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#5936998 - 09/20/15 05:35 AM Yeti Coolers....Baller status?
Dove Weed Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
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After looking at numerous pics of limits/kills, I can't help but notice all the Yeti coolers in the background. Heck in some of the pictures the cooler is worth more than gun in the pic. On the opening weekend of dove season, I stopped at one of those roadside ice makers and put 20lbs of ice in my 15 year old Coleman cooler. On Monday, I still had ice for my birds and my beer was still cold. So why a Yeti cooler or the like?

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#5937104 - 09/20/15 08:46 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
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I own a few but the Igloo got preferential treatment over the weekend.
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#5937117 - 09/20/15 09:03 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
Western Offline
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There is a "Yeti" thread going on in the "Off Topic" section, so it seems it depends on what side of the fence you want to be on.
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#5937175 - 09/20/15 10:01 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
There is a "Yeti" thread going on in the "Off Topic" section, so it seems it depends on what side of the fence you want to be on.


Is it a high fence or low fence?
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#5937200 - 09/20/15 10:22 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: HuntnFly67]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: HuntnFly67
Originally Posted By: Western
There is a "Yeti" thread going on in the "Off Topic" section, so it seems it depends on what side of the fence you want to be on.


Is it a high fence or low fence?


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#5940777 - 09/22/15 10:44 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
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The more expensive coolers will last longer. Hinge, latches and etc.

Ice holding capability for most people is negligible unless you stranded in the Desert and need an extra day.

I own a Grizzly 400Qt because it fits my needs for fishing/hunting. Yes fish in the Gulf get big, lol.

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#5941828 - 09/22/15 08:53 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
Neckadawoods Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
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Loc: Texas
Hinges and latches

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#5943033 - 09/23/15 03:42 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
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Hinges, latches, durability, ice retention. These are the reasons that I own 4 yeti's
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#5943047 - 09/23/15 03:46 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
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Latches on a Pelican are better. (Let the games begin.)
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#5943198 - 09/23/15 05:20 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
rexmitchell Offline
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I purchased my first Yeti after my fat [censored] fell through the top of my coleman trying to stand on it fishing. I also got tired of after two days, having nothing but water in my cooler. When I go hunting/fishing, I sometimes need ice for a week and the yeti will deliver that. Also, the durability is absolutely unmatched. I now have 3 yeti coolers and a couple of the tumblers, (also a great value) and I will say this. Anytime I have bought a yeti product it hurt. It was expensive and I immediately had buyers remorse. A week later, the first time I used each I remembered why I paid a bit extra for the quality and durability I demand. I've have yet to talk to someone who bought a yeti product and was disappointed in them, only people who had never owned one making excuses about how they didn't need it, or it was too expensive.


Edited by rexmitchell (09/23/15 05:20 PM)

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#5943227 - 09/23/15 05:36 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
Elpatoloco Offline
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Hey Rex,

I guess I'll be your Huckleberry.

I was given little a Yeti Roadie as a gift. I haul it in my truck every single day, rain, shine, hot ,cold of West Texas.

If I'd have paid for this cooler, I'd be extremely P.O.'ed.

In West Texas heat, opening the thing approximately 3 times a day, it will not hold ice for 24 hours.

I have PREFROZEN the entire cooler in my deep freeze the day before. Doesn't matter. Cold water the next morning with no ice left.

I purchased a Brute (big one), which is now Bison. I believe ice retention is a little better.

Both coolers are hell for stout. Neither will hold ice for as long as folks tout.

The usual response is don't open the cooler and it'll hold ice.

Well, they did put lids on them so I open them as needed.

Durable? You bet!

Ice retention......not so much

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#5943276 - 09/23/15 06:07 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Elpatoloco]
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Originally Posted By: Elpatoloco
Hey Rex,

I guess I'll be your Huckleberry.

I was given little a Yeti Roadie as a gift. I haul it in my truck every single day, rain, shine, hot ,cold of West Texas.

If I'd have paid for this cooler, I'd be extremely P.O.'ed.

In West Texas heat, opening the thing approximately 3 times a day, it will not hold ice for 24 hours.

I have PREFROZEN the entire cooler in my deep freeze the day before. Doesn't matter. Cold water the next morning with no ice left.

I purchased a Brute (big one), which is now Bison. I believe ice retention is a little better.

Both coolers are hell for stout. Neither will hold ice for as long as folks tout.

The usual response is don't open the cooler and it'll hold ice.

Well, they did put lids on them so I open them as needed.

Durable? You bet!

Ice retention......not so much



Interesting, I don't have a roadie but maybe since it is so much smaller it isn't holding ice as well? I can say from personal experience that I can retain ice for around a week in my yeti's. Heck even with the Yeti Hopper I will keep ice for two days. Weird.

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#5943390 - 09/23/15 07:23 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
505ed Offline
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I'm a Pelican man too....

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#5944408 - 09/24/15 11:25 AM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
FoxTrot Offline
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Registered: 10/03/07
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Loc: West
I have a 20qt Yeti. I dont use it daily. I use my 45qt daily.

I will say that I just use my 20 as a beer drinkin cooler. Always, and I say always, the next day after a day of drinkin, I pour ice out of it.

My 45 qt in the back of my truck gets two bags of ice a week during the summer and 1 during the winter and it holds the ice well.
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#5944738 - 09/24/15 02:45 PM Re: Yeti Coolers....Baller status? [Re: Dove Weed]
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Igloo like the one shown above versus Yeti isn't even a reasonable comparison for all the things mentioned above. Yeti is hands down the best cooler money can buy, albeit a lot of money for a cooler. Having owned Igloos, Colman's, etc.. I can fill my 160 quart Yeti with ice when I leave home for a hunting trip and when I get home a week or so later, I am dumping the same Ice out of the Yeti. Your not doing that with the Igloo or others like it. Now I will say this, for just an evening of bird hunting or even a day, the cheaper coolers work just fine.
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