rammajamma wrote: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.
However, if you actually treat it like a cooler (which is the intended and primary purpose, unless I am mistaken), a cheaper one will work fine.