Top 10 Best 12 Volt Coolers 2022 – Review & Buying Guide

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Rank Product Name Score
1
Igloo 28 qt , Iceless Gray
Igloo 28 qt , Iceless Gray
9.36
2
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler 26 qt (24 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler 26 qt (24 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America
7.64
3
WAGAN TECH 6206 12V 6-Quart Personal Fridge/Warmer, 1 Pack
WAGAN TECH 6206 12V 6-Quart Personal Fridge/Warmer, 1 Pack
9.26
4
AstroAI Electric Cooler 26 Quarts/ 24 Liter, 12V DC Portable Thermoelectric Car Cooler for Beverage, Beer, Wine, Seafood, Fruits, Home and Travel with 2 Ice Packs, ETL Listed (Gray)
AstroAI Electric Cooler 26 Quarts/ 24 Liter, 12V DC Portable Thermoelectric Car Cooler for Beverage, Beer, Wine, Seafood, Fruits, Home and Travel with 2 Ice Packs, ETL Listed (Gray)
9.78
5
CSBY 2m 12V DC Replacement Car Cooler Cool Box Mini Fridge 2 Pin Lead Cable Plug Wire
CSBY 2m 12V DC Replacement Car Cooler Cool Box Mini Fridge 2 Pin Lead Cable Plug Wire
8.52
6
New 12V Car DC Power Cord for Igloo Cool Chill, Igloo Kool Mate, Igloo Iceless TE Thermoelectric Cooler - Replacement Car Charger Power Adapter -Extra Long 8ft Cord
New 12V Car DC Power Cord for Igloo Cool Chill, Igloo Kool Mate, Igloo Iceless TE Thermoelectric Cooler - Replacement Car Charger Power Adapter -Extra Long 8ft Cord
9.74
7
ZENY Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer for Car- 12V DC Electric Cooler Car Refrigerator with Automatic Locking Handle, 28 Quart Portable Car Fridge for Travel and Camping
ZENY Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer for Car- 12V DC Electric Cooler Car Refrigerator with Automatic Locking Handle, 28 Quart Portable Car Fridge for Travel and Camping
9.3
8
RoadPro RP5653SF 12-Volt Snackmaster Cooler/Warmer, Medium, Gray
RoadPro RP5653SF 12-Volt Snackmaster Cooler/Warmer, Medium, Gray
9.36
9
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler Warmer 36 qt (34 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler Warmer 36 qt (34 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America
9.36
10
GiTenvy 15 Quarts 24 Cans Portable Car Cooler for Travel and Camping, 12V DC Electric Fridge for Food Drinks and Snacks, Compact Mini Refrigerator with Extra-Large 14L Storage Soft Side
GiTenvy 15 Quarts 24 Cans Portable Car Cooler for Travel and Camping, 12V DC Electric Fridge for Food Drinks and Snacks, Compact Mini Refrigerator with Extra-Large 14L Storage Soft Side
9.68

Top 10 12 Volt Coolers of 2022

Igloo 40369

1
Igloo 28 qt , Iceless Gray

by Igloo

9.36/10

Igloo 28 qt , Iceless Gray

Color 28 Qt Iceless Gray
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand Igloo
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Swing-up bale handle with comfort grip for easy carrying
  • Molded-in side handles for two handed carrying or lifting. Capacity-32 12-oz cans; 26 quarts (24 liters)
  • 8' long power cord plugs into any 12V DC receptacle (e.g. cigarette lighter) for portable use - good universal fit in 12V outlet
  • Uses your car's cigarette lighter to cool without ice, unlocking more room for food and drinks, as well as keeping all contents fresh and dry. Takes cooler temperature down to 36F below surrounding air
  • Cools without ice and leaves you more room for food and drinks
  • Ergonomic design features a curved back that comfortably hugs your side while carrying
  • Quiet brushless motor and convection cooling with a fan to circulate cold air
  • The 8 feet long power cord plugs into any 12V DC receptacle (cigarette lighter) for portable use
  • 18 1/4 inches by 12 3/4 inches by 17 1/4 inches

Koolatron P-25

2
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler 26 qt (24 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America

by Koolatron

7.64/10

Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler 26 qt (24 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America

Color Gray
Prime Status No
Warranty 1 Year Limited
Brand Koolatron
Rating 7.64/10

