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Old 02-02-2021, 10:29 AM   #1
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Has anyone came across a non name brand cooler like the Yeti and Rtic that doesnít brake the bank?

Something like the 20qt for around $100? Or larger for $150?


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Old 02-02-2021, 10:29 AM   #2
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:31 AM   #3
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I have the little Ozark Trail which is the size of a yeti roadie. It doesn't keep ice like a yeti.

I'd watch for sales and buy RTIC. I have a RTIC 45 and it's been great.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:31 AM   #4
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i bought one one after a deal alert on here, been very happy with it. its built sturdy.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:35 AM   #5
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:35 AM   #6
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I bought a 28qt lifetime at walmart and its been awesome. Its my boat cooler and it holds ice well! Its 2 years old and still going strong

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lifetime-...0911/429756143
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:40 AM   #7
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This. A buddy of mine has one and I had never heard of them. I was quite impressed with it. Not sure about ice retention but the durability of it is there.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:41 AM   #8
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Just bought the 52 qt RTIC for $150.

https://rticoutdoors.com/Ultra-Light...RoCefAQAvD_BwE

Probably not as inexpensive as some others you might find but, I know what I am getting.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:42 AM   #9
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Got one from Wal Mart 50 quart for $100 I think its called Lifetime. Riding in truck a year
holds ice hadn't grew legs. I'm happy.
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:52 AM   #10
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55 qt I think. I know itís made by lifetime. Got it at wallmart for 97$
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:57 AM   #11
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Anyone have feedback on Yukon compared to Rtic?
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:00 AM   #12
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Anyone have feedback on Yukon compared to Rtic?
Was eyeing those at Bucees a few weeks ago.
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:00 AM   #13
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Screw all the Chinese coolers, go with a Cordova. They had an awesome sale earlier this year, made in America and I like mine better than my yetis
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:04 AM   #14
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Check out the ones on Webstaurant website
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:07 AM   #15
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Screw all the Chinese coolers, go with a Cordova. They had an awesome sale earlier this year, made in America and I like mine better than my yetis
Lifetime coolers are 100% made in the USA and are great coolers
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:52 AM   #16
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Anyone have feedback on Yukon compared to Rtic?

Terrible insulation quality compared to grizzly, Rtic and yet.

Biggest regret purchase in a few years
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:56 AM   #17
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Look at Rugid coolers, they are on sale and have 35 Qt and 20 Qt that are in those price ranges. Veteran owned company and have awesome customer service. I have one of there bow cases and a zipper broke so they sent me a brand new case no questions asked!
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:57 AM   #18
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Terrible insulation quality compared to grizzly, Rtic and yet.

Biggest regret purchase in a few years
Good to know. Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:03 PM   #19
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If they weren't so dang heavy.
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Old 02-02-2021, 12:04 PM   #20
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Canyon Coolers. Check their head to head against the top brands.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:47 PM   #21
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if I hunted somewhere i could not get ice. I would get on this train. When I hunted Del Rio years ago and the only store was Loma Alta and it was 1hr from the ranch ok. I see the heavy super ice chest. But Every marina has ice. Gas station etc. I can buy lots of .99 bags of ice. When camping. Get you a counter top ice maker for drink ice.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:49 PM   #22
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Not sure how good they are but might wanna check out Coastland Delta Series Coolers on Amazon?!?
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:52 PM   #23
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Geez, didnt realize there were so many of these coolers around. I guess I'll throw my Igloo in the mix. Was in a bind and grabbed one from Academy. Seems fine the few times I used it.
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Old 02-02-2021, 01:57 PM   #24
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I have some igloo sportsman 55’s that do the job for me. I’m afraid to leave my Yetis in the vehicle.
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:06 PM   #25
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I love my lifetime cooler for a fraction of the price of yeti or rtic. Holds ice well, lid latches are way easier to use than the yeti style.
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Old 02-02-2021, 02:37 PM   #26
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I was just looking at some of the coolers mentioned.

