What is a Roto Molded cooler?
The rotational molding process is a high-temperature, low-pressure plastic forming process that uses heat and bi-axial rotation to produce a hollow one-piece product. The Fatboy Cooler mold is loaded with powdered polyethylene. The mold is then placed in a large oven while it rotates on two axes at different speeds, the dual rotation spreads the polyethelene evenly throughout the mold. Once the polyethylene has adhered, the molds are pulled from the oven to cool. Once cooled, the Fatboy cooler is then removed from the mold. The process has inherent design qualities, such as consistent wall thickness and strong outside corners that are virtually stress free. The hollow cooler core is then filled with insulating foam to complete the cooler shell. The roto molding process gives our coolers a one-piece construction which affords strength and durability. Roto molded coolers are significantly more durable than an average cooler and are the best coolers for keeping ice. Extended ice retention keeps ice frozen, your drinks cold, while also keeping fish and game from spoiling on your fishing or hunting trip.
Where are your coolers made?
Like other major competitors, Fatboy coolers are made in China. Overseas manufacturing provides a cost effective way for us to provide an affordable product to our customers. Our overseas partner has strict quailty control standards and a state of the art manufacturing facility. All of our coolers are inspected in the USA prior to shipping. Each cooler is checked in our warehouse prior to receiving our stamp of approval.
Do you offer a discount?
At times we may have some manufacturer's seconds available at a discount. Please use our contact us form to check availability. Let us know what size and preferred colors you are looking for.
Marketing and Sponsorships
Looking to partner with Fatboy Coolers or even a free cooler? We appreciate your interest in our coolers. Currently we are not offering free coolers or monetary sponsorships. Coolers used for marketing purposes such as televison shows may be eligible for a discount.
Dish soap and warm water will normally get your cooler clean. For tougher stains or odors it is acceptable to use a solution of warm water and bleach or a non-abrasive store bought cleanser such as Windex.
Can I use dry ice in my cooler?
Yes, Fatboy coolers are dry-ice compatible. Safe Handling of Dry Ice
How long does ice last in a Fatboy Cooler?
In a 72 degree indoor test with limited cooler opening, ice will last up to 10 Days. Our 20QT lasts 6 Days, 45QT 8 Days, 75QT 10 Days
Ice Retention Tips
- Always pre-cool your beverages and food before placing them in the cooler
- Freeze plastic bottles of water. Frozen water bottles perform double duty.
- Keep your cooler in the shade as much as possible, otherwise cover it using a space blanket or reflective foil.
- Order the items in your cooler based on when you plan to use them. Items used first should be on top to minimize the amount of time the cooler is open.
- Pack the cooler full - Empty air space will heat up quick once a cooler is opened.
- When possibly use larger blocks of ice during long term cooler use.
- Dry Ice? Dry Ice requires special care and must be handled with gloves, but it will keep your food dry and your cooler contents colder than conventional ice.
- Minimize the amount of times you open the cooler.
- Latch the cooler lid after closing it to seal in the cold from the outside air.
- Do not drain your cooler - The cold water from melted ice will keep items inside colder longer.
Pre-Cooling your Cooler
Whenever possible pre-chill your cooler to prevent premature ice melting. You can pre-chill your cooler by placing it outside overnight when temperatures are colder. You can pre-chill your cooler by sacrificing some ice before adding more ice. If you pre-chill with "sacrificial" ice dispose of the weakened ice and refill with fresh ice as you pack your cooler. Lastly, if you have a large enough chest freezer you can place the cooler inside to cool it off.
Dry Ice vs Conventional Ice
Bacteria activity increases with temperature. The warmer your cooler is the greater chance you have for bacteria growth resulting in food spoilage. The temperature of dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) is -109.3°F. Handling dry ice requires insulated gloves since the extreme cold can cause frostbite. Conventional ice is frozen water and not nearly as cold as dry ice. Since cold sinks, the best way to use dry ice is to pack the dry ice on top of the items in your cooler. In comparison dry ice will provide twice the cooling capacity of conventional ice. Since dry ice changes from a solid to a gas without a liquid state; you will not have any liquid inside your cooler. In comparison, as conventional ice starts to melt, water will form inside the cooler. The cooling efficiency of conventional ice decreases once it begins to melt, speeding up the melting process. However, when conventional ice is packed with dry ice it stays frozen longer; inhibiting cooler temperature increase.
Dry ice requires adequate ventilation since carbon dioxide can cause breathing difficulty. Always handle with insulated gloves.
Safe Handling of Dry Ice
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