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Old 07-07-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Yeti or Engel cooler?

I am looking to purchase either a Yeti or an Engel cooler. The Yeti seems to be a bit more expensive than the Engel when comparing like sizes. I hear good things about both of them and they say that it keeps ice for several days. I am tired of purchasing these igloo coolers. They break after a couple of years. Do any of you guys own any of these? If so, which of the two brands would you recommend.

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i have an engel 320 and i am very happy with it. got it straight from the factory as a scratch and dent cooler for a killer price. cant say enough about the cooler. it is great.
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I have a Yeti Roady. I think it is an 18 or 25 quart cooler.
It has been over 100 degrees here every day for the last 3 days. Filled the cooler with ice and drinks Monday morning and last night there was still a little ice in the cooler and the drinks that were left were cold. There is no shade where I park and I keep the windows up and the truck locked. It gets nasty hot in there.
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I bought a 80qt engel about 2 months ago to use as a cooler/casting platform. It was about $60 cheaper than the yeti of the same size. I can't say enough good about it. I love it!! My friends keep on saying that they can't believe i payed that much for a cooler but when i still have it 10 years from now maybe they will understand. Awsome cooler!!!!
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The 80 quart Yeti Sherpa came under the leaning post of my Everglades 230cc. The Sherpa was way cheaper than the current models and is discontinued. I had an issue with the Sherpa top and they happily exchanged it for the new 85 quart Tundra. They only asked me to pay the retail difference. The service was SUPER! The Tundra is leaps better. The walls are very thick so the cooler is much larger to support the same capacity but it is super strong and has long-lasting cold. Also they Yeti has lots of options so check out the web site.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:35 AM   #6
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I have the Yeti 80 Tundra. Very heavy and well built. Love mine.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:38 AM   #7
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Check out the Marpac made by Yeti

http://www.rivermarinesupply.com/xca...rs_page_1.html
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You will be happy with either Yeti or Engel. I have a Yeti Tundra 85 and love it. I got it about a month ago. Both will give you what you are paying for. I am amazed at the quality and ice keeping abilility compared to all cheap coolers I have had in the past.

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Old 07-08-2010, 05:44 AM   #9
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I have a 120 quart and 35 quart yeti, they are nice coolers.
whenever I use them I put them in my walk in cooler for a day and precool them before putting ice in them.
at 90 degree temps the ice will last 3-4 days if precooled
if not it takes a while for them to cool down and you will waste some ice at first. but if you can keep them cool for long periods the ice will last a long time.
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Cooler Test

http://www.engel-usa.com/PS0908_BigC...nt0808_WEB.pdf
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WOW! So from an independant test the $85 Coleman outperformed the $285 Yeti and was very close to the Engel. Although the Coleman may not last as long but you could replace it 3-times for what you'd pay for the others. Great article thanks for posting it.
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My last Coleman rocked. Lasted about 10 years and kept ice terrific. I replaced the handle and latches but those were easy/cheap fixes. I finally parted with it last month on Treasure Cay as a tip to a helpful dockhand. I will get another. I can afford the others and I am sure they are fine coolers, but I can't justify the additional cash considering my experience. Plus, it is much lighter. I stay in shape but I am not getting younger and stronger so saving the weight on my back is a bonus. Lugging around a cooler at the end of the day is not a chore I enjoy.
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WOW! So from an independant test the $85 Coleman outperformed the $285 Yeti and was very close to the Engel. Although the Coleman may not last as long but you could replace it 3-times for what you'd pay for the others. Great article thanks for posting it.


I just bought a 70 qt Coleman Extreme. $35
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if you like the yeti (and they really are nice, solid as a rock...and the raised rubber feet keep it glued to the deck), see if you can find the older version, "sherpa" i think they were called, or even the first generation yeti after they bought icey-tek.

same cooler, much much cheaper
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The Marpac is the Sherpa that Yeti discontinued. This is the one I wrote about earlier in this thread that I returned. It is nothing at all like the Tundra by Yeti. Spend A Few Dollars and get the tundra!!
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Bonar or exactics boxs are what most of the fishing guys use myself included.Put a nice custom bait station/filet table on the top and your set.Keeps Ice for days,Hands down the best

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http://www.bonarplastics.com/product...rs/chest_style

http://www.xactics.com/
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Also 5 Star / Down Under coolers

http://www.tackledirect.com/downunde...ar-cooler.html

http://www.downundericeboxes.com/
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I can place my Yeti in the bow of my Maverick 21 and fly cast while standing on it.

Try that with the Coleman. Plus with the Yeti, I'm Pimpin'
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I can place my Yeti in the bow of my Maverick 21 and fly cast while standing on it.
Too cheap to buy a casting platform?















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I have the old iceytek with no probs and can cast off it. Why buy a platform, when this works?
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