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Can anyone recomend a decent eksy/icebox which is also fairley robust. How long could I keep ice for, in it and finally rough cost for something in the 30litre or there about.
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Reply By: Big Cam - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
Mate...Earlier this year my missus finally succumbed to my requests and bought me a Bailys esky (made by Evacool) ....its a B85 (85 litre) ...a bit bigger than your 30 but it holds ice for about 4 days (depending on how many times you open it and how often you drain the water) has accompany'd me on some extremely rough roads up here (Darwin) in the back of my ute and has not let me down yet....and if you put a block of ice in the night before the fishing trip, the tinnies stay damm near frozen for most of the day!! The cost?...well the B85 up here (where everything costs way more than the southern states) was i think about $380 on special...hope that helps you out...


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Reply By: John - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
I Recon Evacool make the best all round Esky.....Very good quality.
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Reply By: Nigel - Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2002 at 00:00
I've got to agree - EvaKool/Bailies have the best insulation.

All thier prices are on their website at
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Reply By: Axel +Karen - Thursday, Jul 18, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Jul 18, 2002 at 00:00
Rob, just have a look at the archives in this forum and u will see that there is only 1 esky,,,,, evercool/baileys ,made in Coloundra Qld,,the best u can get,,never mind the price,,the quality is the best that u can ever hope to get,,,and no, we dont have shares in the company,,just have had a evercool for the last 5 years,,,,Axel
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Reply By: peter - Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00
another vote for eva cool. i took a 47 ltr to cape york last year and used 11 bags of ice in 28 days opening it 20 times a day and it keeps everything cold not just the bottom.
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Reply By: dave - Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 19, 2002 at 00:00
did someone mention Evakool??

There is no other!!
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Reply By: Slunnie - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00
Evacool...... I have the E60 which kept block ice in the middle of summer on Fraser for 1 week. Just returned from a 2.5wk Simpson desert trip and there is still ice in the esky. Both times I have left with about 12litres of ice frozen in plastic bottles - no wet food either. The one problem with the Evacool though, is the fibreglass construction can be soft if it rubs, but this hasn't caused any problems for me so far. Regards Slunnie
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Reply By: Owen - Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2002 at 00:00
I have a 130 litre Nylex that is fantastic. I first saw it at a fishing shop but it had rubber lid locks and rope handles. I asked the sales guy to find out if I could get it with a lockable lid and steel handles. He failed to do anything so I rang the factory in Moorabin Victoria and the will do custom ones. The fishing shop sold them for $480 STD , I got mine direct freighted to my door for $305. It keeps an Ice Slurry for over a week no probs.
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Reply By: Rod Miles - Monday, Sep 02, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Sep 02, 2002 at 00:00
Hey guy's & gals,

Thank you for all of the positive responses regarding our Evakool and Baileys iceboxes. I am proud to say that we continually strive to deliver a quality Australian made product and will continue to do so.

In recent times we have seen a number of cheap Asian imports coming into Australia branded with the banner of 100% Australian Owned.

A very misleading statement as all the product is made overseas, is made in Asian sweat shops.

Evakool is a 100% Owned Australian Company with its main manufacturing base at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. We employ over 40 people at our plant and currently distribute our product through over 700 retail outlets nationally.

We constantly state that our best salespeople are those that currently own an Evakool and the comments on this site reflect.

Thank you everybody.


Rod Miles.
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