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    I am sure this has been discussed here a million times, but give me a break I am fairly new here! Anyway I am in search of a new cooler. I am not willing to drop over $200 on cooler but there should be something good in the $200 and under category. I like the latching device on a lot of the more expensive coolers, as it could prevent the kids from flinging the lid open every 2 minutes. I was considering one from RTIC, but it says it wouldnt come till August.

    So any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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    Yeti is a little out of your price range but they do make their own ice so you will be money ahead in the long run.

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    RTIC is a Yeti knock off, in fact I believe they have been sued as the coolers are virtually identical, but 50% less cost.

    This is the way I would go. I think Runnings stocks them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigaman View Post
    Yeti is a little out of your price range but they do make their own ice so you will be money ahead in the long run.
    You can buy a lot of ice for 400$, but not saying there not nice

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    Coleman xtreme.... Just got back from 7 full days in Idaho. Still ice when i dumped it out last night. Put everything in cold with a couple 1/2 gallon blocks of ice, filled the rest with good fridge ice. Oh and it has wheels so you can actually move the effin thing.

    I might spring for an RTIC one of these days, but refuse to ever buy a yeti product.

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    Coleman xtreme are real good, I have 2 and they will keep ice all weekend and then some even on super hot days.

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    I picked up an igloo sportsman at sams for 179 and am verry happy with it. It keeps ice very well and has some nice features

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    Wall Mart and Scheels both have Yeti knock offs. Wallmarts are a little cheaper, Scheels is nicer depending what size your looking for either should do.

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    Two of my coworkers ordered (and waited plenty long) for RTIC coolers, but they're both very pleased with them. Saving 50% covers the hurt of waiting a month or however long...

    That being said, this (gift from my kids) is on my desk right now, and I likes...Name:  Yeti Mug.jpg
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    Here's how a buddy of mine solved the cool cooler dilemma:

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    I have 2 of the Colman xtream marine ones and like them both. They are white so they don't absorb a lot of heat from the sun. I get a 20lb bag of ice to last about 3 to 4 days. It sits in the back of my pickup all summer and I'm in and out of it at least 15 times a day.

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    I have an RTIC 45 and LOVE it! Works great but it is heavy even when empty. Put a couple big blocks in the day before I fill it then throw those back in the freezer when I get ready to go. Fits a 30 pack of Busch DeLights and a 20lb bag of ice, fills it to the top. Keeps ice for 4 days no problem, even when restocking.

    I had a hard time pulling the trigger on it but picked it up on sale this past winter for $139 and don't regret it at all. Ordered the divider for it as I thought is looked pretty slick(haven't used it yet). When they showed up RTIC messed up and sent me the basket instead. I called and the lady laughed, and apologized. She sent the divider with no shipping charges or extra cost and told me to keep the basket. I have used the basket and that is pretty handy. Can fit 4 crawler/leech containers in it easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greybeard View Post
    I have an RTIC 45 and LOVE it! Works great but it is heavy even when empty. Put a couple big blocks in the day before I fill it then throw those back in the freezer when I get ready to go. Fits a 30 pack of Busch DeLights and a 20lb bag of ice, fills it to the top. Keeps ice for 4 days no problem, even when restocking.

    I had a hard time pulling the trigger on it but picked it up on sale this past winter for $139 and don't regret it at all. Ordered the divider for it as I thought is looked pretty slick(haven't used it yet). When they showed up RTIC messed up and sent me the basket instead. I called and the lady laughed, and apologized. She sent the divider with no shipping charges or extra cost and told me to keep the basket. I have used the basket and that is pretty handy. Can fit 4 crawler/leech containers in it easily.
    I'd rather see whats going on behind the walleye

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    I bought a Grizzly about 100 bucks less than a Yeti. I use it to transport goods as it is still a heavy pig I mean bear. Padlock it in the back of the PU.

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    I have the Coleman extreme and igloo coolers and am impressed with them. If I use a couple blocks of ice and put everything in chilled I can get 6 to 7 days out of the ice that went into it. And yes someday I'd like to try one of them fancy coolers but not until my others are destroyed.

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    Sams Club has some good deals on coolers.

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    True value has the orcas on sale right now I bought the 26 quart the middle size one. It was $230 marked down to $199 and you also get a $40 true value gift card. Thought I would try a higher end cooler this seems like an ok deal

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    i view my yeti's as tools, and with them i always buy the best i can afford - has served me well...

    my first was a 65, and has been used thousands of times in the last 10 years... would not sell it for what i paid for it 10 years ago... the 20 roady - the same... i hope they buck the trend of going cheaper when the competition catches up... if they do, the earlier and current ones will b viewed like a pre 64 model 70 some day... my great grandkids will b fighting over them...

    one other consideration when shopping would b to try to determine who is still gonna b around in 2 or 3 decades, and still has replacement parts if you think there are some weak links...

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    This is what I have. I use them every day and they are as good or better than the others.

    https://bigfrig.com/product/denali-45-cooler/

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    Cabelas Polar Cap. I have the 40 qt and love it. I believe Field & Stream conducted an experiment with all the top coolers and Cabelas outperformed the Yeti..............for half the price.

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