Portable fridges are an ideal option for the avid adventurers who want to travel and stay away for longer periods of time than what an esky or icebox will allow. With a portable fridge or freezer, no longer do you need to rely on the availability of ice to keep your food and drinks cold, nor do you need to worry about soggy waterlogged fruit and veggies.
When it comes to choosing a camping fridge or freezer for your next camping, boating or 4x4 adventure, with so many options available, it can be hard to know which is the best camping fridge. So how do you choose? The best portable camping fridge really comes down to your specific needs and your camping setup. At Caravan RV Camping we sell leading portable fridge brands Evakool, Bushman, Dometic and MyCoolman. In the table below we have put together the important information to help you compare portable camping fridges so you can easily see at a glance which important features are available and value for money in the portable fridge ranges.
Our Top Considerations:
Size: In terms of physical size, you will need to select a portable camp fridge that will not only hold enough food for the duration of your trip or until you are able to stock up on supplies but will also work with the available space that you have in your vehicle or trailer. Being portable, you will also need to be moving and lifting the fridge around at some point, so if the larger options are too heavy to lift, you could opt for 2 smaller more manageable fridge/freezers.
Fridge/Freezer functionality: consider if a single zone will suit or if you require a dual zone. Dual zone camping fridges mean that you can set one compartment as a fridge, while the other is a freezer. Or you can set as a dedicated fridge or freezer, depending on your cooling requirements. If you are only travelling for short periods of time, packing frozen foods, to slowly defrost in a single zone fridge could be an option for you, without blowing out the budget.
Power Usage: how and where you are travelling and the available power sources will impact your portable fridge choice. With most models now available with multi voltage use, it is still important to check to see if you will require an adaptor.
Accessories: Depending on your vehicle and how you want to use your portable fridge while camping, you may require some additional accessories to make use a little easier and convenient. From covers which help to keep heat out, thus improving insulation and reducing power draw. Fridge slides can be added to your vehicle for improved access to your portable fridge. Fridge stands, can be used to keep your fridge located at a more convenient height so as to not be constantly bending down all the time when you need to access items in your fridge or freezer. As a fridge stand, keeps your fridge at an elevated height, you don't need to worry as much about the ground conditions of where you decide to place your fridge, including wet areas, mud and dirt.
Check out our portable fridge comparison chart below to compare the specifications and features of each range. Have additional questions? Send us a message on our live chat in the bottom right of your screen!