Igloo Rust-Resistant Small Hard Cooler, 25-Quart

Last updated: August 13, 2023


This hard-sided cooler is super sturdy, so no matter what adventures you take it on, you can rest easy knowing it's built to last.

Igloo Rust-Resistant Small Hard Cooler, 25-Quart

We looked at the top Small Coolers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Small Cooler you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The thick foam walls are designed to keep drinks and food cold for up to four days.

In our analysis of 197 expert reviews, the Igloo Rust-Resistant Small Hard Cooler, 25-Quart placed 3rd when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This heavy duty blow-molded cooler has it all! Extra-thick foam walls and insulated lid for the best cooling performance proven to hold ice for 5 days at 90 Degrees. Convenient size for optimal performance.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Durable everything. Features blow -molded construction, a reinforced base, stainless steel hardware, and rubberized T -grip latches. It is also lightweight. Extra thick insulation allows for 5 days of ice retention at 90 -degrees. Super solid, and you can sit on it.
This heavy duty blow-molded cooler has it all! Extra-thick foam walls and insulated lid for the best cooling performance proven to hold ice for 5 days at 90 Degrees. Convenient size for optimal performance.
Large storage capacity. Affordable. With a lot of steel in this roto-molded design, it is definitely solid but light enough.
The Igloo BMX 52 quart is your go-to cooler for any rugged or leisure adventure you find yourself in! with our heavy duty blow-molded construction not only will you have some serious durability but also ice retention for over 5 days! take it to the Beach, take it camping or take it to the tailgate because wherever you go you'll be prepared with the best.
A well-performing, personal-sized cooler for a fraction of the price of its competition.
Overall, the BMX is a solid cooler at a great price. Even the 52-quart model can be found for a third of what our other award winners retail for. The Best Value award is well deserved.
For the price, this is the best value in camping coolers today. There may be more affordable options but they lack the performance of the Igloo BMX. There are better brands that hold ice longer but they cost a fortune. This is simply one of the best dollar for dollar values out there that can compete on some level with more expensive brands.
This cooler’s specific design features—like an elevated base and UV inhibitors—keep your ice cold for four to five days, while the stainless-steel hardware is rust and weather-resistant to ensure maximum performance. The compact size makes this cooler easy to pick up and carry, but the wheels on the bottom mean you don’t have to.
The Igloo BMX Cooler is innovatively designed with a reinforced base to keep it strong and manage the weight with light side walls. The base is slightly curved to minimize the hot ground touching surface area. The lid is designed with a focus to withstand UV and Heating action of Infrared Radiations. The extra foam layer inside the lid ensures that inner contents stay protected. Its capable of providing ice retention for 5 days.
It has thick foam and an insulated lid to prevent cold air from escaping and, in turn, retaining ice for up to four days. The cooler has a molded base that keeps it away from hot surfaces and enhances its cooling performance. This cooler also has rubberized latches that keep its lid secure
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It has thick walls and a thick lid. It’s able to hit around three days of ice retention. With a freezer-style rubber gasket (which it lacks), it would likely be able to hit up to four or even five days of ice life.

What reviewers didn't like

Some felt that this cooler was overpriced for what it does. Some buyers did their own ice test and report that this cooler only holds ice for about 1 to 2 days.
Less ice retention. Poor Latch D.
It lacks an air/watertight seal, which loses it some points on insulation, and the rubber latches can catch against your leg if you carry it the wrong way around.
The BMX finished toward the bottom of the pack in our spill and durability testing. While the cooler’s body and latches felt solidly constructed and held up well, some of the plastic components weren’t quite as well-made. In particular, we felt like the hinges on the lid would be easy to break if the cooler were pushed open too far. The lack of a drain is also a bummer.
Less Ice Retention. Poor Latch Design.
The only notable setback is a slight lack of build quality in some of the individual components. In addition to the lack of a freezer-style rubber gasket, the hinges lack the durability the rest of the Igloo BMX is notable for
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