Dometic CFX3 Portable Compressor Cooler And Freezer Review

When tenting or touring apart from the necessity to know the way your are going to handle your tenting rest room necessities the subsequent query often on peoples listing is how do I preserve meals chilly? Except you’re planning on dried noodles or tinned meals ideally you want one thing that may preserve contemporary meals contemporary and meals the is required to be saved chilly like milk and meat you actually need to have one thing with you in case you are planning on being out greater than 12 hours.

If you have not already try our Information to tenting fridges to take a look at what varied choices there are however right now we wish to take a deep dive into the Dometic CFX3 Compressor Cooler and Freezer. 

The Dometic CFX3 Cellular Cooling System.

We’re going to check out the 35L model of the CFX3. This tenting fridge is available in a wide range of sizes from a modest 25 litre to an enormous 88 litre capability.

Dometic CFX3 35

First Impressions

When first getting the cooler out of the field it’s a must to discover it’s a fairly huge piece of package, and never the lightest. It has 2 first rate handles both aspect that are actually stable so fairly straightforward to hold however when full I’d anticipate you to want 2 individuals to hold it when transferring it. It does state to at all times preserve the cooler upright which is perhaps the rationale they haven’t put wheels on one finish which to me would have made sense to do. The 35 Litre (32 Litre inner capability) model weighs 21kg and dimensions are 69.4 x 40.7 x 39.8cm.

Apart from the burden which is comprehensible to match it is efficiency we completely love the Dometic CFX3.

How Loud is the Dometic CFX3?

After we plugged within the CFX3 the very first thing I seen was how QUIET it was. Some coolers in the marketplace it feels like a rocket about to launch each time it wants to change on a get again to temp which is lower than handy when it’s a must to sleep close to the factor! I am unable to stress sufficient how quiet it’s. 

Dometic CFX3 App

I downloaded the CFX3 app and paired it with the cooler, very straightforward to do and from there I can management the temp, management the facility utilization and even have an alarm sound ought to it drop beneath minimal temp. Helpful! I plugged it in timed how lengthy it took to stand up to temp to be used and it took simply 8 minutes to get to temp on a 22 diploma day. Be aware – when you stroll too removed from the fridge it doesn’t robotically re-pair the bluetooth you’ll have to reconnect to it every time.

How a lot can the Dometic CFX3 Maintain?

It is arduous to envisage precisely how a lot you’ll be able to put right into a fridge from merely trying on the inventory photographs so I’ve finished just a few pictures right here so you may get an thought of the usable capability of the tenting fridge.

I shall be trustworthy I used to be very stunned how a lot it holds! I cherished that it’s tall sufficient to carry a bottle of wine upright and the shelf on the high will be utilised too for small cans. 

So what you’ll be able to see within the photograph is what you’ll be able to see within the photograph above the place you’ll be able to see there may be nonetheless allot of house out there (I simply did this on a store day when there was not a lot in my fridge!) this was about half full with 4 burgers, 3 packs sausages, 2 rooster breast, 2 pies, pack beef kebabs, giant bottle of wine and eight cans of pop! and there was loads of extra space for a big bottle of milk or another fruit and veg you wish to preserve chilly.

What else can it do?

Properly this useful cooler additionally has a USB charger on the entrance you’ll be able to plug your cellphone into and it’s a useful top and dimension to take a seat on, though it doesn’t say wherever an suggested weight capability it appears stable sufficient to do that however simply watch out I’d say in case you are over 13 stone. You should use as a fridge at round 3/4 levels or as a freezer, I put it to the check with an ice dice set at -1 diploma and it fortunately saved the ice dice frozen no issues and was nonetheless tremendous quiet!

You may plug in your Dometic CFX3 into mains plug and in addition comes with a 12v DC energy plug with 3-stage dynamic battery safety system prevents lifeless automobile battery or permits deep draw on twin batteries.


All mentioned and finished we will not discover any cons with the Dometic CFX3 Tenting fringe, okay sure in case you are planning on parking someplace miles from the place you intend to camp it wont be superb to hold an extended distance nevertheless in case you are on the lookout for one thing rugged that retains meals chilly and does not make a racket all night time on and off each time it lowers in temperature this would possibly very effectively be the suitable cooler for you.

We now have but to check this within the automobile as ours is within the storage however I’ll replace as quickly as we’ve given it a go and in addition look into how effectively the 35 Litre model matches behind footwells and so on too. 

Dometic CFX3 35
Dometic CFX3 35
Dometic CFX3 55