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What are your thoughts on YETI coolers???

Worth the high price tag or not?
Greenville, SC Large BGE est. December 2013
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  • BigGreenBamaGrillerBigGreenBamaGriller Posts: 582
    edited July 2014
    Depends on what your need is. I was given a 35 for Christmas. If you are just going to use it for cookouts and day trips, it is no different than a Coleman. If you intend to keep stuff cold for a few days, then definitely worth it. The first bag of ice will melt while getting the insulation cold, but the second bag will stay cold for a looong time.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,372
    Top of the line.  They're very good.  There are others as good that cost less though. 
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • I did forget to mention that it makes you look cool, kinda like having a pack of smokes rolled up in your sleeve.
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
  • Thats what i'm looking for!! I would have to buy the hat and sticker for my truck.
    Greenville, SC Large BGE est. December 2013
  • scootr2200scootr2200 Posts: 19
    I love my two 65's that I have.  I was able to keep a quartered doe on the same 20lbs of ice for 7 days without a problem.  The will be able to last a lifetime without a problem and save money on ice refills.

    I also have a small Orka which is almost a clone of the Yeti.  I think Orka literally took a Yeti and copied most all of its features.  The fit and finish is not on the same level as the Yeti, but it is also much cheaper than the Yeti but should work just as well.

    I was able to get my Yeti's through REI when they have a '25% off a single store item' coupon and save some serious cash!

    Mickey
    Western NC Egger since January 2014

  • TMayTMay Posts: 87
    edited July 2014
    All the cool guys have one! No pressure, but you better get yourself one!  Best cooler i've every owned!
    Rowlett, Texas
  • jmarbs21jmarbs21 Posts: 113
    I agree, it's the best cooler I've ever owned as well. Totally worth it!
    Durham, NC
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    @nolaegghead‌ Would you elaborate please on the others that are as good but cheaper? I have been eyeing the Yeti's for some time to take along in my camper to increase my capacity for meat as the fridge is pretty limited on space.
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,372
    I have a Pelican and an Engel.  I've had a number of Pelican cases in the past, they got into coolers not that long ago, but it's a good bet if you see military or lab equipment being transported, it's in Pelican cases.  Lifetime warranty (wonder if Yeti has that) and I think it looks better then Yeti (personal preference) and it is more bear resistant.  Look it up.  Plus they're about 30% cheaper. 

    The Engel I have is a dry box, minimally insulated and not anywhere close to the Pelican quality, but then again, it's not their "cooler".   I use it as a cambro.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,514
    I have a few for fishing. They hold ice/bait like we need it too. (For days) just make sure the cooler is cool when you put stuff in and you're good to go. Cold beer for days. I've had a 65, 45, 120, and 420.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Got a 45 when I retired in Feb. left TX to Calf and took a right all the way to Astoria OR about 9 days later. Still had ice. Like it so much I got a Roadie when I got back. Now travel with both. Put me down for a yes to your question.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,347
    We have a Pelican.  Friends have Yetis  Both are fine units and do what they claim.  Can't go wrong  either one.  Biggest complaint is the weight of the units when filled with food and ice.
    We bought an Engle to use at fest.  Pelican stays in the car and the Engle is filled with the food needed for the cooks.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,602
    I agree with @nolaegghead‌ that both Engel and Pelican are par excellent. Yeti is great as well. The cooler comparison is akin to Jambo vs Klose vs Yoder. Just pick the one that has the features that you most like. They are all at the very top of the spectrum when it comes to quality and performance. Can't go wrong with any of them in my opinion.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,602
    Grizzly is another excellent one as well.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,602
    Of this years models I actually favor the Pelican. Just the one I like.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Just for the record, the Blue Yetis keep ice longer.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • LitLit Posts: 4,104
    The Costco in Alpharetta GA has the 160qt yeti for $469.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,602
    @Mickey‌
    You may be correct on the ice retention but I like the latches on the Engel and the craftsmanship on the Pelican. Hey I'm old and weird. What can I say.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Took the bikes to Galveston last month and the Yetis followed. image
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    SGH said:
    @Mickey‌ You may be correct on the ice retention but I like the latches on the Engel and the craftsmanship on the Pelican. Hey I'm old and weird. What can I say.

    No idea on the latches or build. Mine come from my Egg dealer in Salado and after all the good I was told by owners I am a happy Yeti owner. I just don't think you can make a mistake in the high end cooler market. Just saw some high dollar coolers in HEB being sold by them.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SGHSGH Posts: 15,602
    @Mickey‌
    I agree brother. They are all excellent.

    Location- Just "this side" of Biloxi, Ms.

    Status- Standing by.

    Arsenal-Just a small wore out and broken down Weber kettle. No other means to cook at all.
  • LitLit Posts: 4,104
    What is the most useable size? The 160qt at my Costco seems a little big but 75qt seems small for a camping trip. Think I may be able to get away with buying 1 but will get bad looks if I suggest getting another anytime soon. You guys with several what do you use the most?
  • fusionhqfusionhq Posts: 1,514
    Old 120. Yeti sent me all new latches for it, just haven't installed yet. imageimage
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  • I won my Yeti and love it. I use mine for holding meats way more than cold drinks. I also have 2 Orca 75 quarts at work that are identical to the yetis and made in TN I believe.
    Lexington TN
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    I have both. Love both. Costco in Selma Texas has the 95 quart Pelican for 299. I got my 45 a year ago for 245.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • NanookNanook Posts: 845
    I have a 45 and a 65. Love em!
    GWN
  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 746
    Costco has the pelican 95 for $279 delivered. It weighs a scant 55 lbs!!!
    Santa Paula, CA
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 11,469
    I'm thinking hard about purchasing a Pelican Cooler at Sams Club.
    LBGE 2012, Mini MAX 2014, SS Table and Stoker
    Die Hard HUSKER & BRONCO FAN
    Middleburg, FL
  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 276
    Was looking to buy a high end cooler, but decided against it. For the simple reason that I don't want to have to keep my eye on it. Just got back from a 4 day camping trip and if I had a Yeti or the like, I don't think I could leave it at camp unattended.
  • kdinkkdink Posts: 156

    tksmoke said:
    Costco has the pelican 95 for $279 delivered. It weighs a scant 55 lbs!!!
    I went to costco online was $379.00? Is it diff price based on type of membership?
    Bergen County, NJ
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