54 Quart Steel Belted® Cooler

54 Quart Steel Belted® Cooler


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Go back in time with cold food and drinks today when you take a Coleman® 54 Quart Steel Belted® Cooler along with you. It looks just like the one you remember with its classic design first developed in 1954. Large enough to hold 85 cans and tall enough to hold 2-liter bottles upright, you'll have plenty of space for refreshments for a whole group of people. Whether you're headed on an overnight camping trip, to a tailgate party, or out to a BBQ, the comfort-grip steel handles and stainless steel lid latch make getting to your destination easy, comfortable and secure. Once you arrive, the Have-A-Seat™ lid will ensure you always have a place to sit and relax while you enjoy the day with a cold drink in hand. When the fun is done, the leak-resistant channel drain makes it easy to empty any excess water without tilting the cooler, so you're ready for your next fun adventure. A Coleman® Steel Belted® Cooler will rekindle your fondest outdoor memories — and equip you to make many new ones.

• Iconic design with a painted steel body
• Keeps the Ice!™ – 4-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90 °F
• Holds 85 cans
• Added height to hold 2-liter bottles upright to help prevent spills
• Leak-resistant channel drain for easy draining without tilting the cooler
• Have-A-Seat™ Lid supports up to 250 lbs. for a place to sit and rest
• Comfort-grip steel handles for easy, controled lifting and carrying
• Rust-resistant, stainless steel lid latch keeps your cooler closed over the bumps
• Rust-resistant, stainless steel hardware
• Low CO2 insulation for reduced carbon emissions from foam manufacturing
• 6-year limited warranty
• Made in the USA
54 Quart Steel Belted® Cooler is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Which genius designed the plastic latching system? A $.10 part could make this cooler great.... Bought this cooler because it reminded me the one I grew up camping with. Good sturdy cooler, steel belted, and Made In USA, as it should be. Took it on its first trip that weekend and immediately realized a major design flaw/cop-out by Coleman. The latching system. The handle and latch bolt are made of metal but THE STRIKE PLATE AND THE CLIP THAT ATTACHES IT ARE BOTH MADE OF PLASTIC!! The strike plate pops out and falls off under the slightest amount of pressure. The original Coleman cooler had all metal components and lasted for years, who had the bright idea to cheap out and add plastic parts to the locking mechanism???? If you are like me and are going to buy this cooler because you want to support american manufacturing be sure to call Coleman first and demand they change their latching system back to the original design before paying $100 + for a cooler that wont stay closed.
Date published: 2018-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost like my dad's! Like the title reads this is almost like my dad's trusty & well traveled Coleman metal ice chest. It holds a lot of pop (as well as adult beverages) & food. There are only a few things I would have liked to see on this one that were in the original model- a food tray would have been nice, a metal lid with a tighter fitting latch, & the bottle opener beneath one of the handles (for those afore mentioned adult beverages). The only other thing I noticed was that it seemed smaller than my dad's, but then again as a child everything seemed bigger; remember that scary sledding hill behind the house? lol Those things aside this is a great cooler made by a great company & I would buy it again!
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not keep ice long. I filled my bro-in-laws cooler (the one holding ice) and my cooler (iceless) about two hours apart. Each had 20 lbs of ice in them and each were kept overnight in the same room, same temperature with the a/c on in my house. My bro-in-laws was filled first, mine second. Mine as you can see won't even keep the ice overnight in an a/c house. His did. I guess I would buy with caution if you do decide to purchase this cooler. That latch on mine seems to have a little more wiggle than my bro-in-laws..maybe that's part of the issue???
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product love it Exactly what my campers needed. They had troubles last year camping with their old cooler. I decided to go a little old school with them and get the original campers cool r.
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Vintage look, not so vintage quality Received this cooler last year (2017) as a Father's Day gift. After one year May 2018, the plastic top fell off. Please keep your receipt as it is required for a warranty claim....
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed in cooler The liner on the lid come off. I tried glueing it back but I just give up. The worst part is the latch was installed backwards so the cooler doesn’t lock. I wish I could remember where I got it so I could replace.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Less Than I Recall but Still My Favorite Cooler I received this Coleman stainless-steel cooler as a gift in 2005, shortly after the company reissued the anniversary edition of this retro-beauty in 2001. During the past 13+ years, I've hauled it countless miles on camping trips, to family BBQs, to farmers' markets, etc. It's also served as a seat, a door-stop, a tarp weight, a footstool and other things at home or in the field. I've also loaned it to other people at times, which ultimately required significant repairs (more about that later). Overall, knowing that Coleman offers more "ice-efficient" coolers these days, I still love/prefer this hard-side model with its retro looks and features to the various plastic models now sold (especially after upgrading mine). This is definitely similar to the model I remember from family camping trips while younger. That said, it's not quite the same. The latch/handle mechanism is a combination of plastic and metal instead of all metal, like it once was. There are no built-in bottle openers on the handles anymore. The hinges once featured a stop-feature that prevented the lid from falling far past vertical, but that is now missing, too. I've added two photos to show how I "upgraded" my Coleman cooler to add/restore functionality. First, I bought a Coleman bottle opener and added it to the front. Why the company can't include the original opener as part of the steel handles is beyond me, but this works great as an alternative. Next, I added a Coleman LED light inside the lid. While not an original feature, this is truly a convenience late at night/in the dark when you're trying to A) hold the cooler lid, B) hold a flashlight, and C) dig through ice to find your adult beverage of choice. It works just like a fridge light -- it turns on when you open the lid and off when you close it. Finally, I found a Rubbermaid deviled-egg tray with a lid at my local WallyWorld that sits perfectly along the molded lip running along the inside of my cooler (see photo). I actually bought two of them, which I can use with/without lids and/or side-by-side or stacked. These keep stuff cold but out of the inevitable melted ice-water without limiting storage space below for bottles/cans too much. As mentioned above, my cooler required repairs after loaning it to others. Without the old hinges that prevented the lid from falling way past vertical, the lid loosened the hinge screws and pulled the SS-exterior layer away from the foam insulation. Also, someone forced the latch mechanism to turn the wrong way, which made the whole thing looser. About four years ago, I bought new OEM parts for the hinges and the cam-latch assembly, and this cooler's lid now locks tightly again but I always need to be careful to prevent the lid from flopping over. (I'm still considering adding a length of thin wire between the lid and sidewall to act as a "stop" device.) When we're camping, we try to keep the cooler shaded, but I still need to drain the ice-melt water every morning and buy a new small bag of ice, unless we're camping early/late in the season when it's very chilly. At $2 a bag, it's no biggee, and I love my Coleman retro stainless-steel cooler.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as well as any "High end" cooler I camp way more than the average person and this is a workhorse. Need your ice to last 4 or 5 days? This will do it. Don't waste 350 bucks on a yuppie cooler when you can get this for 1/4 the price. I've had the free use of one of those high end coolers and would never spend that kind of money on one. Set it a little too close to the campfire one night and the side facing the fire was hotter than all get out but the inside was cold as could be. Great set of handles. Doubles as a camp chair and a step stool in case you need a little extra height to reach something. The latch keeps out the squirrels, coons, dogs and I can honestly say of the hundreds of times I've camped in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky I've never had a bear get it open! Buy this cooler and hand it down to your children and grandchildren.
Date published: 2018-05-22
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