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Orca 75 Quart Cooler

With winter chill still covering most of the country it’s a good bet that buying a new cooler is not on the radar screen for most anglers and outdoors folks. Warmer temperatures are just around the corner, however, and I’ve been testing an Orca Cooler and have found 4 key characteristics that make it a great investment for anglers.

•    Durable

•    Keeps things ice cold

•    Convenient

•    Built in America

Tough as nails

Coolers get manhandled, sat on, crunched and tossed in the back of the truck but I can never remember ever having one that I wanted to show off—until now.

Orca, Outdoor Recreation Company of America, coolers are designed and built to withstand the toughest punishment an outdoorsman can give it. They hold up excellently to the harshest elements and roughest conditions. I’ve tossed it, dropped it and everything in between with no evidence of scratches, cracks or premature wear.

Does what a cooler is supposed to do

A cooler can look good and have all of the bells and whistles, but in the end, it needs to keep things ice cold in every situation. Orca’s roto-molded double-thick walls and tight-sealing lid keeps things cold—regardless of how hot the weather is. They are insulated better than refrigerators, keeping ice for 10 days or more.

Whether you’re a saltwater angler needing to store fish or a camper wanting to keep food and water cold, you’ll find the insulation properties of Orca Coolers to be very impressive.

Convenient and practical

Coolers aren’t supposed to be cumbersome and frustrating, and the Orca Cooler certainly isn’t. Adjustable paddle handles allow you to carry both heavy and light loads with the utmost ease. If you plan on using the cooler for a wide array of outdoor activities, its mobility will prove invaluable.

The Orca Cooler also comes with an attached pouch which I have found numerous convenient uses for. Whether I’m storing culling systems, tools or maps, it has helped me clear the clutter in my boat and maximize my fishing space.

Born in the USA


In a domestic economy plagued with rising unemployment, Orca builds their coolers in Sparta, Tennessee and has a company goal of putting more Americans back to work. This local manufacturing allows for outstanding quality control, so you can be sure to get consistent, American-made quality in every cooler.

The Orca 75 quart cooler not only keeps things cold, but it doubles as a space saving, versatile tool. I’ve used it as a livewell, a lockable storage system for tackle and lifejackets and a boat seat with great results.

The Orca 75 Quart Cooler is priced at $399 and can be purchased direct at