Cooler TestSeptember 29, 2011
This test was performed on the following coolers:
- Frigid Rigid 60 qt using Standard Foam
- Frigid Rigid 63qt using New Iceland Foam
- 65 qt Rotomold Yeti
- 72 qt 5 Day Coleman
- The 72 qt 5 Day Coleman lost the most water weight at a rate of 11 to 16 pounds per day. By the end of day 4 nearly all the ice was melted. On day 5 the remaining water was removed and the cooler was empty.
- 65 qt Rotomold Yeti lost 7 to 11 pounds of water each day. By the end of Day 6 nearly all the ice was melted. The last of the water was drained on Day 7.
- Frigid Rigid w/ Standard Foam lost between 5 and 10 pounds of water each day. On Day 8 most of the ice was melted. On Day 9 the remaining water was drained.
- Frigid Rigid w/ New Iceland Foam lost between 3 and 9 pounds of water per day. On Day 9 most of the ice had melted. On Day 10 the last of the water was drained.
ConclusionFrigid Rigid with new Iceland Foam outperformed the Standard foam by 15%. Frigid Rigid with new Iceland Foam outperformed the 5 Day Coleman by 100%!!! Frigid Rigid with new Iceland Foam outperformed the Rotomold Yeti by 66%!!!
FRIGID RIGID 2008 TEST RESULTSPerformance Test Results December 4, 2008
OverviewThe purpose of this test is to determine if the Frigid Rigid cooler can maintain product temperature of 33.5*F +/- 0.5 degree for 5 days. A 155 quart Frigid Rigid cooler was used for this test. This test was done at an independent testing laboratory.
Test ProceduresAn aluminum liner was inserted into the cooler leaving a two inch space between the liner and the interior wall of the cooler and 40 pounds of ice was placed into the two inch space. Digital temperature sensing probes were place in six locations in the cooler to test monitor the inside air temperatures as the lid was opened 6-10 times per hour simulating normal use of the liquid storage container. The temperatures were recorded within 30-45 seconds after the lid was closed. The temperature probes were placed in the following locations inside the cooler: Left Top, Left Bottom, Center Top, Center Bottom, Right Top, and Right Bottom. Additional temperature sensors were placed in each product simulator. Six product simulators were placed in the cooler 5” from the bottom and distributed evenly across the cooler. The distribution of the temperature probes allowed the technicians to sample both the Air Temperature (A) and Product Simulator Temperature. (P) inside the Frigid Rigid cooler. The cooler was placed in an environmentally controlled testing laboratory that maintained a constant temperature of 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 C) and a relative humidity of 85%. The temperatures measured in Celsius were monitored during the test are recorded on the chart below.
Start of the TestThe starting temperature of the product simulators was 15C and went down to .56C within 2 hours. The air temperature at the start of the test was 15C and within one hour was down to .56C.
ConclusionThe original purpose of this test was to see if the Frigid Rigid cooler could maintain the product simulators at the desired temperature (33.5*F +/_0.5 degree) for 5 days during normal open and closing of the lid. The test technician was amazed to find that the Frigid Rigid cooler could not only maintain the product simulator temperature at the desired temperature for the required 5 days but met the required temperature parameters for 8 days. The test was discontinued after 8 days. It is the opinion of the laboratory technicians that the Frigid Rigid cooler could have preformed satisfactorily for several more days because there was still ice in the cooler when the test was discontinued. Both the air and product simulator temperatures were maintained in the desired range after the initial temperature pull down at the start of the test. Both the product simulator and air recovery time were almost instantaneous. The product simulator temperature never changed during the entire test. The Frigid Rigid cooler far exceeded all expectations.
FRIGID RIGID VS. COLEMANPerformance Test Results October 14, 2005
DescriptionThe purpose of this report is to compare the efficiency of a Frigid Rigid ice chest against a Coleman ice chest. The three ice chests selected were:
- The Frigid Rigid 55 quart cooler
- Coleman 58 quart cooler
- Coleman 58 quart cooler
MELTING RATE IN POUNDS
|DATE||HI/LO TEMP (F)||FRIGID RIGID H2O WT.||COLEMAN H2O WT.||COLEMAN H2O WT.|
|10/16/05||87/71||Loaded 40lbs. ice each|
|10/17/05||88/69||8.531 lbs||10.875 lbs||10.844 lbs|
|10/18/05||87/65||5.344 lbs||6.344 lbs||6.406 lbs|
|10/19/05||88/73||6.25 lbs||7.09 lbs||7.13 lbs|
|10/20/05||89/73||5.75 lbs||6.66 lbs||6.66 lbs|
|TOTAL||25.875 lbs||30.969 lbs||31.04 lbs|
ConclusionWhen Frigid Rigid is tested against two Coleman coolers, we found that Frigid Rigid was 19.7% more efficient than the first Coleman cooler and 20% more efficient than the second Coleman cooler in the same environmental conditions.
FRIGID RIGID VS. ICEY-TEK VS. IGLOOPerformance Test Results June 3, 2005
DescriptionThe purpose of this report is to compare the efficiency of a Frigid Rigid cooler against an Icey-Tek and an Igloo cooler. The three ice chests selected were:
- The Icey-Tek 70 Quart Cooler
- The Frigid Rigid 65 quart cooler
- The Igloo 72 Quart Marine Cooler
|DATE||HI/LO TEMP (F)||FRIGID RIGID H2O WT.||ICEY-TEK H2O WT.||IGLOO H2O WT.|
|5/24/05||87/73||Loaded 60lbs. ice each (2pm)|
|5/25/05||88/73||5.59 lbs||12.75 lbs||11.65 lbs|
|5/26/05||87/70||6.72 lbs||13.05 lbs||13.72 lbs|
|5/27/05||88/70||6.34 lbs||12.84 lbs||11.16 lbs|
|5/28/05||88/72||6.10 lbs||11.20 lbs||11.70 lbs|
|TOTAL||24.75 lbs||49.48 lbs||48.23 lbs|
ConclusionWhen Frigid Rigid is tested against two leading competitors, Icey-Tek and Igloo, we found that Frigid Rigid was more than 200% more efficient in the same environmental conditions.
Additional ObservationsIn this test, the melting data was gathered from May 24 through May 28, 2005. Enough data was available after five days to determine the efficiency of each ice chest in the test. The ice chests were monitored after May 28 to see how long it would take for all of the ice to melt. By May 28 (total of 4 days) all of the ice had melted in the Igloo and Icey-Tek ice chests. The Frigid Rigid continued to maintain ice until June 3 (total of 10 days). This observation further confirms the accuracy of this test.
FRIGID RIGID VS COLEMAN AND YETIPerformance Test Results May 18, 2002
DescriptionThe purpose of this test was to see which of three coolers had the highest efficiency under the same conditions. The three ice chests that were tested were:
- 45 quart Frigid Rigid that was produced on 5/3/02.
- Leading Competitor #1 56 quart with cup holders purchased on 5/4/02 at a national retailer.
- Leading Competitor #2 model B-45 that was purchased on 5/3/02 from a specialty marine retailer.
MELTING RATE IN POUNDS
|DATE||TIME||FRIGID RIGID||LEADING COMPETITOR #1||LEADING COMPETITOR #2|