Top positive review
This Trailemate literally hits the mark.
Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2018
I have owned and own a lot of wheeled ice chests and they all under prefom. Some don't hold enough, don't have a drain, have small wheels, have too short of a handle or it doesn't lock, not insulated well, but this cooler has it aii. I just received it and packed full of drinks and ice the evening before an all day outing as we were leaving very early the next morning to an outdoor motocross event.
I will say it is big & heavy fully loaded but i loaded 40 lbs of ice, a case of waters, sodas and beer, lunch for 4 people, strapped 4 folding chairs and a tarp to this Trailemate and literally hit the trail. I pulled it a 1/4 mile over rocks, up and down dirt hills and it is balanced, rode well and very stable. It sat in the sun 90 degrees all day opening and closing frequently and still has tons of ice left. The table in handle feature is awesome although the handle takes a little finesse and patience to telescope consistanly, not a deal breaker. The dry storage compartment is perfect for keys, cell phone, wallet etc. I saw other people using Yeti's, trying to muscle it with the rope handles or straping them to hand trucks, or other people struggling with coolers with little plastic wheels that would not roll over gravel. I got many complments on this ice chest as it is rugged & no one has seen them before, it is well worth the price. I can't wait for the beach this summer as I used to have to strap my old ice chest to a luggage cart with chairs and umbrellas to drag from the parking to our beach spot. I will agree it is big and wont fit in a compact car trunk but an SUV or p/u truck for an outdoor event? This is the cooler to have.