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Igloo Island Breeze 60 Roller Review

Igloo Island Breeze 60 Qt. Roller
By: Jediah Porter ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Mar 24, 2015
Price:  $70 List  |  $53.37 at Amazon - 24% Off
Pros:  Light, wheeled, and inexpensive.
Cons:  Can’t be used as a seat. Light on insulation.
Manufacturer:   Igloo
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  • Durability - 20% 6
  • Ease of Use - 20% 6
  • Insulation Value - 40% 6
  • Portability - 20% 8
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Our Verdict

Our testers wheeled this cooler to afternoon barbecues and carried it around on car camping trips. As compared to basically all of the others in our test, the insulating value was limited. However, the portable and cheap form factor will appeal to those on a budget with short-term application in mind.


Our Analysis and Test Results

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The Igloo Island Breeze 60 Roller is an inexpensive, readily available wheeling insulator.

Performance Comparison


The inexpensive and readily available Igloo Island Breeze.
The inexpensive and readily available Igloo Island Breeze.

Insulation Value


There is nothing remarkable about the insulation value of this model. For casual use, it will do the trick. However, in extended use, expect more-rapid-than-average ice loss. In our head-to-head testing this Igloo didn't fare too well. The most direct comparison is to the similarly sized, Best Buy winning Coleman 62 Xtreme Wheeled cooler. Pitting these against one another, the Coleman comes out well ahead.

Even though it can be electrically cold  you can use this ice box with ice in the traditional sense as well. Filling up the Igloo for a week on the road.
Even though it can be electrically cold, you can use this ice box with ice in the traditional sense as well. Filling up the Igloo for a week on the road.

Ease of Use


The broad lid opens and closes readily. In order to preserve the lightweight and inexpensive wheels, Igloo labels this cooler recommending that one not sit on it. Our testers were unanimously put off by this.

Detail of the wheel  axle  and drain area of Igloo's Island Breeze cooler.
Detail of the wheel, axle, and drain area of Igloo's Island Breeze cooler.

Durability


As long as the user refrains from sitting on the cooler, this will last fairly well. Traditional, glued and foam-insulated cooler construction is pretty reliable.

Because of the wheel construction  Igloo recommends not sitting on the lid.  The excess weight can collapse the wheels and axle.
Because of the wheel construction, Igloo recommends not sitting on the lid. The excess weight can collapse the wheels and axle.

Portability


The generous and varied handles, overall lightweight construction, and large diameter wheels move this insulator around quite readily.

Value


This is an inexpensive cooler. However, given the relatively poor insulating value and limited application as a picnic seat, our testers feel it is worth a few extra dollars for something like our Best Buy pick.

Conclusion


The Igloo Island Breeze rolling cooler is readily available, inexpensive, and will keep drinks ice cold for an afternoon picnic or a single night of camping out.

Even on mildly rough ground the Igloo Island Breeze rolls easily.
Even on mildly rough ground the Igloo Island Breeze rolls easily.

Jediah Porter

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   Nov 20, 2013 - 02:59pm
middle joe · Climber · oc

I have the MAXCOLD® 50 QUART version of this cooler which I picked-up for $42 at Costco. I own 4 coolers and this is my "go to" cooler. It's beefy, with fat wheels so rolls well in dirt, yet not too big. No issue using it as a stool even thought it says "do not sit on." Depending on the temps the cooler will keep ice 2 to 5 days. Perfect for weekend trips. Con: it's too tall for bear box's and some car trunks; I'll have to look for something else for Yosemite trips.

My rating is based on the MAXCOLD® version, which probably should have been the one reviewed.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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