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Decided to waste some money on a Yeti. I haven't bought a cooler in many years, currently have one of them huge Coleman white ones that holds like 100cans. It gets used on long weekends, and I have two normal ones that I use on the typical 2-3 day weekends.

I ice them down at the start of the trip with cold beers, a frozen milk jug, and to the top with ice cubes. Depending on the heat it can last through the first night into the next afternoon, or just a bag or two of ice when really hot.

My question is this, I currently pack a case of beer, 12 pack of pop, and a half a case of water in it. Leaves not a ton of room for the ice.

What size Yeti do you Yeti guys recommend I pick up for that amount of items, leaving me enough room for a weekends worth of ice.

If I am going to put $400+ down on a cooler it better not need ice before the weekend ends, or mrs johnr will not approve of my spending habits again...

By the way the kids picked me up a Yeti tumbler, works freeeking awesome. The ice will last 2-3 drinks or more. Never seen anything like it.
 


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Im getting a pelican because it has latches that click shut and is cheaper. I have to wait for the purchase though until i make my final installment on my used forklift.
 

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Well beminoid aka dusty has one and it is awesome. It is very heavy though. The front latches are very nice and the cooler is about a hundred bucks less than the yeti. The cooler will hold ice in sub freezing weather indefinetely.
 

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I have a pelican 65qt. It's awesome. Same thing as a yeti but about $100 cheaper. It's got actual latches not a bungee strap, molded handles plus handles that flip up not rope. Put 40# of ice in the cooler and a week later in the boundary waters I had 22# of ice left. Ice melts right away to get insulation cold but once it does, ice lasts a long time
 

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I heard that if you leave the lids open on enough yeti's they will stop global warming. :;:smokin
 

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But I want to be as "cool" as the Yeti guys, will this less expensive cooler shun me from the in crowd? :::

In all seriousness, looks like a nice cooler where would I find one, and is 65Q big enough for about 2 cases of beverages and ice?
 

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And wheneth the fishers are moved to spendeth great sums of their gold coinage on magic boxes that halt the warmeth of their wine, this shall be a sign of the end times.
 

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Hold on to your money johnr and check out rtic coolers half price same concept
 


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Revelation 3:12

And wheneth the fishers are moved to spendeth great sums of their gold coinage on magic boxes that halt the warmeth of their wine, this shall be a sign of the end times.

Preach it! ;:;bowdown

I remember the great FBO Yeti Cooler Wars. To pre-chill or not to pre-chill. And how do you pre-chill something that friggin big? LOL
 

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The kids bought me a Yeti 45 for fathers day and took it to the lake over the 4th. We were able to bring it on the boat, it was a bit big but heavy. We put 20 lbs ice in and 3 days later it was gone, but everything was still cold. A couple tips would be use cold ice (0 degrees) and not the wet ice. And pre cool everything prior to putting it in the cooler.
 

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I want a pelican with a cushion on top to sit on.
 

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Right on, I damn near went out and bought a Yeti when I heard how they could turn a 10 lb bag of ice into a 15 lb'er.
 


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I heard cadavers stay froze inside of yeti coolers without even pre-cooling them...
 

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Go to Bismarck Runnings and compare them side by side, wife and I did and wife really liked the Yeti better as did I. Bought a brand new tundra 75 off e-bay for more than a hundred bucks off retail on a buy it now free shipping deal. Would have liked a 65 but couldn't turn down the deal.
I have the 30 oz Yeti tumbler as well and it keeps my coffee hot for at least 6+ hours with no refills. Have used it the last few weekends out on the water and as stated can mix about 3 drinks on one ice fill.
 


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