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Can We Have A Minute For These Retro Coolers?

And they're back! For a kid that grew up in South Florida, these Igloo coolers were a staple of childhood. I'm not sure if I'll be splashing out for the Igloo cooler boombox just yet, but I do have my eye on that fanny pack...

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When did Igloo first come out with the cooler boombox?

The year was 1989. "Look Away" by Chicago was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.





Igloo KoolTunes Boombox Cooler, 14 Qt


Hello, nostalgia! This thing has two built-in twin speakers with Bluetooth 5.0 wireless pairing technology for up to 10 hours of audio playtime on a single charge. Oh, yeah, and it holds 26 cans. I recommend Honey App to see where this product is trending lowest in price.




Igloo 90s Retro Collection Square Lunch Box Cooler

I am fairly confident I had this lunchbox back in the day and there is a field trip photo to prove it.


Can't beat dual-zip closures! The lightweight insulated liner is leak-resistant and is ranked 4.8 stars on Amazon. $19.99 at the time of posting.



Igloo 90s Retro Collection Fanny Pack Portable Cooler

Holy snap, there's a fanny pack, too. Igloo introduced this 90s Retro Collection Fanny Pack Portable Cooler in 2020. It's back in stock and has an admirable 4.88 out of 5 stars on Amazon! This holds three cans, perfect for personal party provisions. $19.88 at the time of posting.


Igloo Special Edition 25 Quart Picnic Basket Hard Side Insulated Cooler

Yep, definitely sat on more than one of these in time to eat lunch on the beach or at a park. This cooler can fit 12 cans and some beach snacks. $54.99 at the time of posting.






Can you still find original Igloo coolers from the 80s/90s?


At the time of posting, eBay had a number of vintage Igloo coolers kicking around, including this original Igloo Picnic Basket cooler. You may also find one languishing in a grandparents' garage.







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