points are essential. For partying by the tailgate at an outdoor concert or festival, the blender and speaker are handy. Camping, fishing, and hunting are made much easier with a wagon bin that sits sturdily on top of the cooler and carries gear like tents, fishing poles, and tackle boxes. And everybody wants cupholders. On everything. Cooler drain, The RollR 80 comes with two. The RovR RollR 80 also comes with the wagon bin, as well as a prepping board, and a dry bin.
The Bike Edition of the RollR 80 comes with all of that, plus the bicycle hitch. The Tailgate Edition includes all that, minus the hitch. It also comes with a stash bag and a JBL Pulse Bluetooth speaker that doubles as a nightlight.
Consider Also: The bicycle hitch is one of the features that distinguishes the RovR RollR 80 series of ice chest coolers from the competition: no other ice chest cooler manufacturer has one.
The RovR RollR 80 series of ice chest coolers offers style, innovation, and versatility. And we put the best where the best is needed: in the cooler’s construction, its ability to retain ice, how much it can carry, how easily and quickly the cooler drain’s, and its bevy of attractive accessories, most of which are standard. The RovR RollR 80 series is the cooler that’s ready for everything but compromises nothing.