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Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:08 PM

If is off topic, close it, simple enough. No yeti at my house either, but my son and I always have a cooler packed for golf outings. If a man is going camping for 3 days, a good cooler is mandatory. The club I belong to has 2 courses, often times there is but one cart girl, if she shows for work. Nice to have a ice cold Arnold when its 90 deg. and 85% humidity.


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

I got a Yeti 30 oz Rambler cup after my wife used one for a month. I cannot praise it enough. I put ice and beverage in it before a morning round  and a couple of times I forgot it in my bag and the ice was still in it the next evening.

I got several off of eBay at really good prices.l
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:32 PM

View PostRSinSG, on 13 December 2016 - 10:33 AM, said:

I got a Yeti 30 oz Rambler cup after my wife used one for a month. I cannot praise it enough. I put ice and beverage in it before a morning round  and a couple of times I forgot it in my bag and the ice was still in it the next evening.

I got several off of eBay at really good prices.l


those things are great, but you can search out videos that show rtic and ozark trail (walmart brand) tumblers to be at least equivalent to yeti in the ice test... at 1/3 to 1/2 the price

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:50 PM

View Postavgjoe, on 13 December 2016 - 04:32 PM, said:

View PostRSinSG, on 13 December 2016 - 10:33 AM, said:

I got a Yeti 30 oz Rambler cup after my wife used one for a month. I cannot praise it enough. I put ice and beverage in it before a morning round  and a couple of times I forgot it in my bag and the ice was still in it the next evening.

I got several off of eBay at really good prices.l


those things are great, but you can search out videos that show rtic and ozark trail (walmart brand) tumblers to be at least equivalent to yeti in the ice test... at 1/3 to 1/2 the price

But it doesn't say Titleist Yeti...

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:56 PM

Do they come with young women in underwear sitting on them at that price? I always wondered


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:59 PM

Bought a bunch of the "metal" Polar Pop 32 oz cups from Circle K.... $4.99 with 4 refill coupons.  Middle of the summer in Phoenix, the ice will last 9 holes easy.   That's all I need.

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

View Postacy274, on 09 December 2016 - 06:30 PM, said:

View PostYanki01, on 09 December 2016 - 05:45 PM, said:

View PostSheriffBooth, on 09 December 2016 - 05:44 PM, said:

This thread has taught me that the cooler industry is highly competitive.

you mean you don't carry around a $500 coola (waterboy) to carry your 6 pack of natty lites?

My 18 natty lites go right in the bag and the stragglers are still cold when I get home. No need for coolers in NorCal!

Not sure where you're at in NorCal but I can assure you when I go back home to Redding and go play a round there are zero cold ones left!!! I love the heat, but my beers don't!!

RTIC and Yeti are close in quality, but for the money, the RTIC wins. I have both brands and they are both great coolers and will last a lifetime... however people do love to steal the Yeti's 😈😈

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 01:08 PM

I've never owned a Yeti, but always wanted a Yeti tumber for coffee/drinks. Just out of curiosity, I bought 2 Ozark Trails, a large and small and have been very pleased with both. The larger tumbler keeps things cooler/hotter much longer than the smaller tumbler. The one drawback is the non-spillproof lid, but I think you can get aftermarket ones online. Either way, you can't beat the price vs a Yeti.
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Posted 20 December 2016 - 09:29 PM

Yeah there are tons of other viable brands that use the same concept for less money, For drinks hydroflask is really popular as well and not as pricey.

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:05 PM

I use a Polar Bear 12 pack.  It is great, and I could carry it into church and no one would notice it is a cooler full of beer.  It is made in the US and costs about $60 on ebay.  

http://www.polarbear...ft-coolers.html

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:39 AM

There is a ton of hate for yeti just like PXG or anything high priced. People buy it for the name but it also performs. I own a yeti 45, 65 and hopper 30 plus most of the cups and bottles. I stand by their product and their customer service. Ive sent back my 45 due to air bubbles after 2 years of use and it was the easiest return/exchange ive ever made. They sent me a brand new cooler without question and it was at my door 2 days later. Then I sent them mine. It was incredible. I also own and RTIC 45 and it is just as good. I have done my own testing and it is definitely not better but it is about the same for sure. I owned most of my yeti stuff before RTIC was around or I would probably own a few more RTICs.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:53 AM

For a golf cart cooler seems kind of extreme, but if you have the cash, sounds like a good deal.
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:55 AM

View PostKrt22, on 13 December 2016 - 04:56 PM, said:

Do they come with young women in underwear sitting on them at that price? I always wondered

I'd buy one if they did, depending on the women that comes with it
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 10:59 AM

