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#12203655 - 04/17/17 06:03 PM Quality Cooler Suggestion
Texan Fisher Offline
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Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 5
Hey guys, so I am on the search for a new cooler that will be capable of holding product for the duration of my fishing trips. Recently a buddy of mine let me borrow his Yeti and it did a hell of a job. But its a little bit on the expensive end of coolers. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about a cooler that is around the same quality but cheaper. Any ideas?

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#12203695 - 04/17/17 06:28 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
nxt Offline
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Registered: 09/24/15
Posts: 69
Loc: Benbrook, TX
Where are you located? I have a new Yeti I would part with.
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#12203815 - 04/17/17 07:36 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
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Registered: 11/20/15
Posts: 390
Loc: humble texas
arctic

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#12203823 - 04/17/17 07:38 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
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#12204694 - 04/18/17 09:28 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
Mikeyb_23 Offline
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Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 321
Loc: White Settlement, Tx
Bison coolers

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#12205791 - 04/18/17 07:20 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1298
Loc: Texas
Look at K2 Coolers. I bought one for about half the price of a Yeti (I own Yeti, K2, and RTIC coolers) and found it to be of comparable quality.

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#12207378 - 04/19/17 04:40 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
PredApex Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 17
Got an old Coleman Extreme that lives in the back of my truck. No one seems to want to steals it and it will hold ice for a full day in the hot summer dove hunting. cost $70. Hold ice for days when its cooler outside.

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#12208165 - 04/20/17 07:53 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
GRUMPS Offline
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Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Rhome, TX & Lake Fork
I like my Bison better than Yetti

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#12208201 - 04/20/17 08:08 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
Lazy Ike Offline
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Registered: 03/09/16
Posts: 172
Loc: garland
Like chu said rtic coolers over built not overpriced, fast shipping, got my 65qt which is real 65 for half cosy of yeti look for sale on their web,maybe for memorial day.

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#12208351 - 04/20/17 09:14 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
1-2 Day fishing trip--AO soft sided cooler




3+ days fishing trip--RTIC Roto Mold
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#12208491 - 04/20/17 10:47 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
skeeteroneal Online   content
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Registered: 06/28/04
Posts: 1693
Loc: Hico
RTIC. Got 2 roto and 1 soft side. Does a good job for less $. The new design due to the Yeti lawsuit is coming out so shipping will be a delay. Hearing May is when the new ones will ship.
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#12209421 - 04/20/17 09:24 PM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
Jim Ford Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1298
Loc: Texas
Real world: Those "heavy coolers" are heavy because of their construction. That construction makes them thermally efficient and durable (bearproof). In spite of all the hype, similarly constructed coolers provide similar performance.

I used to sell law enforcement equipment, and one of the products I sold was body armor. I handled several different brands. Since I was also a peace officer at the time, and I had already made a commitment to wear armor every time I wore a uniform, I felt that I needed to be as knowledgeable as possible on the various brands' effectiveness. For myself, and so I could truthfully counsel my clients. Having been shot a few times, I had made a promise to myself that I didn't want to endure that tribulation again. I may be slow, but eventually I find the acorn............ Anyway, I eagerly sought out all of the different manufacturers' test results. I quickly learned that each manufacturer's test results showed that manufacturer's product to be significantly superior to all of the competition's products. Wow...... Every body armor manufacturer built the best body armor in the world. By a HUGE margin.....

Kinda sounds like the cooler wars, doesn't it? If you take most of those tests shown on Youtube and compare the results to an identical test of an equal number of just one 'supercooler' manufacturer's product, you just might be shocked at the results. Yes, fans.... if you line up eight YETI Tundra 75s, or eight K2 20s, or eight Pelican 45s, and fill them with ice and leave them in the sun for five days, then open them and measure the melted water, you will likely find an identical range of results. That's reality.

Not everyone needs a supercooler. But if you run 100 miles offshore on three or four day trips, or camp a long way from the ice salesman (Yarborough Pass, or the Mansfield Jetties come to mind), or you just don't want to go get ice every day, they are worth the investment. When I go to the coast for a week or two in the RV, I like to watch the sun come up from my Soloskiff or my kayak. I often watch it go down from the same vessel. When I finally come in, I want to take a shower and relax while I enjoy a tall, cool, adult beverage. I don't really want to run to the store for ice. With my old Coleman and Igloo coolers I was making ice runs every night. And replacing the coolers every two to four years, due to hinge and/or latch failures. With My YETI, K2 and RTIC coolers I might make one or two ice runs in a nine or ten day stay at the coast. That's worth a lot to this old man.......

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#12209703 - 04/21/17 06:35 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
Len B 1 Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/06/12
Posts: 266
Loc: Celina Tx
Bucee truck stop has R-tic ice coolers in store all sizes, hard and soft side.

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#12209755 - 04/21/17 07:39 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Texan Fisher]
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 2228
Loc: Wylie
Rtic +1

I have a Yeti and an Rtic. Never buy another yeti. Also, Rtic coolers are actually larger for the same QT size than a yeti.
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#12209778 - 04/21/17 07:55 AM Re: Quality Cooler Suggestion [Re: Jim Ford]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Loc: Gonzales, Tx
Originally Posted By: Jim Ford
Look at K2 Coolers. I bought one for about half the price of a Yeti (I own Yeti, K2, and RTIC coolers) and found it to be of comparable quality.


I won a K2 Summit 60 with wheels. It is a fine cooler, but I never have a use for a large cooler. It is stored and never had any thing in it.

http://www.k2-coolers.com/index.php/summit-series/summit-wheeled-60.html
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