Coleman Thermoelectric Cooler – Stainless Steel Cooler
Coleman is a strong brand for outdoor and free time equipment in the USA. Coleman Coolers have been around for more than 50 years. A product line still available after 5 decades are the steel belted coolers, among them the famous stainless steel cooler.
Most of their products are unpowered cool boxes, but there is also a line of 12V DC powered Coleman thermoelectric coolers available.
How to decide which cooler is right for you?
Powered or non powered: First thing you need to determine is whether you are satisfied with a classic cool box or you prefer a 12V powered cooler. Coleman has quite a limited selection of 12V cool boxes, but their selection of non powered coolers is very extensive.
Application: the right cooler selection is dependent on the intended use. There are more or less rugged models available, models which can keep ice cold for up to 5 days at 90 F external temperature – one model intended for marine use can even keep ice cold for up to 6 days! Some coolers have wheels, others have carry handles, some have soft sides, others are made of rugged plastic or even belted with steel.
Size: Coleman coolers come in many sizes – from the smallest soft sided units that hold only a few cans of your favorite beverage to the largest chest coolers made of rugged plastic that hold more than 100 cans. Something in between those two extremes will probably suit your needs.
Storage Duration: how long do you need the contents to remain cool or even refrigerated? Like mentioned, the best insulated cool boxes can keep ice cold for up to 6 days without any power.