So long are the days of only Yeti coolers. Grizzly is giving Yeti Coolers a run for their money, and rightly so, as they are usually priced at a discount compared to comparable Yeti sizes. Just in case you do not know why they are such a popular brand of coolers, here is the Grizzly Coolers review that covers it all. You can decide for yourself whether you are a Grizzly man or not. [Our Video Review Embedded Below]
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Grizzly Coolers Performance
We tested the Grizzly 40 Q cooler in our Five Day Ice Challenge. In the Five Day Ice Challenge we filled all the most popular high end coolers including Yeti, Grizzly, Pelican, Orca and more, to see just how long they could maintain ice. All coolers were pre-chilled for 24 hours prior to the test. Although the Grizzly 40Q didn’t hold ice longer than the Yeti Tundra 45 or Engel Deep Blue Series 50Q, it did hold ice for five full days of moderate use. Moderate use meaning opening the cooler three times a day, morning, afternoon, and evening to shift the six beverages inside from bottom to top and vice versa. Therefore, it’s safe to say a Grizzly Cooler should surely get you through a weekend of hunting, tailgating, fishing or whatever adventures you throw at the cooler. See the full video review and ice challenge results below.
**Updated 2017 Test Results Just Below Video**
Our Grizzly 40Q Video Review & Five Day Ice Challenge Results
Updated Test Results (Smaller Grizzly Reigns Supreme)
Since our Five Day Ice Challenge, we have conducted numerous other test on various Grizzly Cooler sizes. The most impressive being the small cooler challenge. As a result of many of our YouTube Subscribers asking for smaller coolers (20-30Qt) we put together this test, featuring the Grizzly 20Qt Cooler. When matched up against the Yeti Roadie 20, Engel 25Qt and several other top names, the Grizzly 20Qt held ice the longest. Lasting 4+ days, the Grizzly not only held ice the longest, but is also one of the most robust coolers we’ve tested. See that video below:
About Grizzly Coolers
Grizzly coolers are designed with the active outdoorsman in mind. They are durable and made to be the last cooler that you will ever need to buy. Many of our readers are likely inclined to compare a Grizzly Cooler Vs Yeti, which we have already addressed in a previous article. As you’ll read, not only are Grizzly Coolers incredibly built, but the company actively monitors their image. They even emailed us to correct us on our review! This is serious quality control and shows the company truly cares about their brand.
These coolers are available in a variety of sizes and colors to meet your specific needs and your own personal preferences. All Grizzly coolers are certified bear proof, thus, the hinges are constructed from stainless steel pins. Additionally, Grizzly coolers feature comfortable rope style handles and extra large drain plugs,. These coolers are able to hold ice for up to 5 days (as shown in our Five Day Ice Challenge test) no matter what the weather outside may be. Many of our readers will appreciate the fact that they are made in the USA and each one comes with a lifetime warranty.
Grizzly Cooler Reviews By Sizes
If you still are not sure it is worth the investment, perhaps you should take a look at some of the most popular sizes Grizzly has to offer below. We also receive a bunch of emails/YouTube comments asking if cooler color matters. We actually tested this with two identical Grizzly 40qts. As a result of several test, there was very little difference (in terms of ice retention times) between a Tan vs White cooler. Therefore, you should choose the cooler color which you really prefer.
The Grizzly 40 Q is the same cooler you’ll see in the above video review as well as the Five Day Ice Challenge. In our opinion, this is the most practical “every day use cooler.” Perfect for a day on the boat, tailgating, hunting, etc. The 40 quart cooler by Grizzly features a 2” drain, nonskid rubber feet, and the standard rubber gasket in its lid. It is available in four color choices, including green, sandstone, tan, and white. This cooler is large enough to hold up to 56 12 ounce cans, along with ice. We found the Grizzly 40 Q could handle 5 days of moderate use with no problem. Read More Here⇒
This cooler is designed for the tailgater, hence the name. It is a very large, 75 quart cooler that has nonskid rubber feet, rubber gasketed lid, two 2 inch drains, and can hold almost anything you have in mind. It is available in white, tan, and sandstone. The tailgating cooler weighs 33 pounds empty. This means it may not be easy to carry when fully stocked with food, drinks, and ice, but that is why it is the ideal tailgating cooler. In our experience, larger coolers (when filled with as much ice as possible) will hold ice longer than smaller coolers.
This is a small cooler that is ideal for personal use. It is only 16 quarts and it comes with an easy to carry handle that will work for carrying on your shoulder as well as two side handles. Although this cooler is smaller, ti still has nonskid feet on the bottom, rubber gasketed lid, and two closures to hold it tightly closed. The small cooler comes in several color choices that include blue, green, orange, white, tan, and sandstone. It is capable of holding 10 glass bottles or 12-13 regular sized cans of whatever you like to drink, along with the ice you need to keep it cold. However, it is small enough that some people simply use it to carry their daily lunch to their job site. Check Pricing On Small Grizzly Here⇒
As previously mentioned this is the best, small (20-30Qt) cooler we have tested. Holding ice in excess of 4 days, the Grizzly 20qt is the perfect size for a day trip, lunch cooler, etc. The 20qt model comes with a carry handle which swivels from front to back. This make carrying the cooler a breeze, yet can be placed to the front or back out of the way of the lid of the cooler. Although, we must note, when full of ice and beverages, it can get a bit heavy to handle with just the top carry handle. Luckily, there are also molded in handles on the side. This is also one of the most robust small coolers we have tested. The 20qt is literally a shrunken down version of the larger Grizzly coolers and ice retention ability was certainly not compromised. This is one of the few Grizzly’s that comes in large variety of colors. See color schemes here⇒
The Grizzly 60 cooler is ideal for hunting expeditions that will keep you away from home for long periods of time. It has all the standard features that many have come to expect from Grizzly Coolers. You may choose from white or sandstone color choices. It weighs only 25.8 pounds when empty which makes it relatively easy to transport to your favorite hunting spot. What makes this cooler different from others is the shape. This is a taller, narrower cooler. This makes it practical to fit on the back of ATVs, UTVs and other small tailgates/beds. This cooler has been proven to keep ice for at least five days and some claim that it held ice for them for about 3 weeks. See Color Schemes Here⇒_________________________________
The Grizzly 150 cooler is able to hold about anything you want to take along on your next outdoor adventure. It is the beast of all coolers. Just a single glance at it will show heavy duty handles which will not break under the weight of what you carry. It has nonskid feet for boating and stability while in your truck. It has a large 2inch drain to drain off excess water quickly. You can own a variety of colors, including the green, blue, orange, red, white, and sandstone. It is larger than most other coolers. It is one of the largest Grizzly Coolers for sale at 48.5×22.5x 20.5. It weighs 54 pounds when empty. This means it may not be something you want to carry for long distances, but for long trips out into the woods or on a boat, you cannot go wrong. The Grizzly cooler 150 can hold an amazing 180 twelve ounce cans. What’s not to love about that much storage ability? See Color Choices⇒