Summer is here. The blistering African sun is pushing the mercury well over the 30 to 40 degrees Celcius mark. We all need a portable food and beverage cooling solution. This is where a camping fridge freezer can help.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re road tripping around South Africa or off-roading in the Kalahari. It doesn’t matter if you’re trucking consumer goods from Durban Harbour to Germiston.
Dehydration can make you feel fatigued and fatigue is your enemy on the road.
Many of South Africa’s beaches are closed over the festive period due to the second wave of Covid-19 infections. As a result, more people will consider overlanding to remote areas.
Long-distance driving is thirsty work and a fridge for camping is a traveling must-have. It will not only help you stay hydrated, it will also keep your fresh and frozen goods safe for consumption.
Yet, there are so many different car cooler boxes and camping fridges for sale. This makes choosing the best camping fridge freezer to suit your needs tricky.
Because of that, we’ve created a simple buyers guide to help you choose the right SnoMaster fridge freezer. This will help keep you and your family cool when the heat is on.
Why choose the SnoMaster Range?
The SnoMaster range comes with four purpose-built portable fridge/freezers. These camping fridge freezers are collectively designed to meet the demands of camping and off-roading enthusiasts. They also cater to the needs of the casual or business traveler.
The SnoMaster range offers innovative features. They also have the best-in-class cooling performance at extreme temperatures. This is true even in places like the Mozambique and the Karoo. The same goes for Kruger National Park where temperatures can get really hot and heavy.
Not only that, they are also built to withstand all the dust, dirt, and vibration the African continent can throw. Thanks to that, you can focus on having fun and making memories.
Add to this a tough-as-nails outer shell, interior, and fittings all made from stainless steel or aluminium.
Simply put, you have a product that is tough enough for Africa and guaranteed to stand the test of time.
With a seven-year compressor and three-year unit warranty, your SnoMaster portable fridge freezer is 100% quality guaranteed.
Bottoming out at an impressive -22 °C, the SnoMaster range of travel fridge/freezers can be a powerful cooler/fridge, freezer. In the case of dual compartment models, they also work as both.
All models come fully equipped with 12 and 24 Volt DC and 100 to 240 Volts AC compatible.
As an added bonus, all of SnoMaster’s double-layered coolers (Classic, Expedition and Traveller series) come equipped with folding canvas covers. This protects frozen food from thawing and saves you from buying another accessory.
An attractive and budget-friendly alternative for users with limited space, the SnoMaster Traveller Series is the ideal fit for camping and off-road fanatics with limited space.
There are three budget and space-friendly models to choose from in the Traveller Series:
Here the designers saved a ton of space, without compromising on features. These camping fridge freezers offer dual compartments for refrigeration and freezing. They also come with internal lighting and a range of other high-tech features.
Together, they ensure super-efficient cooling and freezing. This makes it the ideal budget and space-friendly solution to your temperature-related concerns.
This attractive single-zone model is not only compact and versatile, but also budget-friendly. However, don’t let the dimensions and price point fool you.
This little car fridge is jam-packed with the same powerful 66 Watt SnoMaster compressor. Furthermore, it comes with other high tech features that ensure outstanding cooling performance.
Another budget-friendly and compact model, the SnoMaster 42L Stainless steel Fridge/Freezer is ideal for trucking.
It works with 12 or 24 Volts DC through the lighter socket or the DIN standard socket of a car or truck. It works with 100 to 240 Volts AC as well.
The SnoMaster Classic Series of portable fridge freezers were designed for camping and off-roading enthusiasts in mind. As such, they were designed to withstand dust, dirt and vibrations. The distinguishing feature of this series is the super-strong 60 mm polyurethane insulation.
Spoilt for choice, the SnoMaster Classic Series boasts eight different models of camping fridge freezers. All of these are double-layered and equipped with covers to protect frozen food from thawing.
SnoMaster brand ambassador, Simon van der Merwe, rates his SnoMaster 66 litre low profile model the best portable fridge for camping he’s ever owned.
“It fits nicely into the back of my vehicle, doesn’t use a lot of energy and has ample space to keep me going for a few weeks in the bush.”
The drawer system, fitted in the back of Simon’s overland vehicle, doesn’t leave much space for other equipment.
Even so, the low profile of this camping fridge freezer makes it a perfect fit. It also enables him to see out the vehicle’s rear window – a boon to his safety.
The SnoMaster Leisure Series of compact, high-performance car fridge freezers is ideal for short trips. It also works well for beach days, game drives, picnics and even grocery shopping.
It even comes with handy USB ports to keep your mobile devices charged and ready to capture more memories.
The distinguishing feature of the Leisure Series is the plastic housing and reduced wall thickness (40 mm). These make them lighter and more movable.
Nevertheless, they are equipped with the same reliable technology you expect from SnoMaster products.
What’s more, the 12-litre model (R5, 999) and the 79 Series Land Cruiser, are a match made in heaven. In fact, both fit perfectly between the seats of the said vehicle!
“Basically, this completely removes the worry of driving on a corrugated road and not realizing that your fridges plug has dislodged and your frozen steaks are defrosted,” said Roland.
Sturdy and efficient, the Expedition Series models are built to withstand the most demanding African adventure conditions. This while delivering best-in-class cooling performance in the sweltering summer heat. These camping fridge freezers even come with a built-in bottle opener.
Another distinctive feature of these camping fridge freezers is the strength of the 70 mm polyurethane insulation. In addition, the Expedition Series comes equipped with two folding covers to protect frozen food from thawing.
With no less than 18 SnoMaster camping fridge freezer models to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the best fridge for camping. Go and explore more of the African continent with all your favourite creature comforts in tow.