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Old 10-31-2016, 02:19 PM   #426 (permalink)
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Good review. How much was that Cabelas cooler?
It is $300 new but I bought it used for $140. I will probably resell it later as I rarely need a cooler to hold ice for more than 2 days and I only use a cooler a few time a year so the cheaper Coleman Xtreme works for me just fine.

Edit: I just ordered the 52qt Ozark Trail one as well so I will test that one against the Cabelas, Coleman Xtreme and 73qt Ozark Trail.

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Old 10-31-2016, 02:44 PM   #427 (permalink)
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My link was correct for the 73 and it was in stock showing 7 available when I posted. Sold out in about 8 minutes.

Which one did you order and was not sent? I hope mine ships

I ordered the 52 a few weeks ago and about 3 days after it was supposed to be delivered I got a cancellation notice.

Edit: The one I just ordered was a 52 again. I already have the 73 and an Igloo 20. I really need a medium size one for short weekend wheeling trips. In fact, I could really use it this weekend...hopefully they hit their 11/4 delivery date.

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Old 11-02-2016, 07:24 PM   #428 (permalink)
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Quick review so far:
Good: durable outer, durable base, deep, cheap, seems to hold cold very well. I don't use ice in a " lunch" sized fucking cooler. Whoever does is retarded. Come on people, floating sammiches? I use freezer packs so I am not worried about leaking or a waterproof zipper.

Bad: no free stickers to put on my truck, no cool guy props at the range. Zipper is not waterproof (who cares), could use thicker insulation at the top to make a plug type seal but whatever. Needs a "top" handle so it carries better. Liner is kinda "tacky" so this stick a little.

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Old 11-03-2016, 04:36 AM   #429 (permalink)
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Looks like WM actually came through this time. My 52 is on the Fedex truck and should be at my house tonight.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:35 AM   #430 (permalink)
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I got the 52qt and the 73qt in the mail and put them through a 40 lb ice test along with a Cabelas Polar Cap 60qt ($300) and a Coleman Marine Xtreme 70qt ($50). You might be surprised with the results. Check out the video here and click the ads. Ice is expensive.

Ozark Trail Cooler Test

I also had a test of the Cabelas Polar Cap and Coleman vs a Yeti 75 and you can see that one here. The weather conditions were different but based on how the Yeti did vs the Coleman Xtreme I would say the Ozark Trail is similar to the Yeti but both lost to the Coleman Xtreme which is surprising. Yes both the Yeti and OT are much more durable but if ice retention is what you are looking for then it doesn't make sense but the Cabelas held ice great.

Yeti 75 Cooler Test

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Old 11-14-2016, 06:48 AM   #431 (permalink)
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Quick review so far:
Good: durable outer, durable base, deep, cheap, seems to hold cold very well. I don't use ice in a " lunch" sized fucking cooler. Whoever does is retarded. Come on people, floating sammiches? I use freezer packs so I am not worried about leaking or a waterproof zipper.

Bad: no free stickers to put on my truck, no cool guy props at the range. Zipper is not waterproof (who cares), could use thicker insulation at the top to make a plug type seal but whatever. Needs a "top" handle so it carries better. Liner is kinda "tacky" so this stick a little.

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Perfect, just what I need for my kayak and random day trips. and 60% cheaper than RTIC soft 20
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:19 AM   #432 (permalink)
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:21 AM   #433 (permalink)
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Mine worked great this past weekend while out wheeling for 3 days. 80 degree temps and ice held through the final day.
My RTIC did equally well.

Definitely a good buy
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Old 11-21-2016, 10:29 AM   #434 (permalink)
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26 is also in stock at the moment. 72 shows out of stock for me
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72 and 52 say only store pickup on my screen. I picked up a 26 and it was available to be shipped to the house. Both 72 and 52 still in stock.
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73qt in stock now

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Not the greatest review but if anybody is looking for a quick comparison of RTIC 65 and Ozark Trail 73 here you go.

Below is an ice comparison when they were both brand new.

20 pounds of ice in each one with 2 beers
Days were in the mid 80's to low 90's

Both did really well last weekend for their first real use.

Both coolers for this test were cold water at the 96-hour check-in so I didn't post that pic.



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Approximately 72 Hours
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Not the greatest review but if anybody is looking for a quick comparison of RTIC 65 and Ozark Trail 73 here you go.

Below is an ice comparison when they were both brand new.

20 pounds of ice in each one with 2 beers
Days were in the mid 80's to low 90's
To be fair they need to be packed full of ice.
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Old 11-22-2016, 11:48 AM   #440 (permalink)
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To be fair they need to be packed full of ice.
Agreed and I stated that in my video I had recorded but I couldn't stand the sound of my voice to post it
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Still in stock but cant pull the trigger my Coleman Extreme is holding ice for 5 days while out elk hunting.
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Still in stock but cant pull the trigger my Coleman Extreme is holding ice for 5 days while out elk hunting.
Save your money. They don't hold ice any better than a Coleman xtreme. As tested in my video posted above in post #430. More durable, sure but not any better ice retention. If you want ice retention look at the Cabelas Polar Cap or Pelican cooler. But both are a bit bulkier than the OT or Yeti.
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The old lady just gave me a brand new 26 quart Ozark Trail cooler for an early anniversary present. She said she saw it sitting on the shelf at WalMart a few weeks ago and snagged it. I had told her several months ago to BOLO for one.

She even put several packs of jerky and a bunch of Kit Kats and PayDays in there.
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Agreed and I stated that in my video I had recorded but I couldn't stand the sound of my voice to post it
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we bought our daughter one of these. put ice in it Sunday afternoon and it still has ice in it and about 1.5" of water

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Kinda kinky to buy your daughter that little bikini and then fill it with ice...but whatever floats your boat. I hope she's not a minor!



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The old lady just gave me a brand new 26 quart Ozark Trail cooler for an early anniversary present. She said she saw it sitting on the shelf at WalMart a few weeks ago and snagged it. I had told her several months ago to BOLO for one.

She even put several packs of jerky and a bunch of Kit Kats and PayDays in there.
I was in the local WM yesterday getting a tackle box for drill bits/driver bits and there were a couple OT coolers on the shelf.
According to the dude in the sporting goods department they are getting them in regularly now.
Ammo was still thin.
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I snagged the last 52qt at my local WM last night and putting it to the test this weekend. Put about 20 drinks in it last night, half were pre-cooled, along with 20 lbs of ice. Would have been good if I had checked the drain plug since it was loose and leaked a bunch of water in my jeep We'll see how long that ice lasts once I start grabbing beers every hour tonight.

The wal mart inventory showed about half the stores within 50 miles of me had the 52qt in stock. The store I went to had at least 20 of the smaller 26qt coolers in stock and I didn't see the biggest ones.
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