My wife and I bought an old school Igloo cooler from the 70's with the "waffle top" lid at a yard sale because it reminded me of one of the old Igloos my dad always caried with us on our camping trips. The latch lock is broken on it and it needs a new drain cap. I improvised by plugging the drain with a perfectly matched stick from our campsite. We've been out a week and the stick is working perfectly. The melted ice stays inside and the ice doesn't melt as fast! #see photos#. So we come in to the local Walmart for supplies and find this "close" version of my fathers 1970's cooler for $18.88 and buy it. BIG mistake! The temperature is never constant even with the lid tightly closed. Now I dont anally check the temperature, I just mean the ice doesn't last long before it begins to melt. We bought 2 18 lb bags of ice at a local self-serve ice station yesterday, and put one bag in the new Igloo and one bag in the old and well, the photos say it all. Apparently, they dont insulate the new Igloos as well as they did the old ones. There is "sweat" condensation on the lid of the new cooler, which tells me the cold air is escaping enough to mix with the warm air outside the cooler #condensation#, and all my beer is floating in icy water. While the old cooler still has solid ice in it and is keeping everything nice and COLD! This is definite proof of, "They dont make them like they used to"!, and "you get what you pay for". I wouldn't buy this one. I'd pay a little more and hopefully get a better cooler, but this experience makes me a little suspicious of Igloo. Does a more expensive Igloo mean a better Igloo? I guess we'll have to read the other reviews to find out, but very disappointed in THIS Igloo.... :-|
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