Recommendations on small ice box

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 01, 2006 at 19:57
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I am looking at a small ice box for a trip I am going to do soon where I have very limited space. I already have a large Tropical ice box which I am reasonably happy with but am currently looking at either an IceKool 25L or Icemate 25.4L ice box. The problem is that I am not sure of the ice keeping abilities of an ice box as small as these.

Does anyone have either of these (or a similarly sized different model) that can advise of its expected performance? Will you be able to keep ice for (say) 3 days? Are they worth the price ...?
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Reply By: guzzi - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 08:08

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 08:08
I have just bought an Ice mate in 25 ltr.
Ive yet to try it in anger.
However I have compared it to the 26ltr Coleman its replaceing, I put a frozen 3 liter milk bottle of water in each an closed the lid, both were sitting in the sun during the afternoon, colman lasted a day and a bit, ice mate lasted 2 and a bit.
Havent tried it properly packed but its better than the old coleman.
The lack of a across the top carry handle is a bit of an omission on the icemate, I plan on fixing that with some webbing.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 14:53

Sunday, Apr 02, 2006 at 14:53
The Evakool range is great.

Have a look at their site.

Evakool

Regards Derek.
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Reply By: Robin - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 08:13

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 08:13
Not many properly rated small ones around, as it takes more insulation thickness
to keep'em cold proportionally.

Coleman had an extreme 26lt one with proper 50mm insulation, but now smallest
fully rated unit I am aware of is Coleman 36lt extreme, its rated 5 days at 30c.

We use this as our smallest , and it certainly meets its specs. Design is such that
it's smaller and certainly lighter than you might think , somewhere around $129.

Robin Miller
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Follow Up By: lseries92 - Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 15:09

Monday, Apr 03, 2006 at 15:09
Thanks for your feedback. I had not thought of the Xtreme series from Coleman as I thought they started somewhat bigger than this. I will take a look at them but it still may be a bit larger than what I am really after.
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