Bought during one of their factory seconds sales because the price was too good to miss.
Took on a week camping trip in Jan, 40*c heat running off a 115Ah battery and 160w solar panel.
Running as fridge/freezer we had cold meat/drinks and frozen ice poles which I've never had camping before.
Temperature range fluctuates a little but I think that's near the top of the fridge so not a massive problem.
I have been using this as an overflow freezer at home.
Only issue I've had is that when running for extended periods the condensation builds up around the top and can get into the LED light housing and cause the lights to dim. Some silicone in there should fix the issue.
Purchased in November 2020 at Evakool for $659.00.
High failure rate
They were ok when going, but they only have a very short life span and do not expect any help.
I was trying to be fair, but got the flip. I will not own anything of this brand again.
I purchased a evacool fridge freezer glacier 55ltr, was working fine then started to warm up till it couldn't be used, I took into a evacool rep in Bundaberg and was very disappointed when was told it has a internal leak and can't be fixed, just what I needed before we were to head of for Xmas, and out of warranty, now stuck with canvas cover, I was warned.
Purchased in May 2015 for $980.00.
Owned this fridge now for 3 1/2 years. It’s copped a hiding over this time with countless trips away and has performed faultlessly. Would not hesitate buying another evakool fridge.
Purchased in April 2016 at Evakool.
Very Disappointing product not once but twice
Started with an Evakool Glacier 80lt but has an issue with in warranty took it back to a repair/dealer and he found a internal gas leak. submitted warranty claim and Evakool said that the unit was no longer available but they gave me a duel zone 75lt (same external size) and i was was told buy them it was a much better unit. it lasted 1 camping trip and then i get the 2 flash fault (fan issue). no problem look online and found the answer replaced the fan worked for about 2 days and once battery voltage started to get low same fault 2 flashes. R...eturn home and plug in to the wall again same fault 2 flashes. all in all i have had 2 fridges in about 4 years and both have failed miserably i am very disappointed in this manufacturer and will never buy another on or recommend one to anyone. But they would make a good boat anchor. Mathew
I bought mine 2 and a half years ago but have only used it for 4 weeks in total as it is used with our camper trailer and we spend more time away in a caravan with which we take a 40 liter engel . Well the Everkool has done 2 short trips and failed on both occasions. Due to its unreliability we have bit the bullet and bought a 60 liter Engel
November 18th 2020 Update: Follow on for Glacier 75
I had dropped the refrigerator into Everkool in Caloundra and they informed me today that it had an internal gas leak.
To fix it they were going to tak...
Purchased in February 2017 for $1,095.00.
It does the job I require of it.
I use this fridge daily, it sits next to me at home. If I have to travel then it goes in the back of the wagon. I have found it reliable even in hot situations in the back of the wagon. I use a BT monitor on my car battery and have found it to be fairly economical. (I drive a 2l Mondeo diesel). Even after 3 days of car not moving everything is frozen and I can still start my car.
Best portable fridge/freezer I have owned
I bought the Glacier series Travelmate G50 fridge/freezer 2 years ago complete with zip up cover.
Ordered up on a Saturday and arrived on the following Wednesday, (about 150K's away), great service.
It has a dairy storage area, (which seems to be a couple of degrees warmer when using as a fridge), and a main area
with a pvc coated wire basket that has an adjustable divider, so cold air circulation within the fridge works well and
there doesn't seem to be any hot or cold spots within the main fridge space. Minimum Temperature is -20 degrees ...
- Glacier 75L
- Verified purchase
Best thing we have bought for camping
I spent nearly 12 months trying to decide on a fridge.
Loved the ARB 60L, but wasn't dual zone and too long for the Pajero's boot.
Engel was way too expensive for nothing extra, no true dual zone.
Waeco CF series had terrible electronics, hinges, catches and lid. Burnt before. CFX series came out after I bought mine, but seem much better.
Then stumbled on the Glacier series. The large 75ltr fits perfect in the boot. True dual zone. Larger BD50 compressor. Dual lid. And at less than $1000 with cover on a show special, I was sold.
Initial test looks good
Bought direct from Evakool the 25th anniversary edition (they had a special price with cover - much cheaper than anywhere else). Looks good so far, but have only tested it on mains power for 24 hours so far. Temperatures seem reasonably accurate compared to a thermometer. Fast shipping - ordered Sunday and arrived on Wednesday. Also had wifi connectivity which was a bonus not listed on the advert - handy to track temperature movements. Will test it out further while camping in a few months and give an update.
3years 3 error code lights
When it was working it did a good job, was taken during summer most weekdays for food and drinks inside sedan, 3rd summer and 3 Flashing light error code started, ambient temp too high or something the book said. Don’t waste your money no matter if they are cheaper I have and will now buy an Engel that drive around on station utes year in year out.
Love my Evakool.
We bought this fridge over 12 months ago and have been on the road full time since July 17. We have set our 75 litre dual zone to run at -10 degrees on the left side and 0 degrees on the right. I can't fault it, the fridge is on a slide in the back of the ute and has been running now 24/7 for the last 9 months. Not only is it reliable but due to the thick insulation the fridge doesn't cycle very often thereby saving battery power. Would I ever buy another one, in a heart beat.
