Orca is a relatively new player in the premium coolers segment, and as a brand applies a very straightforward approach when it comes to design and builds quality of their products. Their focus is on delivering simplicity and durability at an attractive price point. So we have come up with the Orca 20 Qt cooler review which is exactly one such product that delivers on all the promises it makes.
Ideal for on-the-go adventurers, the Orca 20 Qt cooler is a roto-molded cooler, and it’s excellent insulation keeps your food and drinks cold for more extended periods.
Orca 20 Qt Cooler Review
The Orca 20 Qt Cooler is made up of roto-molded polyethylene, and the roto-molded technology has already been proved to be highly effective in maximizing ice life. The whole body of the cooler is constructed of a single shell and is more durable, without any weak points which can break or get loose over time.
A heavy duty casket between the lid and the walls of the Orca 20 Qt Cooler, provide an excellent seal from the air outside. A thick casket is essential to maximize ice life.
OCRA’s trademark T-latches, makes all its products to stand out from its competitors while providing a nice clamp between the lid and its body. The uniqueness of the T latch is its shape, which is designed very similarly to the shape of a whale’s tail. Though functionally this shape doesn’t have any sort of effectiveness but aesthetically it keeps all the ORCA coolers distinct from other coolers.
Its thick roto-molded walls not only increase the ice life but also gives it the toughness it requires. The thick single piece construction means that there aren’t many weak points and it can easily handle the occasional bumps or scratches.
All the components which are used to construct this incredible cooler including its latch, hinges, and bolts are all of the high quality. The hinge beam is nice, thick, and made up of steel. The latches are made up of thick rubber and are capable of handling thousands of open and close cycles without tearing or breaking.
It is constructed to be really tough and resilient that it is capable enough to handle almost anything that you throw at it.
Specifications of Orca 20 Qt Cooler
- Roto-mould build
- Stainless steel flexible grip handle
- Integrated insulation for maximum ice/cold retention
- Tight seal on the lid, which ensures that ice will last up to 7 days
- Attached cargo net for additional storage
- Orca’s trademark T-latches
- Lid casket to ensure a perfect seal
- Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 11 inches
- Weight: 18 pounds
- Easy to handle and carry along.
- Long lasting and very durable.
- Optimized T latches.
- Limited lifetime warranty.
- No extending handles or wheels only standard easy grip handles.
- They don’t have Bear Resistant Certification.
ORCA offers a limited lifetime warranty on all their products and covers all manufacturing defects and workmanship under normal use. They offer a lifetime warranty not only for the cooler itself but also for its rubber feet, rubber latches, and rope handles.
Following a very different approach form its competitors who offer a maximum of 5-year warranty for their coolers, ORCA definitely offers you more on each front.
Orca Coolers Vs. Yeti – Comparison
Orca and Yeti, both of them, are two of the most established brands in America when it comes to coolers. For most of the people, nothing can really go wrong with either of them, but there are a few basic differences between them that should be considered before you make your final choice.
Variety is something that all customers demand, and with Orca you get to choose from 6 different sizes, starting from 20 quarts to 140 quarts. But Yeti gives you the option to choose from 13 different sizes, starting from 22 quarts to 330 quarts.
One of the most important aspects is ice retention when you are buying yourself a cooler, and with Orca coolers you can easily retain ice for about 7 days in warmer environments and even longer in a cooler atmosphere whereas, Yeti can keep your ice cold for about 5 days.
Longer ice retention is possible only with a well-insulated cooler, and Orca with its 3-inch thick wall and 3-inch thick lid provide exactly that. The Yeti gives you a 2-inch thick wall along with a 3-inch think lid, which explains why a Yeti cooler can retain ice for only about 5 days.
Orca provides a lifetime warranty on all its products, if you have problems with its rubber latch or feet or any other part, Orca will simply replace the entire unit with a new one. Whereas, Yeti offers a warranty of 5 years only on all of its products.
You can buy an Orca cooler in four different color options: white, pink, tan, and green. Whereas Yeti offers you only 3 color options which are; white, desert tan and ice blue.
Overall Orca coolers score much better than Yeti coolers, these are not only a bit cheaper but also offer value for your money, and they score above Yeti coolers especially in the areas of:
- Better ice retention capability.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Its free exterior cargo net.
Orca is manufactured in the USA, whereas Yeti is primarily manufactured in the Philippines and China.
How Many Cans Will A 26 Quart Cooler Hold?
A 26 Quart cooler normally holds 20 cans of 20oz or 355ml. Whereas the Orca 20 Qt can hold up to a maximum of 14 – 15 cans easily. In the following image you will find the whole diagram of Orca 20 Qt cooler.
With a very basic design, the overall Orca 20 Qt cooler is very plain and simple in terms of looks or aesthetics, with some subtle contours on the front, rear, and sides.
Made for just anybody out there, hunters, vacationers, campers, mom’s and many more, with so many designs and color patterns to choose from every one of you are assured of finding the right design and a perfect cooler for themselves.