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What Are Rotomolded Coolers and Why They Will Change Your Life

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Gearing up for your next outdoor escapade? Tired of your ice melting faster than you can say "chill"? As outdoor enthusiasts ourselves, we can relate. But everything changed once we discovered rotomolded coolers. 

Whether you're setting up your tent under the stars or tailgating before the kickoff, the tough-as-nails build and unmatched insulation of rotomolded coolers mean your ice isn't going anywhere but in your drink. Let's break down their benefits and how they stack up against their injection-molded cousins. Say goodbye to warm beers and hello to ice-cold refreshments!

What Are Rotomolded Coolers?

Rotomolded coolers, or rotationally molded coolers for those who like to get technical, are renowned for their robust design and exceptional insulation capabilities. Unlike injection molded coolers, which can be prone to cracks, damage, and shorter ice retention, the rotomolding process ensures consistency and durability. Liquid insulation is poured into a mold, and the cooler is spun (almost like a rotisserie chicken) until the insulation has hardened.

This process allows for even distribution and renders the final product tougher than a two-dollar steak and practically indestructible. Plus, when it's time to hit the road, some coolers, such as the Cubix models, come equipped with an integrated drain plug, simplifying cleanup and post-use unpacking.

Mother walking with her two daughters carrying a teal Viva Cubix rotomolded cooler

Benefits of Rotomolded Coolers

Rotomolded coolers bring a ton to the table (or campsite). Thanks to their seamless, one-piece build, they can take a beating and keep on chilling, making them a solid investment for anyone serious about their outdoor gear. 

Here are some of their key benefits:

  • Durability: Resistant to cracks and breaks, even with rough handling.
  • Insulation: Thick walls keep contents cold for days.
  • Ice Retention: Maintains ice for extended periods.
  • Sturdy Construction: Robust latches, hinges, and handles for easy transport.
  • Bear Resistance: Some models are certified to withstand bear encounters.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various outdoor activities.
  • Easy Maintenance: Simple to clean with water and mild soap.
  • Longevity: Lasts for years, offering reliable performance.

Plus, with sizes ranging from personal day-trip coolers to big boys that can store provisions for the whole crew, there's a rotomolded cooler for every kind of outing.

A comparison of the Cubix Outdoors rotomolded cooler compared to the injection-molded cooler

Rotomolded vs. Injection-Molded Coolers

While both rotomolded and injection-molded coolers serve the purpose of keeping items cold, there are critical differences between the two:

  • Construction and Insulation: Rotomolded coolers are heavier than injection-molded coolers because of their thick, durable construction, which provides superior insulation, making them capable of maintaining colder temperatures for extended periods.
  • Durability: Rotomolded coolers are known for their ruggedness and ability to withstand heavy use and abuse, making them ideal for outdoor adventures.
  • Cost: While rotomolded coolers may have a higher upfront cost, their durability and long lifespan make them cost-effective in the long run. You’re investing in a cooler for life, especially when you’re backed by a limited lifetime warranty, like with Cubix.
  • Appearance: Rotomolded coolers go through the rotational molding process, allowing for more intricate designs and customization options, resulting in a wider variety of shapes, colors, and finishes compared to injection-molded coolers.

Cubix Rotomolded Coolers

At Cubix, we're all about cranking up the volume of your storage without skimping on durability. Our coolers are designed to pack a punch, holding a heap of food and drinks while keeping them cool in the scorching heat. We currently have two different families of coolers: Viva & QuadraX.

Three pictures of the Vivia Series cooler by Cubix Outdoors against winter mountains

Viva Coolers

The Viva Series by Cubix Outdoors coolers offers a range of portable hard coolers designed for versatility and convenience. With options for both large and mini coolers, the Viva Series caters to various needs, whether it's a day at the beach or a weekend camping trip.
Features include:
  • Trendsetting Color Palette: Embrace the latest style with a diverse range of color choices. Be bold, be vibrant, and stand out with coolers that reflect your spirit of adventure.
  • Maximized Storage Capacity: Experience customized storage options that fit your needs. Choose from our range of coolers, including larger hard coolers that hold up to 30 cans and compact soft coolers that hold 8 cans.
  • Portability: With a carry strap, transporting these coolers is easier and more convenient.


Three pictures of the Quadra X cooler by Cubix Outdoors against winter mountains

QuadraX Series Cooler

Cubix Outdoors' QuadraX Series is your rugged companion built to brave the elements alongside you. These coolers are engineered to withstand tough conditions and maintain cold temperatures for an extended period, making them suitable for outdoor adventures ranging from hunting trips to tailgating events.

Features include:

    • Extended Cooling Performance: Experience up to 5 days of cold retention thanks to a robust design featuring thick walls and 3 inches of advanced insulation. Enjoy ample space for your beverages, with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio. The cooler can also accommodate up to 8-26 cans effortlessly, depending on the size you choose.
    • Portability: Designed for durability and ease of use, these coolers feature rotomolded construction for exceptional toughness. Transport the cooler with ease using the heavy-duty handle equipped with a secure lock system. Whilst the slip-prevention feet ensure stability whether you're fishing, tailgating, camping, or enjoying a backyard barbecue.
    • Versatile Functionality: Experience practicality with built-in features, including integrated cup holders, a convenient fish ruler on the lid, and a built-in bottle opener on the side, making it effortless to crack open a cold one with your crew.
    Additional benefits of the Cubix Outdoor models:
    • Superior insulation that can preserve ice for up to 4 days.
    • Durable construction is resistant to cracks, fades, and rust, meaning they're ready to take on whatever Mother Nature throws at them.
    • Certain coolers can have built-in features such as cup holders and cutting boards for convenience.
    • Optional mobility enhancements like wheels for better portability.
    • Customization options include interchangeable lids or a variety of colors.
    • Lockable latches and airtight seals provide security for those venturing into the bear country or wanting to keep raccoons at bay.

    Final Thoughts

    A trusty cooler can make or break your outdoor adventure, turning potential disasters into memories of crisp, cool refreshment. With their unbeatable ice retention, solid construction, and a lifetime warranty to boot, rotomolded coolers are the ultimate choice for adventurers seeking reliable performance in extreme conditions. Want to upgrade your gear? If you’re unsure what cooler might be right for you, check out our Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose a Cooler. Want to upgrade your gear? Check out the full range of Cubix coolers and see how upgrading your gear can make your next outdoor adventure even better.