Tough enough to take on a Grizzley
"Engel coolers withstand smashing, prying, scratching, biting, and tossing by hungry bears."
Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC)* a US Forest Service Dept. of Agriculture Committee
Engel ice chests have been thoroughly tested by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) in both controlled simulations and with wild grizzly bears. The IGBC officially approved Engel coolers for use on public lands occupied by grizzlies.
The IGBC publishes minimum design and structural standards, inspection and testing methodology for BEAR RESISTANT CONTAINERS. Engel coolers met the IGBC requirement both in the engineered test and the live bear test.
*The IGBC was formed in 1983 to help ensure recovery of viable grizzly bear populations and their habitat in the lower 48 states through interagency coordination of policy, planning, management, and research. The IGBC consists of representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Geological Survey and representatives of the state wildlife agencies of Idaho, Montana, Washington and Wyoming. In the interest of international coordination and cooperation, the Canadian Wildlife Service is also represented.