I have no hate for any cooler, because honestly, it is a cooler, who cares, but why would I need a cooler that keeps ice for a week unless I'm camping for a week. I usually finish my rounds in 3 hours or less so a $6 soft sided coleman serves me well. I'm sure there is a CAMPWRX forum where this discussion gets heated. I had to read all the reviews and found it interesting that on many of the reviews, the Yeti was beat by Orca and even the Wal Mart brand coolers. It's kind of like Harley Davidson, if you build your brand big enough, no one will care how unreliable your product is, they buy you for your name.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:29 PM

View Postws6, on 20 December 2016 - 10:05 PM, said:

I use a Polar Bear 12 pack.  It is great, and I could carry it into church and no one would notice it is a cooler full of beer.  It is made in the US and costs about $60 on ebay.  

http://www.polarbear...ft-coolers.html

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You beat me to it but these are the best soft-sided 6/12-packers I've found.

BTW, I also have Yeti's, the first generation were excellent, just like the Pelican's.
Orcas, Igloo "Extreme", and a host of others make good stuff.
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.
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Posted 21 December 2016 - 04:38 PM

I purchased a couple RITC on Amazon during their Black Friday sale.  Bought the 30oz tumbler and a beer can cozie.  I'm used to my Hydroflask and its leakproof wonder but will give the tumbler a go if I know I'm not walking the course.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it if there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 05:32 PM

View PostCwing, on 21 December 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it it there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

It's completely off topic, but I agree.  No amount of customer service is worth me paying 2-4x the cost of a product that's the exact same thing.  If the company selling the comparable product is making a profit off what they are selling, then think of the actual cost (and resulting profit) of Yeti's product.  If WalMart can sell the Ozark Trail tumblers at $7 and $9 and make a profit, and they are very often rumored to be made at the same manufacturer as the Yeti product in China, then what absurd profit margin does Yeti make on the same cup?  This is the reason Yeti can so easily replace your damaged/warranty claims...the margin off the first one they sold you would have paid for 4 or more anyway.

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 09:19 PM

View Postnitram, on 21 December 2016 - 01:29 PM, said:

View Postws6, on 20 December 2016 - 10:05 PM, said:

I use a Polar Bear 12 pack.  It is great, and I could carry it into church and no one would notice it is a cooler full of beer.  It is made in the US and costs about $60 on ebay.  

http://www.polarbear...ft-coolers.html

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You beat me to it but these are the best soft-sided 6/12-packers I've found.

BTW, I also have Yeti's, the first generation were excellent, just like the Pelican's.
Orcas, Igloo "Extreme", and a host of others make good stuff.
Just get what you want and be happy with it! If it sucks, let us know.

View PostSWenzel04, on 09 December 2016 - 03:50 PM, said:

The PXG of sippy cups.
Well played rook, well played indeed! :hi:

My polar bear also fits perfectly in the basket of a cart...


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:20 AM

View Postchris975d, on 21 December 2016 - 05:32 PM, said:

View PostCwing, on 21 December 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it it there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

It's completely off topic, but I agree.  No amount of customer service is worth me paying 2-4x the cost of a product that's the exact same thing.  If the company selling the comparable product is making a profit off what they are selling, then think of the actual cost (and resulting profit) of Yeti's product.  If WalMart can sell the Ozark Trail tumblers at $7 and $9 and make a profit, and they are very often rumored to be made at the same manufacturer as the Yeti product in China, then what absurd profit margin does Yeti make on the same cup?  This is the reason Yeti can so easily replace your damaged/warranty claims...the margin off the first one they sold you would have paid for 4 or more anyway.

I see your point there. Playing devils advocate, to me the customer service is worth paying $150 extra (at the time that I bought the RTIC). I sent both colors back for warranty issues as stated above and with yeti I was never without a cooler and they never charged me a penny. The whole process took about a week. When I sent my RTIC back, I was without a cooler for several weeks. In RTICs defense, I bought mine when they first were released and was on a few month waiting period. I filed a warrenty claim a few weeks after because of hinges, so I am sure that played into the turn around time.

Said all of that to say that to me spending an extra $150 is worth the simplicity of their customer service and how they stand behind their products.

