Add a retro vibe to your next backyard BBQ, family picnic, or beach day with the Vintage 54-Quart Steel Belted® Cooler. A throwback to the classic 1954 design, the cooler evokes memories of outdoor adventure but with modern features you can enjoy today. With enough room to hold up to 84 cans, you’ll have plenty of drinks to go around and the cooler Keeps the Ice™ for up to 4 days in temperatures as high as 90°F. The Have-A-Seat™ lid supports up to 250 lbs. so you’ll always have an extra seat. Carry the cooler from your garage to the backyard or your trunk to the park easily using the comfort-grip handles. The rust-resistant stainless steel hardware helps you enjoy the cooler for years to come.
Vintage design adds a retro vibe to your outside activities
Keeps the Ice™ up to 4 days in temperatures as high as 90°F
Rated 2 out of
Dan M from
Perfect Concept, Poor ExecutionI purchased a black version of this cooler, because it was on clearance at Cabela's for 50% off, I assume because no one would want a black cooler. I painted the lid white and this added a day to how long I could keep my beers cold, average of four days sitting in the back of my truck.
The shape of the cooler is perfect, and the size is also perfect. I can fit a whole 30pk of cans in the cooler with a 40lb bag of ice, keeps them cold all weekend. I also like the locking latch, this keeps the lip from popping open when driving around, also helps to create a good seal. The handles are secured with rivets and I have not had any issues with them coming loose.
The cooler is constructed of a plastic tub, wrapped in styrofoam, then wrapped in a thin layer of steel. This is not the problem. The problem is that the hinges and latch are only attached to the cooler with self tapping screws that go into the sheet metal, so it is not possible to get them tight without stripping out the hole. Most of the display models had loose screws on the hinges and latch, I had to use some epoxy under the latch and hinges, then screw them down and let them sit to keep them tight. Otherwise I was tightening them up and readjusting them once a day. It would be much better if there was a backer plate for them to screw into or they were riveted in place like the handle.
Also the female part of the latch is very flimsy, there is a thin plastic clip inside the handle that the latch hooks into. It would be nice if the top part of the handle/latch assemble was one piece to provide a more secure hold.
In the end, I have had this cooler for two seasons and with a few minor mods I can say it is fairly robust and suits my needs perfectly.