Engel 13 Qt Cooler/Dry Box For Dry, Hot And Cold Food
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Engel builds designed equipment so that you can continue your adventure on ice. From field-proven fridge or freezers to number one performance coolers, this review will keep you prosperous and flourishing in harsh conditions that cause others to head for home. The Engel 13 Qt Cooler/Dry Box is one of the many coolers in their line that will keep items cold and safe for you in tough situations. Most coolers are made up of plastic boxes where there is an air gap or a little amount of foam on the sides so that it works as an insulation part. They are low-priced, disposable, and can easily be found at any large box store and there are also super-coolers.
These coolers are made using the rotational molding process to make plastic kayaks with an insulation foam layer about two or three inches to enhance ice life for quite a few days at a time. And, the catch? They cut-price and weigh almost three to five times more than a typical cooler. Therefore, there is Engel if you need something comes with better than a cheap cooler, but lighter than a super cooler. They are a Florida based cooler manufacture who have an excellent Drybox line like Engel Bait Cooler and Engel 13 Qt Cooler/Dry Boxes.
Whom is this product for?
Engel 13 Qt cooler/Dry Box is perfect cooler to use just for about any occasion. From medical use, to go camping and carrying your lunch to work, the 13 Qt is essential equipment to have for anyone who looks for quality, ease and extra comfort on the move. The air-tight design ensures that it is a leakproof cooler and it will keep dry goods stay dry. This Dry Box Cooler comes equipped with marine grade equipment making them suitable for use on saltwater. Unlike this size most coolers, Engel Coolers 13 Quart can hold bottles upright.
|Inner Dimensions||12-inch x 7-inch x 8.5-inch|
|Outer Dimensions||15-inch x 10-inch x 11-inch|
|Net Weight||5.5 lbs.|
|Ice Range Examined||16-28 hrs.|
|Core Insulation||High-grade Polystyrene|
|Non-Insulation Part Material||Injection Molded PP Copolymer|
|Extras||Shoulder Strap and a Hanging Tray|
|Carry Handles||Ergonomically Recessed|
The Engel 13 Qt Cooler/Dry Box Explained
The inner volume of Engel 13 Qt Cooler Dry Box is 12” x 7” x 8.5” making it a selective option for the number of items to store. The ergonomically designed Engel 13 Qt to hold items not only to keep cold but it also potentially keeps things hot and/or dry. This tiny Engel Cooler /Dry Box has quite a few traditional features. Its non-absorbent surface blocks out odors, stains, and other harsh fumes from entering inside the Box.
This Box includes a high-quality EVA Foam Gasket in between the lid and body instead of using a traditional rubber gasket which makes the item airtight and watertight. The specialized foam takes up any volume after expansion for extremely tight seal keeping out air or water penetrate inside the Dry Box. This Engel 13 Quart Cooler uses an extremely tough Polystyrene shell for unique core insulation. This material is better suited for a Dry Box which gives a different look and feels to it. The non-insulation part is made of high-grade injection molded PP Copolymer.
Most hardware, such as latches and screws, used for this Box is stainless-steel for long-term use. With a recessed built-in carrying handle, it makes the Engel Coolers 13 Quart of this size easy and convenient to use. This overhead handle removes the application of side handles. Besides the overhead handle, there are nicks integrated into the side for shoulder straps. The Engel 13 Quart Cooler is much better for ice retention which performs as a Dry Box for equipment as well.
We Liked It Because
- The Dry Box is marketed as a single day cooler but can hold ice for nearly double that amount of time
- A recessed carrying handle makes the Coolers Dry Box easy and convenient to use
- Its specialized Foam Gasket makes the item airtight and watertight
- The non-absorbent surface prevents stains, and odors from penetrating inside the Box
- It works the same as advertised
- The Engel 13 Quart do not come equipped with any loose parts or screws
What We Did Not Like?
- A useful hard-wearing design marred by a little weak outer shell
- The Box lacks stainless-steel hinge
Common Questions and Answers
- Question : What are the dimensions of 13 Qt Cooler /Dry Box? Answer :
- Question : What does this Cooler/Dry Box come with? Answer :
- Question : How long does ice last in this Dry Box? Answer :
The outside dimensions are 15" by 10" by 11" of the cooler/Dry Box while the internal dimensions for the product are 12" by 7" by 8.5".
his 13 Qt Cooler /Dry Box comes with strap and tray.
Ice or things will remain cool will depends upon a few factors, for example, ice to items ratio, temperature, and pre-cooling, etc. But, it usually lasts for 16 to 28 hours.
To conclude, the Engel 13 Quart Dry Box Cooler has really succeeded remarkably over the years. It is an essential item if you look at its size and ice life, you perhaps come off unconvinced. But eventually, you would realize that it is a special Dry Box/Cooler that can keep items safer than most other products could do. Engel has advertised their Drybox line as the essential lunch box. It could keep ice for almost double as long as a comparably sized Hard Coolers by Igloo and doubled as a dry box which could keep items safe. With excellent build quality, and under $100 price tag for the 19 QT, the price is also excellent. The limitation is that it does not come equipped with a stainless-steel hinge as well as a flexible external.
For those who are after a stable cooler wants to keep items cold while outdooring, there are probably better options. But for those who are seeking a small but effective package that combines two or more functions in one unit for fishing, boating or camping, the Engel 13 QT Cooler /Dry Box is an excellent choice.