Last year on opening day, my buddy Ron shot a good whitetail. The problem was that the temperature was in the 70s. We were hunting in t-shirt weather and though temps dropped to the 40s at night, the rest of the week remained in the upper 70s so we needed a little help. Luckily, we got some assistance from the rancher whose land we hunt on and got to put the meat into a freezer each day. Ron needed to leave early and so he bought a 75-gallon trash can, loaded his meat into trash bags, poured ice all the way around the meat and drove the 7 hours home in record heat for November. We needed a quality cooler and it had to be big enough to hold a lot of meat and still fit into my truck.
I spent a couple of months doing research and settled on a behemoth of a cooler with the Techniice 111-qt. This is absolutely not your father’s cooler. It is without question one of the heavier coolers we have used due in good part to some of the thickest walls of any cooler we have used. It also has the highest densities of polyurethane of any cooler we have used. The dimensions of this cooler are 21 by 40 by 19 inches high. The cooler has a full 111-qt. internal capacity and comes with a wire basket for keeping items out of any melted ice. Empty, this cooler weighs 33.1 lbs. and completely filled with meat, soda and drinks it is incredibly heavy.
I received this cooler in early May, just in time to use for a family party for my daughter’s graduation party. We loaded the cooler with drinks and ice and we used the heck out of the cooler for an entire evening. I left on an adventure the next day and left the cooler sitting outside for the next 8 days. I figured I would return to see some drinks sitting in warm water. To my surprise, there was still ice in this cooler after 8 days sitting on the hot sun of my back patio.
This cooler is bomb-proof and it’s meant for serious use. One drawback on this cooler is that the current locking locations are just not easy to access. In order to lock the unit into my truck it requires a specific bike lock; a regular lock will just not work. The only other drawback on this cooler is the serious weight when it is filled. A single man cannot move this cooler. Completely filled, my wife and I can barely move it together. Everything else about this cooler is as solid as it can get.
If you are searching for an expedition-level cooler that can handle a serious amount of meat or food and drinks the Techniice Signature Series 111-qt. cooler is worth looking at. This is a 10-day cooler. It can hold ice for 10 days which is good enough for anything I will throw at this cooler. Check out these amazing coolers at www.techniiceusa.com.