Whether for a picnic, camping holiday, day out on the boat or just watching the game, the Esky is an essential piece of kit for the Australian Summer.
Below we review what we consider to be the best Eskies currently available in Australia.
Evakool White Fibreglass Icebox
Up to 15 day ice retention, super solid construction, built for Australian conditions
Techni Ice Signature Range
Incredible 8-25 day ice retention, solid construction, rubber skids, wheels
Icekool Polyethelene Icebox
10 day ice retention, great design, tough polyethelene cabinet
Techni Ice Classic Range
5-16 day ice retention, solid construction, rubber skids
Awesome for picnics, beach days, festivals. Shoulder strap for transportation
Waeco Cool Ice
$90 - $140
Quality ice box at an affordable price point. Shoulder carry strap
#1 Evakool 60 Litre Fibreglass Icebox ($400 - $500)
Arguably Australia's favourite ice box, this range from Evakool is made from fibreglass, which reflects the heat, meaning ice stays frozen for longer. Handmade with refrigeration quality insulation, this is one of the highest performing ice boxes on the market.
The high gloss fibreglass looks great, is hygienic as doesn't absorb flavours or odours, and is easy to clean.
With ice storage of up to 15 days, and a super solid construction designed specifically for the Australian outdoors, this is likely the only Ice Box you'll ever need.
Other features we love:
- Solid construction means it can be used as a seat
- High-Quality Fittings
- Easy to use latches
- Handles can be used as tie down points
- Optional removable food tray
- Drainage bung
- Protective corner feet
#2 Techni Ice Signature range ($220 - $350)
Perfect for camping or 4WD trips, this range offers extended cooling. Solid as a rock and right up there for insulation, Techni Ice ice boxes are massively celebrated for their reliability and performance in Australian conditions.
The Signature Range boasts an incredible 8-25 days and offers full length under skids to reduce slipping, dual seals, marine grade rope restraints, and a high-quality food grade inner liner.
With their origins in the commercial market, Australian owned Techni Ice pride themselves on being at the forefront of icebox technology.
#5 IceKool 25 Litre ($80 - $130)
This great looking cooler box has solid rubber handles along with a shoulder strap for transportation.
The IceKool really is an all around great choice that will last you many summers.