Yeti Coolers Opinions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Acylum, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Acylum

    Acylum Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody have any experience with these or any of the other "premium" coolers? I've been thinking about pulling the trigger on one for the last two years but the price, combined with not being bowled over when I look at them in a store has kept me from making the jump. I guess what I'm asking is what justifies the $400- $600 price compared to an Igloo, etc? It would mostly be used for extended , 3-7 day fishing trips, some car camping trips to remote locations, stuff like that.
     
  2. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

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    RTIC coolers. 1/2 the price of a Yeti. Maybe even less. Have the 20 can soft cooler. $100. For a soft side it keeps ice for a long time.
     
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  3. 2020cy

    2020cy Well-Known Member

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    Expensive as you know. Can buy a crap load of ice and get a nice 5-7 day cooler. Did take a knock of brand to Canada and it did keep stuff cold and even frozen for several days. Depends on how much u think u would really use it.
     
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  4. Tre4ISU

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    I have Yeti and knock off items and the Yeti stuff is better but for most things, the knock off stuff is fine. The only place the Yeti stuff is worth it, for me, is one the golf course or on the river on hot days.
     
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  5. everyyard

    everyyard Well-Known Member

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    It's a cooler. Unless you are going to go on an extended stay where there isn't ice, I don't see the reason. Unless coolers are now a surrogate for inadequate **** size.
     
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  6. CyCrazy

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    Spending 400 bucks on a cooler is asinine to me. Unless you are going to spend a weak in the Mojave dessert. Then maybe it would make sense.
     
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  7. kchacker

    kchacker Active Member

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    My camping friends swear by the Pelican coolers. Still expensive, but cheaper than Yeti. You may want to take a peek at them as well.
     
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  8. SplitIdentity

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    I have a yeti tumbler and my coffee stays hot for the hour or so it takes me to finish it.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  9. Macloney

    Macloney Well-Known Member

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    There are several other brands of roto-molded coolers that are usually cheaper and made in America. There is even a brand made in Iowa, it doesn't get any more American than that.
     
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  10. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

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    The RTIC is actually as good or better.
     
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    Weak or week?
     
  12. DurangoCy

    DurangoCy Well-Known Member

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    Canyon is another brand worth looking at too.

    If you're going in the summer for week long trips, and can't get back to civilization the high dollar brands are definitely worth it.
     
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  13. Tre4ISU

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    Wasn't when I tested them. Plus the lid broke.
     
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  14. peteypie

    peteypie Well-Known Member

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    I got a $300 gift certificate to cabelas from work so i bought one. Haven't used it yet but plan on breaking it out soon for camping season. I would have never bought one if it wasn't basically free. $350-$300 gift card
     
  15. Stormin

    Stormin Well-Known Member

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    Mine works great. And I have enough money to buy one or two more from the price difference.
     
  16. SWCy13

    SWCy13 Active Member

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    Grizzly Coolers are going to be identical quality and are made in Decorah, IA. Lifetime warranty and a little better price point than Yeti. plus, they have a fully licensing product lineup coming with ISU that should be rolling out here in the next few weeks along with some sponsorship type deals with the university.
     
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  17. CyCrazy

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    Why not both?
     
  18. MeanDean

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    Are all the hard coolers sold out at their web site? Or am I doing it wrong?
     
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  20. Macloney

    Macloney Well-Known Member

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    Pelican and Orca also have a lifetime warranty, but don't have the ISU licensing going for them. All are good coolers, including Yeti.
     
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