Rated 1 out of 5áby LLA2 Terrible latch
When the latch is closed on this cooler you can still easily open it with one hand. As a consequence our food doesn't stay as cold as we would like, especially in the hot summer when the cooler spends a decent amount of time in the car. My parents have had the same cooler for 30 years, and when that latch is closed, it is impossible to open it. The newer model just isn't as good. We returned our first one this summer thinking it was a defect, ordered another one and the exact same thing happened. Such a bummer.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Oregoncampers very nice cooler
I bought one last year and it works well so we went camping this
year in late june for four nights and it kept everything cooler than
the older colmans. We are going to go in sept I'm sure it will be hot again so I bought two more. Great coolers.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby mtnwriter Best Cooler EVER!
Many years ago we had a metal Coleman cooler much like this, but clearly they've made advances. We had trouble finding one - sure hope they aren't being discontinued - but we remembered our first one as being so much better than today's plastic coolers, so we were thrilled when we found it at LLBean. We recently rented a cottage and packed a week's worth of frozen meats and vegetables in this cooler. By the fourth day, all of the food was still frozen solid, and the ice hadn't melted at all. As we gradually emptied the cooler, things began to thaw, but the last of the meat was still partially frozen when we pulled it out on day six. What an incredible product and an excellent design!
July 22, 2015
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