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Old 12-24-2017, 05:03 PM
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There are so many of those style coolers on the market now,, I don't know why anyone would pay the price of a Yeti, unless its about the prestige? I've come close to buying the largest roto molded cooler that Academy sports sells, its only about $200, which I believe is less than half what a Yeti goes for, and its made virtually the same way. Truth be known all of them are probably made in China anyway.
I have a 50 quart Magellan. Works perfectly for
$179 plus tax
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The walmart OT tumblers are great, so are the coolers, but i did test them if anyone is interested. I have a yeti tundra35, I bought the OT of equivalent size, I put both in chest freezer at same time for approx 24 hours, I took them out and put a 10 pound bag of ice in each, I treated ice and coolers exactly the same, everything I did was exact same time frame, this was during the summer, I closed the lids, locked them down, sat them side by side in the garage, they both kept ice for several days, when the ice completely melted in the OT, the yeti still had some ice, I checked the yeti every afternoon until ice melted , the yeti kept ice 3 days longer than the OT. Although for most of us, the OT is a better value, but for those that don't care to spend 50% more on a cooler, the yeti is better according to my test, I don't know about the other brands, I'm gonna get one of those big Coleman coolers though.
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the yeti is better according to my test, .
Get out of here with that!


I saw a cooler at academy sports today that was the Jeep of coolers. It had big sturdy wheels, a storage compartment on the side, and big ol handle to drag it around. Straight up cool in my opinion.
I think it was $179???
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$199
Bottle opener built in too. I mean that's a $9.95 value....

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Also not the rod holders in the pic on the last post

This thing is a winner!

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Bottle opener built in too. I mean that's a $9.95 value....

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Its got the good old 304 AMC! I seen the same cooler at academy the other day. I did pick up one of there small coolers on sale for $79. It was a nice I think. Haven't tried it yet, and probably won't for a while with these temps we have now. May have to use it to keep drinks from freezing!
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I have a 45 quart RTIC cooler that works just as well as the Yeti coolers. Also have an RTIC softpak cooler, have used it many times fishing all day long and it keeps ice well.
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Ok I work PT in a Walmart , I have a regular customer who has products manufactured in CHINA . He said that when you go to inspect your production lines You are required to look at all the other production places in the area.
He said that he saw Yeti, Walmart and megalin all rolling off the same lines --- The lines forked and when the pieces went to the different lines they were made with a different logo or minor adjustments made to the product
They are all the same he claimed
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I have had the same ice in my OT fake Yeti on the porch for going on a month and a half now.
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I have had the same ice in my OT fake Yeti on the porch for going on a month and a half now.
Up your way, probably just set that bag ice on the porch and still have ice a month later.
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Up your way, probably just set that bag ice on the porch and still have ice a month later.
That's the point. We had nearly two weeks that the temp never got above freezing last month, and it was down to zero or near it several nights. Lots of days with highs in the teens and twenties. The highest the temp has gotten in a month and a half is about 50, and that has been only a couple times for a couple hours.
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That's the point. We had nearly two weeks that the temp never got above freezing last month, and it was down to zero or near it several nights. Lots of days with highs in the teens and twenties. The highest the temp has gotten in a month and a half is about 50, and that has been only a couple times for a couple hours.
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I have an RTIC and a Kong cooler. Both work just as well as any of my friends Yetis. If you want a cooler truely made in USA, Kong coolers are great. My step dad works for the Roto Mold company that makes these. They are made and shipped from Oregon. They are a little pricier than some of the knock offs, but still better than Yeti.
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Giving some more RTIC products a test run.

Ordered one of their soft shell lunch coolers and a hyooge 40oz tumbler. Great having ice water to sip on all morning.
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