The ability to get away from everything (and others) is more essential than ever. To be able to escape you will require an item that is among the well-known tools for van life, overlanding or just everyday family life that is the electric cooler.
Igloo is a popular brand for coolers that offer reliable and solid products. This is now an electric cooler which can be placed in a storage space such as an ice chest, and then be placed on its feet like fridges for quick access to the contents.
It’s sized more like a standard cooler, this soft-sided model can cool to 40 degrees, and then warms to 135 degrees Fahrenheit. It keeps food, drinks, and snacks cool or warm. It is equipped with exterior cup holders as well as pockets for additional items like snacks or sunscreen. It can also fit into smaller spaces, even when it’s full.
The armrest-sized cooler is tucked between the rear seats to provide ease of access. It cools to 40 ° below ambient temperatures, then heats up to 140 ° and can fit up to nine soda bottles. The lid comes with two cup holders, and an adjustable strap for carrying. It weighs empty at 9 pounds, which means you could take it on the go as well.
It is perhaps the most versatile of all, it is able to be connected at home, in your car or connect to the solar panel to keep it running. There’s a mobile app for controlling it as well as an USB port to charge phones, and a rechargeable replenishable battery lasting 10 hours that will keep it running even without plugging it in. A handle that can be extended and wheels help move this large 52-quart 34-pounder.
Forbes Wheels examined portable coolers that operate with 12 and 12/24 Volts DC. They are used to cool drinks and food items. They also operate at 120 volts when they are brought in from the vehicle. There are two types compressor refrigerators, which are similar to smaller refrigerators for homes equipped with coolants and compressors; and thermoelectric coolers with less expense which lower the temperature of the interior 40 degrees Fahrenheit less than the temperature of the vehicle, or the room. They’re not of use when ambient or vehicle air temperature is at or above 77 degrees because a refrigerator must be maintained at between 32 and 37 degrees Fahrenheit.
Certain units can heat food as well as chill and refrigerate within different areas in the cooler. We evaluated coolers on the basis of the features they offer, their storage capacity and external dimensions and energy efficiency, user reviews, as well as any additional bells and whistles for example, USB ports to charge phones.