Rated 4 out of 5áby VintageTraveller Vintage rocks!
I just got my cooler, but I wanted to write an early review. I've always had Coleman coolers, and, when used properly, they've always functioned great. This one, though, is the BOMB! It is SO cool (no pun intended)! I love vintage travel gear, and this is a beauty. I do wish the lid handle wasn't plastic. I'm sure it's sturdy and all, but it kind of takes something away--especially since all the other lid hardware is metal. I'm guessing a metal one would make it cost more, but when you're already paying twice as much to get the vintage look... Can't wait to try it out!
April 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby RockytheBruce The King of Coolers
I bought my first Coleman steel-belted cooler about 2 years ago. It has performed as advertised and I have found that its holds the chill longer than any other cooler I have ever owned. Ice lasts for longer time than I expected and it functions well. I have only one issue with it. The foam insulation inside the top metal cover detached from the lid and then fell out every time I opened the cooler lid. It got to be a minor pain. I was not sure what type of glue to use to repair it and called LL Bean Customer service because I wanted advice on how to repair it. They suggested that I return it for a new one. Therefore, I did that and now have a brand new Coleman "Steel-Belted" cooler. Since it is winter, I haven't used it on a camping trip yet, but it looks exactly like the one I had before so I am certain it will function just as well as the old one. I hope I don't run into the same issue with the foam insulation in ild/cover with this one. I highly recommend this cooler, It works great and is easy to clean!
January 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby turtlegarden cool as a cucumber
Our old plastic cooler had seen better days. We bought this one just before a ride north for the week. The cooler sat in the HOT car all day while we were at Storyland. Mind you we didn't have dairy product in the cooler. We didn't want to take that gamble. By the time we reached our destination and unpacked everything was still chilled. More ice than water!!!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby NYCamper Awesome cooler!
I owned one of these for years and finally got a new one in green. Keeps food cold and drains well. Only concern is it can get heavy packed with food and ice but the cooler itself is awesome
July 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5áby Martinshopper Coleman cooler
This I a great cooler just a little on the heavy side but if you are not having to carry it far it is a long time winner.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby KathyZog Coleman ice chest
Great buy! Keeps things cold for longer periods than most of the coolers we have used. This is our second chest. The over 30 one still works, but looks old and tattered to take places!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5áby Nen64 Coleman Steel-Belted Cooler
This is a terrific cooler. Love the red color. I read the other reviews and they mentioned a problem with the latch but the cooler I received was perfect. The latch is solid and seals the cooler without any difficulties at all.
July 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5áby BornnRaisedLLBean Stylish, Big Retro Cooler
We love this cooler. We got it in the forest green color and love the retro styling. It's quite large and seems to work very well. The only thing we wish were different was that the receiver in the lid for the clasp be metal rather than plastic. With some force you can pop the lid off without unclasping it. Of course, that would never naturally happen but I could see it wearing out over time. That is a minimal problem and overall we think this is a great product.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
áby mom6 Heavy Duty Cooler
I bought this cooler for my farm milk (door-step) delivery (yes, some farms are bringing back milk delivery!) and beach trips. I needed something that would stay cool longer than the average cooler.
I am very pleased with it being made in the USA. Everything seems sturdy on it, even the lock/latch, from what I can tell. My husband did expect something more heavy-duty for the price, (possibly he expected something from his childhood?) but I am pleased. (Just wanted to give a man's perspective).
May 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5áby Beanlover4life Lousy Latch!
The latch on this cooler does not enable the lid to close tightly. This defeats the purpose of the cooler! I returned one cooler for this reason. Then I called the main (Maine) store and asked for another one that was physically/visually checked first. Same problem with the second one! Very disappointing because, otherwise, it's a great cooler. I suppose you could put a heavy rock on the top but for the money you shouldn't have to!
November 26, 2012