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mizzoukills
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YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
I was thinking about purchasing my first YETI cooler until I read user reviews about the RTIC (ie. Artic) cooler. Supposedly the RTIC cooler is better than the YETI cooler at half the cost of the YETI cooler.

I know the YETI cooler is more a status symbol than anything else, but I've seen people swear by the YETI cooler.

Has anyone ever owned an Igloo, RTIC, and YETI cooler, and if so, which one is truly holds temperature the best?

RTIC Cooler website:

RTIC website

Image: https://www.rticcoolers.com/assets/images/rtic/rtic-cooler-heros.png


Image: http://www.skimmerskiff.com/images/yeti-45qt.jpg


Image: http://igloocoolers.com/site/Press-Releases/images/SuperTough-150-Club-WalMart.png
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Agforlife
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
I have a Brute Box, 1/2 the price of a Yeti and works just as well.



Image: http://www.mapmyranch.com/uploads/1/1/8/2/11826471/2639196_orig.jpg
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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Well YETI's turn you into a douche. So anything else.

They are all pretty much the same when it comes to the heavier duty coolers. LINK

Apparently in this article. The Coleman beat out the Yeti in ice retention. K2 looks like the best heavy duty cooler.
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mizzoukills
Member since Aug 2011
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
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Well YETI's turn you into a douche.



Honestly, about everyone I've met who owns a YETI seems like a douche. Don't get me wrong...they truly love their YETI and enthusiastically vouch for YETI products. So, perhaps I should give YETI owners credit for at least being enthusiastic douchebags.



TrueTiger
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Fair enough. I had Oakleys when I was younger so I am not immune from being douchey apparently


Hu_Flung_Pu
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Central, LA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
They sell Pelicans at Costco. That's the route I would go. Great return policy and price.


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jimbeam
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
K2


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High C
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Pelican is correct.


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joeking
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Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2015
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
i don't care about quality, YETI gives me a free sticker so they get my business


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tween the hedges
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Member since Feb 2012
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Do the RTICs or IGLOOs come with a bumper sticker I can throw on my truck?


REB BEER
Member since Dec 2010
12101 posts

re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Just buy the RTIC and put a YETI sticker on it.

Then you can be a douche bag at half the price


CadesCove
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Has RTIC settled the lawsuit YETI put on them for copying their design yet?


TheAlmightySmash
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
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Has RTIC settled the lawsuit YETI put on them for copying their design yet?

a square box with rope handles? I doubt it.


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terd ferguson
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
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Has RTIC settled the lawsuit YETI put on them for copying their design yet?


According to the RTIC website, had they copied YETI's design then their 65 qt ice chest would have been 56 qt just like YETI.

Also RTIC has an easy lift lid handle... you ain't gonna find that on no YETI!

Also: ORCA coolers - Made in the USoffrickingA
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Rhino5
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
Paying hundreds of dollars for a cooler makes ZERO sense for the average weekend warrior. Admit it.


PapaPogey
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Member since Apr 2008
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
quote:

Well YETI's turn you into a douche.




GFunk
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Feb 2011
14526 posts

re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
If you're a fan of the RTIC's, you better get them while you can. From the horse's mouth.

ETA:

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Has RTIC settled the lawsuit YETI put on them for copying their design yet?


Like I said, better get the RTIC's while you can. They won't last long if you know what I mean.

ETA #2: I won a 75 (or is it 120 or so? I forget)Purple & Gold YETI from Stine's in Walker, Louisiana. They were $499 regularly. But the main times I utilize a cooler are:

1.) Tailgating
2.) Mardi Gras
3.) Beach Trip

In all of these situations, I have smaller, more mobile choices that are way more pragmatic. The YETI is for someone at an RV Tailgate or whose having a party or cookout in the backyard. It's just overkill for most of my use cases.

Having said that, they don't make the color runs anymore for YETI's (too expensive allegedly) for regular retail sale (can still special order for even more dinero). So the original $499 price tag on mine has been eclipsed by several people who've come to the house, seen it and offered me more for it.

As it stands, it's sat in my garage for the last 18 months unused and in pristine condition.
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Hu_Flung_Pu
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
lol I knew it would bait a few OBers


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CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
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re: YETI vs. RTIC vs. IGLOO coolers. Which one is truly the best?
I'm sure the RTIC is great. You just can't get one.


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