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4 month road trip tested
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2018
I bought this cooler for a 4 month road trip in western US. It definitely didn't hold ice as long as I was led to believe. It has a slight gap between the cooler and lid when closed. Hard to tell if the seal is doing it's job in this scenario. The locks seem kind of flimsy, but have not broken yet. This cooler would be worthless if one of the locks broke as it's not an air tight seal when its shut. I ended up buying the gate shelf thing which worked well, wish it was a little deeper though.
The ability to hold ice varied tremendously depending on conditions. In an average of 70-80 degree weather, this held cubed ice anywhere from 3-4 days. Then I started using the blocks of ice. This lasted about 5-6 days.
I love the rope and molded handles. Both make it easy to carry even when full.
Also really liked the tilt on the bottom inside for water to drain more easily.
I was worried at first that the drain plug may not be watertight. I'm pleased to report that it's very watertight! Wish it would have some kind of strap holding it the the cooler when the plug is unscrewed so it doesn't get left behind accidentally.