Cool box for camping - you need to know that

Cool box for camping

 The right cool box for camping

No matter whether you want to camp with the tent over the weekend or a longer adventure with the Caravan do, a cool box is necessary to keep your food and drinks cool. But with so many models on the market, how can you be sure to choose the perfect one for your needs? Our guide will help you to find the ideal cool box for camping.

 

Picnic while camping
Picnic while camping

Types of coolers and their characteristics.

Cool box types differ in size, equipment and price. Compressor models are the most efficient, using electrical energy to maintain the constant temperatures needed for proper food storage. Absorption boxes are cheaper but can have problems in hot climates as they take longer to cool down. Thermoelectric models also require electricity, but tend to use it less efficiently than compressors. Other important features of a camping cooler include storage capacity, isolation levels, DC and AC adapters, and battery compatibility.

Compressor cool box for camping

Mobicool MCF40 Electric Compressor Cooler 38 Liter 12/24/230V Mini Fridge for Car Truck Boat Motorhome and Socket Blue
Dometic CoolFreeze CDF 26 Portable Electric Compressor Fridge Freezer 21 Liter 12/24V for Car, Truck or Boat with Battery Monitor, Grey
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
DOMETIC CoolFreeze CFF 45, portable electric compressor cooler, 38 liters, 12/24 V and 230 V for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets,
Mobicool MCF40 Electric Compressor Cooler 38 Liter 12/24/230V Mini Fridge for Car Truck Boat Motorhome and Socket Blue
Dometic CoolFreeze CDF 26 Portable Electric Compressor Fridge Freezer 21 Liter 12/24V for Car, Truck or Boat with Battery Monitor, Grey
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
DOMETIC CoolFreeze CFF 45, portable electric compressor cooler, 38 liters, 12/24 V and 230 V for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets,
309,03 EUR
400,43 EUR
309,93 EUR
549,00 EUR
Mobicool MCF40 Electric Compressor Cooler 38 Liter 12/24/230V Mini Fridge for Car Truck Boat Motorhome and Socket Blue
Mobicool MCF40 Electric Compressor Cooler 38 Liter 12/24/230V Mini Fridge for Car Truck Boat Motorhome and Socket Blue
309,03 EUR
Dometic CoolFreeze CDF 26 Portable Electric Compressor Fridge Freezer 21 Liter 12/24V for Car, Truck or Boat with Battery Monitor, Grey
Dometic CoolFreeze CDF 26 Portable Electric Compressor Fridge Freezer 21 Liter 12/24V for Car, Truck or Boat with Battery Monitor, Grey
400,43 EUR
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
309,93 EUR
DOMETIC CoolFreeze CFF 45, portable electric compressor cooler, 38 liters, 12/24 V and 230 V for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets,
DOMETIC CoolFreeze CFF 45, portable electric compressor cooler, 38 liters, 12/24 V and 230 V for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets,
549,00 EUR

Cool box for camping with absorption

Dometic CombiCool RC 1200 EGP - silent, electric absorber cool box with gas connection 50 mbar, grey, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for cars, trucks and sockets
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
CHUXIANGJIAN Portable Absorption Cooler Box 12V/220V White 12~20L Mesh Cooler Box
Dometic CombiCool RC 1200 EGP - silent, electric absorber cool box with gas connection 50 mbar, grey, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for cars, trucks and sockets
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
CHUXIANGJIAN Portable Absorption Cooler Box 12V/220V White 12~20L Mesh Cooler Box
210,40 EUR
219,90 EUR
284,31 EUR
Dometic CombiCool RC 1200 EGP - silent, electric absorber cool box with gas connection 50 mbar, grey, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for cars, trucks and sockets
Dometic CombiCool RC 1200 EGP - silent, electric absorber cool box with gas connection 50 mbar, grey, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for cars, trucks and sockets
210,40 EUR
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
219,90 EUR
CHUXIANGJIAN Portable Absorption Cooler Box 12V/220V White 12~20L Mesh Cooler Box
CHUXIANGJIAN Portable Absorption Cooler Box 12V/220V White 12~20L Mesh Cooler Box
284,31 EUR

Thermoelectric cool box for camping

AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 28 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, black
DOMETIC TropiCool TC 21FL - portable electric cool box, 21 liters, 12/24 V DC / 220 - 240 V AC for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 20 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, grey
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 28 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, black
DOMETIC TropiCool TC 21FL - portable electric cool box, 21 liters, 12/24 V DC / 220 - 240 V AC for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 20 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, grey
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
104,95 EUR
195,49 EUR
219,90 EUR
100,36 EUR
309,93 EUR
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 28 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, black
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 28 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, black
104,95 EUR
DOMETIC TropiCool TC 21FL - portable electric cool box, 21 liters, 12/24 V DC / 220 - 240 V AC for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets
DOMETIC TropiCool TC 21FL - portable electric cool box, 21 liters, 12/24 V DC / 220 - 240 V AC for cars, trucks, boats, motorhomes and sockets
195,49 EUR
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
Mobicool MB40 Hybrid Portable Compressor Thermoelectric Cooler Freezer 38L 12V & 230V Car Truck Socket Blue
219,90 EUR
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 20 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, grey
AEG Automotive Thermoelectric cool box KK 20 liters, 12/230 volts for car and socket, grey
100,36 EUR
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
DOMETIC CK 40D Hybrid - portable compressor thermoelectric cooler/freezer, 40 litres, 12 V and 230 V for car, truck and socket
309,93 EUR

Plenty of food at the picnic
The box must be big enough for a lot of food

Evaluate the size and capacity of the cool box for your needs.

Before you buy a cool box for camping, you should definitely assess the size and capacity. Consider your entire camping group when determining what size and how many boxes you need. Choose models with enough storage capacity to connect multiple boxes when a lot of storage is needed. Also check the dimensions of the outside walls of the cooler to determine if it will fit in the space in your vehicle or campsite.

 

Picnic in the fall
Picnic in the fall

Choose the right insulation to keep food and beverages safe.

When choosing a cool box for camping, pay close attention to the degree of insulation of the model. The insulation of the walls keeps your food and drinks cool for a longer period of time. Make sure the cooler has a built-in fan for effective cooling in hot weather and a heat shield to prevent melting from the sun. Choose an option with double wall insulation for more efficiency and durability.

 

Picnic at the lake
You often have to carry the cool box over long distances

When choosing a cooler for camping, make sure you can carry it.

When you take your cooler with you camping, you have to consider whether you can carry it. Look for models with an ergonomic carry handle, sturdy wheels, and a telescoping pull handle for added convenience. A lightweight cooler is easier to transport and also helps reduce stress or injury when transporting the cooler from the car to the campsite.

 

a cool box for camping keeps the strawberry drink cool at the picnic
The strawberry drink tastes good chilled at a picnic

Ensure the energy efficiency of your cool box for camping in order to use your resources optimally.

When using your cooler for camping, energy efficiency is a factor to consider. Portable camping coolers can be powered by mains electricity, generators, solar panels or car batteries. If you're looking to save on electricity, choose a model with a thermostat and insulation to keep contents at the right temperature while remaining as energy efficient as possible.

 

Picnic table by the lake
Picnic table by the lake

Questions and Answers

Which cool box for camping?

If you are planning a longer trip with a motorhome or tent, then an electric cool box is the best choice. You can connect a compressor cool box in the mobile home, just like a thermoelectric cool box can be charged with 12 V in the car.

What is better: a compressor or an absorber cool box?

That depends on your type of camping. If you are mostly on campsites with electricity, then a compressor cool box is a good choice. If you instead choose pitches without electricity, then an absorber cool box is better.

 

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