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RTIC Hard Cooler 65 qt, Grey, Ice Chest with Heavy Duty Rubber Latches, 3 Inch Insulated Walls Keeping Ice Cold for Days, Great
|Item Weight||36 Pounds|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||32.52 x 19.21 x 18.03 inches|
|Unit Count||1.0 Count|
|Dimensions||32.52 × 19.21 × 18.03 in|
32.52 x 19.21 x 18.03 inches
|Date First Available||
February 24, 2021
Deb B –
This is just what we needed we love it.This holds ice so much longer than a regular cooler. We bought one for our summer place and we didn’t have to spend as much time refilling it with ice. It also has a drain spout on the side which makes it much easier to empty any water that may be in it. It is a little on the heavier side than a regular cooler when filled. we keep it in one spot and run a hose to the drain spout. Liked it so much but a second one for the main house.It is worth every penny.
The inside is smaller than you think.The insulation is thick and the cooler is tough. The problem is that it approaches a full size cooler outer dimension with a small picnic cooler inner dimension. In almost every circumstance where you would have room to bring this cooler somewhere, you could also bring the 65qt cooler and have room for more ice and more food. I happened to end up with both sizes and I have them pictured. Unless you are storing your cooler in a place that just doesnt have room for the 65 qt cooler, then I would bring that one. Even without being full of ice, the 65 qt cooler maintained a temperature of 36 degrees in a basket in the top of the cooler (the warmest part of the cooler). I’m sure the 45 qt would have done the same. I just wouldn’t expect it to last as long, because there is room for more ice in the bigger cooler. When I bought them both, there was only around a $30 difference between the two ($250 or $280), so I would spend the extra few dollars for the larger cooler. I also highly recommend the basket on the top for anything stored in paper, or cardboard (like butter amd eggs) and the cutting board divider. They are both great.
L Nichols –
Very durableLoved the size. It’s perfect for the activities we do as a great big family! Now the tribe can stay out in the wild longer!
Ken Hicks –
Great DealerJust as good as Yeti, better price.
Jeremiah Roberson –
Keeps Ice for 3.5 days when 100 out!Just bought this puppy a few days ago. I prepped it for a long weekend trip with adding a few ice packs to cool it down early before we left. I think that helps instead of adding ice when it is warm from the garage.It was horrible out. 100 every day and direct heat near our camper. Beer was cold 3.5 days later when we got home. I just added 2 RTIC ice packs and 2 bags of ice. Would imagine we could have gotten the whole 4 days.
Nice product!Good quality and well made! Seems to have good seals and is air tight. My only qualm is that the rubber feet inhibit the ability to slide it around. When it is fully loaded it is pretty heavy and the ability to slide it would be nice.
Great cooler! (updates)Highly impressed with the RTIC 45. First off, ordered the 45 and 20 on a Monday afternoon and received them Tuesday morning. Coolers both look great, no discernible difference in appearance or build quality between these and the Yetis.The big question is how does it hold ice? The answer is great. The 45 has had ice in it going on day 4 now. Not sure if the 20 will go as long, but mine has done very well even while being constantly opened and closed.I was torn between the 45 and the 65. After carrying the 45 filled with ice, I’m glad I didn’t go bigger!Attached pic is from today, after a few days, in and out grabbing water, adding new water, and sitting in the back of my truck.Update: I’ve had both the 20 and 45 for about two months now and have used them both quite a bit traveling and during hunting season. Five observations so far:1. The 20 doesn’t hold ice as long as the larger 45. Kind of expected though, and it still holds ice worlds longer than the Igloo cube it replaced. The Igloo didn’t last a day and I get 3, maybe 4 days out of the 20. I’m happy with that.2. The lid doesn’t always want to stay open. Somewhat annoying at first but I’ve gotten used to it.3. I haven’t had the issue, but have seen complaints about condensation around the drain plug. The drain plug is not insulated, and a quick fix is shoving a wine cork into there. It fits perfectly and effectively insulates the drain plug.4. The 45 is a great performer. I’m constantly impressed with ice retention. Loaded, it is quite heavy to carry solo.5. What I’m not impressed with is what they did with their warranty. They changed overnight without notice from 7 years to 30 days. I really like the product, but probably wouldn’t have bought knowing that. The two I have so far give every appearance that I won’t have any issues, but I’m a little wary now.
Amazing travel coolerI am very happy with this cooler. It has served me very well. I purchased this cooler for my truck bed camper set up and I have not been disappointed. I put ice in it 14 days ago, in weather that has been varying from 82 degrees in the day to 40 degrees at night and it is still there. It has a solid build you can feel as soon as you pick it up. I have used it as a step stool to get to my roof rack locks. The foot pads adhere to the truck bed very well and it has not shifted once. Great product and a fraction of the cost of some of the other coolers out there that perform on level with it.Dec 2019 – I have had this cooler for quite awhile now and I will say the biggest reason I gave this cooler 5 stars was because of the amazing and affordable price I purchased it at, which I believe at the time was about $165.00 or so. Now I return to find it at the exact same price as the Yeti. This is an outstanding cooler and has performed well so far. I did have to replace the O-rings around the plug due to leakage at couple times, but I consider that just standard maintenance. The bear resistant advertisement seems new as well and I can confidently say a brown or even a black bear would rip the lid open like a fat kid goin at a bag of Skittles. No way are those rubber toggles keeping a bear out. Saying this cooler is bear resistant is the equivalent of saying a cereal box is child resistant because the kid has to open it. Overall…I would say since RTIC has upped the price you are better off going with a Yeti. Yeti has been around longer, has worked out a great deal of their kinks and hiccups as far as manufacturing and production goes, and has pretty solid customer support from what I have heard. RTIC’s biggest appeal, its affordable price, has apparently gone away.