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Old 01-26-2015, 09:46 PM   #1
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Who has one? Thoughts opinions and whatever else you can contribute good or bad.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:58 PM   #2
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Who has one? Thoughts opinions and whatever else you can contribute good or bad.
They look good, are made well, come in several sizes, keep stuff really cold, are a bit costly and they're heavy.

I haven't taken mine to the beach even once due to its weight.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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Super heavy, super expensive, big outside-tiny inside (that's why they do well keeping a few things cold, because of the insulation). To get the same storage as a decent sized regular cooler the Yeti will be about 2x as large and 6 times more expensive. Do you need to keep things cold for over a real long period or will a standard 2-3 day cooler suffice? That's what you need to ask yourself.
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Old 01-26-2015, 10:50 PM   #4
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I used to spend a week or two at a stretch camping in backcountry Utah. I made a lightweight box that I lined with foil-backed foam. I sized it to hold a conventional cooler inside. I would pack frozen dinners in there with dry ice and it'd still be frozen after a week+ in camp.
I'm sure I had more usable inside volume for a fraction of the price and most of the performance.
The Yeti is pretty sweet.
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Old 01-26-2015, 11:46 PM   #5
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I have the tundra 105. it's huge, but does everything they claim. lockable and bear proof, built in ratchet strap tie down guides, and Kenworth style fucking hood latches (that's what I tell my buddies when they ask why such a beast). right full of stuff (beer and ice) it will still float when you sink your jet boat in the river. it will hold ice in a shaded area outside in the summer for a week. expensive but worth it IMO
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Old 01-27-2015, 11:17 AM   #6
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I got a med size as a gift, it's so heavy I never bother with it on the boat, the few times I used it I wasn't impressed.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:24 PM   #7
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Get a cheaper one and throw a block of dry ice in there.

Pelican's also got similar style coolers, with the usual Pelican quality/warranty.
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Old 01-27-2015, 07:20 PM   #8
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Captdan, I'll act very impressed with it should you want to part ways with it.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:47 PM   #10
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Would do this before a YETI..wait..I did....

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Old Yesterday, 11:26 AM   #11
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Yeti

Top quality, premium coolers. Too little space inside for the bulk and weight. We got them as a safety award one year; we used it once and now it sits on the shelf.
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Old Yesterday, 12:18 PM   #12
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My other spring summer sport is whitewater rafting

The yeti coolers have a very good rep, and are popular for multi day raft trips

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I work in the fly fishing industry, and see and use them in drift boats all summer.

Yeti coolers do everything they say they do. Great coolers, but way over priced. I wont buy one, even getting 50% off.

I have been using Coleman Extreme coolers since about 2002, and they are way ahead of most of the competition (except a true marine cooler) for around $50 depending on the size.
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Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM   #14
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I bought new coolers last summer and considered the high end offerings.

Went with a Coleman Extreme. I just couldn't justify the price of the Yeti or other luxury coolers.

Same conclusion these guys came to:

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