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Costco.com members. Ultra by Arctic Zone 58 (50+8) Can High Performance Rolling Cooler $27.99 after $7 Instant Mfg Savings. Free Ship

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Last Edited by c2nah777 May 9, 2016 at 08:12 AM
Hi Folks,

I searched and didn't see this one posted, so I thought I would share.

$34.99 less $7 instant Mfg Savings/Rebate. Free shipping. Tax for most obviously.
Not sure if sold in warehouse for this price. Have not looked in store. Found some pics of it having been sold in store (attached for perspective), but that doesn't guarantee they still are. Seems like probably they are. I ordered one online to be safe.

Product link [costco.com] Instant savings price valid from 5/5/16 through 5/29/16 While supplies last.

Amazon through Mfg seller price for comparison: $48.61 [amazon.com]

Copied from Costco site:
This cooler still has ice after 2 days!

Both the main and front compartments feature SuperFoam(R) high performance insulation with Therma-Flect(R) radiant barrier for superior cooling and leak proof, easy clean linings with Microban(R).

The cooler's exterior is constructed of durable, water and stain resistant Rhino-Tech(TM) and includes two drink holders on the lid.
The all terrain cart easily attaches/detaches from the cooler with our new adjustable, quick release strap. If you want to use the cooler without the cart, the Backsaver(R) adjustable shoulder strap centers load weight to reduce contact pressure and muscle stress. Both the cooler and the cart collapse for easy storage.

Features:
  • SuperFoam(R) high performance insulation
  • Therma-Flect(R) interior radiant barrier
  • Ultra Safe(R) leak proof, easy clean lining with Microban antimicrobial protection
  • adjustable Backsaver(R)shoulder strap with shoulder pad
  • Padded handles
  • Foldable all terrain cart with expandable, extra wide base, heavy duty, all terrain wheels and retractable, telescopic hook 'n' go handle (cart holds up to 80 lbs./36.3 kg)
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I was about to jump on one of these even though I'm not a Costco member until I realized the front of this doesn't actually attach to the wheels/base other than slip over the telescoping handle in the back; this means if you tilt it one way or the other the front slides around/off the wheels. Frown

You can actually see it kind of doing it already on the very first photo.

There does seem to be some sort of Velcro on the corners of the cooler; if someone actually purchased this or has one already and can confirm or deny my thoughts above that would be great. If it will actually attach to the base somehow on the front, this is a pretty good deal.
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I was about to jump on one of these even though I'm not a Costco member until I realized the front of this doesn't actually attach to the wheels/base other than slip over the telescoping handle in the back; this means if you tilt it one way or the other the front slides around/off the wheels. Frown

You can actually see it kind of doing it already on the very first photo.

There does seem to be some sort of Velcro on the corners of the cooler; if someone actually purchased this or has one already and can confirm or deny my thoughts above that would be great. If it will actually attach to the base somehow on the front, this is a pretty good deal.
Thanks for the input.
I do see what you mean in the first picture. It wouldn't be a problem for me, even if true. Won't need the cart much in my trunk. For the time or two I do need it, if an issue, I would strap it in with bungee cords. When I get mine I will post an update about it.

My main motivation is the advanced insulation (like the Yeti brand), all afternoon cooling feature for groceries whilst doing other errands.
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I was about to jump on one of these even though I'm not a Costco member until I realized the front of this doesn't actually attach to the wheels/base other than slip over the telescoping handle in the back; this means if you tilt it one way or the other the front slides around/off the wheels. Frown

You can actually see it kind of doing it already on the very first photo.

There does seem to be some sort of Velcro on the corners of the cooler; if someone actually purchased this or has one already and can confirm or deny my thoughts above that would be great. If it will actually attach to the base somehow on the front, this is a pretty good deal.
Okay Got mine in and am very impressed!
There is an adjustable quick release strap as pictured in attachment. I tightened it up a litte and the bottom only has a little sway. there is no Velcro to attach the bottom of the cooler to the cart, but it should be good without it. The Velcro at the bottom is for securing the cooler in its collapsed state.

There is a clear liner inside which is attached with Velcro, and removes for easy cleaning. This protects the main inner liner (silver in color). The clear liner may be susceptible to sharp objects since it is more loose than the silver main liner.

I also checked out a slightly less expensive cooler today at Kroger. It was reg $29.99 and on sale for $24.99. It is pretty cheesy in comparison to the Costco cooler. That one I have attached a couple shots of as well (in bright green as pictured, or blue). The Kroger holds 40 cans so a little smaller. It has only the main silver liner. That liner tore when I was installing the cardboard insert which makes the bottom rigid on it. It was too tight to get it in properly without risking damage imo. Every time you collapse it for storage you need to remove the insert.

The Kroger model has an integrated cart, which will add a little weight when you don't need it of course. The good thing I will take from the design is to add a customized piece of cardboard to the bottom of the Costco model.

