Best YETI Coolers iMore 2021
The best YETI cooler will sort you out for chilled drinks and snacks the next time you're going camping, fishing, hiking, or indeed partaking in any other outdoor activity where refreshments might be required. Having a cold drink to hand is just as essential as having a hot flask of something available. All YETI coolers can keep food and beverages cold for days and are built so tough and secure that you don't have to worry if they take a tumble down some rocky terrain. Along with your other camping essentials, here are the best YETI coolers we recommend you take with you on your outdoor adventures.
- Compact and portable: YETI Roadie 24
- Classic cooler: YETI Tundra 45
- Great for hiking: YETI Hopper Backflip
- For the long haul: YETI Tundra Haul
- Bucket cooler: YETI Tank 45
- Soft serve: YETI Hopper M30
Compact and portable: YETI Roadie 24Staff Pick
Perfect for taking with you on a short camping trip, or even to a summer backyard BBQ, the YETI Roadie 24 is small, compact, and ultra-portable. With room for about 18 canned beverages, YETI's signature rugged style and insulation will keep your drinks cold for days, so you don't have to worry about melting ice, thanks to the PermaFrost Insulation. Despite its relatively compact dimensions, it can store a standard bottle of wine upright. This model boasts a QuickLatch closure for one-handed access and a HeftyHauler handle for a more comfortable carry.
Classic cooler: YETI Tundra 45
The YETI Tundra 45 is the classic cooler. It can hold about 26 cans (with a recommended 2:1 ratio of ice to contents) and keeps your ice in solid form for days at a time. It has the same rotomolded construction that YETI stakes its reputation on, which means it's super durable, and the rubberized latches will never come loose, keeping your contents more secure than ever. The Tundra 45 is available in a range of colors, including various blues, classic white, pink, and even khaki green.
Great for hiking: YETI Hopper Backflip
If you hike a lot or find yourself needing to carry your cooler for long distances, the YETI Hopper Backflip is perfect. With room for about 12 cans and ice, this backpack-style cooler has padded straps, so carrying your food and drink around doesn't hurt your shoulders. Its DryHide exterior is waterproof and made to be puncture-resistant, so it's built for extreme adventures. Plus, the zipper is leakproof, so you don't have to worry about anything getting in or out of the cooler on your journey.
For the long haul: YETI Tundra Haul
Hauling your giant cooler around can be a pain, but the YETI Tundra Haul has a wheel so you can roll it wherever it needs to go. It has the same constructions as the regular YETI Tundra models, meaning it's super sturdy and extremely well insulated. Plus, the stowaway handle and one-piece, puncture-resistant wheels means you can haul this cooler around with you even on the roughest of trails.
Bucket cooler: YETI Tank 45
With room for about 52 cans (and ice), the YETI Tank 45 is a bucket cooler that will keep your beers frosty at your next backyard party. Even though it doesn't have a lid, the YETI Tank still has the same insulation as other YETI coolers, meaning your drinks will stay cool longer. Plus, it has a drain valve at the bottom that's sealed up tight so it won't leak until you open it up.
Soft serve: YETI Hopper M30
Designed with an easier to use, wide mouth opening, the YETI Hopper M30's zipper has been replaced with powerful magnets to create a "Hydroshield" ultra leak-resistant closure that's secured further with two quick-release buckles. With a leakproof liner and waterproof exterior, this is one seriously tough, cool bag. Its capacity is 7.2 gallons, or in practical terms, enough space for 20 cans.
A standard chest-style cooler like the YETI Tundra 45 is one of the most versatile and most useful coolers YETI makes. It's big enough to hold all the stuff you need, can handle the roughest conditions, and will keep your ice solid for days.
Of course, any YETI cooler you pick up is going to keep your drinks and food cold while you're away from civilization, making them a handy investment. The YETI Hopper Backflip is a great wearable solution that is perfect for hiking and camping.
Our overall staff pick, the YETI Roadie 24 gets a big thumbs up from us as it's compact and portable while still being a decent size to chill enough cans for a BBQ, backyard, or beach party. Cheers!
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