$400 Cooler vs $50 Cooler

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  1. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Kind of funny. Thing is, every Yeti item I have was indeed a gift. My wife gave me a 35 well over ten years ago, and it has lived most of its life either in my truck bed or boat. Love it for the durability factor. A few years after giving me the 35 as a birthday gift, she gave me a 65 as an anniversary present. Nothing wrong with the cooler, but it is rarely used due to size, weight and the fact I rarely need it. It has been handy for the state and national scholastic trap championships simply for storing ice for several days in order to replenish smaller coolers as needed. I have one Yeti tumbler which was a gift last year for judging the World Duck Calling Championship, and I have a Yeti cap which was given to me by Yeti.

    All that said, if I could go back in time I would have personally bought the 35 the day they came on the market. The rest, I'd still only have if they were given to me. I do want one of the heavy duty soft coolers, but I'll be buying an off brand.
     
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  2. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I do have a Yeti 20 oz. "cup" and a 10 oz. tumbler that were both Christmas presents!
     
  3. redjones

    redjones Senior Refuge Member

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    I paid for my 75 with Cabelas points,so it was free.

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  4. The John

    The John Refuge Member

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    I would say that a "fancy" cooler is worth it depending on the application. Hunting big game here in oregon, you will usually be away from civilization for days so the fancy coolers do help.
     
  5. CookMan

    CookMan Elite Refuge Member

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    The ice last a entire week.
     
  6. DrakeStar

    DrakeStar Elite Refuge Member

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    Ive had ice last a week in my 30 year old Coleman .
    If you are constantly flipping the lid to grab a cold one its not going to make it very long. Buy a smaller one you can replenish ice to .
     
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  7. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm all about some diy but with there being plenty of much cheaper alternatives than Yeti it seems kinda pointless to try to upgrade a cheap cooler.
     
  8. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    Haters gonna hate, you must not have had the game to pull it off.....where I was if you had some Dingos or Frye's you were the man!

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  9. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    We had a test at elk camp a yeti and an igloo
    Wasn’t really a test but the plan was to use it to cool down elk
    Both filled with 8 lbs of dry ice and 25 lbs of regular ice
    Bought and filled August 28 th
    Two days ago the two still had maybe1/2 lb of dry ice and all regular ice

    The igloo had enough regular ice to fill a10 oz cup

    I was on the whine and cry circuit on top end coolers
    My daughter let us use the yeti she won
    We bought a Cannon rated higher than yeti at less than 1/2 the cost
    Fish and shellfish made it 3 days from Oregon Nevada to Idaho still fresh using Motel ice

    You don’t need one to keep beer cold for tonight
    But loading a cooler with cold items saves a lot of weight on ice
     
  10. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    The cost of ice builds up quick $2.00 a bag
    Hurt back, missed work for a week:confused:
     

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