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Old 08-30-2011, 05:14 PM
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I filled the Yeti 65 Quart on Thursday and have been using some of the ice since. I filled the Igloo Marine 95 quart on the Friday and did not touch it until today. I also filled a Yeti 35 Quart on Friday as well. I filled both of them up for the Hurricane and they were filled equally "to the top." I know this is not scientific but I don't have a bunch of the same size, different brands, running around. Knowing that I had been in and out of the Yetis I was expecting the Igloo to have a lot more ice retention. When dumping the ice out of all of them today, the Yetis had a lot more ice and it was all loose ice, probably 60% more ice that the larger Igloo. The Igloo had ice but it was in a solid block and floating in the middle of the cooler. The bigger coolers were sitting in a garage 3 feet from each other and the little Yeti was riding in the truck the whole time. I am not saying that the Yetis are necessarily worth the money since it is odd that I need to really hold ice for extended periods of time, but there was a noticeable difference. I am also not trying to start a brand war, this is just something I found.

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Old 08-30-2011, 05:44 PM
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How much $$ was the yeti??
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:47 PM
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I think they are 265 ish now
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:16 PM
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I recently saw a comparison test on 5 name brand coolers some being pretty inexpensive to the more expensive ones yeti included you would be surprised by the results I think the winning cooler was a coleman. I think I saw it on salt water sportsman?
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Old 08-30-2011, 06:23 PM
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I saw that too, and it did not suprise me. I am certainly not saying Yeti is the best, it is just what I found.
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Still want a Yeti for my boat
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:34 AM
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I had a similar situation in my garage(Igloo marine vs wheeled coleman). The cheap Coleman that we drag to the poll outperformed the Igloo my a long shot. For half the price.

I was pretty shocked.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:40 AM
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Coleman's aren't bad. Now if they would just put on some decent hinges...
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Old 08-31-2011, 05:05 AM
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i just got a 75 qt yeti i have 29' cc i removed the rear seat and i use the yeti to stand and seat on also you can move it around to fight in coming fish. and it really keeps ice longer
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My experience with igloo is they suck. Much better performance with my coleman marines. Hinges are junk though.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
My experience with igloo is they suck. Much better performance with my coleman marines. Hinges are junk though.

The hinges, latches and handles are all crap on igloos too.
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:50 AM
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my yeti under the leaning post doesnt keep ice for sh!t, but i got tired of everything breaking on cheap plastic ice chests...the yeti looks brand new after three years

i have an old style icey tek 320 for a fish box and that thing will keep ice for a week
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The hinges, latches and handles are all crap on igloos too.
I got tired of breaking latches and tried some stainless hinges and a variety of front latches, all worked. One guy told me to use old bumper material for higes works well.
I'm also hearing nothing but good things about the coleman coolers, the marine igloos have Been junk for a while, I know I have three of them.
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I filled my coleman 5 day 120 qt last thursday before the the storm filled to the top, still had half a cooler full of ice last night, got it for 50 bux from wallyworld.....I was impressed and the fact that I could buy 5 of them and still not have spent what the yeti costs is even better, i'm hard on stuff so I'd have a hard time ponying up 265 bux for a coller but that's just me....
Figured I'd share........
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:10 AM
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I bought a 75 qt. Coleman Marine Extreme for $40 online with free shipping. Can't say it is as good as a yeti but it does a damn good job and cost a lot less.
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Dfreedom great price ...where did you buy it at online for that price?
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From the Coleman website. They were having some special promo sale and free shipping with a code.
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In Myrtle Beach there is a coleman outlet and the have tons of marine coolers with stainless hinges and parts. I purchased 2 from there and they hold ice well. The outlet has alot of coolers Coleman does not have on there website.
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Take a peek at Engel as well. I have one and it holds ice well.
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Here's the video they are talking about:


Best bang for your buck: Coleman
Their recommendation: Engel
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