Rambling Review: Stanley Adventure Cooler

Rambling Review –Stanley Adventure Cooler – 16 Qt.

Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler


Where I live, normal temps in the summer can reach 115 degrees. In Arizona, coolers are not optional; they are a necessity. Enter the 16 Quart Stanley Adventure Cooler.

Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler


First impressions:

The Lifetime Warranty – Pretty self-explanatory. I love warranties.

Dimensions – The Stanley Adventure Cooler exterior measures 16.6″ x 12.1″ x 11.3″ while the interior measures 12.7″ x 9″ x 8.3″ inches. The cooler weighs in at 8 lbs. 4 oz. and has a 16 quart capacity.

Integrated Adjustable Bungee System – One of the most noticeable features of the Stanley Adventure Cooler is the adjustable tie-down bungee system that is perfect for holding plates, cups, or even a thermos.

Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler with integrated bungee system

Field Use:

The Stanley Adventure Cooler is constructed with a high-density polyethylene shell foam-insulated body and lid. The two latches on the front make sure the top stays  closed when the Stanley is bouncing around in the back of the truck. The overall construction of the cooler is pretty rock solid and I can see how this little cooler could stand up to some serious abuse. Through my short use of it so far, I was a little concerned about the movement in the handle, but knowing that a lifetime warranty covers the Stanley Adventure Cooler, quickly puts my mind at ease.

Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler

Built with a heavy duty leak resistant gasket, the Stanley cooler is rated for 36 hours of ice retention. That 36 hour number was pretty interesting to me, so I decided to do my own, extremly unscientific test to see how well the cooler would work on a typical day out hunting quail. So I filled the cooler up with beverages, ice, and a couple frozen water bottles and put it out in the backyard for 8 hours in direct sun on a 112 degree Phoenix, Arizona day. When I picked up the handle and felt the body of the cooler it was hot to the touch. But inside I still had some ice as well as the frozen water bottles.  For a $65 cooler, I was impressed.

Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler

This beefy 16 quart cooler can hold up to 21 cans and will also fit a regular 32 oz Nalgene bottle standing up. I was a little bummed when I went to put a case of bottled brew in the cooler and realized that the top would not close while the bottles were standing straight up.


– Lifetime Warranty


– Leak-resistant construction

– Adjustable tie-down bungees secure

– Rugged polyethylene exterior with foam-insulated body and lid


– Cooler is not tall enough to fit a regular 12oz bottle standing up

– Handle 


Prognosis:  If you are in the market for a new the Stanley Adventure Cooler should absolutely be on your radar. A great cooler with an even greater warranty.


Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart
Stanley Adventure Cooler 16 quart


* Disclaimer:

The reviews at Arizona Wanderings are my honest opinion.   The Stanley Brand products were provided for the purpose of this review and the links in the article help to pay the bills here on Arizona Wanderings. As always, I always strive to be up front and honest about gear and my relationships with gear companies. Thanks for looking.


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