Portable Camping Fridges
Is there anything better than an icy cold beer at the end of a long day on the road? Or the beauty of being able to enjoy an iced soft drink or juice when you’re out in the middle of nowhere? There’s something about owning a camping fridge that gives you a sense of mastery over the elements. Especially when you’re able to have an ice cream in the middle of the desert! So if you like camping to be an easy experience, we reckon that a portable fridge is something that you need to add to your camping arsenal!
If you spend a lot of time outdoors – whether you’re camping, travelling or just getting out on the weekends – eventually, you’ll be looking for a new way to keep your food and drinks cold.
A portable fridge is probably not going to be the cheapest piece of camping and outdoors equipment that you’ll ever buy. But then, there’s a lot of technology that goes into making something like this run, so you do pay a premium for it.
However, when you consider the costs of ice and upkeep for your esky, and add on the feeling of not having to worry about your fridge being too hot – it’s an investment worth making.
How to Choose Your Portable Fridge
When you’re picking your fridge, you want to consider the following:
Portable Fridge or freezer? Or both.
What are you going to be using your fridge for? Do you need a fridge, or is a freezer better suited for your needs? Perhaps you want a model that you can use for both. We have a range of fridges, fridges that can be used as freezers, as well as dual-use models too.
Size of your camping fridge
Are you looking to camp with just a mate, or are you taking the whole family along? The fridge you buy needs to be able to fit into your car with enough space around it for ventilation. You also need to check the storage volume of the fridge and check the weight of the fridge too (in case you need to move it around).
Make sure you look at the location of the evaporator and check whether any air around it is likely to be warmer. This can impact on where you put the fridge.
You might want to use the fridge when your battery isn’t being charged, so be sure to check out how much current it draws. As a guideline for you, five amps is pretty high, while one amp is pretty low. Think about the possibility of running the fridge off a second battery.
If you’re a keen four wheel driver, you need to make sure that your camping fridge can be used off-road. Think about shock minimisation – perhaps a foam base for it to sit on.
A fridge with removable baskets can help you when you have a deep fridge.
Make sure the controls are easy to set and adjust –you don’t want to set all of your beers to freeze accidentally!
Compressor Camping Fridge
We have a range of compressor camping fridge options for your next trip away. Take a look at our range below!
We have a couple of console coolers that are better for keeping your sandwiches cool on a day trip or making sure that your drinks stay cool. These aren’t really suited for long-term fridge use, as they do use the battery quite heavily, but are ok for a few days.