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Old 08-18-2016, 09:14 AM
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Default NorChill cooler test with live results

I got my new cooler at the beginning of the week and have been excited to give it a try. For some reason I actually read the instructions for once and it said to fill it with hot water to shape the liner. I decided to one up that and stick a thermometer in it and see how long it lasts over 100 degrees.

This is a "large" marine bag with tap hot water.

After this I will fill it with ice and sit it outside in the florida heat

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:09 AM
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Bought one last week & I didn't read the instructions. Keep us posted.... Thanks
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:18 AM
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2 hours in, lost 4 degrees
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:45 AM
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I love mine. Just wish they'd make the marine version in the smaller sizes.
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got my Medium Boat Bag in this week as well. Looking forward to trying it out this weekend. Seems pretty well made.
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Read the instructions as well on mine for fathers day gifts-Much improved zipper over the older ones

I use as my dry food cooler-put a qt frozen bottle and stays cold all day
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Down 2 more degrees over the next hour for those keeping score. I don't feel like taking a picture but will when it gets lower.
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Update. It lost 9 degrees in 6 hours. I'm headed to get a bag of ice from the store and will do the ice test tomorrow. It looks like this is going to take overnight to get to 100
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Wow
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:41 PM
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Yep, its a good one! Cool report!
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Be fun to see someone do that with the uber-expensive units like the RTIC and Yeti. I just can't see needing anything more than the Norchill myself, but would fun to see actual measurements.
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Alright so here are the current results. I figured I was going to wake up to room temp water but I did not. I got a shot before I went to bed at 1am and a shot just now. I think my thermometer probably needs a new battery but it's fluctuating between 103-104 currently.
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So the final results for the heat test is that it kept the temp over 100 for 24 hours. I can attest that the water was as hot at the thermometer suggested when I poured it out. Now time for the ice test.
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Time for the ice test. I have a large marine bag and I put 10lbs of ice inside of it. I have it sitting in the shade on my back porch. The outside temp is just under 90 degrees.

For accuracy sake I put my thermometer in the ice and it's reading 33 so I figure it's close enough.
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how much did you fill it with water? vs. how much ice? filled volume will definitely play a role in this...
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Originally Posted by happyjack92 View Post
how much did you fill it with water? vs. how much ice? filled volume will definitely play a role in this...
Water was to the top. Ice is 10lbs

I typically use subzero ice packs so this test is only because I'm bored today

With the ice packs that I use and a half ice half cold drinks I'm sure it will last every bit of 48 hours if not more. My ice packs usually freeze the ice solid.
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Awesome report, Thanks
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Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
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thanks for the effort for a REAL test!
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:14 PM
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Great test....................................you have too much time on your hands.
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