Igloo Retro Locking Small Hard Cooler, 11-Quart

Last updated: August 10, 2023


Igloo Retro Locking Small Hard Cooler, 11-Quart

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Product Details

In our analysis of 197 expert reviews, the Igloo Retro Locking Small Hard Cooler, 11-Quart placed 15th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Whether it’s a jam-packed stadium or a quiet bend on a river, carry cold drinks and food with you anywhere. 12-quart capacity can hold up to 14 soda cans. Cube shape produces superior cold retention, and molded corner feet add stability. In the lid, there is a dry compartment for non-perishable goods and accessories. Curved design easy conforms to your body for easy carrying, and swing-up handle is comfortable to grip. Keep your hydration cold wherever you go with a compact, personal cooler.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Igloo Ice cube cooler is an ideal choice if you want to carry food and drinks with you on your trip or picnic. With its 12-quart capacity, it has enough room to hold 14 soda cans. The cube shape allows better cold retention and stability. This cooler has a dry compartment for other stuff, such as keys, wallets, and phones.
The cooler also has a separate dry storage compartment in the lid, away from the ice for utensils and other non-perishable foods and accessories.
The cube shape design enhance ice retention capacity when the molded corner provide more stability. If you are looking for cheap small size cooler, this one is a good option for you.
This is a solid cooler all around, and we definitely enjoyed the improved ergonomic design. While it will likely not make it to the 5-day mark for cooling ability, it still is good enough and at a price point to warrant a weekend trip with it. It also well-constructed apart from the minor handle issue and the great choice of colors and styles makes it a recommended buy from us.
Molded side handle makes it easy to lift and it is easy to pack and unpack.
It features a cube geometry design which provides maximum ice retention. Instead of non-skid feet, the ice chest cooler utilizes a molded corner feet for optimum stability. Surprisingly, the cooler wouldn’t slide off when kept on any surface.
It’s nice and compact, has a compartment in the top for storing small items, and the curved back rests comfortably against your body or leg when you’re carrying it. One reviewer mentioned that a decent sized salad bowl will fit into it because of it’s square size, so it would be great for carrying tupperware with fruit or other snacks.
Dry lid storage compartment holds non-perishable food and personal accessories.

What reviewers didn't like

May not keep stuff cold for more than 48 hours.
Not quite as long of cooling time as advertised, handle is somewhat prone to break.
The only downside is the absence of drain spouts.
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