The Engel 19 Quart Dry Box Cooler has a unique feature, it is completely air and water tight. Use the Engel 19 Quart Dry Box Cooler for food, refreshments or bait, and if it tips over it won't leak. Alternatively, use the Engel 19 Quart 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:||16.6 in / 42.16 cm|
|Width:||11 in / 27.94 cm|
|Height:||13 in / 33.02 cm|
|Weight:||5.5 lb / 2.49 kg|
|Int. Dim.:||13.5 x 8 x 10 in.|
|Pink - 19||UC19-P||0646437185349|
|Tan - 19||UC19T||8851449202010|
|White - 19||UC19||8857108511615|
This was the lowest price I could find for this cooler. Most other sites were selling it for at least $55. Plus I got free shipping. I ordered the than color b/c I work outdoors and need something I can use daily that wont show dirt and wear and tear so much. Its a little heavier than my old Igloo but it sure does keep stuff a lot colder even w/o an ice pack. I like that it has a strap so I can carry it even if my hands are full. Well-made, would recommend to anyone. Super fast shipping from these guys, too.
I've had this little cooler about a month and have used it three times. Pros: very good seal, I haven't turned it over while full of melted ice yet, but I doubt much or any would leak if I did. It seals pretty well. I don't know how long it actually keeps ice compared to other coolers I have but plan to compare sometime (check youtube for comparison, if I ever do, I'll post it). It looks like a very expensive yeti. People always ask me how I like it, assuming it cost much more. Cons: the stainless latches on front seem under sized and usually one will get locked into the lid when latching it up. Also don't like the plastic hinges on the rear. What's the point of using stainless on the front and plastic on the rear. A chain is only as strong as the weakest link right? Also, The handle may last for years, but it seems a little under built considering the weight it needs to carry when the cooler is loaded. The strap is a good idea, but if you use is you can't access inside very easily. I am trying to find small cam or ratcheting tie downs for the side.
The 19 qt cooler/dry box is a good size that holds plenty of food and even some of my dry goods at the same time. The gel ice packs I use keep the food at a good temperature and the box itself is lightweight and is easy to carry around. I havn't used it yet in the Texas heat but I suspect it will do a good job of keeping my food from spoiling while I am at work and that is all I can ask from any cooler without paying a lot of money.
My wife works for a home caregiver company and several days a week is on the road at clients' houses. She's always taken an old Playmate cooler along for her lunch, snacks, and some water. This Christmas I gave her an Engel 19qt to replace the old inefficient cooler. I waited a week to write this review so I could see what she thought of it and she LOVES it. With one ice pack from the freezer, at the end of the day the cooler is still cold. Once a week we also pick up raw milk from a local farmer and the cooler is excellent for that - those 2 quart mason jars fit in it perfectly. And, you can't beat Austin Kayak for the price. We just saw the same cooler in a local bait & tackle shop for $11 more than what I paid here.