Yeti’s are everywhere and pricey. Lately they have more of them built in third world countries, yet the price still goes up. I have discovered that there are a great number of American Made coolers that perform better than Yeti at a fraction of the price. So to me Yeti’s have become overpriced, common, inferior, and manufactured abroad.
We are looking at brands like Pelican, Cordova, Cabela’s, Rovr, Grizzly, Bison. Kong and the like.
Since our cooler may be outside, we want it to be Bear Certified, and we would like to have around 70-90 quart capacity and long ice retention for long stays at boondocking sites. Because I’m old and we want a big chest I’d like one with wheels (though Wheel kits seem to be out there and using one of them as an option may get us a better chest for the money.)
So let me know what you like, and why. This is a big investment for us, but I think it will be worth it.