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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tool Reviews => Topic started by: Nigel M on May 01, 2015, 01:36 AM

Title: Cooltainer review
Post by: Nigel M on May 01, 2015, 01:36 AM
Hi Everyone,
I couldn't resist....
Blue with the green handle and lettering.
So fun.....
I did a thorough product evaluation today.
12 cold beers stayed cold from 7 am when I took them out of the fridge and left for work, till after five when I finally relented and allowed my crew to check out the "new tool" in the blue sys 4.
Let's just say everyone was stoked. We never. drink at work but a couple cold ones after work can really boost the morale of my team. Everyone thought it was hilarious that there was beer inside. ( I was pleased they were still cold).
Anyway....it keeps stuff cold in kind of a nerdy Festool way. Any takers on most frivolous 115.00 ever spent? Shhh! My wife is listening...
Nigel
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: Nigel M on May 04, 2015, 12:34 AM
Not a single reply:(
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: SittingElf on May 04, 2015, 07:47 AM
I originally bought mine as just another piece of Festool Fan stuff.  Having said that however, mine has gotten a LOT more use that I had anticipated. 

Living near some great beaches, it accompanies us with "appropriate" thirst quenchers on our forays to the sun and sand. It has become an easy way to transport some refrigerated foods on our six-hour drives back and forth from our Florida house to our Georgia house, and has essentially paid for itself in food savings on the road by having home-made sandwiches and drinks vs the typical McDonalds and Burger King stops! [tongue]

It often draws funny looks, and occasional comments.

Now... if they'd just make an even BIGGER one! [big grin]

Cheers,

Frank
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: crazydave789 on May 04, 2015, 06:05 PM
can you not modify a maxi? get some closed cell foam cnc'd and vac form over the top.
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: oneeyesquare on May 04, 2015, 09:40 PM
I like mine. I'm actually using it as a lunch box! How crazy is that!?!?
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: Nigel M on May 04, 2015, 11:00 PM
115.00$ lunch box...awesome!
Glad I'm not alone...

Nigel
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: oneeyesquare on May 05, 2015, 08:50 PM
It does say Festool on the side.... [wink] I have a Maxpedition Chowdown which I found too small @$120 and the Duluth Trading lunchbox which the lower zippered compartment annoyed me to no end(kept picking it up unzipped and spilling the contents) @$60ish. If I had time, I'd make a nice wood one, but we're in a building boom here. There is no time...
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: crazydave789 on May 05, 2015, 09:38 PM
It does say Festool on the side.... [wink] I have a Maxpedition Chowdown which I found too small @$120 and the Duluth Trading lunchbox which the lower zippered compartment annoyed me to no end(kept picking it up unzipped and spilling the contents) @$60ish. If I had time, I'd make a nice wood one, but we're in a building boom here. There is no time...

a building boom! - do you make survivalist cabins then?  [eek]
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: sae on May 05, 2015, 09:40 PM
I like the idea of the cooltainer, I just wish the systainer wasn't black?

I guess I can swap in a standard SYS4, but I've been hiding my beige systainers out of the sun because I don't want them to yellow. Does Tanos make a lighter color that won't fade?
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: elfick on May 05, 2015, 09:41 PM
here ya go  [big grin]
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/160388/Tanos-T-LOC-IV-Insulated-Systainer.aspx (http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/160388/Tanos-T-LOC-IV-Insulated-Systainer.aspx)
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: Gerald_D on May 05, 2015, 10:01 PM
I bought mine during my serious Festool addiction phase last year (OK- maybe the addiction is continuing but at a slower pace) and we took it with us on a trip to Michigan.  After about 14 hours on the road, I have to say I was quite impressed how well it worked- much better than the other cooler we had.  Items were cold and very little ice melt.  My family gave me a bad time about wanting to take it along but the insults stopped when they saw the results.  I was not surprised... [wink]

I'm glad it is almost summer so I can put it to use again- I like my oatmeal stout cold!

Regards,
Gerald
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: Slartibartfass on May 06, 2015, 02:53 PM
I like the idea of the cooltainer, I just wish the systainer wasn't black?

I guess I can swap in a standard SYS4, but I've been hiding my beige systainers out of the sun because I don't want them to yellow. Does Tanos make a lighter color that won't fade?

Its dark blue not black....
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: VW MICK on May 06, 2015, 03:22 PM
I've the uk version which is the standard grey

It's great to just keep beer in my stack .nobody knows lol
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: crazydave789 on May 06, 2015, 05:55 PM
I've the uk version which is the standard grey

It's great to just keep beer in my stack .nobody knows lol

and good for the 10 oclock bacon butty run too.
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: elfick on May 08, 2015, 02:51 PM
It looks like there are still some out there for sale if you haven't gotten one yet and this thread convinced you that you absolutely must have one...

http://festools-online.com/500652-festool-sys-4-cooltainer-systainer.html (http://festools-online.com/500652-festool-sys-4-cooltainer-systainer.html)

I think that's actually cheaper than a regular Sys4
Title: Re: Cooltainer review
Post by: fastbike on May 11, 2015, 09:51 AM
FWIW, the foam is easily removed if you need an empty type iv for toting stuff.