Ozark Trail

Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance Cooler

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$86.00$86.00
The Ozark Trail 26-Qt High-Performance Cooler is a must-have addition to your camping trips. It keeps ice for more than four or five days so you can maintain the freshness of your food and drink. This roto molded cooler features heavy-duty, seamless, one-piece construction that makes it virtually unbreakable and built to last. With 26 qts of space you have enough room to take along pop, snacks, water, beer and more for your group. The T handle latches keep the lid closed securely until you want to open it up. A UV-resistant finish on the exterior keeps the plastic from fading or degrading in the sun. This cooler is also useful for bringing fish or game back to civilization.
  • Thermocooler Type
    Chest Coolers
  • Volume Capacity
    26 qt
  • Material
    Polyethylene

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The Ozark Trail 26-Qt High-Performance Cooler is a must-have addition to your camping trips. It keeps ice for more than four or five days so you can maintain the freshness of your food and drink. This roto molded cooler features heavy-duty, seamless, one-piece construction that makes it virtually unbreakable and built to last. With 26 qts of space you have enough room to take along pop, snacks, water, beer and more for your group. The T handle latches keep the lid closed securely until you want to open it up. A UV-resistant finish on the exterior keeps the plastic from fading or degrading in the sun. This cooler is also useful for bringing fish or game back to civilization.
Ozark Trail 26 qt High Performance Cooler, White:

  • Premium insulation keeps ice for more than 4.5 days
  • Roto-molded, seamless, 1-piece construction with UV-resistant exterior
  • Durable, secure T-handle latches
  • Stainless steel handle with comfort grip
  • Industrial strength stainless steel locking plate with built-in bottle opener
  • Certified bear-resistant by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
  • Fish ruler on lid
  • Ozark Trail high-performance cooler features 2 drink holders on lid
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
best ever chest
Shipping was delayed so I could not use it on my trip but after thorough look I think it is great. It is very sturdy with good insulation. The elastic holdowns are effective and easy to use even for me (88 years old). It also has a strong provision for a padlock , I think in some situations it could be used as a strongbox. It has been tested and shown to be bear resistant ,it certainly would prevent entry to any other critters like Racoons. The carry handle is strong and comfortable. We have had many ice chests over the years for travel, camping, boating etc. This is the best I have seen. It might be a bit heavy when loaded for some uses. The included packing guide is interesting and useful. The website photos are complete but I have included a couple.
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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
AWFUL
This Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance Cooler is the worst. The only thing I like about it is the 2 cup holders on top. It says it keeps ice for more than 4.5 days. No way!! Maybe 18 hours! It's 26 quarts. The lid has a measuring guide up to 17 inches not sure what one would use that for. But the absolute worst feature of this product is the closures. They are made from rubber like elastics. Never have I ever seen a cooler close and open this way. They are so tight and too hard for me to actually use. My husband even has a hard time. He says maybe it'll get easier over time and they'll loosen up a bit. But really?!?! Who's idea was that. I posted a picture of exactly what I am talking about. This cooler is completely useless to me!
Most helpful positive review
4 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
best ever chest
Shipping was delayed so I could not use it on my trip but after thorough look I think it is great. It is very sturdy with good insulation. The elastic holdowns are effective and easy to use even for me (88 years old). It also has a strong provision for a padlock , I think in some situations it could be used as a strongbox. It has been tested and shown to be bear resistant ,it certainly would prevent entry to any other critters like Racoons. The carry handle is strong and comfortable. We have had many ice chests over the years for travel, camping, boating etc. This is the best I have seen. It might be a bit heavy when loaded for some uses. The included packing guide is interesting and useful. The website photos are complete but I have included a couple.
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2 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
AWFUL
This Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance Cooler is the worst. The only thing I like about it is the 2 cup holders on top. It says it keeps ice for more than 4.5 days. No way!! Maybe 18 hours! It's 26 quarts. The lid has a measuring guide up to 17 inches not sure what one would use that for. But the absolute worst feature of this product is the closures. They are made from rubber like elastics. Never have I ever seen a cooler close and open this way. They are so tight and too hard for me to actually use. My husband even has a hard time. He says maybe it'll get easier over time and they'll loosen up a bit. But really?!?! Who's idea was that. I posted a picture of exactly what I am talking about. This cooler is completely useless to me!
Shipping was delayed so I could not use it on my trip but after thorough look I think it is great. It is very sturdy with good insulation. The elastic holdowns are effective and easy to use even for me (88 years old). It also has a strong provision for a padlock , I think in some situations it could be used as a strongbox. It has been tested and shown to be bear resistant ,it certainly would prevent entry to any other critters like Racoons. The carry handle is strong and comfortable. We have had many ice chests over the years for travel, camping, boating etc. This is the best I have seen. It might be a bit heavy when loaded for some uses. The included packing guide is interesting and useful. The website photos are complete but I have included a couple.
This Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance Cooler is the worst. The only thing I like about it is the 2 cup holders on top. It says it keeps ice for more than 4.5 days. No way!! Maybe 18 hours! It's 26 quarts. The lid has a measuring guide up to 17 inches not sure what one would use that for. But the absolute worst feature of this product is the closures. They are made from rubber like elastics. Never have I ever seen a cooler close and open this way. They are so tight and too hard for me to actually use. My husband even has a hard time. He says maybe it'll get easier over time and they'll loosen up a bit. But really?!?! Who's idea was that. I posted a picture of exactly what I am talking about. This cooler is completely useless to me!

