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Yeti Coolers. Are They Worth The Money?

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Who here has a Yeti Cooler? WHat have you all heard about them? Good or bad. Thanks
     
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    They are great coolers but i also have an Engle and it is a better cooler for the money. Holds ice longer and actually measures inside what the capcity is stated. A 30 qt holds 30 qt. In Yeti's line they are over stated. Do a google search and you will find the Engle coolers are rated better as well.
     
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    I looked at coolers real hard and decided to buy a Coleman extreme. I looked at the ratings and cost and decided that if the Coleman didn't measure up I wasn't out much. I took the Coleman to the Ohio State Shoot with three frozen half gallon milk jugs in it along with all the sodas, beer and water. I filled it with crushed ice on Thursday morning. We used out of it, put in more drinks, no more ice. It still had some ice in it Monday morning. At 6pm that night we drank the last of the soda and it was still cold enough to drink. I think the frozen milk jugs were the key, block ice would work too. I'm taking it to the Grand and am curious how it will work out in the August heat of Sparta.$350 vs $55, easy decision.
     
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    no.... but they keep ice about 3 times longer than the typical igloo cooler
     
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    I don't have one......I have two, and I wouldn't be without them. I go to the lake for a week in August. It's not hot according to some places, but the ice is still there when I come home. The only downside is the weight. They are heavy even empty, but once you have them full.....it's two people.

    Rick in MT
     
  6. Jim Porter

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    YES!!! The key is to sack your own ice in a freezer. -5deg. Even in Mi8ssissippi where the temps get to 100 and a little more, if you do as recommended above and put drinks in they will vbe FROZEN for a day or two!
     
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    Here ya go, watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-TE4RnqT0U Yeti is a waste of money.

    Cheers,

    George
     
  8. Auctioneer

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    That was a good video. Thanks for posting it.
     
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    That was a good and informative video. I was impressed by that Coleman Extreme. I may have to get me one of those as I just don't use a cooler long term enough to justify one of the higher end models. I thought the IRP looked like the best. It appeared to have the most ice left after 10 days and appears to be built like a tank although it probably costs as much as a tank. LOL
     
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    I have a 25 quart and it only keeps ice about 3 days at Sparta temperatures. It is quite heavy for being small capacity. Would not repurchase the small size. Jim Lemmons
     
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    very informative video.

    Pete
     
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    They are awful proud of the Yeti's, you could buy a lot of ice for the difference

    About 30 years ago I was bored and had some 22 ga stainless steel left over from a job building duct for an operating room and decided to build the cooler of all times, it has 3 inch foam for insulation it measures 42X33X30 inside

    Still have it it's heavy as hell but will keep the beer on ice for over two weeks

    Maybe I should start making them commercially but doubt if I would sell many the SS would cost about $500 before we even started cutting and bending
     
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    thanks for posting the video!
     
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    Where we bowhunt in Utah in August, it reaches upper 90s every day. We use 4 Yeti 100 qt coolers. Ice is a 2hr drive. After 6 days of hunting, there is still ice in them. Have had Coleman,Igloo and some of the others that would only last 3 days and all that is left is water. I will not go back. Haven't Tried Engel or Irp. Bill
     
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    Go with the Pelican. More insulation, better locks and better handles. Markc2
     
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