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Chill Chest Review: Collapsible No-Ice Cooler

Chill Chest Review: Collapsible No-Ice Cooler
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Chill Chest is a lightweight and portable cooler that can be folded flat for storage. Does it work as advertised? Here is our Chill Chest review.

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About Chill Chest

Chill Chest is a sturdy cooler that requires no ice and can be folded for easy storage. The official website is buychillchest.com, with a registration date of May 2017. The screen capture below was taken of the product website in August 2017.

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Claims & Features

  • Can chill up to 60 cans for up to 10 hours
  • Retains temperature of food and drinks (cold or hot)
  • Collapses down flat for storage
  • Manufactured from polypropy that can withstand over 200 lbs
  • Chest weighs under 2 pounds
  • Easily portable

Cost

Chill Chest costs $39.99 + $9.99 shipping + $1 web service fee for a total of $51.98. There is an optional double offer for a separate fee of $9.99 which would bring the total to $61.97. At the time of this writing, Chill Chest is not available in stores.

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Chill Chest Review

The advertising is compelling: A lightweight collapsible cooler that doesn’t require ice. Although it sounds too good to be true, that’s exactly what the makers of Chill Chest claim their product can offer.

While it may sound like it is powered by some high-tech machine, Chill Chest is simply a collapsible box made of insulated material that helps maintain the temperature inside. To use Chill Chest, you simply unfold the interlocking pieces until you have what resembles a regular ice chest. It is not leak-proof, however, so you wouldn’t want to put ice in it without being inside of a bag. It’s ideal for long trips or hauling groceries home on a hot day, as the insulation should keep items cold for hours.

The most common use I’ve seen for these type of coolers is left in the trunk of the car for shopping or to be used while on the go. Also keep in mind that because Chill Chest will be constantly assembled and re-assembled, the likelihood of breakage is greater, so you’ll want to always be careful when assembling it.

I think consumers who have a realistic expectation about what this cooler and can and can’t do will be most pleased with it.

Chill Chest is a new item, based on its website registration date, which means it’s probably still being test marketed. That often translates into slow shipping times, so you may want to exercise patience after you’ve ordered. Or you could take a look at some of the alternatives, which would ship much faster. Of course Chill Chest is less expensive than the competition, so the wait might be worth it.

Alternatives

If Chill Chest looks familiar, you may have seen a nearly identical item called Flip Box, which comes in several versions. The Flip Box XL is perhaps the closest to Chill Chest because they are both advertised to hold 60 cans. Before purchasing either Chill Chest or Flip Box, I recommend reading the 10+ reviews for Flip Box here, and another 200+ reviews here.

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