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Horns

Senior Member
#2
Wondered that myself. Kinda hard to drop $250 or so for a cooler.
 
#4
To me it seems like another hype product. i could see it if you were on a week long hunting trip in the desert and ice was in short supply. but i honestly think a big igloo filled with ice is just fine.
 

deadend

Senior Member
#5
No comparison to any igloo type cooler for durability and ice retention. Icy Tek is comparable to a Yeti for insulation but not quite as durable.
 

JpEater

Senior Member
#7
Don't buy a Yeti if you think its some magical ice producing cooler. In reality, it holds ice no better than any 5 day ice cooler on the market. I simply bought one because I am tired of fixing cooler latches, hinges, having them crack or break when stepped on, and blowing out of the truck when empty. If you keep up with it and don't let it disapear, it will be the last cooler you buy. I bought mine for the durability.
 

applejuice

Senior Member
#9
My goodness they are expensive. I started looking into them but decided just to go back with a Coleman.
Me too,

I can get 7 or 8 "good" coolers for the price of a yeti.
If I was a guide and stayed out with clients for 5 6 days in the canadian back country , then maybe.

To the guys that have one, does it really hold ice that much better?
The weight thing would be an issue to. I cant imagine loading it with ice and drinks, food etc and then get to the hunting camp and hurt my back trying to get it out. :rofl:
 
#10
Get a coleman marine extreme. A whole lot cheaper and cools justs as good. You cant use it for a poling platform but that aint what its made for anyway.
 
#12
Thats a cool video , I was surprised to see the Yeti melt just like the other ones
 
#13
To me it seems like another hype product. i could see it if you were on a week long hunting trip in the desert and ice was in short supply. but i honestly think a big igloo filled with ice is just fine.
I guess that's why I bought mine, it really works and out for a day or 2 in the salt it outlast all my other coolers (Coleman, igloo)
 

DrewDennis

Senior Member
#14
Seems like the IRP is the best for keeping Ice longer...but I am NOT paying 300+ for a cooler when my coleman extremes do the job just fine.

Now that being said...IF I was camping out in the middle of no where for 2 weeks and had no way to get back to the world for Ice...and I had won the lottery...then I would buy IRP. But there's 3 problems.

1. I am an IT guy...whats a vacation?
2. I have not won the lottery...
3. My wifes Idea of "camping" is staying at the holiday inn with no
hair dryer.
 
#16
I purchased the yeti 20 for the durability as well as the ice retention. I pre cool the cooler with a frozen milk jug of water and pre cool my drinks and other food items the night before. I load everything up and seal the cooler load in the truck and have no problem for several days even brought it home after three days and left it in the garage for two days still had ice and the drinks were still cold. Of course it is all personal preference and budget. I would not have bought ordinarily but was tired of damaged coolers and hinges wearing out.
 

Randy

Senior Member
#17
As an Engle rep., I Like that it is the best overall for the sportsman.
 
#18
Not disappointed in my Coleman Xtreme-looks like it held ice just as long as the Yeti at 39.99. :bounce: And I've had my last Coleman for six years now, still going strong!
 
#19
That video made me want to stay with Coleman. I didn't see $250 worth of difference. When you're opening them 10 times a day getting drinks and food out, none are going to keep ice over a day or so in hot weather. And just as the video showed, when not opened they both still had ice after 8 days. No brainer to me.

Course you can't water your garden or wash your car with the Coleman though, no water hose hook-up.
 
#20
That video made me want to stay with Coleman. I didn't see $250 worth of difference. When you're opening them 10 times a day getting drinks and food out, none are going to keep ice over a day or so in hot weather. And just as the video showed, when not opened they both still had ice after 8 days. No brainer to me.

Course you can't water your garden or wash your car with the Coleman though, no water hose hook-up.
That's why they are all junk if they don't have the water hose hook up, I mean, how you gonna wash yo truck after you drive it down some dirty road trying to get to your camping spot? If I can't wash my truck after I get the tent up, then I ain't goin' camping, and if a cooler don't have the hook up, I ain't buyin' it.
 
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