Vibe Element coolers are designed with the outdoors in mind. Specifically, they are one of the best options for paddlers who want to experience freedom on the open water for long adventures in their kayak or boat. Vibe, originally a specialist in fishing kayaks, has been working towards the perfect cooler since 2013 ensuring that their products not only look great, but offer the most practical features. Lastly, and most importantly these coolers are available at an affordable price point.
Available Vibe Element Cooler Sizes
|Element 20||Element 45||Element 75|
|20 Quarts||45 Quarts||75 Quarts|
|14.1 x 7.8 x 9.8 inches||20.2 x 10.6 x 11.6 inches||27 x 11.7 x 13.2 inches|
|Weight: 14.4 lbs||Weight: 23 lbs||Weight 32 lbs|
Features of Vibe Coolers
Vibe coolers are high end roto molded coolers which can hold ice for days. Three sizes are available to choose from including a 20qt cooler, a 45qt cooler, and the monster 75qt cooler. Each one is available in alpine gray or hunter camo.
Each cooler is crafted via rotomolded construction, ensuring supreme durability. The extreme ice retention comes from three inches of insulation within each of the roto-molded walls. Not only are the walls strong enough to hold up against the bumps and dings that may come in the great outdoors, but they also have UV protection built into them. This means that even the elements will not cause damage over time.
The freezer style lid gasket and heavy-duty rubber T-latches keep warm air from intruding (limiting ice melt). However, all three sizes also offer a pressure release valve on the front so that you can open it easily on hot days. This ensures that even when the cooler is sitting in the sun, filled with ice, you will still be able to open it without worry about suction that may form. You may even have seen us struggle with this issue in several of our cooler review videos. Needless to say, your ice-cold beverages will always be accessible when you want them, without working up more of a sweat to get into the cooler.
All Element coolers have built in bottle openers that are located on two sides of the cooler; so no matter how it is sitting in your truck or your kayak, it will be within easy reach. They are metal bottle openers which are multi-purpose, meaning you can also use them as lock down points to secure your cooler.
The Vibe Element 20 features a stiff, metal handle that is wrapped with foam. The two larger sizes have nylon straps (wrapped in rubber for comfort) for handles on each end. These coolers are made by a fishing kayak company meaning convenience is of utmost importance. For example a feature that many will appreciate is the fish ruler that is located on each cooler.
When you are ready to head back home, you can clean the cooler easily thanks to a rapid-flow drain spout. The drain spout cap is secured with a chain to ensure that you do not misplace it; even if you are in a hurry to get home.
How Does Vibe Element Coolers Compare?
Many feel that quality comes with a price, which is why there are many people who choose coolers like Yeti. This isn’t to detract from those coolers, however, these same people could end up spending as much as $200 more on their name brand cooler. Furthermore, by purchasing a competitor cooler could result in missing out on the pressure release gaskets and the three inches of insulation offered by Vibe. Yeti coolers, for example, only offer two inches. Vibe coolers also come with a limited lifetime warranty, which means all manufacturer defects will be covered at no cost to you. Yeti only offers a five-year limited warranty against defects.
Element Final Thoughts
Many owners claim their Vibe Coolers were able to hold ice for at least three days. We actually tested an earlier model Vibe, and confirmed this to be true. The new models are even that much more capable. If you’re looking for a solid cooler at an affordable cost, the Element line of coolers are an excellent choice. These are perfect for kayaking, camping and just about any other adventure.