Rotomolded, high end coolers, claiming superior ice retention, are all the rage these days. In fact, they’ve become kind of a “status” symbol of sorts, as they often come with a hefty price tag. But are they worth it?
I got the opportunity to test out the Orca 26 Galloon, Seafoam cooler on a girl’s weekend to the Florida keys in the middle of June. Can we say H-O-T? Scott also took this baby out on a scouting trip to the everglades with the cooler sitting out in the heat on the duck boat. So how did it perform?
Let’s just take a look shall we?
- Day one you can see we are loaded up with booze and plenty of ice.
- Day two we still have ice! We drained some of the water out and added a little more ice.
- Day three- still ice! Impressive!
Orca quotes ice retention for up to 10 days! 10 days!!
Scott took the Orca out on a duck scouting trip in the Everglades. A day in the hot Florida sun and came back with ice! Whoa!
I’ve had a lot of coolers in my day and we all know that after 24 hours the standard cooler is a tub of water at best. I’ve seen ice stay ice up to 72 hours in the Orca (my trip was only 3 days so I couldn’t text up to 10 days! :)). So yes I would say it’s worth the price tag.
Here’s what else is cool about this cooler: (no pun intended!)
Orca Seafoam 26 Quart Cooler
- The cooler has feet so it is not in contact with the hot ground
- Drainage spout
- Handles for easy porting
- Cargo net attachment- perfect for beer Koozies and a beer key
- Lid gasket, cool orca handles for super tight seal
At a pricetag of $199 for a 26 quart cooler, I’d say this is a worthy investment. If you look at other rotomolded coolers on the market, this is actually a very competitive price. Also, a BIG factor is that Orca’s coolers are made here in the USA. That’s right, American Made! Everyone else’s coolers are made in China.
If you are looking to add a quality, cool rugged cooler to your family, I’d say the Orca is a good investment. They have a lifetime guarantee so you feel good about keeping it for life!
Orca also makes a line of drinkware, like this fun “Chasertini” as well as accessories for their coolers. This “chastertini” has been a fun addition to happy hour!
Note this cooler was given to me in exchange for an HONEST review. I have other rotomolded coolers in my collection for comparison’s sake and really, really like the Orca.
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