- Glacier 75L
- Verified purchase
So much for buying Australian.
So I've had my 74 L twin compartment glazier for a few months now and I am greatly disappointed. Fortunately for me I purchased a second and didn't pay full retail price. If I had I would've been extremely disappointed. The fridge is constantly turning it self off and as the mobile application is so flaky (only one out of 20 times will it actually connect to the fridge) you will not know that the refrigerator has turned itself off. Machine is highly sensitive to voltage (and it appears ambient conditions). The compressoers are I am told not sus...pended well and they don't have any dust filters which rules these machines out for off-road use. I cannot recommend these refrigerators. May I suggest you look elsewhere. We have a 15-year-old Waeco, albeit much smaller but but it works perfectly.
Purchased in June 2020 for A$842.00.
Owned for a year, works fine
Works fine. Seems solid, has a real fridge seal not cheap foam like competitors. Quieter than some similar fridges Ive been around camping. 45L capacity is a nice amount for a few days away without taking up too much vehicle space.
Phone connectivity is clunky but I don’t really use it. However, it was handy to check the graph to get an idea of how quickly it cools down.
NB: the set temp appears to be cutout temp not average, so it will cool to the set temp and turn off, then kick in when it warms a few degrees. This is not an issue, just se...t the cutout temp a few degrees lower than your target average. Internal temp seemed roughly accurate when tested with a multimeter thermistor temp probe. Has had sporadic use on 12v/240v over a year with no issues. Hasn’t spent much time in a vehicle so can’t comment on reliability in a 4wd etc. Paid $450 and came with the cover ($500-10% off thru evakool via eBay sale), which was cheaper than the plastic competitors, so can’t complain!
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 2019 at Evakool for A$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 A$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 2019 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 A$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.
Questions & Answers
Hi my evakool starts fine then the compressor switches off immediately after starting. Should I throw it in the bin
25th anniversary model two weeks out of warranty and the left side wont go below 20 degrees and the right wont go below 6 degrees. Not happy. Don't think I will be suggesting Evakool to anyone.
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 .
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