Yeti Knock-offs?

naildrvr

Senior Member
I have the RTIC 65 and have been extremely pleased. It's about 1/2 the cost of a Yeti. I also have the OT soft side that I used once around labor day and it too did well.
 

3ringer

Senior Member
Ozark Trail 73 qt on sale now for $174
 
For my $ and experience the Coleman Extreme coolers are a great buy not bear proof but keeps cold a long time. The lid has a positive seal and if you are not in and out of it all day keeps ice for 3 or so days in 70+ degree weather. My two cents.
Yep. IMO the best cooler for the money.
 

Throwback

Senior Member
you can't be the big dawg without a yeti
 

T-N-T

Senior Member
Last five gallon bucket I stood on, to do something under the hood of my truck, I folded up like a cheap chair.

I wished I was on a $40 bucket that day
 

T-N-T

Senior Member
I'm just grown, not really oversized, just grown.

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8pointduck

Senior Member
Came from the same Chinese plant.

Happens all the time.

I know this as fact because I've been in manufacturing
over 35 years.


Here's the drill:

Send CAD file for your product to china for
a cheap production tool.

1) Either bring it here and run it so you can
put the "Made in USA" sticker on it.

2) Or, let them run it and send finished product
back here with the "Made in China" sticker on it.

ONE THING FOR SURE IN EITHER CASE:

They will make the EXACT SAME TOOLING
from your designs and build it at the same time
(free) because you already paid for it when you
bought yours.

THEN..........

Because there's virtually no EPA type crap and
other gooberment "red tape" over there........

They will very often have YOUR product with their
name on it on the shelves here............

BEFORE YOU EVEN GET IT TO MARKET! facepalm:

Wonder where all the jobs went. :huh:
From what I was told, Yeti did not apply for a patent on there cups. All the others are made to the same specs due to no patent infringement. The basic reason a yeti is an artic is a Walmart brand is a whoever makes them.
 
The Lowe's and home buckets are the worst. I buy 8-10 a year because they disintegrate in a few months if left outside. They'll fall apart even faster if it's really hot or cold....

A $40 bucket that would last a year or two with real work? I'd start by buying 4-5 of them.....
 

3ringer

Senior Member
Academy Sports has the Megelan brand coolers that look really nice for under 200.
 
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