Wild Coolers – Cool Box Review - eBike Touring

We travel. A lot!

As wildlife, travel, conservation and lodge photographers our work takes us to some of the most spectacular and wonderful places in South Africa, and often to the rest of Africa as well. While travel into countries to the north is most often done by plane, it’s in South Africa where our kit is bundled into the back of our 4X4, and we take to the boonies… Even in our spare time we travel, mostly exploring out of the way places on our ebikes. And, trust me on this, NOTHING tastes better after a long afternoon ride than a chilled glass of wine or an ice cold beer. And that’s where our cool box comes in.

After a ride… What’s to say, the cool box and Haibikes looking good.

After a ride… What’s to say, the cool box and Haibikes looking good.

Recently Pat and I were appointed as ambassadors for Wild Coolers, which made getting our hands on one for their extraordinary cool boxes possible. They are strong, tough and they work! Not a big ask really, but when you are miles from a fridge, keeping food and drink cold can be a problem. This the Wild Coolers do effortlessly. Made from polyethylene, rubber and stainless steel they are going to last forever, keeping things cool all the while… We have the smallest one – the 20 litre, which suits our requirements at this stage perfectly. It easily fits into the back of our SWB Pajero (not known for their huge loading space) and the clever “freezer block” is flat, easily slipping down the side of the interior. They’re also available in 40, 60 and 80 litre capacities.

Strong and steady enough to use as a camera support.

Strong and steady enough to use as a camera support.

What we like:

- Strong and well made.

- Effective – they keep items cool/cold for ages.

- They’re lockable.

- Wine bottles stand vertically.

- Built in tie down slots.

- They make great camera platforms.

- You can sit or stand on them if necessary.


What we like less:

- They’re heavy (the 20 litre is 9.5kg) – but that’s a consequence of being strong and rugged I guess.

- They’re not cheap – but that’s a consequence of being strong and rugged I guess.

Strong and effective, these rubber catches are easily replaced if necessary.

Strong and effective, these rubber catches are easily replaced if necessary.

There’s a built in bottle opener under the lid – always with you…

There’s a built in bottle opener under the lid – always with you…

Slots for tie down straps are a really welcome feature.

Slots for tie down straps are a really welcome feature.

If necessary, the cool box can be locked – on both sides of the lid.

If necessary, the cool box can be locked – on both sides of the lid.

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