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Unhinged 40

(14 customer reviews)

The Maluna Unhinged 40 combines versatility with unbeatable performance. With a patented unhinged design, tapered walls, and premium seal, this cooler holds ice more than 35% longer than the leading brand. This premium cooler features a rotomolded construction and an ultra-tough polyethylene shell for maximum durability.



Holds Ice


Outperform. Outlast.


The Maluna Unhinged Cooler features a patented unhinged design. In thermal testing, Unhinged Coolers hold ice 35% longer than the leading competition and have been shown to hold ice for more than 7 days in optimal conditions. We engineer our Unhinged Coolers for maximum performance so that you can go further.


Patented Unhinged Design


Full Perimeter Tensioning for 360º Seal


Premium Molded Gasket

Features + Innovation

Patented Unhinged Design

Self-tensioning rear straps on a floating, unhinged design create a tighter seal around the lid’s full perimeter. The high efficiency seal prevents cold air from getting out, warm air from getting in, and maximizes the temperature retention of the Unhinged Cooler.

Max Comfort Handles

Form fitted handles are engineered for a comfortable grip whether carried by one person or two. The sturdy handles are the perfect anchor points to tie down the cooler without blocking access to the inside.

Stainless Steel Bottle Opener

Crack open a cold one with a high-quality, stainless steel bottle opener built right into the front of the cooler.

Tapered Walls

Tapered walls maximize insulation where your cooler needs it most so that it could hold ice longer.

Non-Slip Max-Grip Feet

Ultra-grip non-slip feet prevent your cooler from sliding around the boat or the truckbed.

Quick Flow Drain

A quick-flow, leak-proof drain allows you to quickly and easily drain your cooler.

Pressure Regulator

patent-pending pressure regulator, hidden beneath the bottle opener, allows you to easily open the cooler at even the highest elevations.

Customizable Badge

Each cooler includes a stainless steel Maluna badge which can be easily changed with any of our compatible specialty badges. Specialty badges sold separately.

Made In America

Dimensions & Specifications


24 lbs. (empty)


27.625 × 17.125 × 17.375 in


Military Grade Polyethyylene


Stainless Steel


Quart Capacity


Pounds of
Ice (max)


Cans of Beer
(using a 2:1 ice ratio by volume)


2-Liter Bottles


Pounds of Meat


Cups of Guacamole


24 lbs. (empty)


27.625 × 17.125 × 17.375 in


Military Grade Polyethyylene


Stainless Steel

Did you Know?

Some cooler companies misrepresent their product capacities. That means their coolers hold less ice, less food, and fewer beverages expected. Maluna Unhinged Coolers are true to size with just a 0.01% deviation in capacity. 

+ 41%

additional Capacity vs. Competitor

Save 23%

per quart vs. Competitor

(14 customer reviews)

Ratings & Reviews

"Absolutely amazing!"

Leisure Outdoor Adventures
Professional Fishing Guide

"This thing is a BEAST, I absolutely LOVE it!"

Larry Royce
Original Kickstarter Backer

"Hands down the best cooler I have ever had."

Allen Smith
Verified Customer

"Had it in my car in 106º heat all day and the ice didn’t melt at all!"

Ken Ward
Verified Customer

"This is the first time I have ever owned an ice chest where I re-bagged my ice after a trip."

Steve Olson
Verified Customer

"Couldn't be happier!! Love our Malunas!!"

Shad Haynes
Kickstarter Backer

"Filled the Maluna with ice and cold ones on Tuesday... here we are on Saturday and it still has ice and cold ones ready to rock. These things are epic!"

The Icemen

"She’s got us through hurricanes... I’ve been here since the beginning and I still love my Maluna."

George Anderson
Kickstarter Backer

"Keep[s] the birds cold the entire week. What a great cooler.""

Mark Korte
Verified Customer

Day 12 on the same ice. "Still ice... Unreal."

Mychal Stittsworth
Verified Customer

"Amazes me every time I've taken it out. The ice retention is outstanding."

