Igloo Cooler, 12 Quart

Last updated date: November 24, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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We looked at the top 1 Small Hard Coolers and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Camping & Camping, Merch Dope, The Cooler Zone, Listderful, Coolers Junkie, Baseball Mom Stuff, Camping Product Reviews and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Small Hard Cooler you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 113 expert reviews, the Igloo Igloo Cooler, 12 Quart placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
344 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts 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.
- Camping & Camping
January 23, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Merch Dope
March 20, 2019 | Full review
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.
- 10Scope
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.
- The Cooler Zone
Molded side handle makes it easy to lift and it is easy to pack and unpack.
- Listderful
October 14, 2017 | Full review
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.
- Coolers Junkie
September 4, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Baseball Mom Stuff
Dry lid storage compartment holds non-perishable food and personal accessories.
- Camping Product Reviews
April 25, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
May not keep stuff cold for more than 48 hours.
- Camping & Camping
January 23, 2019 | Full review
Not quite as long of cooling time as advertised, handle is somewhat prone to break.
- The Cooler Zone
The only downside is the absence of drain spouts.
- Coolers Junkie
September 4, 2019 | Full review

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Coleman Flip Lid Cooler, 5 Quarts
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 12
2. Stanley Cooler, 16 Quart
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 22
3. Klein Tools Work Cooler, 17 Quart
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 20
4. Igloo Cooler, 16 Quart
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 5
5. Igloo Cooler, 12 Quart
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Igloo Cooler, 25 Quart
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Igloo Mini Cooler, 4 Quart
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 1
8. Coleman Wheeled Cooler, 50-Quart
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 22
9. Coleman Cooler, 18 Quart
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Igloo Personal Sized Cooler, 7 Quart
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 2

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