Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 14
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TangoTim SPT Evaporative cooler
This product works fine for doing exactly what it is intended to do, that is, provide some (repeat some) cooling in warm rooms. We have a room that is hotter than all the others in the house because it gets sun virtually all day with no tree shading. For this reason we got the cooler rather than install a actual portable a/c unit that had to be exhausted. For this purpose the SPT evap cooler works just fine, lowering the temp nearly 10 degrees in conjuction with a ceiling fan. We put ice in the water reservoir to help. At around $100. it works fine, just be realistic as to what it can do for you, it's not an a/c unit.
September 24, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MoreCake Ineffective product
I bought this to cool my living room in Denver, CO. The product is supposed to pump water up and run it down through a honeycomb mesh, and the water is evaporated off as the fan blows through the mesh. But the pump didn't work well enough other than to trickle water down a couple spots of the mesh, so it didn't work as an evaporative cooler at all. The drain is hard to get to, and the ice packs on top don't work at all. I returned this product and bought the Honeywell version, and it works really well!
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Deb Air Cooler
Bought it for one of my employees. It was so hot she couldn't sleep she said its now cool in her room. I told her she could put ice in it and she said its cool enough that she hasn't needed ice.
June 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SgtMaj Poor quality and requires extensive upkeep
Sets up easy enough but requires extensive upkeep and if you are in a dusty environment in the slightest the filtration clogs quickly. Does not cool a 24sqft area even 2 degrees on max output.
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by canderson4545 Not so great
I did a lot of research on evaporative coolers for use in my one bedroom apartment and opted for this model, as the reviews seemed great. However, after trying every tip/trick I can find, I will be returning them. They do not keep my apartment cool. They simply blow hot air around. It takes a giant amount of ice to cool the air it spits out even slightly, but it still does not make a difference to the overall temperature of my apartment. They don't even blow as hard as a standard box fan would. I don't need to spend over $100/piece on glorified fans that require daily maintenance and cleaning (draining/refilling the water, cleaning the filters) to keep them in proper working condition. No thanks.
June 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Patriot 150 CFM 3-Speed Portable Evaporative Air Cooler with Ionizer for 87.5 sq.ft.
This cooler is fair, although I feel that it's no more than a glorified fan. I can't tell that the air is any cooler than our fans, even with ice in the water and ice packs on top. Of course, I wasn't expecting that it would totally cool the area (I bought it to help cool the garage for the dogs when it was really hot) and I know that it isn't meant to cool that large an area. I did, however, expect the air to at least be cooler than the fan air when freshly loaded with ice and ice packs. I think it's just fair.
August 7, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Zeee Portable Cooler
Works OK in a very small area. Appears not to be made very well. Average or a bit below is the best I feel I can give it.
November 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dangerdana very happy with my new cooler
the price was right and now I'm alright (cool). I like being able to add ice top and bottom.
July 18, 2014