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Old 01-11-2012, 12:59 PM
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I need to replace the 54 quart cooler I have under the seat in front of my console. 50 bucks for another igloo. 300 for a Yeti of the same size. Is the Yeti worth it?

I have a Frigid Rigid ice chest on the boat and LOVE that thing. Keeps ice for 4 days. No experience with Yetis.

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Originally Posted by Hepatitis Sea View Post
I need to replace the 54 quart cooler I have under the seat in front of my console. 50 bucks for another igloo. 300 for a Yeti of the same size. Is the Yeti worth it?

I have a Frigid Rigid ice chest on the boat and LOVE that thing. Keeps ice for 4 days. No experience with Yetis.

Thanks for your thoughts.
You have answered your own question. Both Yeti and Frigid Rigid are far better at holding ice than Igloo. Add Engel to that mix as well. All great.
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Yetis should not be spoken in the same breath as Fridged Riged. So search tests on the internet.
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I am in awe of the Yeti model 65 Santa delivered me! I had it out once, and the damn bags of ice I dropped in there at 6:00 am were as hard and solid over 8 hrs later.

I don't know exactly what they do in there, but it sure looks to be one of the best coolers I have ever owned......
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I love my Yeti 65Q best cooler i have ever bought.
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have two Yeti coolers, both over 2 yrs old and are great, easy 3-4 days keeping ice
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I have a 105 qt Yeti and a 123 qt Engel. The Engel holds ice better but is also used differently (main fish/bait cooler vs yeti for drinks and food). Maybe the yeti gets opened more and thus ice melts quicker cause cold is let out? Haven't done any controlled experiments, Just know that if I fill them both and go fishing for 4 days, the engel is ice water and yeti is just water
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Love my Yeti's
65qt and 45qt for the boat, and my favorite 25qt Roadie (12pack and ice fit perfectly)
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Yeti all the way. We have a 120 on the big boat and love it. Got into a bind before the summer trip to the bahamas a needed a cooler asap. Everywhere was sold out of the yeti so I thought the engel would have been just as good, WRONG. Holds ice great but woln't stay clean looking (no matter how much bleach and we only use it for drinks), I hate the latches, and the screw rust all down the front of the cooler. Yeti vs. Igloo not even a comparison.
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We joke that the yeti on our boat is an ice HEATER. We cant keep ice more than a day in the mild Ohio summers. I bought it new, follow all their recommended practices (no voids, crushed ice, dont open it all the time, keep in shade, etc..) called Yeti and they said to send it back.

Bottom line, Yeti are impersonators at best. Dont be like me and try to save $$$, buy another fridgid rigid and be done with it.
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I have the 120 quart yeti and it's a great cooler and damn near indestructable.
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I pack out my 45 qt yeti on friday for the weekend with ice and beer and never have to add ice in winter or summer.
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The Yeti is a very fine cooler, I have 2. Yes, they are expensive, but I didn't buy the 2nd until I was happy with the 1st. I have 2 large Igloos, the Yetis keep ice 3X as long. No experience with the other high end coolers, maybe they're better, but the Yetis work well, you just have to pay for it.
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I bought a 85qt last year and I love it
Keeps ice great cleans up even better
Im 6'6" 255lb and I can jump on it
Sit down hard and heavy every time
Young 20 something friends of my sons abuse it
and it loves the abuse !
Cant wait to get some more scratch up for a Rodie 25qt for my private lunch and 12 pac!
Best part of all buy it and forget it forever
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Got one for Christmas.......Love it!
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So, Wildly stronger or keeps ice longer?

Sorry I couldn't resist.
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In my case Size strength and performance!
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According to this the Engel and the Colemen beat the Yeti in Ice retention.

http://priuschat.com/forums/freds-ho...er-ever-4.html
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I have the Frigid Rigid with the offset. Fits great under the covering boards on the Topaz. Keep ice for a long time and the gelcoat is easy to keep clean

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Originally Posted by kerneltugboat View Post
According to this the Engel and the Colemen beat the Yeti in Ice retention.

http://priuschat.com/forums/freds-ho...er-ever-4.html
I did my own experiment this past summer comparing a new Yeti and a new Coleman Extreme Marine. The Coleman beat the Yeti on ice retainability hands down! I was very surprised! Of course "wildly stronger" won the durability test. Best I remember the Coleman was much lighter on weight. I returned the Yeti after my experiment as the Coleman would work the best for what I needed it for.

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