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Esky Plus 105L Icebox and Esky Arctic Pro Rugged 50L

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I was on YouTube and came across a test where they filled an Esky with meat, padlocked it shut and threw it into a bear den.

They let the bears go nuts on it to see how it would hold up. The bears couldn’t get in, even with their large, sharp claws and powerful jaws. They managed to peel the plastic back just a bit on one part, but that was it.

It was pretty impressive.

We were going to do a similar test with some tradies and some very icy-cold beverages at the end of a hard day’s work, but with power saws onsite we decided against it.

The Esky Plus 105L Icebox and Esky Arctic Pro Rugged 50L are both awesome and are sure to keep lunches and drinks cold onsite, camping food fresh and, most importantly, beers icy on the weekends.

The Esky Plus 105L Icebox is one tough unit. Its roto-moulded construction is said to be the toughest Esky has ever made, and after seeing a bear attack one I can believe it. The extra-thick insulation will keep ice for up to 7 days, and the airtight silicon gasket stops cold-air leakage.

The Esky Plus has heavy-duty latches and also some very handy tie-down points, but most importantly it has a built-in bottle opener.


The Esky Arctic Pro Rugged series are coolers built tough and fitted with all the high-end extras to make your Esky the talk of the gathering. There is a cushioned, removeable seat for a break from playing cricket, and also an auto-tilt light in the lid to shine down on your beers long after the sun goes down. If you purchase the accessory pack as well you will get a cutting board (for the Corona lemons), a second divider and a wire basket. The Esky Arctic pro also features the built-in tie-down points and bottle openers and has stainless-steel fittings and a lockable lid.


Esky Plus 105l Icebox

  • Tough roto-moulded construction
  • Extra-thick Insulation
  • 7-day ice retention
  • Airtight seals
  • Heavy-duty latches
  • Perfect for the boat, ute or trailer

Test 1: 7-Day Ice

We filled the Eskys with ice and left them out in the pelting sun for 7 days. We checked in each day and on day 7 took the final pics you see here. There was still ice.

To be honest there was a lot of water as well, but we admit we didn’t try to shelter the Eskys. They copped it. One of the 7 days was over 40 degrees and 4 days were over 30 degrees. It was pretty impressive to still have as much ice as they did.

Test 2: Ruggedness

We sadly didn’t have a bear on standby, but we were sure we could put the units through their paces.

With a handle each and a, “One! Two! Three!” we launched the Eskys into the air, over and over, to watch them land on rubble and bricks. We dropped them from a few metres, threw bricks at them, and even dragged them along the road on the back of the van to try to destroy the outer shell. After a 500m tow it behind the van I was totally expecting the plastic shell to be worn through to the insulation, but to my complete surprise there were only a few scuffs and scratches.

These Eskys are built tough.

Esky Arctic Pro Rugged Series

  • 7-day ice
  • Removable cushion seat
  • Auto-LED light inside lid
  • Silicon lid gasket
  • Built-in tie downs and bottle opener
  • Heavy-duty rubber bumpers
  • 5-year warranty
  • And much more…

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

With the insane winds that caused havoc in Sydney over the few weeks of testing there were many sites that had no power. Some were without electricity for up to a week. These Eskys proved very useful keeping drinks and lunches cold, not only at play but onsite as well.

I can’t wait for more camping and BBQ cricket this summer so I can take along the Eskys!

For more information visit www.colemanaustralia.com.au/

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