Koolatron coolers are made in Canada. You can order them online Koolatron
or maybe they're sold at Canadian Tire or a another big box store. I got my Koolatron Voyager on Overstock.com and the power adapter at another online store (can't remember where though).
What the others say about power usage to cooling effectiveness is true. Thermoelectric coolers only keep things about 40 degrees F colder that the ambient temperature and they basically run the whole time to keep things cool. They're better at keeping things cold when it's not so hot outside so no camping in the Gobi Desert
That said, we've had a few of them through the years, have been glad we've had them, and have learned how to use them to our best advantage. We did manage to drain the battery
once or twice because we ran the cooler too long while the engine was turned off. But getting an electric campsite helped alleviate that problem. Plus then I could bring my espresso machine and have my morning cappuccino in the beauty of the great outdoors.
When we went tent or pop-up camping with our three boys, we'd pack the perishable food and other food that we didn't need to get at very often in the thermoelectric cooler. That kept the cooler from losing its coldness by not opening it more than necessary. The lack of ice meant no more soggy meat packages or water leaking into the cheese or eggs (yech!). The beverages would go in an ice-filled cooler because we'd be accessing that more often.
Now I have my Scamp
with a 3-way fridge
, but I still pack the Koolatron with the perishables to transport them to my campsite (I usually camp with electric hook-up), then I turn on the fridge in electric mode, and when it's cool I transfer the food to it. (Still have to test the propane
mode on my 3-way to see if it's working. If it does, then I can dry camp
Hope this helps.