We test 12v coolers for this summer’s drive

Cooling box 12v 8 liters Asaklitt (Clas Ohlson)

Clas Ohlson’s smallest cool box holds 8 liters. A really well thought out box with many practical features. This is advantageously set in the middle of the back seat and fastened with the belt.

The box has practical soft drink holders, and also has a strap so you can easily carry it down to the beach.


Cool box 8 literĀ 

Like the large model, this box should be able to cool between 15-18 degrees compared to the outside temperature. Here, too, we note 11 degrees – but despite its smallness, it takes longer before it gets cold, about 20 minutes.

Also, this box can be set to heat with a maximum temperature of 65 degrees.


Versatile. Ideal for children’s lunch bag in the back seat. Takes little space. Easy to attach with seat belt in special groove under cover.


Takes a while before it reaches min-temperature, works best on longer road trips. No cord to 220v.
A 12v cooler in the car is the smartest way to bring food and drink on the road trip this summer. We have tested six different coolers in different sizes and price ranges.

Not all boxes can be refrigerated in the car – most boxes promise a cooling capacity of about 15 degrees below ambient temperature, and then it must be cool in the compartment if the boxes should come down to eight degrees.

If you have sensitive foods with you, it can be a good idea to supplement with a couple of cooling lamps, it makes a big difference.