Features

  • Industry-Leading Cold Retention: Advanced insulation and tightly locking lid mean the Fun Kool can keep ice frozen for 3.3 days even unpowered, a full day longer than name-brand competitors!
  • 24 L (26 qt) Capacity Travel Cooler: With a 24 liter (26 quart) capacity, this compact portable cooler holds up to 31 standard soft drink cans and is tall enough to fit 2L bottles standing upright
  • Plugs Into Any 12V Outlet: Powerful thermoelectric cooler comes with a 12V DC adapter for use on the go in your car, truck, or boat; also compatible with AC power (adapter sold separately) for indoors
  • Efficient Reliable Cooling: Eco-friendly iceless technology and a brushless fan motor effectively cools to 36°F (18°C) below surrounding temperature using less power than your vehicle’s tail light
  • Made in North America: Proudly Canadian, Koolatron has been manufacturing industry-leading 12V coolers in North America for over 30 years

Wagan 6206

3
WAGAN TECH 6206 12V 6-Quart Personal Fridge/Warmer, 1 Pack

by Wagan

9.26/10

WAGAN TECH 6206 12V 6-Quart Personal Fridge/Warmer, 1 Pack

Color multi
Prime Status No
Warranty 1 YEAR
Brand Wagan
Rating 9.26/10

Features

  • COMPACT CAPACITY: 6 quart compact size of this cooler allows storage for your road trip necessities while only taking up a small footprint in your vehicle.
  • DUAL FUNCTION: Cooling/ Warming functions. Max cooling to ≈ 36°F below ambient temperature. Max warming to≈140 °F. Pre chill/heat your items to assist the unit to reach the lowest/highest temperature as quickly as possible.
  • MOVING CONVENIENCE: With a built in carry strap, you to carry the 6 Quart personal fridge/warmer to and from your destination without being awkward.
  • EARTH-FRIENDLY: It has no CFCs or refrigerant inside of the unit; there is nothing to leak out or deplete the ozone. The cooler/warmer uses thermo-electric cooling which is a simple transfer of electrical current.
  • Dimensions LxWxH (in.): Internal: 8.1 x 5.3 x 8.1 inches. External: 15 x 11 x 8.0 inches. Can Capacity: 9 (12oz.) cans

AstroAI ASICF240GR

4
AstroAI Electric Cooler 26 Quarts/ 24 Liter, 12V DC Portable Thermoelectric Car Cooler for Beverage, Beer, Wine, Seafood, Fruits, Home and Travel with 2 Ice Packs, ETL Listed (Gray)

by AstroAI

9.78/10

AstroAI Electric Cooler 26 Quarts/ 24 Liter, 12V DC Portable Thermoelectric Car Cooler for Beverage, Beer, Wine, Seafood, Fruits, Home and Travel with 2 Ice Packs, ETL Listed (Gray)

Color Gray
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 3 months
Brand AstroAI
Rating 9.78/10

Features

  • ONLY FOR COOL : Cool up to 32°F (18°C) below ambient temperature, one-day ice retention without electricity, simplified circuit design avoids the lid burned from condensation
  • 24 LITERS OF CAPACITY: Store ! (30) 12 oz cans ! Store beers and wines with ease; Inner dimensions are 12.8”(L) x 8.8”(W) x 13.1”(H); The removable divider makes small items like beverages, beers, wines, food, or fruits easy to separate
  • DC ADAPTER: 12V cigarette lighters in vehicles; NOTE: stay divider 0.4" away from the bottom to avoid deformation
  • ECO-FRIENDLY ENGINEERING: Semiconductor refrigeration chip is freon-free and environmentally friendly; The flip-up handle is locked towards the back and is open to the front, keep the lid tightly sealed, no worries of falling over when you drive in the bumpy road
  • Family Sized Convenience:Our 24 Liter personal fridge is capable of handling the family's entire lunch or dinner menu! Its large size makes it perfect for family roadtrips or anyone who spends a lot of time in their vehicle. Load the 24 Liter cooler out to the park or beach. With the ergonomic folding handle, carrying this cooler to the picnic site is a breeze.

CSBY

5
CSBY 2m 12V DC Replacement Car Cooler Cool Box Mini Fridge 2 Pin Lead Cable Plug Wire

by CSBY

8.52/10

CSBY 2m 12V DC Replacement Car Cooler Cool Box Mini Fridge 2 Pin Lead Cable Plug Wire

Color -
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand CSBY
Rating 8.52/10

Features

  • It's great for use when you’re going out on family journeys or picnics in the countryside to keep everything nice and cool

HZPOWEN

6
New 12V Car DC Power Cord for Igloo Cool Chill, Igloo Kool Mate, Igloo Iceless TE Thermoelectric Cooler - Replacement Car Charger Power Adapter -Extra Long 8ft Cord

by HZPOWEN

9.74/10

New 12V Car DC Power Cord for Igloo Cool Chill, Igloo Kool Mate, Igloo Iceless TE Thermoelectric Cooler - Replacement Car Charger Power Adapter -Extra Long 8ft Cord

