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Coleman 36-quart Xtreme Polylite Cooler

Est. $50
August 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Coleman 36-quart Xtreme Polylite Cooler

Medium-size hard-sided cooler

  • Excellent cooling performance
  • Rugged exterior
  • Smooth-rolling wheels
  • Compact design
  • Some think it's too small

The Coleman 36-quart Xtreme Polylite Cooler is the smallest model of the popular Coleman Xtreme line, but it offers the same rugged durability as its larger cousins, with chilling capabilities of a good four or five days (depending, of course, on how often you open it). Online posters report that this cooler does live up to the manufacturer's claim that it can keep food and drinks cold (and even frozen) for five days. Quite a few users add that this model of the Xtreme is the best cooler they've ever owned. Users also appreciate its portability and convenient, compact size, which makes it perfect for smaller cars with less available space.

User reviews and ratings form the bulk of the information we found on this Coleman hard-sided cooler. has about two dozen reviews; we found another dozen at and more than 100 on

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The majority of the more than 125 posts on retailer website Cabela's are enthusiastic about the entire line of Coleman's Xtreme wheeled coolers, citing their ability to keep food cold for up to five days. Users also like the other perks offered on the Xtreme -- such as smooth wheels, cup holders and rugged yet roomy construction. Reviews also note that Coleman Xtreme coolers will keep food cold for days, making them perfect for camping trips.

Review: Coleman Xtreme Coolers, Contributors to


The majority of Amazon posters say this cooler does the job and keeps things cold for up to five days, with one reviewer saying his cooler kept ice frozen for almost six days. However, a couple of users wish the interior had a bit more room.

Review: 36 Qt Xtreme Cooler, Contributors to


REI customers are enthusiastic about the Coleman 36-quart Xtreme Polylite Cooler, with kudos for its ability to maintain cold interior temperatures for up to five days. In addition, several posters say this particular model is the best cooler they've ever owned.

Review: Coleman Xtreme Poly-Lite Cooler, Contributors to


Users who post on this retail website rave about the Coleman 36-quart Xtreme Polylite Cooler, saying it's compact but also rugged and durable, and can keep ice intact for five days, just as the manufacturer claims. There are about two dozen reviews altogether.

Review: Coleman 36-Qt. Xtreme Cooler, Contributors to

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