This cooler is awesome...we use it for the boat and it keeps things cold for days. Can sit directly in the sun and still keep items cold.
bought this cooler 7-25-12 put 2 bags of 10lb ice in it. it was in RV temp in rv 80 deg. ice melted in less then 36 hours. did not get 2nd bag opened before it all melted into water. coleman states keeps ice solid for 5 days in 90deg. BS. tried it again on Sat. 7-28-12 by Sun. afternoon 230pm ice had melted in cooler. RV temp 75 deg. this is all BS per coleman need to get hold of atty gen. of ks about false advertising by coleman that ice will stay solid for 5 days.
Rating this a 5 because it is exactly what it claims to be. Nothing special, but not inferior either and the price is reasonable. Bought to replace another, older generic Coleman cooler. Works well; even racoon proof as evidenced by muddy footprints on the lid after a morning of camping. (Still, I would recommend putting the cooler away in a car or something heavy on the lid since they probably could open it if determined. Certainly not bear-proof)
I feel like the handles might be the first thing to give out.
Its had to match up coolers with older ones. I thought I was buying an exact replacement knowing the 70 qt was too big. Numbers seemed to match up but upon arrival it was too small. Older style must of been about 60 quart and due to the container it was going into size matters so although it will work the loose fit outer container will not keep it as cool as the old one. Other then that it is of good quality and just as good as old one.
Good size, not too heavy to lift, and the drink holders on top are worth their price in gold! We have a smaller Coleman ice chest and have been happy with it, but I'm glad we moved up to a larger size. This is perfect for camping and parties.
Use this item last trip and it was great.
This is our 3rd Coleman cooler. First one lasted 12 years with a lot of use travelling.