Coleman 54-Quart Steel-Belted Cooler - Red
No better cooler
I have one of the original versions of this cooler. I think it is 35 years old. It will last forever unless a latch breaks. We have used it on family picnics and it has been on dozens of wilderness canoe camping trips.
My favorite trick is to freeze a plastic gallon jug of spring water (with some water removed to allow for expansion). As the water melts, you have drinking water! It will last a weekend. I supplement it with some plastic ice packs also.
June 1, 2009
Not true Coleman fashion
I was excited when I finally heard this cooler was being made again. As a camper all my life I remember these as being the best you could find.
Well much to my surprise after buying it and using it for a couple of seasons I was very dissappointed with it.It did not keep ice longer than 2 days and the latch did not lock securely
June 11, 2006
THIS COOLER CERTAINLY LOOKS COOL. I HAVE AN 80 QT. STEEL COLEMAN COOLER FROM 1988 THAT NO LONGER KEEPS STUFF COLD FOR LONGER THAN A DAY. THIS COOLER NEEDED ICE EVERY OTHER DAY WHILE CAMPING IN 80 DEGREE WEATHER. I DON'T KNOW IF THE PRICE IS A BARGAIN IF $35-$50 COOLERS DO THE SAME THING. BUT THIS IS A GOOD LOOKIN COOLER!
July 1, 2011
yeah, it's not gonna keep ice solid for a week, but it will keep it just as long as any other cooler out there. nice and sturdy too.
June 25, 2006