Cool box purchasing advice: how to choose the right product

If you’re looking for coolers, you’ll be spoilt for choice: there are numerous manufacturers and even more different models, which differ in their purchase costs and other product features.

In our current cooler comparison, we compared 22 coolers with each other.

Our editorial team identified the best 7 coolers and looked at them more closely.

A good orientation is provided by the comparison table at the beginning of the article, in which the editors present the 7 best coolers with their most important features.

All 7 coolers in our comparison table are available online and convince with their quality and price.

Our editors choose the overall most convincing product as the comparison winner.

The model that guarantees the best compromise between quality and fair price is awarded the title of “Price-Performance Winner”.

Regardless of whether you are looking for a particularly high-quality or a very affordable item: In our comparison overview, they will find coolers for their individual ideas.

In the following guide text, we inform you about how we rated the different coolers and which comparison candidates were the most convincing.

How much do coolers cost?

A decisive purchase criterion for almost all products is the price.

The various coolers in our comparison table differ greatly in their purchase costs.

If you compare the prices of individual coolers before buying, you can save a lot of money.

Inexpensive coolers are already available from around 15 euros, while more expensive models cost up to 320 euros.

In this comparison, the Jemidi brand shone particularly brightly in terms of low price: the cheapest model is the Jemidi cooler.

The most expensive of our 7 comparison candidates is an offer from the brand Dometic, the product Cooler Box by Dometic for 319.00 euros.

The manufacturer Amazon Basics can be found in the middle price segment with the article Cooler Box by Amazon Basics.

How do we rate it?

The market offers a large selection of different coolers. With our evaluation of the best products, we would like to make it easier for consumers to get an overview of the current range and the most important selection criteria.

Features that should be considered when making a choice are, for example, the dimensions, the colour, the scope of delivery and the material of the coolers.

If you need handy versions, for example, you can find the dimensions in our comparison table and thus easily find a suitable model.

The features and scope of delivery of the products often affect the price: While many inexpensive coolers are limited to the basic equipment, you often get practical accessories for more money.

In some cases, the offers differ in the number of items included; interested parties can also read about this in the comparison table.

Furthermore, our editors took into account a total of 41126 customer reviews for the 7 products in our comparison.

For a coherent overall picture, we take a look at the test results from trade magazines.

Each product in the cooler comparison 2021 finally receives an overall grade according to the school grading system from 1.0 (“very good”) to 6.0 (“insufficient”).

Coolers: The comparison results

The 7 coolers in our comparison achieved overall scores of 1 to 2, which means that all the comparison candidates can be classified as at least good.

The overall victory in the cooler comparison 2021 was secured by the article cooler from Coleman with the comparison score 1.

In 2nd place is a product from the Dometic brand: the Kühlbox by Dometic with a comparison score of 1.1; close behind in 3rd place is the Kühlbox by Keter with an overall score of 1.1.

The Jemidi cooler scored highly for its fair price and was awarded the rating “Best value for money” with a score of 2.

The Dometic cooler shows that higher prices can be worthwhile.

Neither at the top nor in the bottom of the cooler comparison 2021 is the comparison candidate cooler from Dometic: it secured a place in the midfield with a score of 1.2.

The last place in the cooler comparison 2021 was achieved by the article Cooler from Jemidi with the comparison grade 2. However, this does not mean that it is automatically a bad product.

User reviews

In addition to important features of the coolers, an important part of our comparison ratings are user reviews in online shops.

For the rating, the comparison editors take a look at both the quantity and the content of the customer reviews; we analysed a total of 41126 user reviews for this comparison.

For example, conclusions can be drawn from the user reviews about how durable the articles are.

The user ratings are given in stars, with 5 stars being the best possible result.

The three best coolers in our user ratings were as follows:

Cooler box from Coleman: 4.8 out of 5.0 stars – total of 728 customer reviews
Cooler from Dometic: 4.7 out of 5.0 stars – 1623 customer reviews in total
Cooler from Keter: 4.7 out of 5.0 stars – 3869 customer reviews in total
The Coleman cooler is the product with the highest customer ratings in our cooler comparison.

In the midfield is the model Kühlbox by Severin: With 5042 user reviews, it received 4.5 out of 5.0 stars.

Consumers are less satisfied with the cooling box model from Relaxdays. With an average of 3.4 out of 5.0 stars, it is the item with the lowest user rating in the 2021 cooler comparison.

Conclusion of the editorial team

Large price differences and strong discrepancies in terms of rating make it clear: a precise comparison is necessary to choose the right product.

Our comparison team takes the trouble out of it by finding the best coolers currently available, putting them through their paces and clearly presenting their most important features.

In the current comparison of the best coolers, you will find models from various price ranges, starting at 13.98 euros and going up to 319.00 euros.

In the overall result, the Coleman cooler was particularly convincing of the 7 comparison candidates: with a score of 1, it is the cooler comparison winner.

Price-conscious consumers should take a look at the Jemidi cooler. This offers the best compromise between quality and fair price.

So far, the Coleman cooler has received the highest customer ratings in the comparison of the best coolers with 4.8 out of 5.0 stars.

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