So, I'll start off going over some of the things that are important to remember with this cooler. I see a lot of people saying it won't keep ice or items cold, but I did not have this issue. You have to remember that the greater quantity of ice you add, the better the cooling will be. I pack this thing to the brim and it lasted almost 4 whole days. Another item of note, you must use ice from a freezer, not a machine. The big bags from your local store will suffice, but this ice is far more dense and keeps longer! The cooler itself is built so well, it feels like it is of quality when you touch it and it acts of quality as well. You absolutely should buy this if you are an outdoorsman like me!
- Thermocooler TypeChest Coolers
- Volume Capacity52 qt
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Ozark Trail 52-Qt High-Performance Cooler:
- Premium insulation and rugged construction are complemented by a whole range of features
- Stainless steel locking plate with built-in bottle opener
- T-handle latches
- Reversible anti-skid/slide feet
- Garden-hose-compatible oversized drain with threaded plug
- Wire basket
- 4 drink holders
- Built-in fish ruler
- Heavy-duty handles with comfort grip for easy carrying
- Tested by the USDA's Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and certified bear resistant
- Rotomolded cooler available in gray or white
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Roto-molded, seamless, 1-piece construction
Durable, secure T-handle latches
Reversible anti-skid/slide feet
Industrial strength, stainless steel locking plate with built-in bottle opener
Certified bear-resistant by the interagency Grizzly Bear Committee
|Fish ruler on lid|
|Drink holders on lid|
|Keeps ice up to|
|Limited 5 Year Warranty|
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Ozark Trail 52-Quart High-Performance Cooler, Grey
2 - Heavy duty side handles with comfort grip
|28.75" x 17.5" x 17"|
|23" x 11.6" x 11"|
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I love this thing. First off, in addition to being an excellent cooler, this thing is strong enough to double as a bench on my deck or patio it's soo tough. I think I could use it in my home gym as a plyo box too. It is heavy, no doubt, as others have mentioned. Personally, I think that's a good thing because it means its tougher and has more insulation. Like most guys I know, I'd love a Yeti or Rtic or some other brand, but they just are too expensive for me to justify buying for the limited times I'd used them for. This cooler is the answer. It cools just as well and has just as many features, but at a price that's much better. The size is perfect too - the next size smaller, I think 26qt is nice and portable, but this is more for a week's camping trip or big party with lots of beverages in it. The cooler itself looks great too. I have had a lot of coolers over the years and it's nice seeing how nice this one is built - should last forever if treated right. I also like that Walmart sells replacement parts for it too - like hinges, locks and drain plugs. Lastly, I like how I can get a pull cart for this too. This is a heavy cooler empty - loaded up it would be a bear walking to the beach with it. Overall, I am happy with it and can't wait to use it more later on this week.
AWESOME cooler,don't waste $$ on the competitor!!
Was extremely looking forward to receiving this cooler just so I could do a fair comparison review, which will also serve as a full product review..
-I own one of the smaller more expensive competitor's coolers which more in price & half the size & don't see much of a difference except for the amount more money I spent on the competitor's..
This is a really rugged cooler.. It can easily manage short drops like off of the back of a truck bed or even an 10 step flight of stairs & still remain in tact w/potentially only a few scratches.. You will not lose any contents from the cooler after a drop IF secured properly w/the straps..
I didn't realize how big it would be & the size w/all of the containment technology makes it much heavier that other coolers it's size.. I included pics w/a can of soda & a Bluetooth speaker for size & scale comparison..
-Side grips makes it easy for one person to handle while empty & strap handles which makes it easier for 2 people to handle w/full & weight is distributed..
-Really thick & heavy duty stoppers at the bottom which makes it next to impossible to slide or move when empty or full..
-Bottle opener (a little gimmicky & seems like an afterthought) is functionally located where the lock hole is..
-Dual drain plugs, a small one to slowly drain or a larger one for fast draining..
-Storage rack inside.. this is extremely helpful for small quick grab items like kids juices small containers, etc so you don't have to dig through the entire cooler for a small item..
-Ice & cold storage: cooler held ice a little over 3days, roughly 84hrs.. That's a 3/4 full coolest with nothing but ice & leaving just a few small pieces of visable ice, but the water was still very cold.. Competitor held ice at the same level for roughly 91hrs.. 7hrs was not a deal breaker for me especially since I'd gotten almost 4day out of it.. Keep in mind, unless you will use this ONLY for storage for that amount of time the time will decrease upon normal entertaining/use where frequent opening & closing of the cooler is present.. I opened it 2x a day @ roughly 12hr intervals..
Overall I think this cooler is a WIN-WIN-WIN, on size, durability & price.. I hope this review was helpful to you..
Wow, this Cooler is a well made Beast
Regarding Ozark packaging for residential shipment, very nicely done! Double wall shipping grade cardboard box arrived with the usual dings, scratches, etc while the actual cooler inside arrived unscaved. Perhaps the packaging could have been more transit friendly with some hand-hold cutouts, my courier used a dolly for delivery.
I have several Coolers.. from 120 quart all the way down to a daily lunch carrier cooler, this Ozark 52qt is in the running with professional colliers such as the catergator extreme series, at a consumer level price.
I found that following the manufacturers recommendations for 'best performance' did achieve much better results as far as retaining ice, and not following those guidelines gave me results much as I get with my larger (and also well made) coolers. It's recommended that the internals be pre-cooled with a bit of sacrificial ice, remove the melt after a bit, and it's ready to fully load.
Like the most expensive coolers, this 52qt Ozark incorporates huge steel pinned Hinges (look for attached photos), Rubber Lid Seal, super strong exterior Walls and Top.. it feels like I could use it for a jack-stand under my truck if the need arises. The drain has two threaded outlets, one for a garden hose and one massive 2" bore outlet for super quick drain.
It's advertised with Reversible Feet.. one side of the Foot is soft rubber and the other side is hard plastic. This comes in handy IF you want the cooler to slide all over the place easily, you can flip the Feet over and expose the hard plastic side. The rubber side is soft and sticks well to everything, i.e. forget about sliding it into your truck bed. A bit of a warning.. it you feel you ever want that option, get some real tools and crack all four feet loose because if you're out in the boonies and no socket wrench, that won't be sufficient, these feet are partially glued and the SS bolt is countersunk and threadlocker used, see photos attached.
The carry handles are soft silicone style rubber over a webbed strap, they feel very nice on the hands when fully loaded.
Overall weight at 29# empty, might be too much for a smaller person to throw around continuously, two smaller persons wouldn't have any problem at all. My daughter finds it a bit awkward, but her comment is that it fits all the stuff she would need on a short trip and doubles as a sturdy bench. I'm 5'11 200# and have no problem with it.
This Ozark 52qt will be taking many trips in my family, and it appears.. for many years to come!Great Cooler at a great price-point.
Look for some photos attached.. stay safe folks.. Covid 19 is out there!
This is probably the best cooler I've had. I had it outside while I was mowing on the yard with 30 pounds of ice and drinks in. It was in a carport area and kept the drinks cool all day. It's a good cooler for get togethers and when grilling out to keep the drinks cool and say if you pick groceries up and make another stop to keep things cool. I will mention it will get heavy easily with ice and drinks inside so get a hand to move if it's full. It closes well yet I can see where the rubber tabs that hold the lid shut could stretch or break. Looks like it would be easy to replace if needed though.
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