The Engel 30 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. Dry Box Coolers can keep cold for up to 2 days.
|Length:||19.5 in / 49.53 cm|
|Width:||12.5 in / 31.75 cm|
|Height:||14.5 in / 36.83 cm|
|Weight:||7 lb / 3.18 kg|
|Int. Dim.:||16.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 in.|
I could not be happier with the product or Austin Kayak. It was here in Florida two days after I ordered it. As a dry box it does what it was intended to do. I bought it primarily as a cooler for fishing from a kayak. After eight hours in the Florida heat and sun very little of the ice is melted. This is not the equivalent of a high end roto molded cooler but it doesn't carry a $300 price tag either. This cooler/dry box fills a roll and it would be hard to find another product that does it as well for the same or less money.
This box is well made for a dry storage box as it has a good seal and keeps out dust and water. The problem is I bought this to use as a cooler and it is worthless at keeping ice. A full cooler of ice with pre-cooled drinks will not last 12 hours before the ice has totally melted. I doubt it will keep ice 4 hours during the summer. Just a bummer because it would have been an excellent cooler if the insulation wasn't so thin. No complaints about ACK. Good to deal with and fast shipping.
The cooler is a decent size for a day or two. I have not had the opportunity to use it yet, but it appears weel made and seals well. The only potential problem that I see is the carry strap arrangement. the box is a bit bulk and large to be using a strp. The cooler really needs a set of decent handles. The lack of a drain plug is also not the best, but since it is used as a "dry" box too, my assumption is they wanted to limit the potential areas that could leak. Of course it also saves money not t put one in. I bought it to use on day/overnight trips in the car, where a large cooler was not needed . I think it will handle those requirements fine.
Be a great dry box. Super durable. Haul around to job sites and pack in drift boat and raft on the rivers. Won't keep ice long. Pay for what you get.