The Engel 13 Quart Dry Box Cooler has a unique feature, it is completely air and water tight. Use it for food, refreshments, or bait and if it tips over it won't leak. Alternatively, use the Engel Dry Box Cooler for storing electronics or safety equipment and the inside will stay dry or dust free. Engel Dry Box Coolers can keep cold for up to 2 days.
|Length:||15 in / 38.1 cm|
|Width:||10 in / 25.4 cm|
|Weight:||3.5 lb / 1.59 kg|
|Int. Dim.:||12 x 7 x 8.5 in.|
Can't comment on how it works as a cooler, but as a dry box, it works great. The construction, fit/finish, etc. are all very good, and the handle is comfortable to hold. Carried it onto a plane, and it fit perfectly under the seat in front of me. Also, as the plane descended, the pressure difference between the inside and outside of the box caused the lid to seal shut - a testament to it's air-tightness. For $40, you can't go wrong.
Does not work well as a cooler, ice will not last all day in the heat. It is a great drybox but don't buy one to keep ice very long.
Engel 13 Quart Dry Box / Cooler. We have bought 3 of them so far. The first was for us to use as a cooler on kayaking Day Trips. We then ordered 2 more for each sons birthday to use as a Lunch Box / Cooler. With the tray out it will hold 6 of the 16 oz water bottles and ice to keep them cold for the day. If you fill your water bottles half full and freeze them, and finish filling them before using the cooler. It will hold 5 bottles on their side and 3 vertical with the tray in place. The tray will hold 2 sandwichs stacked and a third cut in half. OR you can put 1 sandwich in the tray with candy bars, and 3 additional sandwichs will stack over the water bottles beside the tray. This cooler is not meant to be a K2 or Yetti. It is just a very well made "Light Weight" cooler for day trips. I see it spending a great deal of time riding in the back seat of the truck to haul things home from the grocery store in the Summer. I did a review of the Engel Coolers on the Kayak Crazy web site.
The cooler keeps bottles of water frozen almost all day. It also comes with a tray so no need to order one.