Insulation Ability
Mobility and Durability
Visual Appeal
Overall Rating

Igloo Legend Cooler

6, 12, and 24 can (approx. 9 to 30 quarts) sizes

Plastic composition


Pros: Quite good cooling ability, very mobile, lid converts to tray and cup holder, great price
Cons: Handle can be a little weak, very boring styling

Reversible lid with tray, integrated swing lid, flat folding handle, ergonomic shape


Igloo Legend Cooler Review

Igloo Legend Cooler Review

Most Recent Update by Brandon F. on June 19, 2019

This is our Igloo Legend Cooler Review.  The Igloo Legend cooler is another traditional Igloo cooler that opts for simplicity over aesthetics. It is shaped so that it is easily stacked and stored and doesn’t take up a lot of space.  It contains Ultratherm insulation to help keep things chilly.  Handy features include a reversible lid that turns into a tray and cup holder and an integrated bale handle that allows for easy carrying and storage.  It is available in a number of colors, in 6, 12, and 24 can sizes (around 9 to 30 quarts), and is made of plastic.

Insulation ability –  4 star

Despite its simple demeanor, this product is actually quite good at keeping things cold, even considering its relatively small size.  The combination of a good lid seal and the Ultratherm insulation results in an ice chest that can keep ice mostly frozen for 2 to 3 days, even in the summer.  This is really good for the price point and simplicity of this design.  The insulated walls are thicker than you might think and while that may eat up a bit of the potential storage volume, your ice will thank you.

Mobility and durability –  4 star

Being a relatively small and lightweight cooler, carrying the Igloo Legend around is quite simple.  The bale handle is large enough to easily hold and we don’t really see the need for side handles for a cooler this size so it is more than enough.  The fact that you can then tuck it away, stack them, or stick them in tight spaces is a great feature.

In addition, the fact that lid can convert into a tray and cup holder is quite handy and will further reduce how many auxiliary items you have to take on your next picnic or outdoor get-together.  The cooler overall is decently tough except for the occasional broken handle.  And as long as you are careful with it, the handle issue shouldn’t affect you.

Visual Appeal –  2 star

There is very little going on aesthetically with this product.  There are a few different colors but beyond some subtle horizontal grooves near the bottom, it more or less looks like a simple box.  While looks don’t play a part in the considerations some make when shopping for a cooler, we do still like to see an attractive product and this is a bit too simple for our tastes.  Also, color choices are quite limited.  You will only be able to choose between red and blue.

Cost –  4 star

Online this ice chest falls squarely into the budget tier.  This is a very reasonable price considering the good ice performance you will enjoy.  It is also plenty well made and should last for multiple years without issues.

Overall Rating –  3.5 star

The Igloo Legend Cooler Review earns 3.5 out of 5 coolers.  This is a simple, modular, and relatively effective cooler that can be had for a reasonable price.  It won’t win any beauty contests but its effective design and helpful key features make it a buy for anybody looking for a space-saving and simple cooling solution for a small outing.  Ice performance is surprisingly impressive and the build quality is, for the most part, to a high standard.  We recommend this cooler for people on a tight budget who are not looking for an enormous cooler.

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