Josh Thomas
Verified Customer

"5 days of camping and wheeling throughout the Southwest, and 2 more days of sitting in the hot SoCal sun... it had a melon sized chunk of ice left"

William Beck
Verified Customer

14 reviews for Unhinged 40

  1. Terry Breyman

    An absolutely outstanding product. The Maluna exceeded all expectations with regard to performance, aesthetics and ruggedness. If you are in need of a product to keep things cold for long periods without constantly adding ice, a Maluna is what you need to purchase…by the way it is cheaper than high end competitors and more efficient to boot!!! I highly recommend a Maluna!

  2. Ron Buey

    This thing is fantastic. Easily out performs top competitors. I wanted to give 5 stars but I decided on only 4. The fifth star would have been awarded except for only one very minor and easily remedied issue. The handles are very slick if your hands happen to be wet. Easily remedied by using a variety of widely available wraps as demonstrated by several of the Malunatics. Overall a great product and value. Job well done Scott.

  3. Bob Vick

    I have the 40. It is extremely well built. Easy to open and close. Holds ice like a champ at a fraction of the price of competitors. I opted for the drain with a built in thermometer. Works great! No guessing if everything is cold or not without opening the lid, saving ice. When the need arises for another cooler it will be Maluna. I also own Yeti and K2. Maluna wins hands down!

  4. Daryl Romano

    Outstanding product, this Maluna has far exceeded our expectations. We do a number of cross country off road trips through the desert and the cooler is inside the Jeep most of the time. Temps inside get pretty hot and the overall design and insulation is second to none.

  5. Cody Tripp

    I have two 40qt Maluna’s and I have to say they are a perfect size for the “go to” ice chest/cooler. The quality is outstanding and the ice retention….simply amazing. I have had mine keep ice for 8 days. I once filled my 40 with 20 beers and dumped 15lbs of ice in it. I left it in my house and 2 days later the top 2 inches of ice had frozen solid and even suspending a few beers in the frozen ice. I have never seen another brand do that. Excellent customer service and support from Scott Hoyt the founder and inventor. I don’t think Maluna has a rival currently on the market for pure value and quality. Try one and you will be a believer!

  6. Don Connelly

    I took my Maluna 40 on it’s maiden camping trip Memorial Day weekend in St. Augustine, FL. It was comfortable to carry by myself and held a case of adult beverages and 20 lbs. of ice with ease. We made a trip into town 3 days in and grabbed another 20 lb. bag of ice,(because that’s what we always had to do before a Maluna), and only was able to fit half the bag in the Maluna. This after sitting out in the sun each day alongside the camper. Scott, a true, high quality, well thought out product at a value price. A Malunatic lifer is born!

  7. Matthew stone

    I purchased the 40 and have used it every weekend on my rzr 900 since it arrived. I love the quality of this cooler and how well it does keeping ice. The pressure valve really helps compared to my rtic which I have to almost pry open sometimes. Am going to be buying a 70 in the near future. Love this cooler and have recommended to everyone I know.

  8. Neal Spurgeon

    Picked up for a friend. He and his mom both gave it a A after their first trip using it.

  9. Joseph Rhea

    The Maluna in any size is hands down the best ice chests out there! With the unique hinge design, extra wide seal, the tall, reversible feet and massive amounts of insulation this thing is awesome! So much so, I am no waiting on my Seafoam Green Maluna 70 to be delivered! When Blaze Orange is available? Well then I will say hello to a Maluna 50! Next will come the Maluna 22 in support of the 22 veterans who take their lives everyday. Scott is not only starting a company, he has started a movement! I am happy to be an early customer,Kickstarter backer #100, so if you are looking for a rotomolded, bad to the bone, best ice chest you can buy, order any or all of the Malunas! Thanks again Scott for a wonderful product!

  10. Phil Brinson

    stay on boat all the time holds ice great will be buying a 70 to

  11. Phil Brinson

    Great cooler
    stays on boat all the time,Holds ice Great all the time

  12. TJ Geerdes

    Quality roto-molded ice chest with innovative features at a value price point! This is an amazing product and well thought out. They are true to size (maybe even slightly bigger than stated size) and the 40 is great for travel and weekends/day trips. Maluna has a winner in their products!

  13. Colby Norris

    By far the best built cooler out there! This thing is a beast compared to coolers costing twice as much or more. Holds ice for several days and the craftsmanship is awesome.

  14. Gary McBride

    Great product…… I use it daily for work and weekends for play. Scott you’ve done a great job with this!!!! Thanks

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