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Post by smalls » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:14 pm

So with spring and summer quickly approaching (I hope) I've been mulling around the idea of purchasing a Yeti cooler or the like. Looking at the Tundra 45. The family and friends do several tailgating events during the spring and several weeks at the lake and beach during the summer. So are these "elite" coolers worth their price or would I be better served to just keep filling up the igloo?

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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:18 pm

I've got the 50 and like it. Is it honestly worth the price? Probably not, but i don't worry about hinges breaking and it keeps my beer quite cold.

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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:19 pm

I bought one and sold it, it was cool but I felt like the price wasn't justified. I went back to a old Igloo we have had for 10 years,

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Post by dukerules » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:32 pm

I've read a million reviews on Yetis, Engels, etc. and I'm just not sure they're worth it for me, as much as I've tried to justify one. We camp a lot, and a cheap Coleman Extreme, with adequate ice, will keep things nice and cold for a long weekend in the middle of the summer. I also like not having to worry about someone taking off with my high-end cooler.

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Post by marchone » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:38 pm

I used four 90-liter Igloos for about ten years for business. In and out of cars, trucks, planes and trains and never broke. They kept highly perishable food chilled on overnight trips many many times.
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Post by MikeyLikesIt » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:40 pm

Yetis (particularly Yeti trucker hats) are quite trendy 'round these parts.

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Post by zepp21 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:43 pm

Are they worth it? Probably not. Do I still want one? Hell yeah. Actually, after reading that Yeti isn't s made in USA product, I found Bison Coolers (formally known as Brute but they had to change names for trademark reasons). Made in USA and similar price to Yeti.

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Post by 4pfrench » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:50 pm

I got the soft side one for Christmas but haven't used it yet....breaking it in on a trip to Big Bend in a couple weeks.
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Post by CesarG » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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Post by smalls » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:22 pm

So for those who have them, does it actually hold ice longer?
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Post by zepp21 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:28 pm

smalls wrote:So for those who have them, does it actually hold ice longer?
From what I understand, you need to pre chill them for best results. Day or two in advance, put ice in. Empty and refill with new ice and ready to go.

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Post by marchone » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:33 pm

That's true of any cooler. I'd fill them and leave them open in a walk-in cooler overnight till travel time. They'd keep everything chilled or frozen all through the next day. That was often to the Caribbean.
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Post by toxicavenger » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:30 pm

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Post by giosdad » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:39 pm

I have the soft side Polar Bear coolers and they keep things cold for a long time at the beach.
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Post by Terpits » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:50 pm

Get a Pelican.

When you're not using it to cool drinks, you can store your SKXs.

Or not. Because SKXs are cool already.
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Post by CesarG » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:58 pm

I really don't see how you guys can "camp" with a Walmart ice cooler. That's just too BSears and Seth (even though Seth is trying to back off a bit by being in Florida)

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Post by hoppyjr » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:02 pm

Camping? That's when you don't have turn-down service, right?

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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:02 pm

Screw pre-cool. Get some dry ice, leave it in the butcher paper / wrap and throw it on top of the ice. Drink those beers all night and the ice hardly melts.
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Post by HapaHapa » Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:06 pm

toxicavenger wrote:hands down the best and og
My fav from high school was a bag of ice inside 6 brown-paper grocery bags (2x triple-bagged). Held up for hours without leaks and the beer was pretty much gone by then anyway. Damn, how did I live long enough to go to college?
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Post by dnslater » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:58 am

This is probably one of those items you cannot justify. Get it if you like it. Can't think of a time when I have seen a cheap Igloo or Coleman cooler "failing". Nashville far as cooling goes - closed cell foam r-value doesn't varry much - pretty much a function of thickness.

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Post by jimyritz » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:34 am

Igloo has a higher end- Yukon series...

Maybe if you were transporting organs but I'd stick with the
Igloo--(marine series)... Then again I don't camp..

Those Yeti's and Bisons are nice, though...If you like it go for it..

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Post by smalls » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:36 am

I'll probably break down and buy one before this summer. My brain keeps telling me that I need one and I keep trying to talk myself into it. Ive looked at the other brands online but there's a yeti dealer just up the street so will likely go that route.
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Post by Joeprez » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:49 am

The marine series igloos (all white) are good enough for the sun of the caribbean.
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Post by goaliechris » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24 am

My friend has the Yeti ice bucket - it's pretty awesome. Had a block of ice in there for at least 2 days. Would I buy one of their coolers? Maybe, but they are really pricey.

What I did buy were 2 of their cups. Now those are definitely worth it.

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Post by CGSshorty » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:40 am

They are stupid expensive, but compared to other stuff we spend our money on they really aren't that expensive. Even if you bought the biggest one I'm sure the mortgage would still get paid.
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