Outdoor Gear Reviews

Orion Coolers Review

We found the Orion 45 Cooler to be tough as nails in our review and very well thought out. Orion Coolers are made right here in the United States by the great team at Jackson Kayak in Sparta, TN. We asked for the smallest cooler they had to test and we got the 45. The size was about right for most all general applications though I wouldn’t mind owning a 25 for most all of my trips because it would fit perfectly in the passenger seat next to me on the long drives I take for hunting trips.


Orion sent us this cooler to test out for 30 days and it is headed back to Orion this week. We enjoyed being able to use it and test it and we found it to be absolutely solid.


The Orion Coolers 45 has 45 quarts of internal space to house food, meat, water, ice, beer, soda or whatever you need on your outdoor adventures. The 45 makes a great standing platform and I used it in the back of the Toyota to stand on and glass for mule deer. I am quite sure that I could bone out a small deer and fill the meat into the 45 but I think the 65 would be the safer bet.


Everything about the Orion sets it apart, from the funky cool camo colors like jungle, sky, forest and Dorado, to the cool antlered logo, to the tie downs and the 2.5 inches of roto-molded plastic. The Yakattack gear tracks allow customization via RAM accessory integration like go-pro mounts, GPS, phone holders, and more.

Our only complaint was this cooler is a bit expensive, it is a premium cooler and not for every consumer. The Orion 45 is priced right at $450.00 and over 10 years that’s only 45 dollars and our bet is that this cooler is going to last quite a bit longer then 10 years. If you are serious about getting a quality premium cooler and you don’t want to have a cooler like everyone else, take a look at Orion Coolers, they are pretty darn cool and pretty much bomb-proof.  I am going to save up for one here soon.



Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of HuntingLife.com. His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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