Igloo Trailmate Journey ($280)

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70 qts. (66.2L)

34 lbs. 11 oz.

The most fully featured cooler on our list.

Middling ice retention and less premium than the RovR RollR above..

The Igloo’s Trailmate Journey is the cooler equivalent to an all-terrain vehicle The massive (10 inch.) wheels are equipped with deep treads that drive through grass, sand as well as other hard surfaces as well as the sturdy metal and plastic construction is designed to withstand the demands of daily outdoor usage. Add a variety of well-designed and fun accessories like four cup holders and a mesh storage compartment and bottle openers that are integrated and the “butler” tray to store food as well as food prep and even an inbuilt phone stand and you’ll have the most well-equipped cooler we’ve seen. We also like the legs and the telescoping handle that make carrying simple and also ensure that the bottom of the cooler safe and tidy.

The coolers aren’t perfect However, we have some major concerns about Igloo Trailmate. Igloo Trailmate. The first issue is the rather average four-day retention of ice (remember coolers do not always perform as advertised) It falls far below the RovR RollR higher (10 days). In addition, the large construction and the sheer quantity of features add up to a good amount of weight and bulk. Some people may not like the simplistic design and appearance and are a away from sleek, streamlined models like those from YETI, OtterBox, and other brands that are above. Additionally, some users have complained about early durability issues, like grip handles that are stuck, damaged hinges, and components that aren’t up to scratch. At $280 for 70 quarts of storage it’s a good deal. Igloo is a great price and comes with one-year guarantee should there be any issues with the workmanship. The Igloo is now also offered as its Ecocool variant which is made of recycled materials, which costs an additional $60.