You may be surprised to find out that Canyon coolers held ice significantly longer than a Yeti Tundra in our Five Day Ice Challenge. (See Video & Results Below). Canyon Coolers are usually found at $100 or more of a discount compared to a Yeti and several other roto molded coolers. Couple this with the fact that Canyon ice chests are constructed from USA Made materials, AND offer a Lifetime Warranty; Canyon deserves a consideration before your next cooler purchase.
About Canyon Coolers
Canyon Ice Chest are made from American made materials (assembled overseas). Headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona, since March 2008, Canyon is dedicated to providing quality coolers to professional outfitters. Canyons is a family owned and operated business that has earned the Great Buy Award for consistently providing quality coolers. Most coolers are backed by a lifetime warranty, ensuring customer satisfaction and cooler durability, no matter what type of outdoor adventure you may be planning to enjoy.
How Does Canyon Performance Measure Up?
To see just how long these coolers could maintain ice we conducted our own ice retention test. We tested all the top names in the cooler industry under moderate use for 5 days. By moderate use we mean opening the coolers three times a day to shift the beverages inside from top to bottom and vice versa, as well as leaving the coolers outside in the warm Florida sun. All coolers were pre-chilled for 24 hours to ensure optimum performance (a suggestion by Canyon Coolers themselves). Lastly, all coolers were filled to capacity with ice and the six beverages.
Much to our surprise the Canyon Outfitter Series 35 Q cooler was one of the best performing coolers in the test. Ironically enough, it was also one of the best value coolers in the test. The Canyon 35 one of the smallest coolers in the test and held ice amongst the best. As you can see, the Canyon held ice for 5 days with ease. If we had to make a rough guess, the Canyon 35 would have lasted another 2-3 days for a total of 7-8 days of moderate use when filled to capacity with ice. See the full video review below.
Canyon Coolers Video Review- Ice Retention Results
Popular Canyon Sizes
Canyon offers different sizes and different cooler options For example the fishing companion coolers that offer a place to put not only your favorite beverages, but your fishing poles and other necessities. It even has a light inside for fishing in the dark. This model is covered by a four year full no hassle warranty. Below are some of the most popular cooler sizes and color schemes available.
Canyon Outfitter 22 vs Yeti Roadie
The Outfitter 22 offers 21.13 quarts of interior space, whereas a comparable cooler by Yeti offers only 20.8 quarts of interior space. The Canyon comes with a premium seal and it is 11.1 pounds when empty. The Yeti offers a Hycar Wiper Seal, a drain plug, and weighs in at 15 pounds. The Outfitter series comes with a lifetime warranty whereas the Yeti is covered for only 5 years and it is a limited warranty.
When it comes to price, you are looking at roughly $120-140 for the Canyon versus about $200 for the Yeti. They both feature easy carry handles and secure latches, but the Canyon’s latches are recessed. Lastly, the Canyon offers a padded shoulder strap whereas the Roadie offer a metal handle.
The major differences that set the 35qt Canyon and the Yeti Tundra45 apart is that the Canyon offers a No-Lose drain plug, the lifetime warranty, and walls that are up to 2.7 inches thick. The Yeti features a quick twist drain plug, a five year limited warranty, and walls that are 2 inches thick. The Canyon uses a Silicone Wiper Seal and will cost you approximately $240 whereas the Yeti provides a Hycar Wiper Seal and could cost you $320 at least.
As we have shown in our testing, the 35qt can hold ice in excess of Five Full Days with ease. Weighing in at 22lbs this makes for a super portable coolers. the The Canyon comes in either white or sandstone in color. See Available Colors⇒
The Canyon 55qt can hold ice up to 14 days (well over 5 days in our test), thanks to the Neoprene foam rubber seal. It weighs only 28 pounds when empty, features nonskid feet, and has recessed handles. On feature unique to the Canyon the lose-free, leak-free, drain plug.
Canyon versus Grizzly
Grizzly offers a lifetime warranty on their coolers, the same as Canyon Coolers. However, Grizzly coolers are slightly more expensive than Canyon. Both are certified bear proof, offer reliable latches, and excellent ice retention. One feature that we like on the Canyon when compared to the Grizzly are the recessed latches. This makes storing the cooler flush in the back of a truck bed or up against a boat wall possible.
Canyon, A Great Performing Value Cooler
As we have stated, Canyon is a terrific buy for the money. This is a cooler that we would consider getting the “best bang for your buck.” Many may be reluctant to buy a cheaper priced cooler in fear that it is an inferior product. However, as a result of our five day ice challenge, the Canyon can definitely hang with the Yeti, Grizzly and Pelican coolers of the world.