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Cooler Box

Postby Thug » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:17 pm

I'm looking at getting a "semi-decent" coolerbox as the ones I currently (Cheap Addis & a very old Coleman) are not too effective.

Like most coolerboxes, they are only generally used a couple of times per year so I'm not looking to spend a fortune.

There are a couple of SA manufacturers whose products would suit my needs:

https://www.evakool.co.za/
http://www.romercoolerboxes.co.za/

I'm looking at these two and am wondering if the Evakool is worth the additional R1k.

https://www.takealot.com/romer-coolerbo ... ID41430985
https://www.evakool.co.za/collections/p ... 4665674446

The above two are similar capacities but If I go for the Romer, I can get the 65lt still cheaper than the Evakool.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:47 pm

Couple of times a year - go for the less expensive one, both will achieve the same goal - and the brown one is more subtle on the eye
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Gaza365 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:07 pm

I really like your two options,

the bottle opener built into the top of the Romer sells it for me :lol:


a few years back while on holiday, I had to buy a new cooler, and ended up only being able to find a Coleman combo like the one pictured below in the little dorpie we were in.

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while thermally its performs really well, I curse the fact that it doesn't have a decent Clipping mechanism for the lid, and the lid is inclined to fall closed.

I've decided when this one gives up the ghost, I might splash out on this bad boy if I win the lotto https://www.outdoorwarehouse.co.za/prod ... de-pro-110

Although it is about 1k more than Evakool. if I had to pull the trigger today, id go for the Romer though
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:43 pm

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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Thug » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:35 pm

Thanks gents.

@Gaza - That's the one i currently have and it must be at least 12 years old.

I need to measure the Coleman tonight to see the volume because size wise it's suitable.

@DS - thanks for that link. Looks like the Romer won.
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Thug » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:43 pm

Romer 45lt with the bottle opener ordered from Takealot.
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Jacquers » Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:47 am

Probably too small, but it's on special: https://www.takealot.com/bushtec-thermo ... ID33057169
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Gaza365 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Thug wrote:Romer 45lt with the bottle opener ordered from Takealot.


It's on daily deals today... buying something on takealot and having it come on daily deals a day or two later has happened to me way too often :oo

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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Thug » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:40 am

Gaza365 wrote:
Thug wrote:Romer 45lt with the bottle opener ordered from Takealot.


It's on daily deals today... buying something on takealot and having it come on daily deals a day or two later has happened to me way too often :oo

https://www.takealot.com/romer-coolerbo ... ID41430985


:oo

Bunch of ***** (insert whatever 5 letter swearword you think is appropriate). :lol:

BTW, I'm still trying to figure out where to put a lock on the "lockable lid". :?
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby AndreGrobler » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:57 am

Polistyrene fish boxes perform better than any of the cheapies like coleman etc... if you discount lifespan... but they are really good keeping stuff cool..
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby Thug » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:05 am

This past weekend was the 1st opportunity to test out the Romer coolerbox.

I froze water into a couple of 2lt ice-cream containers on Wednesday evening, so had a couple of nice solid blocks of ice.

Loaded up the coolerbox at lunchtime on Friday with the usual, beers/meat/salads/milk/yoghurt/colddrinks, and used the Romer as normal, making sure that the lid was closed properly after every use. The Romer was kept on the outside the permanent tent in the shade for the weekend and I did empty out some of the water from the 2lt containers on Sunday morning. The food and beers were kept lovely and cold and when I got home last night around 17:30 and emptied out the Romer, at least 50% of the iceblock remained.

Overall, I'm impressed.

A negative though, the bottle opener on the inside of the lid doesn't really work too well as it spilt beer which then ran down the inside of coolerbox.
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby deepsouth » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:27 am

Sounds like an excellent product and back on "special" on takealot. Spilling beer? That was uncalled for - that beer did no harm :whip
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Re: Cooler Box

Postby BLES » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:26 pm

Aaitsa...now was that with opening the first beer or last beer.... :twisted: :D
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