Color -
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand HZPOWEN
Rating 9.74/10

Features

  • HZPOWEN products are CE / FCC / RoHS certified, tested by the manufacturer to match and / or exceed the OEM specifications.
  • Compatibility: For Igloo Cool Chill, Igloo Kool mate, Igloo Iceless TE Thermoelectric Cooler Igloo Koolmate
  • You will get the best quality charger with extra long 8ft power cord, power indicator light.
  • Extra fuse included.
  • Service and Support: 30 Days Money Back Guarantee and Two year warranty. Please contact us with any questions or concerns

ZENY

7
ZENY Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer for Car- 12V DC Electric Cooler Car Refrigerator with Automatic Locking Handle, 28 Quart Portable Car Fridge for Travel and Camping

by ZENY

9.3/10

ZENY Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer for Car- 12V DC Electric Cooler Car Refrigerator with Automatic Locking Handle, 28 Quart Portable Car Fridge for Travel and Camping

Color -
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand ZENY
Rating 9.3/10

Features

  • Electric Cooler and Warmer: This mini fridges is both an electric cooler and warm functions, it's perfect for you to use it no matter in summer or winter. The electric car cooler range is 68°F below ambient temperature, cools your food in 30 minutes, drove for two hours, everything is kept cool after unplugging it and no melted ice mess to deal with. And warm range is 122°F-149°F, it can keep your food won't cool down fast when traveling.
  • 28 Quart Electric Cooler: The 28 quart(26L) capacity car refrigerator can hold up about 33 cans of soda or 6 two liter bottles at once, allows storage for your road trip necessities. This is compact electric cooler can be stored almost anywhere within your vehicle, so your items can be accessed easily while on the road.
  • Energy-Saving & Low Noise Car Fridge: This electric cooler specially built with an Energy-efficient thermoelectric cooling system with no compressor, to minimize the vibration effect and noise, it operates very quietly. The cable storage compartment of the car refrigerator is integrated in the cover; the flap lock handle and the hinge cover are easy to operate.
  • 12V DC Car Refrigerator: The cooler/warmer combo equipped with two kinds of power supply wires - works with both 110V AC house and 12V DC power with a car outlet plug. This is ideal for food heat preservation,drink refrigeration,fruit refreshment and so on.
  • Locking Handle: Keep the lid tightly sealed, no worries of falling over when you drive in the bumpy road.The outside is made of heavy-duty polyester & the inside utilizes a high density insulation.

RoadPro RP5653SF

8
RoadPro RP5653SF 12-Volt Snackmaster Cooler/Warmer, Medium, Gray

by RoadPro

9.36/10

RoadPro RP5653SF 12-Volt Snackmaster Cooler/Warmer, Medium, Gray

Color Gray
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 1 Year Limited
Brand RoadPro
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Plugs directly into any 12-Volt power port
  • Thermoelectric cooling
  • Hot and cold switch
  • Can cool to 35 degrees F below ambient temperature
  • Keeps pre-heated foods warm
  • Included components: Item and manual

Koolatron P75

9
Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler Warmer 36 qt (34 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America

by Koolatron

9.36/10

Koolatron Thermoelectric Iceless 12 Volt Cooler Warmer 36 qt (34 L), Electric Portable Car Cooler with DC Plug, Grey and White, for Travel Camping Fishing Trucking, Made in North America

Color Gray
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 1 Year Limited
Brand Koolatron
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Versatile Two-Way Design: This unique cooler’s secure magnetic door seal and removable shelves let you position it either as a classic chest-style cooler or on its side as a front-opening mini-fridge.
  • 34 L (36 qt) Capacity Travel Cooler: With its large 34 liter (36 quart) capacity, this 12V powered cooler/warmer can hold up to 57 standard soft drink cans.
  • Plugs Into Any 12V Outlet: Thermoelectric cooler/warmer comes with a 12V DC adapter for use on the go in your car, truck, or boat; also compatible with AC power (adapter sold separately) for indoors.
  • Warming and Cooling Functions: Eco-friendly iceless technology efficiently cools to 40°F (22°C) below surrounding temperature or warms to 140°F (60°C), using less power than your vehicle’s tail light.
  • Made in North America: Proudly Canadian, Koolatron has been manufacturing industry-leading 12V coolers in North America for over 30 years.