Digital Readout wild variations
Made a big mistake
You would think a Fridge Freezer Digital readout in a modern fridge would read around what you want your food or drinks to be. Apparently thats not the case. This one when set on 4 degrees goes up to 8 and down to 1 degrees.
Really a big concern with a large fridge in the Outback full of very valuable food, not knowing if the fridge is actually doing its job.
After 2 weeks a Technician finally rang about this and Told us a variation of 5 degrees above and 2 below is normal,when I questioned why my old Failed FM70 Evakool had a even readout of Temperature he told me it was where the sensors are located.
So in fact the Glacier has the Sensors located badly .
poor build quality
purchased the glacier 75l dual zone just over two years ago been used about 4 trips won't cool down pulled the ispection panel off bout 30 washers fell out for a start, had it checked out to find that it has dropped its gas and is not repairable all evakool offerd was a small discount on new fridge, no thanks evakool wont get burned twice.
We bought a 75 l glacier for our new camper as it was what fitted the best on the fridge slide. We picked up our camper 2weeks ago and and installed the fridge into its new home on its slide. I did some testing with the fridge and it run fine for a week. It was turned off for a couple of days and got turned back on to load some frozen stuff in it for our first camping trip. It run fine for a bit and then error code 2 flashes, fan. Turned it off and tried again and it's back on and working. Couple of hours later same thing 2 flashes. Not a good first experience with evakool and will wait to hear a reply from them. Hopefully it can be resolved quickly as its now Tuesday and we go camping Friday lunch
Terrible and full of dramas
worked on 12v but on 240.....Error codes!!! Error codes!!! Error codes!!! and huge difference between displayed temp and actual air temp.. as well as if you set it to -18 when it reaches it it turns off and rises to -14 or 13 before turning back on instead of staying on until -20 and coming back on at -16 to average -18. The various issues listed above combined with the discrepancy between displayed temp and actual internal temp makes this an unreliable choice in my opinion.. need I say more?
Average fridge with average cover only lasted 1 month
Great all rounder fridge and almost identical to my previous Waeco. This was a run out model so I got it very cheap, brand new shipped directly from Evakool. The disappointment is the cover it comes with. It doesn't fit which causes strain on zipper and broke on day one. The zipper is sewn in to half of the bag, which in my opinion is far to much and will not last even though they are sending me another one. Needs better design in future models. The warranty and contact process was excellent. Since this review, the fridge failed one month later. Been trying to get a warranty for 3 months! Very disappointing
Temperature Control Poor
Set Freezer and Fridge up and froze both sides. Appears to not like running both modes at once. Set at -15c and it allows fridge to go to -10c. Set Fridge to 4c and it went to -6 c. Froze all the drinks and lucky I took the beer out. Will continue to test then ring Evakool.
Barely used - now landfill.
We bought our Evakool Glacier 30L fridge/freezer (model BCD-30) about 3 years ago when caravanning (in the vain hope of filling it, if the fish were biting). We took it on several relatively short trips (sealed roads only), and since we sold the caravan it has been stored in our laundry, unused. When we decided to bring it out to chill drinks for a recent party, it wouldn't cool. The verdict from the marine refrigeration specialist? The aluminium refrigerant pipe or pipes had corroded; because these pipes were hidden inside the double wall of the unit, the fridge was unrepairable. It is now landfill - DON'T buy one!
- Glacier 75L
- Verified purchase
Didn't survive one outback trip.
The fridge started having problems just 6 hours into the trip. Kept producing an error code that there wasn't enough voltage. Had it set to lowest battery setting and no change. Both had damage upon return from thin inner lining. Do not waste your money. Both had dents all through the thin alloy lining with some items penetrating the base. This is by far the worst 2 fridges I have ever owned. Took the one that didn't even work back to store but it too 2 months to get a refund. Never again. Also bought a G75 split fridge freezer. If you load th...e freezer and freeze it expect the items in your fridge to freeze as well. You can only use it as a complete fridge or freezer not both. As with the D80 the D75 was full of dents and one hole in the base from a frozen water bottle. The wire insert bends and allows items to impact the base causing damage. Thought that I had bought a bargain at $800ea but should have bought an Engel :( The other guys on the trip named it "The Microwave"
Questions & Answers
What model evakool has the compressor at the back
Sorry to damper your spirit, just keep away from Eva cool (Glacier), 4 years and down the tube, polite on this web but end of day get an engel .
Hi, just got a glacier G50 second hand. When I run it the small compartment doesn't cool as much as the large. E.g. when on -17c the large side was around -17c and small side about +9c. Is this normal operation? Thanks Cail
Hi Cali, Thank you for your message. Yes that is normal. The small compartment is a cooling shelf, and will cool from the over flow of the air from the large compartment. This shelf is to be used for items that are meant to be keep cool. Kind regards, Tracey- EvaKool Warranty Manager
Hi would like to know where to find a service agent i live in the melbourne suburb of sunbury 3429 thank you danny .
Hi Danny, thank you for your message. The link for our service agents is as follows: https://www.evakool.com.au/repairers
Kind regards, Tracey- EvaKool Warranty Manager
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