Updated 17 Nov 2016

Esky

65L Ice King Hard Cooler with Wheels

Snapshot: This 65L chilly bin has a drainhole and a flat top but lacks some features. How well does it keep its cool?

65L Ice King Hard Cooler with Wheels
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$199

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Test results

Overall score
70

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Has wheels.
  • Has drainhole.
  • Has handles.
  • Comes with a divider and tray.
  • Has a flat top.
  • Lid has fish-measuring rule.

But

  • No secure clasps.
  • No padlock space.

How we test

Overall score is based on performance.

We tested chilly bins in our refrigeration lab. Packed full with ice and bottles, we left them in a temperature-controlled room set at 32°C. We recorded how long it took the contents to reach 2°C (by which time all the ice had melted), then how long it took the temperature to rise to 8°C (the safe temperature for chilled food).

Chilly bins that score 80% are our top performers. Bigger models will keep contents chilled on one load of ice for several days, while smaller models should manage a couple of days and nights on a weekend camp. Those scoring 70% aren’t quite as good: bigger ones will get you through the weekend on a single load of ice, but smaller ones might not manage more than a long hot day in the sun or an overnight camp.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$199

Specifications

Days/hours to melt ice
3/0
Hours to rise 2°C to 8°C
17
Claimed volume (L)
65
Weight (kg)
8.9
External dimensions HxWxD (cm)
46 x 79 x 43

Features

Wheels
Drainhole
Secure clasps
×
Padlock space
×
Handles
Pull handle
Baskets/dividers
Yes

More Info

Notes

Flat top is very rounded at edges. Comes with a divider and tray.

Availability
Bunnings only.

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