GiTenvy Portable Car Cooler for Travel

10
GiTenvy 15 Quarts 24 Cans Portable Car Cooler for Travel and Camping, 12V DC Electric Fridge for Food Drinks and Snacks, Compact Mini Refrigerator with Extra-Large 14L Storage Soft Side

by GiTenvy

9.68/10

GiTenvy 15 Quarts 24 Cans Portable Car Cooler for Travel and Camping, 12V DC Electric Fridge for Food Drinks and Snacks, Compact Mini Refrigerator with Extra-Large 14L Storage Soft Side

Color (Green)
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 1 year
Brand GiTenvy
Rating 9.68/10

Features

  • Multipurpose 15 Quarts Travel Cooler – A smart, soft-sided design that fits oversized items this electric small travel fridge for vehicles is ideal for camping, picnics, workplace events, and storing foods and beverages for friends, family, or guests.
  • Compact, Portable Design – Our car mini fridge stores up to 24 soda cans without taking up valuable space, so you can keep it between or behind seats, in the backseat, in a vehicle’s trunk, or almost anywhere else without taking up room for passengers.
  • Lightweight and Carry Friendly – Easy to use anywhere this 12v DC mini refrigerator for camping and picnics boasts a long, soft handle for shoulder carrying and 3 small, zippered storage pockets so you can take it to parties, grocery stores, or on road trips.
  • Energy Efficient Fast Cooling – Designed with an advanced semi-conduction chip our car refrigerator 12v portable fridge for car auto use features 18 ~27°F below ambient temperature and features no noise, compressor, or fluorine pollution.
  • Superior Temperature Retention – Able to be used as a cooler and a warmer this car fridge portable 12v system boasts an EVA insulated interior, soft vibration-resistant EPE foam, and easy-to-clean 600D oxford fabric for triple temperature retention.

Best 12 volt coolers brands

  • Igloo
  • Koolatron
  • Wagan
  • AstroAI
  • CSBY
  • HZPOWEN
  • ZENY
  • RoadPro

Buying Guide

Ease of Use

You should always consider if the you are intending to buy is easy to use and user-friendly. This will help in making an appropriate choice depending on whether you will be able to use it easily or if you need assistance. You may also refer to the ease of use from the reviews of the users, which gives a fair idea. 

Do you actually need the ?

Before you buy anything, you should ask yourself whether you actually need the This seems like a no-brainer, but it is an important question to consider nonetheless. If you are buying something just because it is on sale or because you think it will be fun to have, then you are probably wasting your money.

What are your priorities?

When you are looking to buy a , it is important to know what your priorities are. What features are most important to you? What is your budget? Answering these questions will help you narrow down your choices and find the right product for you.

Durability

​​Find out what the is made of. This will help you determine if the quality is worth the price. If you are looking for a durable item, make sure it is made of high-quality materials. This is important for two reasons. First, you want to make sure that you are getting a quality product. Second, if you have any allergies, you will want to know what the product is made of before you purchase it. 

What Is Your Budget?

The price tag is, of course, one of the most important deciding factors while buying a new . To begin with, calculate an estimate of how much you want to spend. This is a long-term investment, so the budget should take that into consideration. The first thing you want to do is figure out what your budget is. This will help narrow down your options and make the shopping process easier.

Do you look for a Warranty?

When looking into warranties, find out how long it lasts and what is covered. If a product is new, there may be a different warranty than if it were used. It is important to know what is included in the warranty and for how long it lasts. 

What is the Return Policy?

The return policy should also be known before making the purchase. It is common for stores to have a return policy, but there are also policies set by the manufacturers. When looking at products, it is important to check if they are covered by a return policy. This way, if the product does not meet your expectations, you can return it without any hassle.  Knowing these policies can save buyers a lot of time and money.  

Know the Shipping Time?

When looking at that will be shipped, inquire about the shipping company that will be used. Find out an estimated time of arrival and if there are any extra fees associated with shipping. These fees can add up, so it is important to be aware of them ahead of time. By taking the time to do research before making a purchase, buyers can save themselves time and money in the long run.

Check the competitors

Find out who else sells the product and at what price. This will give you an idea of how much you should be paying for the item. 

Do your research

When looking into quality, find reviews of the from other users. Checking to see how long the is expected to last is also important. Take some time to read online reviews. This can give you a good idea of quality and value. Once you have all of this information, you can start shopping around for the perfect product!

For example, if a has a short lifespan, it may not be worth the investment. If a is difficult to use, it may not be worth the time and effort it takes to learn how to use it properly. Asking these questions before making a purchase can save buyers time and money in the long run.

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