As I mentioned yesterday, if I see too much sway in the bottom section I can add a bungee.
The Costco is very nice build quality in comparison to Kroger's, with many extra touches.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

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PS - I wonder who thinks Costco has a bad merchant reputation. That is pure insanity. They blow away most any retailer with their level of goods offered, prices, cleanliness, service and of course their ease of returns for such long periods if needed on most things still other than the exceptions of course.
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Thanks for the post and the review. I ordered one despite some of the shortcomings, since I'm more interested in the bag for transporting frozen items when driving from Houston to San Antonio once a month to the military commissary. Cart will come in handy when hauling/rolling the stuff from the parking garage to my temporary apartment. Will see how it fits inside my extra large suitcase when flying. Thanks again!
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Thanks for the additional info, c2nah777. I suspect the front being loose /unattached will only come into play if you place ice inside the cooler and load it up, since it not being rigid on the bottom will allow things to start really "seeking the low spots" should it come off the cart. I did go ahead and place an order for one yesterday because I figure I can come up with something to permanently attach it to the base (I have no interest in the cooler without the cart as we will use it for travel only). Thanks again!
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Do you need a membership to get in and browse?
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Thanks for the additional info, c2nah777. I suspect the front being loose /unattached will only come into play if you place ice inside the cooler and load it up, since it not being rigid on the bottom will allow things to start really "seeking the low spots" should it come off the cart. I did go ahead and place an order for one yesterday because I figure I can come up with something to permanently attach it to the base (I have no interest in the cooler without the cart as we will use it for travel only). Thanks again!
It won't come off if you take up any slack on the adjustable strap. The bottom will sway a little if you turn the cart on its side though. So yes really bottom heavy loads might sway if you turn it over accidentally. Sorry if I wasn't clear on that. You will love it. Another strap or a bungee would keep it perfectly stable though. Maybe a luggage strap with the quick release clip. I think if they would have positioned the strap 1 or 2 inches lower it would be just right.

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Do you need a membership to get in and browse?
Yes and no.
You could come casually in through the out side while the receipt checker is doing their thing and if stopped (very unlikely), say you are going to the snack bar, or restroom.
Also you can use a Costco Cash Card (their gift card) to make a purchase if you are not a member. You can't buy those yourself from Costco directly though. So either get from a friend/family member who is a member, or on the bay. At my warehouse they were up by the entrance area. Ymmv of course on where, but someone could always check and tell you.
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You can buy the item directly off the website and pay a slight upcharge, I think mine was like $1.50 or $2.00.
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You can buy the item directly off the website and pay a slight upcharge, I think mine was like $1.50 or $2.00.
Good to know. I could not tell without registering another account as a guest, which I have no intention of doing.
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I got one of these the other day. I'm going to try it out to sea is it will let me skip getting a more expensive cooler. I'm not sure I'll use the cart with the cooler but it looks like a clever design.


Update: The cooler held ice for 1 1/2 days. Not setting any records, but pretty decent.
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Follow up:. It's going back and being replaced with a Ozark trail soft cooler (sort of like the yeti or rtic soft cooler).
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Follow up:. It's going back and being replaced with a Ozark trail soft cooler (sort of like the yeti or rtic soft cooler).
This one maybe? [walmart.com] It is pretty comparable for same price range. Link to what you went with and pricing please?
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Last edited by c2nah777 May 30, 2016 at 06:20 PM
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It doesn't show up on Walmart's website yet, but it's the following cooler. It's not exactly comparable (smaller and more expensive) but is more in line with what I was looking for.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Y3VB6_lt8


I need to add, while I wasn't completely happy with how well the Costco cooler held ice, I love the little cart that it came with.
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Okay Got mine in and am very impressed!
There is an adjustable quick release strap as pictured in attachment. I tightened it up a litte and the bottom only has a little sway. there is no Velcro to attach the bottom of the cooler to the cart, but it should be good without it. The Velcro at the bottom is for securing the cooler in its collapsed state.

There is a clear liner inside which is attached with Velcro, and removes for easy cleaning. This protects the main inner liner (silver in color). The clear liner may be susceptible to sharp objects since it is more loose than the silver main liner.

I also checked out a slightly less expensive cooler today at Kroger. It was reg $29.99 and on sale for $24.99. It is pretty cheesy in comparison to the Costco cooler. That one I have attached a couple shots of as well (in bright green as pictured, or blue). The Kroger holds 40 cans so a little smaller. It has only the main silver liner. That liner tore when I was installing the cardboard insert which makes the bottom rigid on it. It was too tight to get it in properly without risking damage imo. Every time you collapse it for storage you need to remove the insert.

The Kroger model has an integrated cart, which will add a little weight when you don't need it of course. The good thing I will take from the design is to add a customized piece of cardboard to the bottom of the Costco model.

As I mentioned yesterday, if I see too much sway in the bottom section I can add a bungee.
The Costco is very nice build quality in comparison to Kroger's, with many extra touches.
Let me know if you have any other questions.

________________________________________________________________________
PS - I wonder who thinks Costco has a bad merchant reputation. That is pure insanity. They blow away most any retailer with their level of goods offered, prices, cleanliness, service and of course their ease of returns for such long periods if needed on most things still other than the exceptions of course.


I know the thread is old, but figured I would point out something we figured out with the cooler in case you haven't yet... the shoulder strap can be brought up from under the wheeled base and tightened up, which effectively straps it down and makes it much more stable and "attached" if you have it loaded up and rolling it around. Big Grin
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