Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler is a low price cooler with good performance. This model can be considered for those with tight budget and whore are looking a cooler for some weekend trips. Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler can keep the ice upto 5 days in temperatures up to 90° F (32.22° C).
The insulation score is 5 out of 10.
When insulation is considered the Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler can be considered as average. But as compared to its direct competitor, the Rubbermaid Extreme, the insulation score of which being 3 out of 10, this cooler is well ahead in terms of the insulation.
When tested, this cooler maintained the ice for 5 days. Moreover, it was also able to maintain the temperature for the food storage for about 3 days.
Also, when compared to other traditional models, the ice retention capability of this cooler is better implying that the food can be kept fresh for more time along with keeping the beverages chill for longer period of time.
The durability score of Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler is 4 out of 10.
In terms of durability, the Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler is average. Though this score is very less as compared to some of the high end models, this score is comparatively better than its traditional models.
As compared to the other traditional models, the hinges are sturdier and it has a stiffer lid. Hence, though there was some leakage of water, it was comparatively less as compared to other models. Because of the sturdy hinges, the Coleman Xtreme 5-Day cooler can handle some pressure.
Also, the more the durability of a cooler, the more the longevity.
The portability score is 7 out of 10.
The Coleman Xtreme model is a light weight model is quite portable, especially when empty. Also, the design is slimmer as compared to other similar models. Because of the light weight and the slimmer design, this model has proved to be friendlier as compared to some other models.
Though the handles are not that comfortable, it is still more preferable than some other high end models, for example, the Grizzly Hunting and the Yeti Tundra. Though they are high end models and costs more as compared to the Coleman Xtreme, the portability score of both the models are 4 and 5 respectively.
Ease of Use
The ease of use score of the Coleman Xtreme model is 7 out of 10.
This score is quite good for a traditional model and even better than that of some high end models. As compared to the other traditional models, this is the best model so far when it comes to ease of use.
The best part was the draining part. This model is equipped with a simple and easy to use drain plug that making the draining of the water simple, easy and without mush splashing of the water.
As compared to some of the high end models that produced splashing and messy draining, this model was able to deliver easy draining of the water.
The feature score of the Coleman Xtreme 5-Day is 5 out of 10.
The features of this model includes:
- A simple to use drain plug for easy draining.
- Four cup holders molded into the lid.
- A ruler.
- Ease of portability because of the light weight.
- Best cost to performance ratio as compared to the other models.
The feature score of this model is less because it lacks some features when compared to the other high end models.
The Coleman Xtreme is a good option that provides ease of use, good insulation, and Best cost to performance ratio as compared to the other models. If only you are expecting more durability or more insulation, that a high end model can provide, this model is the best option.
- Good portability
- Good insulation
- Easy to drain
- The handles are uncomfortable