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Lets talk Yeti

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:16 pm

Alright guys. I am seriously considering a yeti cooler. Wanted to get some personal reviews good and bad.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Luvbowhuntn » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:14 am

If you use it for it's intended purpose they will not be beat. If you're just going to use it as a beer cooler(opening/closing every 20 minutes) they're no better than any other cooler
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby ByersFarm » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:36 am

They're great coolers. The question is do you need one? Not only do they work well at keeping ice, they are very durable on the exterior. You won't be disappointed.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:20 am

Great coolers. My boss/ uncle has one and when we built his hunting cabin last summer he would stock it up on friday night and it still had ice and water on tuesday, when I showed up to work.

one of the rubber lid latches broke, but they are replaceable unlike so many other coolers.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby sylvanwilson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:25 pm

Definitely tough.
For keeping ice, not any better than a good coleman extreme. I have both a roadie and a 75 quart.
In my opinion...not worth the money for keeping stuff cold...but cetainly a tough cooler.
I live one state North of you -- if it's hot -- you'll use ice just like any other cooler.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby MuddyTwelveGauge » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:44 pm

We just became an ORCA coolers dealer. Pretty slick coolers
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby grizz18 » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:34 am

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Bloke » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:41 pm

I have two. 120 QT and a 65 QT. I love them. You will pay more for them up front but they will last you twice as long if not longer than other coolers because of their dexterity. The side walls are much thicker so the abuse you dish out will not effect the sealing capability of it. It takes more ice to get it cold but after you get it cold, it will keep everything colder allot longer than other coolers. I guess it comes down to how long you intend to be in the field at one time. If you only need it for a day then any old cooler will do.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Crazy Matt » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:20 am

Yeti FTMFW.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Willie » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:57 am

grizz18 wrote:Engel.

You've spoken of this a few times...I'ma have to check into them.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby YJSONLY » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:53 pm

500 pound ice machine! How's that for winning! O you mean cooler. Ummm 5 day Coleman. It works. If it gets stolen out my truck no big deal. A yeti I go home and cry!!!
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby O.D.Lid » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:16 pm

i have been looking at ICEHOLE i think that's their name the foam is denser and the lid latches are better they are made in the USA i saw them at an outdoor show then goggled them, after the 4th of July and going through bags of ice daily I've got to do something :help: :huh: :drool: :beer:
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

well, i bought one. Got their cable lock so i can lock it into the back of my truck. No stolen cooler for me. Ill post later on my experience with it.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby apexhunter » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:29 pm

Expensive, stout, heavy, expensive, ice lasts a good while, expensive, seals very good and did I mention they are expensive? After using a friend's Yeti the ice in my Igloo lasted just as long as the ice in his. My Coleman extreme and Igloo marine coolers work just as well, are a helluva lot lighter and even though they may not be as sturdily built I have an Igloo that is pushing 18 years and I can buy 5 to 1 of the "lesser" brands. Since I have coolers ranging from Playmate, 40, 50, 70 and 90 to 120 quart and I am one that does not spending a bit more for the best of anything but I say No Thanks to Yeti.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:26 pm

Well to say the least i am VERY pleased so far with the cooler. cooled it down with a sacrificial bag of ice, drained the water and then filled it back up. This morning the ice was a frozen chunk of ice instead of individual cubes. Pretty impressive stuff.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby RandyZ » Sat May 18, 2013 10:30 pm

I have a 75 Qt and bought it after going fishing for a week with a buddy and using his. We left on Sat and still had ice on Wed. I was amazed because I had really razzed him about spending so much on a cooler. I'm a believer. The other guys are right, they are heavy and expensive but the lid stays closed in the back of your boat or truck while you drive down the highway. I have had several other brands fly open. I'm hoping its the last cooler I buy.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby War Wagon » Sun May 19, 2013 5:05 am

If you can afford it.....Go for it....Life is too short, enjoy your time... :thumbsup:
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby shogun » Sat May 25, 2013 1:13 pm

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby aunt betty » Sun May 26, 2013 9:32 am

If I had one:
It's the best cooler I ever had, will have, etc. They are so good I want to be buried in one...ad nauseum.

Since I don't:
Meh
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:20 pm

Luvbowhuntn wrote:If you use it for it's intended purpose they will not be beat. If you're just going to use it as a beer cooler(opening/closing every 20 minutes) they're no better than any other cooler


Untrue. I use mine as a beer cooler. Lasts for'eva.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:21 pm

aunt betty wrote:If I had one:
It's the best cooler I ever had, will have, etc. They are so good I want to be buried in one...ad nauseum.

Since I don't:
Meh


You are making more and more sense lately.

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:22 pm

shogun wrote:Engel


You drive a used Oldsmobile, don't you?
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby clampdaddy » Sun May 26, 2013 10:53 pm

WTN10 wrote: You drive a used Oldsmobile, don't you?


Anybody that drives an Oldsmobile drives a used Oldsmobile.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby callncut » Tue May 28, 2013 10:35 am

Remember to prime the cooler if you need your ice to last longer . Put Ice in it a day earlier to get the cooler cold on the inside, drain the water and re-ice and it will keep the ice longer. Same theory as priming your thermos to keep coffee hotter.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby rammajamma » Thu May 30, 2013 9:19 am

I am in Alabama and the yeti keeps ice for several days in the heat of the summer. For you guys saying that a coleman or iqloo will hold ice longer, do not believe it for a second. That being said, you can't leave any cooler in the back of your truck for three straight days in the heat and throw a bag of ice in it and expect it to keep. You have to prime it, or at least keep it in the shade prior to throwing ice in it.

Yeti's are tough, very tough. I have had 320 lb men use mine as a seat/step ladder and it shows no sign or wear from it. The only signs of wear are on the top were I use it as a cutting board for slicing bait. I will never buy a cheap cooler again to have to replace hinges in two months and have the top of it caved in from a 2oo lb man sitting on it for 30 mins. I even put metal hinges on the cheap ones to prolong their life, but I got tired of the screws stripping out.

If you are worried about it getting stolen, just lock it up.
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