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

best ever chest

Shipping was delayed so I could not use it on my trip but after thorough look I think it is great. It is very sturdy with good insulation. The elastic holdowns are effective and easy to use even for me (88 years old). It also has a strong provision for a padlock , I think in some situations it could be used as a strongbox. It has been tested and shown to be bear resistant ,it certainly would prevent entry to any other critters like Racoons. The carry handle is strong and comfortable. We have had many ice chests over the years for travel, camping, boating etc. This is the best I have seen. It might be a bit heavy when loaded for some uses. The included packing guide is interesting and useful. The website photos are complete but I have included a couple.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Unbreakable Top Notch Battleship strong cooler A+!

Strong & Sturdy 2 withstand any situation, even BEARS! I live on lake so Cant wait 2 take on boat this summer. 2 cup holders on top, built in 17" ruler 4 measuring fish. Thick sides 4 insulation, keeps food & up to 36 cans cold for 4-5 days! Has lock plate & bottle opener. Tight seal w/rubber pull lock latches, WILL NOT LEAK, flipped it over to make sure! 4 anyone into Fishing or Outdoors. Steel handle w/Foam grip 4 carrying. A must have! I love this thing! It's A Keeper! Truly indestructible! Smooth round edges, a beautiful design.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Not for the weak!

To start this is a heavy duty no messing around Cooler! I seen complaints about how hard it is to unlatch it. Yes you need a little strength but if you drop this cooler or knock it over the contents inside will not come out and get dirty all over the campsite ground which has happen to me many times.

The seals on this are amazing! Very thick seals and quality made that will keep water from coming out or hot hair from entering into the cooler.

There is a 17 inch ruler on top which is nice if you are fishing and want to know real fast if your fish is bigger than your buddies or family member.

The exterior material is extremely well made to withstand even a bear attack if you happen to be camping in area with bears!! There is a area where you can attach a lock which can be nice if you leave your cooler out on the picnic table it will deter someone taking it or can lock it to the table.

I haven't had a chance to see how many days the ice will last on a hot day due to the fact I live in Michigan and it's 35 degrees right now and we're quarantined due to the Coronavirus. But based on the quality that I can see and feel I don't think that will be a problem. If I get two days of holding ice that is plenty for me but based on what the cooler says 4.5 I'm sure it should get close. Keep in mind though if you have four beers in there and nothing else,that will affect the time it holds the ice from melting.

I like the gray and orange color combination also versus the old white or blue,green etc. The material is nice enough that it will not hold dirt like some plastics that have a textured surface. Personally I think I will have many good years to come with this.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Great high performing cooler!

The Ozark Trail 26-Quart High-Performance Cooler as the name implies is Walmart's own roto-molded (short for rotational molding) cooler geared for those needing better cooling. So what's the difference from a regular cooler? Well the main difference would be an additional two to three days. Most coolers would last you a couple of days meaning that a regular weekend outdoor trip would fall within a regular cooler's specifications. But what if you are going out on a longer trip? Obviously, a regular cooler won't cut it. Here come roto molded coolers. Roto molded coolers are designed to keep food and other stuff longer which is usually around five days. Well one can argue that you can argue that you can always add ice. But what if you are in the middle of the ocean on a fishing trip or a place where the nearest store is 50 miles away? Then a roto molded cooler is the perfect cooler for this need as it can store ice around five day. Seven in some cases.

The design of this roto molded cooler is one piece for the main body and another piece for the cover. It has rubber seals and are closed by using steel hinges and t-handle latches so that it gives you an almost airtight seal making ice last longer. That said, the extra cooling properties of this cooler makes it larger and heavier. Also, the process in making it takes longer also adds to its price. So that said, are the extra “cons” still worth it? Definitely yes! If long lasting cooling is your main priority, then this is the perfect cooler for you. And also, roto molded coolers are tough and leak proof making this last a lifetime. I would strongly recommend this to those looking for a high performance cooler.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Truly High Performance

I have been wanting to try one of the "High Performance" coolers. This one earns the name. I received it from the carrier and brought it into the house. Opened it up and went to open the lid and check it out. I couldn't get the lid open no matter how hard I tried. Finally I got a pry tool from my tool box and pried the lid at the metal part of the latch. Then I heard a "whoosing" sound like opening a new can of coffee. Then I realized that the cooler had a vacuum on it and was sealed tight. Obviously part of the journey to me must have been by air and it sealed itself. If it will hold a vacuum, water spillage should never be a problem.

I filled it partly with ice and went grocery shopping. It kept even frozen biscuits rock hard frozen. After several stops and opening and closing the cooler many times, I left the ice in it to see how long it would last. I have attached pictures from day 1 and day 4. Filled properly as the maker recommends, I think it would last the 5 days claimed no problem.

It has a well padded metal handle and tight closing latches with a place for a lock if you need it. I think it will last for many years.


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by CjJanuary 13, 2020


1. It can hold 36 cans.
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2. Hi Cj, thank you for your question regarding our 26 quart cooler. We would like to advise the can capacity for this cooler is 36 cans. For any other questions or concerns please contact us directly: service@ca-innovations.com Thank you again for reaching out.
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Last answer: January 13, 2020

by MIkeyBMay 22, 2020


1. Hi MikeyB, thank you for your question regarding your 26 quart cooler. Your Ozark Trail High Performance cooler is dry ice compatible. Because dry ice is so cold, there are a few safety precautions to keep in mind when using dry ice in your cooler. For more information about proper handling, storage, ventilation and transportation please visit the website for dry ice safety to ensure you are using it correctly in your cooler. For any other questions please do not hesitate to reach out to one of our customer care team members at our company website ArcticZone. Thanks again for reaching out.
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