Just like portable cup holders, portable fridges are also kind of cool and useful:
When choosing a portable fridge, one of the number brands you should consider is Engel. These rugged fridge freezers are famed for their durability and efficiency. Engel portable fridge freezers have been available on the market for almost fifty years.
Originally mainly used for the rough conditions of the Australian Outback, their popularity has grown around the world in recent years. Their Australian inspired design, combined with sophisticated Japanese engineering know how, makes an Engel brand portable fridge perfect for any application where reliability under harsh conditions is a concern.
Engel fridges come in a wide variety of sizes; from the 16 quart MT17 all the way thru to the 84 quart MT80.
The tiny MT17 is truly a portable mini fridge. It can hold a couple of dozen cans of beer or soda, and not much else. This unit is ideal when space is at a premium, say for use in a very small car. If you have a larger vehicle you might want to consider a slightly larger model.
The monster MT80 has space inside for well over one hundred cans of soda, and also has the ability to function as a freezer. All this volume allows the storage of a large quantity of supplies. While some may question the portability of this fridge, it can be moved around when needed.
Many car fridge buyers favor Engels 40 or 45 quart models. These units offer a significant amount of space, without requiring too much space in the back of an expedition rigged vehicle. These units only needs relatively minor amperage to run – especially compared to the MT80 – which makes them ideal for long trips where vehicle battery life is a concern.
The major drawback to Engel portable fridge freezers is that while they are definitely premium products, they are priced accordingly. If you are willing to sacrifice a little on the unit you purchase there are several other brands worth considering.
National Luna has a good reputation for making models intended as camping fridges. Originally a manufacturer of vaccine fridges for Africa, they have a history of dependability.
Other brands to consider are Norcold and Waeco. While certainly not of the caliber of Engel, they have many satisfied customers using their products as caravan fridges and RV fridges
Whichever portable fridge you end up choosing you are sure to appreciate its benefits when enjoying cold drinks (in a cup holder) on your next big trip!