Dewalt has come out with a new Tstak rolling cooler, DWST17824, which is compatible with Dewalt Tstak tool boxes and should also be compatible with Craftsman VersaStack tool boxes.
The new Dewalt 30 quart cooler features 7″ all-terrain wheels, commercial-grade foamed polyurethane insulation for up to 3 days of ice retention, 2 can holders in the top lid, a built-in bottle opener, and of course a telescopic handle for easier mobility.
It has a load capacity of 66 lbs, and it looks like you can load Dewalt Tstak or Craftsman Versastack tool boxes right on top. The sticker on the front – at least in product images – says that it has a rolling load capacity of 110 lbs.
The Dewalt Tstak cooler measures 20.16″ wide x 17.13″ deep x 39.37″ tall.
I’m guessing that Dewalt’s ToughSystem cooler has been popular enough to lead to a rolling cooler with Tstak form factor. I do find the specs a little confusing through.
The Dewalt ToughSystem cooler has 25.5 liters of storage capacity. This Tstak cooler has 30 quarts of storage volume, which converts to 28.4 liters. Dewalt ToughSystem tool boxes are quite a bit larger than Tstak cases. But, looking at the cooling claims, the ToughSystem is said to have up to 5 days of ice retention, and the Tstak up to 3 days, so does this mean the ToughSystem cooler has thicker walls for greater insulation?
A fully-loaded cooler can sometimes be hard to tote around. The wheels and telescoping handle on this Tstak unit would definitely come in handy. Plus, you can stack a Tstak or Versastack tool box or open tote right on top, loaded with whatever else your outing requires.
The cooler looks to have deep side handle recesses. They don’t look to fold out, but I don’t think that’s a big deal. There’s also no top handle, but who’s going to carry a bulky cooler with one hand anyway?
I don’t see a built-in drain in the product photos. That might make emptying water a bigger hassle, but on the other hand built-in drains are often complained about because they can leak heat due to compromised insulation or water due to imperfect seals.
Does the new Dewalt Tstak cooler strike your fancy?