How To Find The Best Cooler Box For Camping.

A new generation of portable coolers has moved the game beyond the inferior models you can buy at the local supermarket. For fishermen, hunters and campers alike, these are worthwhile replacements if a compressor fridge is impractical or just too expensive.

With the arrival of the new generation of cooler boxes which can endure the hardships of a cross country field trip, a deepsea fishing cruise, a family camping trip and much more, keeping things cool does not need to be a headache anymore.

Below you will find some of the best cooler boxes on the market to keep your food and drinks cold for days provided of course you keep the lid closed as much as is practical.

Safari Chiller

The handcrafted fiberglass Safari Chillers are manufactured in South Africa and offer a competitively-priced alternative to conventional plastic and rotomoulded designs. A large diversity of sizes are available and the flat-topped lid is designed for bait preparation for fishermen.


  • Construction: Fiberglass shell with polyurethane core
  • Capacity: Available in 12 sizes from 4l – 85l
  • Dimensions: 63.5×43.5x38cm (45l)
  • Weight: 8.9kg (45l)
  • Features: Stainless-steel foldaway handles, and stainless-steel latches and hinges for effective sealing
  • Claimed ice retention: N/A
  • Warranty: Contact the manufacturer for queries

Campmaster Safari Cooler

If you require a heavy-duty, long-lasting cooler that is robust enough for sustained abuse but does not break the bank, the Campmaster Safari range may be the candidate. With 50mm thick walls, Campmaster claims ice retention of up to five days.


  • Construction: Impact-resistant plastic
  • Capacity: 45/60l
  • Dimensions: 60x40x44cm (45l)
  • Weight: 11kg (45l)
  • Features: Foldaway carry handles
  • Claimed ice retention: 5 days
  • Warranty: 1 year

Römer Cooler

Römer offers a high-quality, strong, rotomoulded cooler for a notably competitive price, and in three colors: olive green, grey, and Kalahari sand. The Römer has 50mm walls filled with refrigeration-grade polyurethane. Cooling efficiency is competitive, but the no-frills feature list ensures the price stays keen.


  • Construction: Rotomoulded plastic
  • Capacity: 45l/65l
  • Dimensions: 76x43x48cm (65l)
  • Weight: 12kg (65l)
  • Features: Foldaway carry handles, rubber T-handle latches
  • Claimed ice retention: 10 days
  • Warranty: 2 year

Coleman 70QT Extreme Cooler

The Extreme Series is Coleman’s range of high-end coolers, offering good value for money.


  • Construction: Hard plastic
  • Capacity: 66l
  • Dimensions: 72x40x44cm
  • Weight: 6.1kg
  • Features: 4 beverage holders, 2-way handles for easier lifting and carrying
  • Claimed ice retention: 5 days
  • Warranty: N/A

Evakool Icekool

Evakool offers a large variety of sizes, each with its own individual features. Evakool furthermore offers customized branding and color options for your cooler.


  • Construction: Rotomoulded Polyethylene
  • Capacity: Available in 17 sizes between 10l and 67l
  • Dimensions: 68x 37.5x38cm (47l)
  • Weight: 8kg (47l)
  • Features: Stretch-down loops for effective sealing, foldaway plastic handles on boxes 25 litres
  • Claimed ice retention: 6 days
  • Warranty: 5 years

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