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Metal vs Roto-Molded Coolers: Which Are Better?

Summer is here! While you’re getting your bathing suits, suntan lotions, and parasols ready don't forget one key purchase to make your summer even more pleasant - a reliable cooler to keep those beverages nice and icy. After all, few things can match the satisfaction of a cold drink on a sunny afternoon. 

Not sure what type of cooler you should opt for? Read on to understand the pros and cons of metal and plastic coolers, so you can be informed and choose a cooler that suits your needs.

Metal vs Roto-Molded Cooler? 

Stainless steel coolers have a pretty aesthetic, but are they any better than extended use roto-molded coolers? Let’s find out! 

Metal coolers are durable and can take on heavy wear and tear without losing their features. However, they are expensive to keep and maintain and do not provide the same level of insulation as their roto-molded counterparts. Tru Temp™ coolers from Tru Flask are built with superior quality. Roto-molded construction makes the coolers nearly indestructible and pressure injected commercial grade foam enables longer ice retention. 

Tru Flask roto-molded coolers come in different colors and sizes. In fact, they even have additional accessories like built-in LED lights, cutting boards, cooler baskets, and much more.

Why You Should Choose Roto-molded Coolers

Versatility and options. While metal coolers typically come in one or two sizes, roto-molded extended use coolers allow you to choose from a variety of sizes. From easy to carry and portable everyday use to more heavy duty options for the long haul. With easily accessible features like drain plugs, you can drain water quickly without emptying the cooler. 

Rotomolded plastic coolers are built for durability. Investing in one will ensure you don't have to worry about buying another one for a long time to come. You can trust them to work well whether you are on the beach or walking through jungle terrain. They are nearly indestructible. 

Things to Consider When Buying a Cooler

Before you impulsively shop coolers online, here are some things you should consider.


Consider how you intend on using your cooler. Will you be outdoors for an extended period? You’ll probably need a larger cooler. Only going to be out for a day or two, perhaps a smaller size makes more sense. 


The insulation capabilities of roto-molded coolers serve the main purpose of keeping your food and beverages cold. Roto-molded coolers are your best choice if you plan to keep perishable food that requires a 40-degree mark set to stay fresh.

Additional Features

If you’re going to purchase a cooler, don't settle for a regular run of the mill cooler when you can get one that comes with additional features that you will eventually need to purchase anyway. Look for one that has a locking mechanism, tie-down openings, useful accessories and above all else one that is comfortable for you to use and secures your contents properly. 

Now back to making this the best summer ever. Go shop for coolers and make sure you’re summer-ready!

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