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Old 05-20-2013, 08:04 AM
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Question K2 Cooler Question

Ok so I got a K2 for Christmas... Havent used it yet til this weekend. Should I have gone through 4 bags of ice in 2 days???? The only things kept in the cooler were water and cokes...For the money I thought it would've "held ice longer". Its a Cryo 60.

The chest was hardly opened, kept in shade, sealed correctly. Kinda aggravates me. Any opinions on the cooler and whether or not i should return it?? Should I contact the website?? Bought it from the store on hwy 90 in sulphur.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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Did u chill it down first? They recommend to chill it with a bag or two the night before
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:10 AM
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I would return it and spend the extra $100 on a yeti... You wouldnt have even been able to fit 4 bags of ice in 2 days in a yeti 65 filled with drinks.
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did you keep it in your house or a non temp controlled place like a storage building before putting ice in it?
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And once again, my take on expensive coolers is that you don't save money on ice, you save money by rarely replacing the cooler due to broken parts and stuff
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:15 AM
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did you keep it in your house or a non temp controlled place like a storage building before putting ice in it?
was kept in the garage.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:17 AM
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I used one of my k2's this weekend. I had stored it in the garage so it was very hot. The first bag of ice melted really quickly. Once the Cooler cooled down I put another bag in. I used the cooler for a party for my baseball team on Friday. Sunday morning I was playing ball with the kids and went and picked up a water out of the cooler, it was still ice cold.
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Did u chill it down first? They recommend to chill it with a bag or two the night before
I would expect the first two bags to go quickly on day one...day 2 I replaced those 2 bags with 2 more that morning.... but later when i was replacing 2 more bags for drinks that were more than chilled then you have to begin to wonder whats up.

I just dont see any factors that couldve played a roll in it.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:18 AM
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hot drinks and a hot cooler will dang near eat a bag maybe 2 right off the bat
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:19 AM
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was kept in the garage.
If it gets really hot in there any of the high dollar coolers will retain that heat for a long time. When I had a yeti I would bring it in the house the night before fishing and open the lid to let it cool down a little. It is probably the same with the k2
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hot drinks and a hot cooler will dang near eat a bag maybe 2 right off the bat
I get that... but once the cooler has been cooled down for a day you would expect a little duration in the ice right??
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:23 AM
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I appreciate the info fellas.. will cool it down the night before next time and see how it works.... guess I was buying too much into the "keeps ice longer" pitch... forgot to read the fine print: ONLY IF YOU COOL IT DOWN FIRST AND MAKE THE PROPER PREPERATIONS
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k2 is sub par to a yeti if you are basing on experience you have had in the past with a yeti you will not get the same results k2s are cheaper so you can expect less out of them i have a yeti and a k2 i would not buy another k2
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Have you seen the New K2 Summits Series? I own Yeti and K2 and I am now selling all my Yetis. Yeti weighs too much and the New K2 holds ice just as Long! A 120qt K2 weighs less than my 75qt yeti.

Save yourself $70 bucks a chest and get a new Summit K2.
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both k2 and yeti are good coolers, the ice you got my have been the problem. I have a yeti 65 in the back of my truck (for 5 years) beer cooler and it is used ALOT lol , keep ice in it all the time. with that said if i get ice stright out of the ice maker it only last a day maby a day and a half, if i bag ice from the maker and freeze it it will last 3 to 4 days. (a bucket and a bag hold the same amount) with that alot of stores have there ice frezzers turned way up warm, so by the time it hit the cooler it was already about gone even tho the bag was still full.

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A little off subject, but I am going to spend the money on a few of these ice packs to see how they perform.

http://nu-ice.com/
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Wow, I packed some drinks in a 60 quart Coleman Extreme Friday night. Played in a baseball tournament all weekend for my kid and left it in the back of my truck. Yesterday when I took the drinks out the cooler to put back in the ice box they still had ice in it. Guess I made a good purchase.

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I bought drinks during the week and put them in the ice box so they were cold for a day
I bought a bag of Slo-Melt Ice
My drinks were still cold on Sunday
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Have you seen the New K2 Summits Series? I own Yeti and K2 and I am now selling all my Yetis. Yeti weighs too much and the New K2 holds ice just as Long! A 120qt K2 weighs less than my 75qt yeti.

Save yourself $70 bucks a chest and get a new Summit K2.
the new ones are really sweet! upgrades to the latches, and gasket
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so u have to use ice to chill down the cooler before u can even out ice in there? Ill stick with my cheap igloos.
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so u have to use ice to chill down the cooler before u can even out ice in there? Ill stick with my cheap igloos.
Yeh that sounds pretty stupid. I have 2 Yeti's and have never had an issue with ice not holding. And I surely never "cool down" my "ice" chest!! Go out to my deer lease in Laredo with no running water or electricity. Fill those yetis up on Thursday on way there. Fill with quartered deer and on Sunday they are still holding ice in sometimes 80-90 degree temps. Just have to add a little on way back for the 10 hour ride home.
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