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Old 07-29-2018, 07:08 AM
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I tried doing a quick search and didn't find much debate about soft sided coolers, so I figured I'd start one. I have an original Yeti Hopper and loved it until last night when I busted the teeth.

Now I need to get a replacement and wanted to see what THT braintrust thinks about what's on the market today.

What are your thoughts on today's soft sided coolers?
Old 07-29-2018, 07:26 AM
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My RTIC and www.polarbearcoolers.com do a great job.

Yes Yeti is still the top name in the space perhaps but honestly the price of their soft sided coolers is simply ridiculous. Plus their models with the top stupid zipper location that you have to fight to get things out if is a joke too.
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See if yeti will do anything for you, I had a zipper malfunction and they replaced mine.
Old 07-29-2018, 07:44 AM
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I'd call Yeti first. If they won't replace, I have an rTic soft side 30 qt and it's been awesome. I like the design better than Yeti and it works just as well.
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Polar Bear. Had mine for several years. One small issue that they mad right in e days.
Well insulated, nice construction, about $100.
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i have 2 RTIC'S soft coolers and they have been great. Icer makes good coolers also. Love their 70 qt (roto). keep that one under my leaning post.
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Yeti will replace the cooler I had a first gen zipper break and they sent me a new second gen with the zipper on the side.
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I like my Ao soft side cooler not fancy or expensive like some of the others but works real well. They make them large enough to hold 48 cans and 20 lbs of ice for under 100 bucks. Check them out.
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I have the smallest yeti. Love it. Zipper is a little tough but its a great cooler.
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I have been using the AO coolers for 15 yrs. Hold ice well.
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I have 3 sizes of the Polarbear and a RTIC 20 softside. I like the blue camo pattern and the shape of the RTIC. I prefer the Polarbears tho.
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Yeti will replace the cooler. I had a friend that had the first generation. The teeth on the zipper came apart. They replaced it.
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Polar bear no doubt. I bought the wife a small one to take her lunch to work and it’s been awesome. Literally looks brand new still after a year of daily use.
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Got the big Engel at west marine for $125. Awesome cooler and holds a ton of stuff and holds ice for a whole day sitting in the sun
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Very happy with my rtic.
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Originally Posted by SlippedUp View Post
I tried doing a quick search and didn't find much debate about soft sided coolers, so I figured I'd start one. I have an original Yeti Hopper and loved it until last night when I busted the teeth.

Now I need to get a replacement and wanted to see what THT braintrust thinks about what's on the market today.

What are your thoughts on today's soft sided coolers?
email yeti they will let u switch to the flip model or a hard cooler. Just traded in my hopper 30
with rules zipper for a hard 65. They offered the 45qt as even trad I paid the price difference.
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Norchill boat bag. 12, 24, or 48 can capacities. And great warranty and customer support.

Norchillcoolers.com

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