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The Portable Car Fridge/Freezer Evolution: Upgrading to the TWW95 Bodega Cooler with Optional Battery

The Ice is Optional With the TWW95 Bodega Cooler Car Fridge

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In a world where the thirst for adventure and off-grid experiences is unquenchable, the right gear can mean the difference between a mundane trip and an epic adventure. For those who revel in the great outdoors and mobile living, the portable car fridge has become an indispensable piece of tech. Not too long ago, I was extolling the virtues of the T36 dual-zone car fridge by Bodega, which seemed to encapsulate all the essentials for a good car fridge experience—an essential for any car camping enthusiast. You can read more here:

However, my roster of approved gadgets has just been updated, and at the top now sits the TWW95 portable car fridge with an optional battery. In this comprehensive review, I’ll walk you through the features and benefits that make the TWW95 stand out and why outdoor enthusiasts and tech-savvy drivers opt for this powerhouse in mobile cooling solutions.

Revisiting the Importance of the Bodega TWW95 Portable Car Fridge & Cooler

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the TWW95, it’s worthwhile to revisit why portable car fridges have surged in popularity. Gone are the days of dealing with leaky coolers and the constant need for ice replacement. I, for one, was sick of looking for the next best cooler that could keep ice for several days on end. Whether it be an Igloo, Yeti, RTIC, or even a Coleman cooler, holding ice for long periods was always a chore.

Enter the modern portable car fridge that has redefined what’s possible regarding mobile refrigeration. Designed to fit snugly in the back of your car, truck, or RV, these fridges provide a consistent cold environment, keeping perishables and drinks as fresh as if they came straight from the grocery store shelf. With the rise of car camping, tailgating, and families on the move, the value of a portable car fridge is hard to overstate — it’s not just a convenience; it’s a necessity for many.

Comparison of the T36 Dual Zone Car Fridge and the TWW95 Model

The dual-zone T36 car fridge by Bodega was a game-changer for many, offering the ability to adjust the temperature of two separate compartments independently. It was a sleek, tech-forward unit that earned its place among the top car fridges on the market. However, the step-up TWW95 came along, and it had a few tricks up its sleeve.

Highlighting the Unique Features of the TWW95

First and foremost, the TWW95 sets itself apart from the T36 by its increased internal storage capacity and optimized power consumption. The internal storage tops out at 95 liters or 100 quarts, making it one of the largest coolers on the market. This is 100 quarts of space dedicated to perishables alone; you don’t have to account for ice. Each side comes with its basket for easy removal.

With an updated compressor that runs more energy-efficiently, the Bodega TWW95 portable car fridge and cooler allows for extended periods of operation without draining your vehicle’s battery. The adjustable LED display makes it easy to set and monitor the internal temperatures directly on the unit. I kept the plastic sheath on the panel to keep it safe.

You can also control both zones through the handy phone application.

I can’t speak highly enough about the durable handles and smooth wheels, ensuring that the TWW95 is easily transported. It better be because this unit is heavy, especially when loaded with beverages.

I love the retractable handle, which makes the cooler almost dolly-like. The handle is robust and feels solid in its construction.

A view of someone extending the handle and moving the large cooler.
Conveyance (media by JC)

Furthermore, TWW95’s noise reduction technology is a boon for those sensitive to the buzz of electric appliances, providing a quieter operation that doesn’t overpower the peace of your camping spot. I can attest to the unit being extremely quiet for use indoors or outdoors. On a recent trip north, I brought this into our hotel room without any issues. It truly is another fridge.

Benefits of the Optional Battery in TWW95 for Outdoor Enthusiasts

One of the most significant upgrades of the TWW95 is its compatibility with an optional battery pack. This is a game-changer when you’re far from a power outlet and can’t rely on your vehicle’s battery or plug outlet for an extended period. The battery pack is easily integrated into the fridge’s system, offering hours of cooling power — independent of your vehicle’s power supply. I haven’t had time to test the battery longevity in hot weather, but we recently used it at an outdoor event, and it worked without fail for roughly 6 hours without dropping below 75%. I will update this article with additional test data at a later date.

I can easily picture a day at a favorite isolated camping spot, a tailgating party that lasts from dawn to dusk, storing food during a possible power outage, or an impromptu beach barbecue — now, the perishables and beverages can keep up with the fun without a worry about power. I can always pick up a spare battery to extend the party.

Additional Features

I have found the removable two-way doors helpful for the Bodega Coolers, both the T36 and TWW95. This is highly convenient in the back of an overpacked car, and you have to position the cooler doors for easy access.

As you can see, the unit also has a DC car adaptor and a home plug for easy powering. These and an optional solar panel are the primary sources of your wired power. You will find the ports near the wheels at the rear of the cooler.

Real-Life Applications and User Experiences

The TWW95 has garnered praise for keeping contents cold, even in the harshest summer temperatures. Users have reported that the dual-zone function is as helpful as it sounds; with the optional battery pack, they can use one zone for freezing essentials and the other for standard refrigeration. Its shock-resistant build was handy for one user in a sudden downpour, with the TWW95 standing up to the weather without missing a beat. Another user, a passionate tailgater, could keep drinks cold and food fresh for over 12 hours without draining the car battery, thanks to the optional battery!

Conclusion: The Future of Portable Car Fridges and Their Role

As we look to the future, it’s clear that portable car fridges like the TWW95 mark a new era in mobile living. With each new iteration, they move away from being just a ‘nice-to-have’ and closer to being a ‘can’t-leave-home-without’ piece of gear. For the avid outdoorsman, the TWW95 signifies independence from the grid, and for the family on the move, it means convenience without compromise. In every exploration, whether a remote mountain trail, a cross-country road trip, or one killer tailgate party, the TWW95 ensures that the last thing you must worry about is your provisions' freshness. The future looks exciting for portable car fridges, with features and technological advancements only improving.

For those who demand the best for their mobile cooling needs, the TWW95 with the optional battery is a robust, feature-packed solution that promises to keep up with your adventures and enhance them. With its efficient cooling, durable construction, and now, the power of an optional battery, the TWW95 offers unmatched convenience and reliability. Whether you’re a camping enthusiast, a tech traveler, or a weekend warrior needing dependable refrigeration, it’s time to make room for the TWW95 in your next adventure.


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