As usual – a huge shout out to Kim at Firefly Publicity Kim represents some awesome companies and always invites me to participate in campaigns featuring some real neat stuff. A huge “Thank You” to Grizzly Coolers for sending me one of their great coolers to review. ~DesertRat
Having never used a “high-end” cooler, I was anxious to give one a try, and see if the price difference was worth it. As it turns out, differences are stark, and Grizzly has some seriously great features. When I first received the cooler, I threw a bag of ice in it, put it in my garage and checked it once a day. It was spring in Arizona and temps were already in the 90’s outside and my non-cooled garage gets hot. The bag of ice lasted well past 2 days. Later, I grabbed 2 blocks of ice, and put one in the “economy” cooler, and the other in the Grizzly. In the economy brand, the block lasted about a day and a half. In the Grizzly cooler, the block of ice lasted almost 4 days, and the water (formerly ice) was cold when I checked it on the 4th day. I have no doubt that several bags or blocks of ice would last close to a week.
To say this cooler is rugged would be an understatement. “A tank could run over it” might be a cliche, but I served some time in armored vehicles and I think maybe a tank could run over one of these. A small tank, anyway..
In most “entry level” coolers I have owned there were two big complaints, besides cooling duration. Handles popped out, and hinges were a vulnerability – either pulling out or popping off. Honestly, I don’t think you could pull the handles off of a Grizzly cooler even if you wanted to. Same with the lid – good luck tearing it off. These things are built crazy tough. The cool thing is yeah – the handles are strong – but they are comfortable too. Fill these things up and you won’t mess your fingers up when you are carrying them.
The latches are heavy-duty rubber and again – I really can’t see wearing these out.
The cooler comes with an over-sized screw in drain plug. Ever mess around with those little spigot ones? Ive opened them by accident. Waiting for them to drain is like watching a toaster. This plug is “dope” as the kids say these days.
I have friends who own “high end” coolers from a variety of manufacturers. None of them have the amount of well thought-out, practical and well-built features.
I reviewed the Grizzly 60. The 60 comes in 8 colors. The 60 quart, hard-sided cooler runs around $350 which is right around the prices of similar brands.
They are dry ice compatible. The hinge is built with integrated interlocking design to withstand the toughest situations.
Each hardside cooler comes with two lock holes to keep your cooler secure and your contents safe.
Each cooler comes with tie-down slots to help keep your cooler secure in your truck, boat or UTV.
The lids seal with a silicone rubber gasket to keep cold air trapped extending the longevity of your ice.
Built in molded handles for easy carry. Part of the Dual Handle System
The 2” Drain allows for quick and complete draining of your cooler.
They are roto-molded and all hard-sided coolers are pressure injected with up to two inches of polyurethane foam.
And maybe the coolest feature? They come with Grip Feet which prevent your cooler from sliding, or you can attach the Slick Feet (included) for easy mobility.
I love this cooler and have been recommending it to everyone I talk to. “High end” coolers are definitely worth the money. And if you are going to spend that kind of money on a cooler, buy a Grizzly! I look forward to it being on many hunting, fishing and camping trips,for years to come.
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Thanks again to Grizzly for the opportunity and I really hope you check them out.