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.
Igloo Island Breeze 60 Roller Review
Cons: Can’t be used as a seat. Light on insulation.
Our Analysis and Test Results
The Igloo Island Breeze 60 Roller is an inexpensive, readily available wheeling insulator.
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.
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.
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.
The generous and varied handles, overall lightweight construction, and large diameter wheels move this insulator around quite readily.
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.
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.
OutdoorGearLab Member Reviews
Most recent review: March 24, 2015
100% of 1 reviewers recommend it
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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