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54 Qt. Green Steel Cooler

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Product Depth (in.)25.5Product Height (in.)17.25
Product Width (in.)17.75 in


ColorGreenColor FamilyGreens
Cooler FeaturesBuilt-in drainage dispenser,Leak resistant,Rust proofInsulation TypeThermozone
Lid StyleAttachedMaterialSteel
Number of Handles2Outdoor Living Product TypeChest Cooler
Product Weight (lb.)20.25Returnable90-Day
Total capacity (qt.)54

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty6 year limited warranty

Product Overview

Go back in time with cold food and drinks today when you take a Coleman 54 Qt. Steel Belted Cooler along with you. It looks just like the one you remember with its classic design first developed in 1954. Large enough to hold 85 cans and tall enough to hold 2 l bottles upright, you'll have plenty of space for refreshments for a whole group of people. Whether you're headed on an overnight camping trip, to a tailgate party, or out to a BBQ, the comfort-grip steel handles and stainless steel lid latch make getting to your destination easy, comfortable and secure. Once you arrive, the Have-A-Seat lid will ensure you always have a place to sit and relax while you enjoy the day with a cold drink in hand. When the fun is done, the leak-resistant channel drain makes it easy to empty any excess water without tilting the cooler, so you're ready for your next fun adventure. A Coleman Steel Belted Cooler will rekindle your fondest outdoor memories and equip you to make many new ones.
  • Iconic design with a painted steel body
  • Keeps the Ice - 4-day ice retention at temperatures up to 90°F
  • Holds 85 cans
  • Added height to hold 2 l bottles upright to help prevent spills
  • Leak-resistant channel drain for easy draining without tilting the cooler
  • Have-A-Seat lid supports up to 250 lbs. for a place to sit and rest
  • Rust-resistant, stainless steel lid latch keeps your cooler closed over the bumps
  • Rust-resistant, stainless steel hardware
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  • 4.3
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Bought this cooler in the green color back in 2019. Cannot say that I've used it a lot...I'm an avid outdoorsman/hunter/fisherman from the Midwest but I usually take single trips, so I have not needed this 54qt cooler. I have, however, camped and done day trips with my wife and new baby daughter and this cooler is not worth your time. It will hold a 10lb bag of ice with 10-12 items in it for roughly 24 hours if you don't open it, which is not bad. MY BIG COMPLAINT, AND THE REASON YOU SHOULDN'T BUY THIS COOLER, is the steel belt. The female end of the steel belt latch mechanism is plastic and wears faster than a pair of underwear. I can, with two fingers, easily pop open the lid as it's "locked". The product description says it will handle all sorts of bumps in the road, but can it handle this bump of a scathing review?? As I said, I normally don't take this big cooler, so I have only used it five or six times in the last two years, but the latch is already worthless. A steel belt latch should last longer, no?? Attached are photos to show that the part of the 'steel' belting mechanism is indeed plastic. Should've paid more attention to it when I bought it! It's not my dad's generation of Coleman, that's for sure! You all would be better off spending the extra $50-$75 and upgrading to a roto-molded cooler. I will be.
Response from Outdoor & RecreationJul 2, 2021
Thank you for posting a review. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and we are sorry that our Coleman Vintage Steel-Belted Portable Cooler with Bottle Opener didn't meet your expectations. This is not the experience that we want you to have. We will make sure to take note of your feedback for review. We are always looking for ways to better our product and services, and your feedback would certainly help us in improving it moving forward. Should you have any question regarding the warranty or would like to obtain warranty service, please visit Coleman website, click on the headphone logo on the upper right corner, choose contact us and you will be routed to our contact form.
    They sold it to me as good and durable. but after 3 years, this is the result
    Response from Outdoor & RecreationJan 25, 2021
    We want to extend our sincerest apologies concerning the issue. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest quality standards for our customers. So, we hope you will allow us to discuss this further with you. You can reach out to us at 1-800-835-3278, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm CST or you can email through https://www.coleman.com/contactus/. We hope to find a solution that makes you smile.
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      Year 17! ❤️, still holds ice for days. Latch seal just broke last year and will try and order a replacement
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        Plastic and broke
        Within 1 month of use every weekend the latch wears out. Dose not seal good / poor quality latch. Latch is plastic junk strange due to the rest of the ice chest looks bullet proof. You need to pre ice the chest or your ice will melt fast.
        Response from Outdoor & Recreation Oct 14, 2020
        Hi, We are extremely sorry to hear about this and even more sorry to disappoint a customer. We'd like to make sure that such mistakes don't happen again. Please reach out to us at 1-800-835-3278, Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST or by email through https://www.coleman.com/contactus/. We want to hear all about your concerns and address them in the most suitable way. We look forward to hearing from you. Your feedback makes us better.
          Old meets new
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This purchase was to upgrade to a new Coleman steel belted cooler. The original was purchased back in the 70's. Why do I still have the box? Usually the boxes I have are for items that no longer exist. The price has definately gone up. See photo. The new cooler is of the same quality and I hope it to last another 40 years like the first. Same features only 2 quarts smaller. Both versions made in the USA!
            • Recommended
            Affordable, awesome design and long lasting.
            [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We use this cooler for all of our door activities including ball games and camping trips. When completely full it can be carried by 2 people sometimes even one person. Great cooler, it keeps our beverages cold!!!!
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              Saved The Day!!
              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have always been a Coleman fan since my childhood camping with my family. We always had Coleman camp gear and it never let us down. I inadvertently proved the Coleman durability again while on a recent 4 wheeling trip. I love 4 wheeling and have 2 Coleman Steel Belted Coolers on a rack on the back of my rock crawler. I was attempting a difficult line up this granite slab and the next thing I saw was blue sky. I thought for sure I was going over backwards, but I stopped just past vertical THANKS to my Coleman Cooler!! The cooler miraculously kept me from rolling over backwards. Unfortunately the cooler got bent up pretty bad, but I was very happy to not be laying on my roof. There is no question in my mind that the Coleman Coolers saved the day. Thank you for building a quality product that stands up to the abuse of the rugged outdoors and crazy adventurous people like me!!
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                I'd been wanting a cooler like this for long time. My company gives really cool awards from a catalog for every 5 years service. Each time the awards are more expensive. For my 15 years service I chose this cooler because it stated up to 4 days staying cold. It doesn't. Ice is melted by the end of 1st day. Still cold into the 2nd day but you have to drain water and add more ice. My lighter plastic cooler with wheels did just as good. Soooooo disappointed.
                  I was a sucker for the retro look...
                  I paid way too much money for a cooler not to keep ice cold and then to break three months after I bought it.
                  Response from Outdoor and RecreationApr 27, 2020
                  Hi Warm drinks Steve, Thank you for your feedback. We know that you should get the most of what you are paying for. We’d love to hear your thoughts about the cooler so we can make adjustments where needed. Please contact us at 1-800-835-3278. Thank you.
                    Classic, efficient and durable
                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I use mine regularly for a beverage cooler. I grill outdoors every week, for family and friends, and can always count on my Coleman Steel Belted Coolers keeping my beverages icy cold!
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