Lets talk Yeti

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby shoveler_shooter » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:31 pm

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.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Mike the Fox » Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:55 pm

when I first moved down to texas I had an igloo marine cooler. put ice in it at 6 am everyday and by noon it was water. bought a yeti 45 and now I put ice in it every 3rd day. I had to convince myself that it was an investment and that eventually it would pay for itself by not buying ice every morning.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby txhunter90 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:41 pm

I have a brute box and for half the price does everything our yeti does

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:26 pm


I have the exact same one.
Haven't compared it to a Yeti though. Hasn't seen that much use, but it's been from here to SW CO a couple times, been outside in 90-100 degree temps for a few weeks worth overall. About 3-4 days is how long the ice lasts in those conditions. It'll last quite a bit longer than that in cooler temps.
Of course, I haven't had 400lb men sit on it or used it as a wrecking ball, but that's my experience.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby 940AC » Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:55 pm

Bought a Brute Outdoors 25qt.
So far, so good.
Was about 20% less than Yeti. It has kept one bag of ice for 3 days in the heat.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby txhunter90 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:24 am

940AC wrote:Bought a Brute Outdoors 25qt.
So far, so good.
Was about 20% less than Yeti. It has kept one bag of ice for 3 days in the heat.

Where are you buying them? I got mine for 99$

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby 940AC » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:28 pm

txhunter90 wrote:
940AC wrote:Bought a Brute Outdoors 25qt.
So far, so good.
Was about 20% less than Yeti. It has kept one bag of ice for 3 days in the heat.

Where are you buying them? I got mine for 99$

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Wherever you bought yours at was a lot less than mine!
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby txhunter90 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:15 pm

Ya got a buddy that is a dealer I guess thats why

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby blackwagon » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:54 am

Very durable coolers cant be beat!!
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Shurshot » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:29 am

I saw video awhile back where an individual(s) did some very extensive testing on some coolers, including the Yeti. When all was said and done, the Coleman Extreme held ice the longest. I think Yeti ended up somewhere slightly better than average. Maybe someone can find and post a link to that video.

I have no doubt that the Yetis are built like a missile silo, tougher than tungsten iron, and will survive a nuclear holocaust. But if you want your ice to last longer, there are better coolers out there that can do just that.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:17 pm

alright guys, after alittle use this summer, I have been VERY happy with my purchase. I have seen where other coolers (coleman extreme) has held ice longer, but i doubt its as durable and flat out tough as the yeti. Its this combo of ice retention AND toughness that makes them so amazing.

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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby shoveler_shooter » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:03 am

Oklahoma Greenhead wrote:but i doubt its as durable and flat out tough as the yeti. Its this combo of ice retention AND toughness that makes them so amazing.

What the hell are you guys doing to your coolers?
I'm also a blue collar worker and we don't baby our stuff...but the cooler just sits in the back of the truck or the shade. No 400lb men sitting on it or any crazy stuff like that.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:57 am

I take my Yeti everywhere; fishing, the office, hunting, cave diving, bull riding, assassinating terrorist leaders. Everywhere. Never breaks.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Russ-n-Brazoria » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:41 pm

Have y'all seen what a yeti roadie can do too a terrorist's head? Ain't purty :lol::D
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby deaddukfinn » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:29 am

I have mine packed with all of my clothes & fishing reels in it and heading off to Florida for a week of fishing. It doubles as an airline suit case!
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby teddysberna » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:01 am

How many beers does a Roadie hold?
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:26 am

teddysberna wrote:How many beers does a Roadie hold?


A better question is, "How many doesn't it hold?"
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby teddysberna » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:35 am

WTN10 wrote:
teddysberna wrote:How many beers does a Roadie hold?


A better question is, "How many doesn't it hold?"


I'm a little confused by your tactics...
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WalpoleTed » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:17 am

What about the fact that with the thicker walls of the Yeti, you get less capacity for the same external size?
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby WTN10 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:18 pm

teddysberna wrote:
WTN10 wrote:
teddysberna wrote:How many beers does a Roadie hold?


A better question is, "How many doesn't it hold?"


I'm a little confused by your tactics...


It does not hold the beers you don't need to drink.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby aunt betty » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:03 am

Six-dollar craigslist Yeti cooler.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby Oklahoma Greenhead » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:45 pm

Sounds like some people are a little bit sour.... I just wanted to share my opinion on this fantastic piece of gear, and get some of yours as well. I've also noticed that a lot of you that have made poor remarks are those of you that don't own a yeti.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby shoveler_shooter » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:48 pm

Oklahoma Greenhead wrote:Sounds like some people are a little bit sour.... I just wanted to share my opinion on this fantastic piece of gear, and get some of yours as well. I've also noticed that a lot of you that have made poor remarks are those of you that don't own a yeti.

:lol3: A cooler is a cooler....when a $50 one at walmart serves the same purpose, and you pay $300 more just to get a more "durable" box, when the added durability is completely unnecessary, you are going to get laughed at. That's even worse than buying a Benelli SBE2 for $1700, when you can get an SX3, just as reliable (and shoulders/points better IMO) for $860.
Buy what you want, but in this case you are going to get laughed at.
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Re: Lets talk Yeti

Postby ballyhu » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:25 am

I've lusted after a yeti for quite awhile but didn't want to spend the money so I came up with a $20 git-r-done solution. I did some research and found out that a regular old igloo has an R value of about 5. R value is the key. Higher R value = better cooling. A yeti is about 10. So, I went to home depot and bought some 3/4" foam insulation that has an R value of 5 for about $13 and a tube of silicone and a can of great stuff. I glued, foamed, and sealed the insulation to an old igloo that I use to hold food for trips to my hunting camp. During this time of year the ice would keep in the original cooler for about 3 days of normal usage which means going in and out of the cooler to get food several times a day. Last weekend I went to camp with the newly refitted cooler and used it as usual. I came home 3 days later and drained off about a quart of melted water when I took out the leftovers. I kept the remaining ice in place and 3 days later it was still there. I really don't know how long it lasted, but it's safe to say that the modifications doubled the life of the ice and the cooler now has the same R value and will work as well as a yeti. I figure I saved about $500. Here's a picture.
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