Evakool Fridge Review: How do they rate?

Evakool Fridge Review: How do they rate?
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If you’re looking for a portable fridge, Evakool is right up there with the top brands. Our Evakool Fridge Review reveals why.

A bit of background

You could say that Evakool are pioneers in the caravan fridge world. This family-owned Aussie business has been in the fridge game for over 30 years, which means 30 years of gathering experiences and feedback from those who use their fridges – all with the aim of building fridges that are reliable and robust enough to handle all the climates and conditions Australia can throw at us.

What makes Evakool stand out

There’s a lot to like about this Australian brand, as you’ll see from our Evakool fridge review below. Here’s what makes them stand out from the rest:

  • Evakool has a fridge for practically every Australian – RVs, farmers, campers, tradies, mobile businesses, event organisers… you get the gist!
  • Each fridge has been thoroughly tested to perform in the Australian environment. They’re tough, durable and designed to deal with scorching summers that regularly soar over 40+ degrees.
  • Evakool’s entire range is backed by a nationwide service agent and spare parts support network. So, you’re in safe hands for any warranty repair or spare part requirements.
  • Evakool fridges boast a very spacious setup for more effective ventilation. This is very important for your compressor to perform with optimal efficiency.
  • Evakool has cleverly designed their fridges with vibration resistant mounting, which means the fridge can withstand more bumps on the road.
  • Evakool’s purpose-designed compressor is a class above. It’s tough to get a compressor that performs reliably in Australian conditions while still providing optimal running efficiency. But Evakool has nailed it.
Evakool Fridge Review

Reliable and robust enough to handle all the climates and conditions

Evakool Fridge Review: Evakool Fibreglass range

 At the top end of the Evakool offering is the Fibreglass range. These fridges are designed with Australian conditions in mind. With beefed up insulation, they will perform well even in extremely hot environments. No need for an external fridge cover on these fridges; the insulation will keep the cool air inside and the hot air outside. So, your fridge compressor doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your drinks cool, meaning you save power and the compressor has a longer life. Win, win.

Evakool’s Fibreglass range will also get cooler faster than plastic cabinet fridges. And they don’t absorb smells, which makes them a popular choice for fishing trips.

Granted, the price tag is slightly higher for these models, but the advantages make it worthwhile. Especially when you weigh in that every fridge is Australian made and comes with a 5-year warranty.


Evakool Fridge Review: Evakool Fridgemate range

If you need a tough fridge, the Evakool Fridgemate has got you covered.  These models are built tough with an extra thick polyethylene exterior. It’s no wonder they’re the portable fridge of choice for tradesmen, farmers and hunters. Simply strap it in the back of your ute and rest easy in the knowledge that it will withstand flying objects hitting the exterior.

Conveniently, Evakool has designed the fridge height with the ute tray in mind. Made in Australia, this range comes with a generous 5-year warranty.


Evakool Fridge Review: Evakool TMX Travelmate range

The ultimate all-rounder of portable fridges, the Evakool Travelmate range offers exceptional value for money whether you need a fridge for boating, 4WD, caravan/camping adventures, picnics, small events, mobile businesses and more. You get a high quality portable fridge-freezer with a 5-year warranty for several hundred dollars less than competitor models. Plus, each model comes complete with an insulated fridge cover. Bonus!


These Evakool fridge-freezers are lightweight and compact, featuring drop down handles so they fit neatly into your space. They also use the universal Danfoss (Secop) compressor – a decent compressor brand within the portable fridge industry

Evakool Fridge Review: Evakool Glacier range

Easily one of our best-selling ranges for Evakool, the Glacier range is ideal for camper trailers and the back of vehicles. Why? Because most of the Glacier models have metal cabinetry, which makes them super tough on the outside. However, it also makes the fridge heavier. Another feature that makes them great for camper trailers is their size – they fit neatly into camper drawer openings.

Some models are larger dual zone fridges where the temperature can be controlled separately in each zone to create a fridge or freezer. It’s also worth noting that this range has a lower 2-year warranty, which brings their price down.


Evakool Fridge Review: Evakool RV Range

Similar to the Glacier range, most larger units in Evakool’s RV range boast a metal cabinet and 2-year warranty. What’s different is that they are all single tubs. This makes them a great option if you’re on a budget and really just want a fuss-free unit you can run entirely as a fridge, or entirely as a freezer.

Our Verdict

Evakool might not be as well known as Dometic or Engel, but our Evakool fridge review proves they’re definitely worthy of the same consideration. This Australian company takes pride in manufacturing and distributing high quality portable and upright fridges with everything you need on the road. Your biggest challenge is narrowing down the Evakool ranges to find the perfect model for your next trip.



S Reynolds
Steve Reynolds, Power Product Expert at mygenerator.com.au is a small engine specialist with particular expertise in Generators, Water Pumps, Pressure Washers and other Outdoor Power Equipment products. Outside of work; an avid caravan enthusiast who enjoys time on the road and has gained years of familiarity with Caravan & Camping products also. A passion for power products used for work, home and leisure!


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