Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Squall It's ok
This little thing works pretty good. my only real complaint would be with the castor design. when you have to remove the back panel for any reason ( like I did to re-attach the pump hose) you need someone to hold the unit for you because some brilliant person desided that putting the castors ( both front and back) on the panel itself would be a great idea... NOT.. my unit when I removed the panel, went slidding.. FULL OF WATER, across the floor. Was not my idea of fun. Someone ought to take a smart pill and re-design that. Other then that, it is good for the price.
July 10, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GuyinArizona UltraCool Portable Evap Cooler
Recently purchased the Ultracool Evap cooler due to both postive and negative remarks. I am maintenance savvy and thought if i just change the cooling pad to another type i should be golden, not the case. I am still wondering how this product can even cool 250sqft when it can't even cool a shoe box. I have tried all the other reviews mentioned here and still get no improvement. I am taking it back today and try the next higher price product. Final word.....don't buy, you are just wasting your time.
August 11, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mr8NTpleased Not a good purchase for me
I really wanted this item to work but I loaded water, turned it on... and the water began shooting out the back, making a mess on the floor. I took the back panel off (8 screws) to try to fix the problem myself since I really wanted the thing. But after twisting the hose and adjusting the filter, it still shot water out the back, albeit not as bad. Very disappointing purchase for $150. Obviously, I shouldn't have to try to fix something that cost $150. I'll be returning it immediately.
May 22, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Paul001 Hardly Cools
After I got this unit I attached a thermometer to the front of it. Outside air was 83 degrees. The Cooler put out air that was 78 degrees. So it barely cooled the air. Outside humidity was low (25%) at the time. I checked the cooler pad and it was wet so that was not the problem.
All I can do now it perhaps try to install an Aspen pad to see if it might improve the cooling performance. Cooler fan is rather noisy so I doubt I could sleep at night with the cooler operating
July 3, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by coolerhouse Some flaws but good overall
I bought this product after reading the reviews, so I knew I was going to run into some trouble with how this cooler ran. The two main problems for me were the water squirting out of the back and the apparent leak from the bottom. The squirting water was caused by the tube cap of the tube not being permanently fixed to the tube. I just shoved a little piece of plastic in there and I also shoved the padding straight up against the back grill, so the water would flow down it instead of the grill.
But for the leak from the bottom, it was caused by the awful design of the reservoir. It is very easy to accidentally dump a whole lot of water in the bottom of the cooler, but not the reservoir. After filling it with a watering can, it stopped leaking.
Other than those little fixes, its been cooling the air enough for me.
August 14, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Paul001 Cools Great With The Right Cooler Pads
Out of the box this cooler hardly cooled the air. But after I installed two thicknesses of a green, honeycomb type cooler pad I found at Home Depot, the cooler is now putting out a strong blast of refreshing 69 degree air on a 90 degree day with 28% humidity. That's real good cooling in my opinion for a low cost unit like this. Also the inside of the unit is very simple and idiotproof for an amateur to work on
July 13, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by halfpint025 Ultra Cool Evaporative Cooler Overpriced
I purchased this cooler about a month ago...and this cooler can not be set any higher then on low or it will make this VERY LOUD viberating noise. For the cost of this cooler I would love to enjoy it on any other speed but low. I feel that I am not getting what I paid for. I would of rather spent a little more to get a better cooler. Just keep in mind cheap is not always the best way to go....a very unhappy customer....
August 26, 2009
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Vagabond Cool but Leaky
I bought the cooler and kept it for about a week. It was quieter than I expected, and its water supply was good for about half a day. There are small plastic water troughs at the rear that are extremely hard to fill. After a few days, a severe leak formed in the front corner. I can't think of anything I could have done to cause it.
July 13, 2010