Igloo® Sportsman
VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE - Roto-Molded Construction   Proudly made in the USA!
Proudly made in the USA

American Made

Igloo® has been making coolers in the USA since 1947. And true to form, all Igloo® Sportsman™ rotational molded coolers are MADE in the USA at the Igloo® Headquarters in Katy, Texas. That means you can trust the Sportsman cooler is a quality product made by the #1 cooler company in the world and that you’re helping to keep more jobs in the USA.

Product Features

  • Raised Work Surface
  • Aluminum Hinges
  • Fish Ruler
  • Pro-Tek™ Lock Slot
  • Tie Down Slot
  • T-Grip Latches
  • Molded-in Scoop Handles
  • StableGrip™ Handles
  • RapidFlo™ Drain System
  • Non-skid Feet
  • Cool Riser Technology™
 

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Raised Work Surface

Raised Work Surface

Textured for multiple uses

The raised, non-slip work surface on the lid is textured and provides an easily accessible working area or casting platform.

Aluminum Hinges

Aluminum Hinges

Marine Grade

The corrosion-resistant aluminum hinge and latch rods are tough enough to withstand marine environments.

Fish Ruler

Fish Ruler

Measure your catch

An Igloo® classic! No lid designed for the outdoorsman is ever complete without an integrated fish ruler. Igloo® knows that sportsman from all over the world need to know when to keep them and when to chunk them, that’s why the ruler displays standard units on the front of the lid and metric units on the back.

*Scale is approximate. During the roto-molding process heating and cooling of the plastic can cause slight variations in the ruler.

Pro-Tek™ Lock Slot

Pro-Tek™ Lock Slot

Added security with standard locks

Each Sportsman™ is equipped with a molded-in locking slot designed to fit standard sized locks. The Pro-Tek™ Lock Slot allows the cooler to be locked to prevent critters, or even other people, from accessing the contents, but most importantly you can use any old lock, long or short shank.

Tie Down Slot

Tie Down Slot

Security and stability

Tie down slots molded into the body enable users to secure the cooler to a boat deck or truck bed providing extra security and stability. The molded-in channels on the lid help hold the tie down straps in place.

T-Grip Latches

T-Grip Latches

Durable and secure

All-weather durable, flexible rubber T-Grip latches are oversized and designed to take the abuse from all the extremes Mother Nature can throw at them. When secured, the latches are recessed into the body of the cooler to prevent items from snagging or catching on them.

Molded-in Side Scoops

Molded-in Scoop Handles

Easy lift in/out of vehicles

Molded-in Scoop Handles make lifting a fully loaded cooler in/out of vehicles or boats easier.

StableGrip™ Handles

StableGrip™ Handles

No sway, comfortable transport

The robust, no-sway StableGrip™ Handles are bolted into the body of the cooler. The handles fold flat to save space and feature a rubberized grip for comfortable transporting of heavy loads. The compact cooler footprint is ideal for boat racks or under leaning posts.

RapidFlo™ Drain System

RapidFlo™ Drain System

Fast draining and cleaning

The RapidFlo™ Drain System makes draining faster and easier. With a 1.75” drain opening water pours out of the cooler readily and does not get clogged by ice, bait or debris. The oversized, insulated drain plug is tethered to the cooler with a stainless steel chain to prevent it from getting lost. The plug is easily stowed out of the way in a convenient built-in slot on the handle while draining or cleaning.

Non-skid Feet

Non-skid Feet

Stays in place

Non-marking rubberized feet prevent the cooler from sliding around on moving boat decks or truck beds, keeping it firmly in place.

Cool Riser Technology™

Cool Riser Technology™

Lifted up to stay cool

An Igloo® exclusive! Elevated design improves cooling performance by holding the cooler further above hot surfaces, and makes wash-downs easier on boat decks and other surfaces.

Compare the Value

Igloo’s Sportsman™ roto-molded cooler has all of the leading competitor’s features - and more - at a vastly better price. No other roto-molded cooler in the market has packed in more value than the Sportsman™. From the StableGrip™ Handles to the RapidFlo™ Drain System to the ultra thick insulation, this virtually indestructible rotational molded chest has all of the features outdoorsmen want, plus the durability and ice retention they need. Take a closer look at the direct competitive comparison and consider the value for yourself.

 

Sportsman™ 55

YETI* 65

Minimum 55-Quart Capacity

Unlike some of the other roto-molded coolers in the market today, the Igloo® Sportsman™ has a true, full-load capacity. No misleading “model numbers” here—it contains the full numbers of quarts its name implies.

Yes
No

1.75" Drain

The Sportsman™ Drain hole is 94% larger than the competitor and drains 4 times faster.

1.75"
0.90"

Rigid Handles

Rigid handles prevent the cooler from swaying during transport unlike the competitor's which are made of rope. Rope handles are easily cut and are more susceptible to theft than a solid handle.

Rigid
Rope

Tethered, Insulated Drain Plug

Insulation in the drain plug prevents the loss of cold, and the stainless steel tether keeps the drain plug attached to keep it from getting lost.

