Mammoth Discovery Cooler
50, 60, 65, 75, 96, 115, and 160 quart sizes
Plastic, metal, and rubber composition
Pros: Decent cooling performance, very well-built cooler with premium metal hardware
Cons: Very heavy, not very exciting visually, super expensive
Roto-molded construction, gasketed lid, locking lid latches, flexible rope side handles
Mammoth Discovery Cooler Review
This is our Mammoth Discovery Cooler Review. The Mammoth Discovery Cooler series is from a smaller company called Mammoth and is intended to try to compete with the other premium cooler lines in terms of build quality and cooling life. It is made of roto-molded construction, meaning that it is essentially one piece and can take a beating. The hinge is a continuous, self-stopping steel hinge which means that it can handle plenty of abuse as well. Ice life is maximized via 2” thick insulated walls and lid. To assist with keeping the lid closed, powerful latches are used. Other features include a no-leak drain system, non-skid base, and roped handles with easy-grips on them for carrying. It is available in tan and white colors, comes in sizes of 50, 60, 65, 75, 96, 115, and 160 quarts, and is made of plastic, metal, and rubber.
Insulation ability –
This cooler is designed to compete with the other high-end cooling lines that oftentimes promise a week or longer of ice life. Unfortunately, this falls a bit short but still provides pretty good cooling ability. The combination of the thick insulation and strong latches helps to keep the cold inside but the seal between the lid and body just isn’t as good as some of the other higher-end ice chests. As such, you can expect ice life to last around 5 days and perhaps a bit longer on the larger sizes.
Mobility and durability –
The rotomolded construction and strong steel hinges mean that this cooler can handle all of the abuse you can throw at it and should last for many seasons without issues. There really aren’t any major weak points in the construction of this cooler. The handles have a good enough grip and are strong enough to be viable carrying tools which are important because, when full, this cooler can become quite heavy. There really aren’t a lot of additional features on this cooler which is a bit disappointing but it functions well enough.
Visual Appeal –
This is a very bland looking cooler. There are some subtle cavities on the sides but beyond that there isn’t a lot to look at. The handles, while functional, look a bit cheesy in our opinion. We were hoping for something that looked a little more premium to help go with what is supposed to be a premium cooler. The latches, while strong, are also a bit mundane looking. In addition, there are only two color options (brown and white).
Online this ice chest is in the top of the premium price range.
Overall Rating –
The Mammoth Discovery Cooler Review earns 2.5 out of 5 coolers. We would be silly to say that a cooler that keeps ice for 5 days is bad, but for the competition that this product is targeted to compete with it just falls a bit short. The construction is fine and it will last for many seasons, but there just aren’t very many features and the aesthetics are a bit lacking as well. While it isn’t quite as expensive as some of the other top lines, the performance difference is too large to compensate for the cheaper prices.