The Grizzly is ruggedly built and scored full of our durability positions. It latches and has hinges that are dependable and a burly drain plug. It is tricky to locate any consumer testimonials that are negative . Any water was leaked by the seal on the lid . This place it in the top echelon of our strength testing. Each one scored a 7 or 8 in this evaluation, so unlike insulation, this is a end. We tested, the Grizzly was. In reality, the Coleman Xtreme 70qt, which lists for the price tag that was 1/5th, performed just as well. Sure, the Grizzly is stronger, but if you are concerned about durability the RTIC 65 is equally as durable, insulates and lists for almost half of the price. The point is, unless you may find it very discounted, we do not think the Grizzly lives up.
The Grizzly’s cost is about average in the world of roto-molded coolers. It provides the durability you’d expect from a cooler that is luxury , but, according to our tests of the capacity that is insulating. Due to this discrepancy between functionality and cost in a key metric, we now believe the Grizzly to lack a number of the bang for the buck that some contenders in our inspection provide. We would recommend you check out the ORCA or the RTIC 65 if you’re looking for excellent value on a luxury model.
Grizzly 75 Review
The Grizzly includes slots for two inner dividers, ruler markings on the lid, shining and extended handles, and the outside latches and pin style hinges shared on many high-end versions. It’s the version we tested that includes one on each end, two drain plugs. This bevy of attributes earned a score of 5 to the Grizzly in our evaluation, a average score in a metric that saw scores ranging from 3 to 7.
The Grizzly obtained a 4 in our portability, the worst score which any version received. This is mostly due to its design. The Grizzly’s grips are made from rigid rubber attached with nylon webbing. We discovered that the Grizzly’s handles to be unbelievably uncomfortable, Even though a similar layout functioned exceptionally well on the ORCA 58 Quart. The rubber is rigid letting the handle pinch palms and to wrap around. Our testers’ hands were red and raw following yanking around the Grizzly in our carry test and was thus the most disagreeable to take of the models we examined. The Grizzly offers a layout, but is still short enough to fit into the Yosemite National Park bear boxes.
We’re disappointed with the Grizzly’s functionality in our insulation evaluations. It maintained secure food temperatures for three days. The Coleman Xtreme, this was matched with a couple of the models we analyzed and the Igloo Max Cold, also is only better than the actor, the Rubbermaid 35, a . It retained ice for five days, which was matched with one of the versions. The Grizzly’s performance garnered a score of 4 in our insulating material testing. This score fits in much better with the versions, which score with the high-end models, most of which scored in the 8-9 range, than in the 3-4 range. Its functionality indicates a very long weekend camping trip would be the longest trip we would feel safe using the Grizzly for. We expected much greater insulation value.
Camping Materials – Cooler
The Grizzly is the only model we tested that utilizes three latches, all which would be the rubber pull-down variety. Our testers found these latches easy to secure and reverse. The Grizzly’s lid opens easily and stays open. As it does open a full 90 degrees we had been a bit wary of it slamming shut during our testing, but we never had any issue with it. Draining the grizzly is a small hassle. The drain plug generates quite a bit of splashing when first unscrewing it. The drain is large enough that it is fairly easy to lose ice cubes, although once open it drains fast. Additionally, the drain plug has a propensity and can require quite a bit of force to get open. This resulted in some adventures . Overall the Grizzly received a rating of 6 in our simplicity of usage testing. That is a slightly below average score in a metric with scores.
The Grizzly has the design, durability, and aesthetics of a luxury model, but falls well short of what we would expect in insulating performance. Offer durability that is comparable with better insulating capacity. We believe that the Grizzly 75 could function as a wracking cooler that is very expensive, but would not resist the insulation demands of hunting trips that are longer.