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  • Cooler lid and body feature 2.5x the insulation of a standard cooler, keeping contents cold up to 36% longer
  • Leak-resistant construction and durable polyethylene means you don't have to worry about how it handles bumpy rides
  • Adjustable tie-down bungees secure water bottles or mugs
  • Flat top on the Stanley 16 qt. Adventure Cooler doubles as a seat


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Best Use Camping
Cooler Type Hard-sided
Gear Capacity (L) 15.1 liters
Material(s) Polyethylene
Dimensions (Exterior) 16.6 x 12.1 x 11.3 / (interior) 12.7 x 9 x 8.3 inches
Weight 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior lunch box I had the old Stanley lunch box with 1.1 at on top and always carried my 24oz Stanley soup thermos. So when the handle broke I was so surprised Stanley stood behind their product but they stopped marking my lunch box so I got the adventure cooler and choose 16qt as it would now hold both my Stanley bottles. Now I read some reviews while waiting and I have had mine for 2 weeks I love it , mine has grooves so handle is not floppy when carrying , and packing for a full 9 hours at job then I go to night school this thing is awsome , before I knew about the warrenty I was using a igloo playmate and it's basically same size inside of that helps
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cooler for the price I have had several coolers of the years. I live in central Texas, and summers here are HOT. Having a cooler that keeps your food cool is critical. This cooler still has ice and the food is still cool/cold after three-day trips. I also love the locking latches, even though they can be difficult to (un)do, but they are also raccoon-proof. :-) The elastic on the top can be removed so that you can lash lightweight items to the top. The cooler is on the heavy side for the size of it, but I would assume that is from the interior insulation that makes it work so well. It's mean for car camping anyway, so weight isn't nearly as important as it would be for say, backpacking.
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than expected Just purchased this. Wanted a one or two person cooler for a long day or weekend of surfing that would fit between the front seats of my Westy. Tested it by putting about an inch of ice in it and one beer. Still had ice at 18 hours. At 28 hours ice was gone but beer was very cold. I'm sure with more ice it would have kept longer. If you only need a cooler for 1-3 days save your money and GET THIS! You can't beat the price to quality ratio. Will probably still get one of those more insulated coolers for longer trips. Also, perfect size for holding bottles of wine and the elastic band on top is a nice touch.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sadly, it broke in les than 15 minutes I was VERY much looking forward to this new cooler. I was intrigued by its claim to keep things cold for a long time. My old (10 years?) cooler just couldn't keep ice and drinks cold beyond a day. I got the package yesterday, opened it up did a quick clean (not that it looked dirty), and put some 16 oz drinks and ice cubes in it. When I picked it up, the handle snapped completely in two right where the upright meets the handle. I know Stanley has a great warranty but, if the cooler broke in less than 15 minutes, how can I trust another one unless the handle has been redesigned? Sadly, back to REI it goes. (FYI 16.9 oz beverages can not be put in upright because the lid won't close)
Date published: 2015-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super happy I just picked up this cooler for a camping trip. We were in California and the weather was super hot and the cooler spent most of the day baking in a bear locker so the ice did melt daily. However, when not in extreme heat, it had no issue keeping things cold. What was really great was that the seal was super strong so when there was water inside, it never leaked. We took it from the locker to my car for a long and windy road trip to a hardwood floor and it never leaked. If this is the size cooler you're interested in and you don't need an insulated product, you'll be happy with this one for sure!
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from really loved until the handle broke I was really loving this little cooler for camping trips - perfect size for my needs, easy to clean, kept things cold. When not being used, I stored it empty by hanging it by the handle on a hook about 3 feet off the ground. One day it accidentally got bumped and fell off the hook, and to my surprise, the handle broke right off. I've used it since without the handle but it's been a bit of pain, so I'm sadly now in the market for a new, slightly tougher cooler. I'm on the fence about whether or not I'd recommend this product - I really do think it functions very well, but I also really do think it should have been able to handle a 3-foot fall with no weight in it without falling apart.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Durable and keeps it cold, what else do you need? Bought this cooler as a Christmas gift for my family who spends multiple days a week on the beach in Florida. Stanley's quality is evident and the construction is very solid. I was surprised at how effective it was at keeping things cold compared to your standard Igloo or no-name brand of the same size. Even sitting in the sun all day, ice stays frozen and cold beers stay cold. Definitely inspires me to consider other Stanley products.
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stanley 16qt cooler Bought this little cooler in hopes I wouldn't have to dive in the world of "those" expensive coolers, boy how wrong I was. Didn't have the cooler for a month when the inner cooler started to separate from the outer shell. I pushed the two halves back together and that worked for a while. Ultimately the two halves would not go back into place making it impossible to close. The latches are a joke, depending on the weather those things are fingertip busters. So finally bought one of "those" expensive Yetis and I couldn't be happier. I guess you get what you pay for.
Date published: 2016-03-30
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Can it hold a 6 pack? How about a wine bottle/beer bomber bottle?

Asked by: Mr. Photomatic
The Stanley Adventure Cooler - 16 qt. will easily hold a six pack of 12 ounce cans. Wine bottles and larger beer bottles vary in size so the best bet would be to measure your favorites and see if the fit inside the internal dimensions: 12.7 x 9 x 8.3 inches
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-31
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