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Old 08-26-2018, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Need a new ice chest

Have always had an Igloo style ice chest, but have been wanting to try one of the newer types. Saw a 75 qt. Magellan Ice Box at Academy & the price was not frightening. What are your opinions? Not a Yeti fan anymore.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:06 PM   #2
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I’ve got two Yetis. That being said, Magellan looks pretty similar and looks like it’ll get the job done.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:07 PM   #3
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Keep with the igloo and Coleman
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:07 PM   #4
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Thinking about pulling the trigger for $199. Thanks
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:10 PM   #5
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:39 AM   #6
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I have two yeti's, if you want a well made cooler get one, or one similar. I will say they keep ice a bit longer then the cheap coolers but not enough to justify the price differance IMO.Quality in the build is, and to some it may be worth it to some it won't. I would go through an igloo or similar cooler every couple years. Hinges would brake, cooler would crack or something. I've had the yeti's now for about 4 years and no problems, and use them to stand on ,sit on,we treat them a lot harder then I did the cheaper coolers.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:14 AM   #7
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I have two yeti's, if you want a well made cooler get one, or one similar. I will say they keep ice a bit longer then the cheap coolers but not enough to justify the price differance IMO.Quality in the build is, and to some it may be worth it to some it won't. I would go through an igloo or similar cooler every couple years. Hinges would brake, cooler would crack or something. I've had the yeti's now for about 4 years and no problems, and use them to stand on ,sit on,we treat them a lot harder then I did the cheaper coolers.


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I have a few Yetis and they last. The Roadie spends time in the front end loader, truck, etc and no problems after 4 years. Igloo or Coleman would have been trashed in 6 months


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Old 08-27-2018, 06:28 AM   #8
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I have a 123qt Engel that I am happy with. Some of the ranches we hunt don’t have electricity and ice is sometimes far away. It does save time and money in my case.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:29 AM   #9
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Cabela's Polar Cap® Equalizer Cooler.

Here's Why....Yea I know anyone can write a review but I like mine.

https://www.fieldandstream.com/artic...eviewed#page-2
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:37 AM   #10
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Weve had a 75qt Ozark Trail for a few years now, it's still awesome.. just inspect the seal before you leave the store with it and make sure you get a good one.. for any of the roto molded coolers i'd make sure of this
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:54 AM   #11
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For the money, the Ozark Trail coolers from Wally World are just as good as the others. I have 2 Pelicans and a Cabela's roto coolers and the Ozark Trail will keep ice with either of them.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:26 AM   #12
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Pelican And Grizzly have the best warranties.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:01 AM   #13
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I have become partial to lifetime products. I have tortured their kayak in ways it was not designed for and still in great shape.

They make yeti style coolers but for a lot less and far less likely to get stolen. And the best part unlike Yeti and most if not all the other big names they are 100% made in America. Kentucky and Utah are where their plants are. I'm all about buying American made not just American owned when the product is good.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:09 AM   #14
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I agree with Coker. I have Yeti and Cabela's Polar Cap. I am not partial to any brand, just want my stuff to be cold. I used both at the same time and the Cabela's Polar Cap keeps ice longer than the Yeti. No drama, just the truth!
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:13 AM   #15
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Bison is a sponsor of TBH. just saying

And a darn good cooler.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:16 AM   #16
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The Kodi Coolers from HEB are worth considering. I have one in 125qt abd have been very happy with it
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #17
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I've been seeing ads for RTIC for 25% off online orders lately, would be hard to pass that up if I was in the market. Use PROMO CODE FB25 at checkout

I have the 50qt Magellan you speak of and ice retention has been disappointing. It is tough as nails and I love the built in bottle openers on the corners. I really want to like the cooler and it does awesome for putting in my buddy's boat when fishing for a day but it doesn't hold a candle to my buddy's RTIC 45 or my Brute (Bison) 90 qt.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:24 AM   #18
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Pelican.....no bungee cords or ropes. Made In USA
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:34 AM   #19
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I feel pretty sure the Magellan brand would do you just fine. I was one who would NEVER spend big bucks on an ice chest. My kids got me a 65 Yeti for Christmas and it really works wonders holding ice. I hunt in a pretty remote area and ice is at a premium at the lease. Just this weekend I bought an RTIC 65 for $239.00 at Buccees. Knowing how well these chests work now, I have no problem with buying one of my own.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:58 AM   #20
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I just ordered a 110 from RTIC for $239.00 using the FB25 promo code. Same price I paid for my 65 from Bucees.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:02 PM   #21
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I've got some yetis that I do like but if I was to buy anymore it would be rtic because it's the same thing a lot cheaper.. what happened to drive you away from yeti?
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #22
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My Ozark Trail cooler from Walmart is the best performing cooler I have. I also have igloos, a yeti, and an Rtic.

With any cooler, the key for me is to always place a few of those reusable frozen blocks on the bottom of the cooler. Makes Ice last for days and days longer than without.