Does it ever bother anyone but me that I hesitate to do business or buy a product from someplace on the internet when they dont list a physical address ?
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:45 PM   #27
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Geez, didnt realize there were so many of these coolers around. I guess I'll throw my Igloo in the mix. Was in a bind and grabbed one from Academy. Seems fine the few times I used it.
Everyone flocked to make a $

Similar to the hunting clothing thats in style now. KUIU, UA, Duck Camp, etc
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Old 02-02-2021, 04:56 PM   #28
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I bought a brand that i had never heard of before. The name is Nice. It's a knock off of a yeti roady. It hold ice extremely well, i think it was 75 dollars.
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Old 02-02-2021, 06:42 PM   #29
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Iíve got an rtic 20 Iíll sell ya for $100. Donít remember what I paid for it and itís a little stained up from use but I won a yeti 20 from work and donít need both


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Old 02-02-2021, 07:18 PM   #30
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55 qt I think. I know itís made by lifetime. Got it at wallmart for 97$
I got a lifetime 52 at for $64 delivered. Awesome cooler
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:39 PM   #31
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I personally have a Magellan and an Icehole...both were given to me. They work fine. But when I buy a cooler, I always get Igloo. They work for what I need and nobody steals them!!
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:44 PM   #32
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Alibaba.com. Itís where they all come from


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Old 02-02-2021, 07:46 PM   #33
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Next one I buy will be made in the USA regardless of price
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:54 PM   #34
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Everyone flocked to make a $

Similar to the hunting clothing thats in style now. KUIU, UA, Duck Camp, etc
I wear red plaid and blue jeans. Use my 30 plus year old coleman and 10 plus year old igloo. No problems filling my feeders.
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:56 PM   #35
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Whats great is when you have a decent sized roto filled with ice and 100lbs of meat.
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:55 PM   #36
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Anyone have feedback on Yukon compared to Rtic?


I have the Yukon 115. Itís a great cooler and Holds ice for days. I donít have any experience with Rtic to compare. The only thing that I donít like about it is the feet on the bottom. Makes it dang near impossible to push or pull it out of the truck. But overall I really like the cooler

I shot a spike back when we had the snow in mid January. Instead of buying ice I packed the cooler full of snow. I had to wait 2 complete weeks before I could get to meat and even then half the snow was still in there. Granite it was cold most of that time but there was still a few days it was getting into the 60s and the cooler was just in the middle of the yard.
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:07 AM   #37
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Screw all the Chinese coolers, go with a Cordova. They had an awesome sale earlier this year, made in America and I like mine better than my yetis


I grabbed their big cooler over the Xmas holiday and so far itís pretty good and weighs much less than my grizzly and RTIC. Feels cheaper but has been good so far. Plus it came with two dividers and a basket which I love for separating axis from whitetail.


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Old 02-03-2021, 04:23 AM   #38
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I grabbed their big cooler over the Xmas holiday and so far itís pretty good and weighs much less than my grizzly and RTIC. Feels cheaper but has been good so far. Plus it came with two dividers and a basket which I love for separating axis from whitetail.


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Yepp, lighter, better handles, latches way easier to use, and the lid won't fall over on you while you are trying to get something out.
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Old 02-03-2021, 07:24 AM   #39
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:00 AM   #40
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Anyone have a bison cooler?

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Old 02-03-2021, 08:03 AM   #41
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Check out some of the newer igloo BMX coolers. Seem just as strong, lighter and cheaper at academy
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:12 AM   #42
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:17 AM   #43
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I've had one for 5 or 6 years now. Been riding in the back of the truck since I got it. Like it a lot.
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Old 02-03-2021, 03:48 PM   #44
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My 2 Yukon coolers have been great, no issues with mine.
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Old 02-04-2021, 08:40 AM   #45
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Yep and use it for storage


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Old 02-04-2021, 09:00 AM   #46
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I have a Lifetime cooler and it has done well. I am sure not as good as other high end stuff, but better than the cheap-o's.

I also have a couple of their folding tables.


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Old 02-04-2021, 10:14 AM   #47
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Does is suck as a cooler?

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Old 02-04-2021, 10:29 AM   #48
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In my opinion
Absolutely

I put it in a walk-in cooler at my local store pulled it out and filled it completely with ice
Closed it up and put in the truck and went to Sonora Tx
Got there 6 hrs later and half of it was melted

Few months later got me an Rtic filled it with ice and rolled to Sonora Tx again got there and still full of ice at even much hotter temps than with the Bison

Maybe it was a bad one a lemon or what ever you wanna call it
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Old 02-04-2021, 10:38 AM   #49
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I've been looking at what Igloo now offers

https://www.igloocoolers.com/collect...x-hard-coolers
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Old 02-04-2021, 10:56 AM   #50
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Have a bison and itís really good no problems keeping ice
Itís been living in the truck bed over 5 years holds ice well ( in south Texas summer heat and coastal areas)
Also have a 100 qt pelican like it to ( itís kinda tall and sticks up over the bed rails)
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