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Old 05-09-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Yeti coolers

How many of you guys out there are sporting a Yeti cooler?
I know they are real costly, and was wondering just how many use them.
Plus, for those that have them----are they worth it?


I seen a real huge one out in WA. 2 years ago, and if I remember correctly, the price tag was like $1300.00
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:14 AM   #2
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I prefer my '70s vintage green steel belt Coleman. I can buy a lot of ice for the difference in price
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:15 PM   #3
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Buy some r13 2" foam board and tape toghether a rectangular box with hinged lid just a tiny bit bigger than your regular cooler. Insert your cooler and you have a yeti. Probably 40$ worth of foamboard... Redneck but works great.
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I have read reviews on some of the knock off Yetties. I do not have any personal experience but from what I have read, all of those of the Yeti design and materials are pretty similar in performance but the off brands are a lot cheaper in price
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:15 PM   #5
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I received one as a gift, works very well. Keeps everything ice cold on 5lbs of ice for almost 3 days. We take it on every trip. If I were to buy one myself I would buy the knock off brand that is identical to the Yeti for less money. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:21 PM   #6
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High Density foam coolers that Omaha meat orders are shipped in are the best I've ever had. I wrap the exterior with duct tape for durability. The contents outlast those in my Coleman green steel belt cooler, which up to now has been awesome.
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I canít justify the cost. My Coleman extremes do quite well now at a lot less cost.
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I have a Yeti and I love it. I had a lot of gift cards to Bass Pro so the cooler only cost me about $50 cash.

Last October we were just about to leave for a 10 day trip and when our fridges stopped working and didn’t have time to bring it by the dealership for warranty fix. We Ice chest camped with the Yeti. It worked great with some dry ice to start out the trip and just a little ice the second half of the trip.

I was very impressed by how well it kept cold but I would not have one without all the gift cards.
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Old 05-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #10
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I have a coleman extreme, works pretty well. Definitely better than the $25 cheapos.
I recently bought a cooler box that is powered by 12v or 110ac for around $200, but haven't tried it out yet, other than in the house after purchase. It stayed at 41 degrees empty.
I usually take along my countertop ice maker, that does just under a pound of ice in an hour to top off coolers, and for beverages. If the coolers don't need it, it goes in a ziplock in the freezer for later.
I like gizmos and gadgets, but I can't bring myself to pay $400 or more for a cooler, and I doubt that you will find someone who did telling you its not awesome, even if its not.
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