Tethered
Not attached

Special Lock Not Required

Each Sportsman™ is equipped with a molded-in locking slot designed to fit standard sized locks; no special lock required.

Accepts std. locks
Special lock required

Integrated Fish Ruler

The integrated ruler allows you to measure your catch in both Standard or Metric units. There's no such thing on the competitor's cooler.

Integrated
None

Textured, Raised Work Surface

The raised, non-slip work surface on the lid is textured and provides an easily accessible working area or casting platform.

Yes
No

Wide Opening Lid

The lid of the Sportsman™ opens past 90 degrees—wider than the competition—so that the lid stays open, reducing unexpected closures.

> 90˚
< 90˚
Sportsman™
Yeti*

Drain Plug Storage Slot

Unlike the leading competitor, each Sportsman™ cooler comes with a built in slot designed to hold the drain plug out of the way while in use.

Yes
No
Sportsman™
Yeti*
*Yeti is a Registered Trademark of YETI Coolers

Where to Buy

The Igloo® Sportsman™ is only available at select Sam's Club locations.

Igloo® Sportsman™

Sam's Club Item No. 217822

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Cooling Tips

PreChill your Contents

Prior to packing your Sportsman, chill or freeze beverages or food items ahead of time. If your contents start off cold, the ice will last longer since it just has to keep the contents cold and doesn’t have to cool them down first.

PreChill your Sportsman™ Cooler

Because there is extra thick insulation built into your Sportsman™ cooler, it is an efficient insulator for both hot and cold. If your Sportsman™ is stored in a warm location, such as a vehicle trunk, garage, shed, etc., it will absorb and retain heat. If immediately loaded with ice and food items or other goods, the ice will first have to combat the heat built up in the insulated walls and will melt faster. It is recommended that prior to packing your Sportsman™ you prechill it overnight in a cool place – ideally with a bag of ice inside to help diminish the trapped heat. Minimizing the heat retention in the cooler and packing with prechilled contents will greatly help to extend your ice retention.

Keeping it Cold During Use

Fill your Sportsman™ with large cubes that are frozen solid – avoid crushed or dripping ice. Use of large ice blocks (or large frozen bottles of water) will help prolong ice retention. During use, find a cool, shady resting spot for your Sportsman™, if possible. Keep it out of direct sunlight to extend your ice life. Avoid opening your cooler more than is absolutely necessary and be sure to close the latches when not in use to lock in the cold. As ice begins to melt, if feasible, leave the water inside your Sportsman™ (feasibility varies with contents of cooler) - the cold water keeps the ice chilled longer than the air that replaces it when you remove the water.

Dry Ice Compatible

The rugged rotomolded construction of your Sportsman™ is dry ice compatible. Dry ice will deliver maximum ice retention – either by itself or when used in combination with regular ice – but care must be taken when using dry ice. Wear protective gloves to avoid freeze-burns and ensure there is adequate ventilation to release the carbon dioxide gas that will be released during the use of dry ice.

Warranty Information

Your Sportsman™ cooler is backed by a 5-year limited warranty.

Maintain your Proof of Purchase (original receipt) in a safe place should warranty service ever become necessary. If your Sportsman™ Cooler fails due to defects in material or workmanship, and falls within the guidelines of the Warranty Policy below, you may submit a claim by calling 1-800-364-5566 in the United States or 1-800-500-5447 in Canada. DO NOT RETURN YOUR SPORTSMAN COOLER TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE, AND DO NOT SEND YOUR PRODUCT BACK TO IGLOO PRODUCTS CORP UNTIL INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY AN IGLOO CUSTOMER CARE REPRESENTATIVE.


5 Year Warranty!

LIMITED WARRANTY. Igloo® Products Corp. warrants Sportsman™ Coolers to be free from defects in material or workmanship under normal use and service for 5 years from the date of original purchase. This warranty is your exclusive warranty and there are no warranties that extend beyond the description contained here. Igloo® shall either repair the product or component or provide you with a replacement product or component if it proves defective under the terms of this warranty within five years of original purchase. The warranty is not transferable. Owner must present original Proof of Purchase to obtain warranty service. Dealers, service centers, or retail stores do not have the right to change the terms and conditions of the warranty. This warranty is not valid if the product or components have been: (1) used commercially, (2) damaged through abuse, misuse or neglect, (3) damaged in an accident, (4) unreasonably used or used for any purpose for which is was not intended, (5) repaired or altered in any way from its original configuration, (6) damaged due to lightning strikes or other acts of nature. Normal wear and tear, including dents, scratches, discoloration, fading, or wear to skid pads is not covered under this warranty. Loss of parts or components removed from the product is not covered under the terms of this warranty. Igloo® is not responsible for incidental or consequential damage resulting from any malfunction. All warranties are limited to the five year warranty period. Please carefully review the care instructions in the user manual for proper use and care of your Sportsman™ cooler.