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Old 11-10-2019, 05:48 PM
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Ok, so I have a RTIC 65, it has been a great cooler. It always exceeds my expectations. I need one size smaller as it won't fit under my leaning post. I always hear about people receiving YETI as a gift, been waiting for years with no luck. Looks like I am going to have to break down and buy my own. Before I pull the trigger on a RTIC 45, I am open to hear about any other options.
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‘There is a thread on this, have you considered doing a search (possibly even using THTs search feature)?’

My opinion is that RTIC is junk. And their customer service is even worse.
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I just got a new Engel. So far, so good. Seems well made and keeps my drinks cold.
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Ok, so I have a RTIC 65, it has been a great cooler. It always exceeds my expectations. I need one size smaller as it won't fit under my leaning post. I always hear about people receiving YETI as a gift, been waiting for years with no luck. Looks like I am going to have to break down and buy my own. Before I pull the trigger on a RTIC 45, I am open to hear about any other options.
Engel. Great coolers. Hold ice as long asYeti and they are somewhat less expensive. Really good company with a great product.
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So I guess I should clarify. I am looking for a junk grade cooler. Was at a lake weekend with the boys this past july, during that insane heat wave. Of the 7 people there everyone but one brought a RTIC 65, the other guy brought a Yeti 65. They all held ice amazing. Unfortunately there was a bear attack on our coolers, obviously the yeti was fine, others not so much.
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Originally Posted by jkapl001 View Post
So I guess I should clarify. I am looking for a junk grade cooler. Was at a lake weekend with the boys this past july, during that insane heat wave. Of the 7 people there everyone but one brought a RTIC 65, the other guy brought a Yeti 65. They all held ice amazing. Unfortunately there was a bear attack on our coolers, obviously the yeti was fine, others not so much.
After the day was over the yeti had more ice than what it started with.

If if you had women with youse you’d have seen the panty dropping power of the Yeti.
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Stick with rtic, never had one problem with them and have a multitude of their merchandise from coolers to beach chairs.
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I have 5 RTIC coolers without issue for a few years now.
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https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15640
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Don’t have one that size, but do have a 20 qt K2. Has been great for about 4-5 years. Definitely give them a look.

I won’t own another rtic product after having a couple of their cups and 2 soft coolers. They are both well designed, but poorly built. Zippers on the soft coolers are garbage.

also have some yeti stuff. All has been great. Not cheap, but holds up and if you need parts they have them.
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Check academy. The local one had the Magellan coolers on sale the other day.
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I bought my first Yeti this year! Did not buy it for the hype, rather it was the best looking high end cooler out of the bunch. It turned out to be one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have a small RTIC cooler as well. It is great. I am completely satisfied with both and will not say if one is better than the other. They both rock
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I have an Rtic and a Yeti. Both are great. I also have a South Jetty that was significantly cheaper than the others and you know what, it works just fine for day fishing in Florida. I don’t need to hold ice for 6 days.
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The best are the Yeti 5 gallon buckets. I know you can get 5 gallon buckets for free everywhere but the Yeti ones have rope and they cost $30. If you were to tie your own rope to a free 5 gallon bucket, the other kids at the lunch table would make fun of your bucket so it's totally worth the $30. I have some free 5 gallon buckets that don't even have rope and It's really embarrassing.
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Get a Yeti 65 its smaller than a Rtic 65. From their websites.
Yeti 65=52lbs of ice/42 cans.
Rtic 65=70lbs of ice/64 cans.

I own Rtic and Yeti...I'll by Rtic from now on.
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i have two K2 coolers they have served me very well
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Originally Posted by maintenanceguy View Post
The best are the Yeti 5 gallon buckets. I know you can get 5 gallon buckets for free everywhere but the Yeti ones have rope and they cost $30. If you were to tie your own rope to a free 5 gallon bucket, the other kids at the lunch table would make fun of your bucket so it's totally worth the $30. I have some free 5 gallon buckets that don't even have rope and It's really embarrassing.
...But no stickers on your cheap bucket.
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Originally Posted by redadele View Post
...But no stickers on your cheap bucket.
And they just look so nice next to the overpriced coolers...

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Originally Posted by BOSBoatMan View Post

My opinion is that RTIC is junk. And their customer service is even worse.
What in tarnations could you have called support for....for a cooler? It's not like it's a fancy electronic appliance or a computer! It's a cooler! Kinda like calling customer support for help with a shoelace!


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