Updated 17 Nov 2016

Esky

Arctic Pro 70L

Snapshot: This 70L chilly bin has a drainhole, secure clasps and a padlock space. How well does it keep its cool?

Arctic Pro 70L
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$290

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Test results

Overall score
80

Good points

  • Very good performance.
  • Has drainhole.
  • Has secure clasps.
  • Has handles.
  • Has padlock space.

But

  • No wheels.
  • No baskets or dividers.

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
$290

Specifications

Days/hours to melt ice
3/4
Hours to rise 2°C to 8°C
29
Claimed volume (L)
70
Weight (kg)
8.1
External dimensions HxWxD (cm)
46 x 77 x 42

Features

Wheels
×
Drainhole
Secure clasps
Padlock space
Handles
Pull handle
×
Baskets/dividers
No

More Info

Notes

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Availability
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