The Canyon Coolers Scout 22 is part of Canyon’s Adventure Series of coolers and was designed with one to two day trips in mind. It’s just the right size to hold a few lunches and/or drinks for a weekend on the water or in the woods, or even for weekends watching kids’ sports. With a long list of uses, it didn’t take me long to get this review going.
Canyon Scout 22 at a glance
The Scout 22 comes in three colors and the price is $149.99 on the Canyon Cooler Website. It comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and weighs 14 lbs. The airtight seal and rotomolded construction help it to keep ice for one to two days depending on conditions. The stainless hinge is molded in when the cooler is made. There are tie down slots all the way around which allow you to strap it down and still leave the lid operable–handy! The Scout 22 also features a no-leak, no-spill drain plug, and rubber feet to keep it in place.
I have a love/hate relationship with the latches on the Canyon Scout 22. They are very easy to open with one hand as far as required force goes, but they are a two step process at the same time. First you pull the top of the latch toward you, then you push it back toward the cooler. It’s easy once you get it figured out but it seems like everyone struggles with it at first.
Ease of Use
The drain plug has just the right amount of tension to keep it in place but not so much it’s hard to screw in and out. With a cooler this small, I feel some companies would omit the drain but it’s very nice to be able to drain the water without pouring out your stuff.
The shoulder strap is adjustable and features none-slip rubber to spread out the load on your shoulder and keep it in place. I like the simple design.
The crisscrossed “jungle” strap on the lid worked well for quickly stashing small items like a jacket or tackle box. It does interfere with the latches a little though. I could be in the minority, but I think it would be great to have a handle in the lid for picking it up with one hand.
I didn’t do a typical ice retention test like you would see with Travis Bertrand’s famous Cooler Showdown. Simply due to the size, the Scout 22 is not likely to be called on to keep ice for a week. I feel this cooler is going to be opened constantly while in use so I figured my son’s two-day lacrosse tournament would be the perfect test. On Friday evening, I filled up the Scout 22 with warm, bottled drinks and put one bag of ice over them. We opened the cooler to grab drinks all day Saturday plus Sunday morning with temps in the 80’s. On Sunday about noon we left the tournament and I still had ice and cold drinks as you can see below. That was a win in my book.
Canyon Scout 22 Durability
Throughout the spring and early summer I hauled the Scout 22 all over the hills in the back of a side-by-side, out on the lake in my kayak, to Alaska for a week of fishing, and to weekend sports. I haven’t been easy on it in any way and it still looks just like new.
Canyon includes a “no-hassle, lifetime warranty” that only requires you to send them a picture if you somehow damage your cooler and they will “make it right”. I don’t see many people needing the warranty, but I like that they stand behind the product and in such a convenient way.
The Canyon Scout 22 is a quality built cooler that will last a lifetime of hard use. I like that they designed it without any large protrusions to snag on things as you slide it in and out of the truck or boat. With a price of $149.99, you could surely find a similarly sized cooler for much less money but it wouldn’t have the same quality, features, or ability to keep ice. With only a couple small complaints and a long list of things I liked, I give the Canyon Scout 22 two thumbs up. Order yours here.
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