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Old 08-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #23
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Ozark Trail at Walmart.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:26 PM   #24
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I bought a 75 quart Magellan Ice Box from Academy. The lid warped within a day of it riding in the bed of the truck and it wouldn't seal. The strap handles will come loose if you pull on them at an angle sideways. The bolts in the feet on the bottom will come loose.
It weighed 39 pounds empty.
I took it back for a refund.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:32 PM   #25
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I have yeti, rtic and Ozark trail. either way...I don't have one over the 65 size because they are HEAVY
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:32 PM   #26
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I'd get an RTIC when they have one of their 25% off sales.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:33 PM   #27
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road trip to Houston RTIC store and get a scratch and dent cooler for half price.
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:41 PM   #28
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I don't have one of these, yet, but I've heard nothing but stellar reviews about them. $100 from Wally World and a 5 year warranty. Since someone stole my 50qt Yeti a few weeks ago, I'm thinking this will be it's replacement(unless I have a brainfart and buy a Canyon for more $$$).

https://www.lifetime.com/lifetime-90...ormance-cooler
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Old 08-27-2018, 01:45 PM   #29
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Yeti or of a similar build. Cheap coolers are crap and will fall apart. Best example is I bought my 45 Yeti for west Texas ranch trips. My cousin has been buying the cheap ones over the last 5 years. Guess who still has their cooler and actually saved money compared to buying all those others?
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:46 PM   #30
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I have 2 of the molded Igloo coolers from Sams, no complaints.
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:49 PM   #31
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yeti has become apple
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:50 PM   #32
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I don't have one of these, yet, but I've heard nothing but stellar reviews about them. $100 from Wally World and a 5 year warranty. Since someone stole my 50qt Yeti a few weeks ago, I'm thinking this will be it's replacement(unless I have a brainfart and buy a Canyon for more $$$).

https://www.lifetime.com/lifetime-90...ormance-cooler
I have one of their folding tables and its great
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Old 08-27-2018, 04:04 PM   #33
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I have a lifetime 55 quart as shown below and it has amazing ice retention. Keeps ice just as long as my yeti cooler and at a way cheaper price. The only negative I will say about the lifetime cooler is that my lid has a slight warp in it due to standing and sitting on it but it doesn’t seem to effect the sealing abilities of the coolers lid.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:34 PM   #34
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Do NOT by a Magellan!!! Worst cooler ever. I have a Yeti, Cabelas, and Artic. All are fairly same on keeping stuff cold. Durable coolers. Hell I'd sell my Magellan for nothing. It's dead weight.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:49 PM   #35
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Ice is cheap. If you aren't going to some remote location for several days then, to me, it isn't worth spending hundreds of dollars on something that a $50 cooler will do. But that's just me.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:52 PM   #36
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I just use a 4 foot Coleman cooler.

I’m in the “ice is cheap” boat.
But, I don’t ever need it to hold more than a few days. If it is full, and cooled down already... I typically have ice left at the end of a week long Colorado vacation... it wouldn’t last a week in Texas though.


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Old 08-27-2018, 08:01 PM   #37
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:05 PM   #38
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I don’t have a problem with Yeti per say except price. Thanks for the testimonials. Will go with either rtic or Ozark. Thanks
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Old 08-28-2018, 05:35 AM   #39
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I don’t have a problem with Yeti per say except price. Thanks for the testimonials. Will go with either rtic or Ozark. Thanks
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:09 AM   #40
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I own a couple of Yeti's and I love them...... however, my next cooler will be an RTIC
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Old 08-28-2018, 06:20 AM   #41
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He said he would sell it for free now that's a buy
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:03 AM   #42
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He said he would sell it for free now that's a buy
Second in line if deal falls thru!
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:27 AM   #43
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Orion Coolers are another to look at. Made in US, cool colors rather than plain white. If that sort of thing is important to you, you can do the colors of a college team or whatever you would like.

They are not cheap though. But will last a lifetime.
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:24 AM   #44
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Mike, I just have an ice chest just for ice. Leave it in the bag, load it up, and then transfer as needed. Heck, I never shoot anything anyway so the ice just gets thrown into the grass. You've got room in your truck.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:56 PM   #45
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Hey Kevin. I know what your saying, just thought I’d buy one of those new fangled fancy boxes so someone could steal it from the truck.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:19 AM   #46
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Rtic 75 qt at buccees is $199 the nICE 75 qt there is $150
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:32 AM   #47
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Have an Igloo 70 yeti style. It's good for rough handling. Does hold ice for 2-4 days depending on use and temp. I like not having to worry about hinges and handles etc. Paid $200 for it at Costco a couple years ago. Just recently the lid warped and ice retention went down. It has a 5 year warranty. I am 8 weeks into their warranty process right now. Supposedly they are making more to fill my replacement, it does say they are out of stock online.....
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:58 AM   #48
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There’s yeti then there’s everything else. Why short yourself in life and in coolers..
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:41 AM   #49
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There’s yeti then there’s everything else. Why short yourself in life and in coolers..
Maybe he wants something orignal and Made In USA?
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:11 PM   #50
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I'm still using igloos, put a cardboard box over them and they will keep ice 3 to 4 days in the summer heat.
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