Ready to roam, but worried that your cool box won't rise to the challenge? If you've ever been tired, parched, and famished after a long trip, and opened a cool box filled with warm drinks and soggy food, you'll know that feeling of near desperation at the sight of them. The solution is a gas powered cool box. If you don't believe it, we'll back that statement up with examples of some of the most popular and powerful models on the market. So, before you start budgeting for your next holiday, take a look at our list below and factor in some of the costs and benefits of having a brag-worthy gas cool box.
Not All Cool Boxes Are Created Equal
You'll find that we at Leisureshopdirect stock a very wide range of cool boxes, including ice pack cool bags, passive cool boxes, 12V, 24V or mains powered thermoelectric compressor boxes, and three-way portable fridges or fridge/freezers. What's the difference, you ask?
Unlike cool bags and passive cool boxes, active/powered coolboxes won't gradually warm up. Thermoelectric cool boxes feature a fan or a heat exchanger in the lid that helps boost the cooling process. A mains powered gas cool box can be supplied continuously with power at your campsite, and there are 12V varieties that can run on the cigarette lighter in your car on shorter journeys.
Three-way fridges, the largest and most powerful of all, run on 12V, mains, and also gas, and they can be cool enough to make ice cubes. We recommend gas powered cool boxes for their reliability, style, versatility, and build quality. If you have a bit of extra room in your car or caravan, browse our gas powered cool box range, and explore some of the latest, most energy-efficient, and most stylish models.
Find the Right Gas Cool Box
If you're looking for a camping cooler that runs on 12V on the road and 230V mains supply on the campsite, but can also easily be switched to gas supply in remote locations, then you needn't look any further than the Dometic Combicool RC1200. This LPG combi coolbox runs on butane or propane gas, and it comes with a very reasonable price tag, considering the fact that it's silent, portable, and it even makes ice cubes!
Three-way portable fridges are even more powerful, as the Dometic ACX35, Dometic ACX40, and Dometic ACX40G with gas canister cradle will show. Easily switched from 12V or 230V electric supply to gas mode, these portable fridges can bring the temperature down by up to 30°C, and keep it there, thanks to their optimised absorption technology.
Also working on gas, 230V mains and 12V electric supply, the Royal 42 Litre 3-Way Fridge comes with all the features above: noiseless absorption technology rather than fan-assisted cooling, double-digit cooling below ambient temperature. It also comes with ice tray and levelling aid. If you can keep it in a well-ventilated area at all times, then this large gas cool box is the one for you.