There are some great options in the food cooling market. A household name around the world, Igloo manufactures their world famous ice chests in Waller County, Texas. A 1.4 million square foot facility that serves as their global corporate headquarters, as well as their warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facility.
The 50 quart MaxCold rolling cooler we are reviewing is a perfect option for tailgates, road trips, camping or jaunts to the beach. Yup, I said jaunts. It keeps ice cold for several days, meaning that weekend trip won’t be spent looking for replacement bags of ice. By elevating the floor of the cooler, Igloo has kept the contact to the hot ground minimal, allowing for a colder temperature inside.
We have had our Igloo to the beach to roll in sand, and in the back of our car for cross country road trips. Food and beverages stay cold, and no leaking in the car has left us without a complaint. It holds dozens of drinks, snacks and fruit, with room to spare. When it’s time to move this large chest, no problem. The telescoping handle and oversized wheels make it easy to maneuver for anyone, in most conditions.
If you find yourself looking for order in the large cavernous ice chest, look to Igloo’s accessories for storage and organization. This is one area that I would like to see more options, as they are not plentiful. With an interior space this large, I would assume that trays and storage bins would be standard, or at least be optional as an aftermarket piece.
The MaxCold line-up ranges from $39 to $168, with the 50 Quart version we reviewed going for a cool $89. See what I did there? ‘Cool.’ As in cooler. Ice Chest. You know, because Igloos keep things cold. Moving right along!
This Igloo MaxCold rolling cooler is still relatively new, but seeing that I own an Igloo Playmate from the 80s, I don’t see longevity being an issue.