Back back to the OP and relating it to golf. most of the coolers mentioned are wayyy to big for the golf course. I take my yeti hopper only when I know I am riding solo. It can sometimes fit inthe back basket, depends on the cart. Plus like others of said, you only need to hold ice for a few hours. Now when I go fishing, surfing, hunting/camping....all of the coolers listed are amazing. Will never use a non rotomolded hard cooler again.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:20 AM

View Postchris975d, on 21 December 2016 - 05:32 PM, said:

View PostCwing, on 21 December 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it it there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

It's completely off topic, but I agree.  No amount of customer service is worth me paying 2-4x the cost of a product that's the exact same thing.  If the company selling the comparable product is making a profit off what they are selling, then think of the actual cost (and resulting profit) of Yeti's product.  If WalMart can sell the Ozark Trail tumblers at $7 and $9 and make a profit, and they are very often rumored to be made at the same manufacturer as the Yeti product in China, then what absurd profit margin does Yeti make on the same cup?  This is the reason Yeti can so easily replace your damaged/warranty claims...the margin off the first one they sold you would have paid for 4 or more anyway.

Well why do people buy an Lexus instead of a Toyota, or why do people buy PXG over Srixon? You can argue that all those brands are similar in quality and performance.  The difference is price point.  Just like YETI vs. RTIC vs. Ozark Trail vs. etc, you can argue all you want about what's better or what's worth the money.  At the end of the day all that matters is what the value of the product is for the consumer.  For me, i've experienced enough bad customer service to appreciate customer service such as Yeti.  I can't even be upset about the profit margins Yeti makes because that's just a great business plan.
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:28 AM

View Postmcuba, on 22 December 2016 - 11:20 AM, said:

View Postchris975d, on 21 December 2016 - 05:32 PM, said:

View PostCwing, on 21 December 2016 - 05:18 PM, said:

View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it it there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

It's completely off topic, but I agree.  No amount of customer service is worth me paying 2-4x the cost of a product that's the exact same thing.  If the company selling the comparable product is making a profit off what they are selling, then think of the actual cost (and resulting profit) of Yeti's product.  If WalMart can sell the Ozark Trail tumblers at $7 and $9 and make a profit, and they are very often rumored to be made at the same manufacturer as the Yeti product in China, then what absurd profit margin does Yeti make on the same cup?  This is the reason Yeti can so easily replace your damaged/warranty claims...the margin off the first one they sold you would have paid for 4 or more anyway.

Well why do people buy an Lexus instead of a Toyota, or why do people buy PXG over Srixon? You can argue that all those brands are similar in quality and performance.  The difference is price point.  Just like YETI vs. RTIC vs. Ozark Trail vs. etc, you can argue all you want about what's better or what's worth the money.  At the end of the day all that matters is what the value of the product is for the consumer.  For me, i've experienced enough bad customer service to appreciate customer service such as Yeti.  I can't even be upset about the profit margins Yeti makes because that's just a great business plan.

I agree somewhat. But your other brand examples aren't the best. The difference between a Toyota and Lexus isn't just the name on the product. The increase in price does bring more bells/whistles, higher quality interiors, etc. Same with PXG and Srixon. Different design, different manufacturing methods.  With Yeti vs Ozark Trail, we are talking the EXACT SAME PRODUCT. If PXG were buying Srixon made 765 irons and putting a PXG badge in the cavity instead, and charging 3x more, then your example would be more valid.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

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View Postmcuba, on 21 December 2016 - 04:02 PM, said:

Yes, Yeti's are expensive, but damn are they worth it.  I own all of the ramblers and use a hopper to keep brews ice cold in the summer.  I see why people hate on Yeti.  The price is outrageous and there are plenty of other brands who have similar products like (RTIC, etc.)  But like an post above stated, the quality and customer service Yeti provides is nothing short of amazing.

How are they worth it it there are other products that perform the same at a 1/4 the price? I don't see the logic there.

It's completely off topic, but I agree.  No amount of customer service is worth me paying 2-4x the cost of a product that's the exact same thing.  If the company selling the comparable product is making a profit off what they are selling, then think of the actual cost (and resulting profit) of Yeti's product.  If WalMart can sell the Ozark Trail tumblers at $7 and $9 and make a profit, and they are very often rumored to be made at the same manufacturer as the Yeti product in China, then what absurd profit margin does Yeti make on the same cup?  This is the reason Yeti can so easily replace your damaged/warranty claims...the margin off the first one they sold you would have paid for 4 or more anyway.

Well why do people buy an Lexus instead of a Toyota, or why do people buy PXG over Srixon? You can argue that all those brands are similar in quality and performance.  The difference is price point.  Just like YETI vs. RTIC vs. Ozark Trail vs. etc, you can argue all you want about what's better or what's worth the money.  At the end of the day all that matters is what the value of the product is for the consumer.  For me, i've experienced enough bad customer service to appreciate customer service such as Yeti.  I can't even be upset about the profit margins Yeti makes because that's just a great business plan.

I agree somewhat. But your other brand examples aren't the best. The difference between a Toyota and Lexus isn't just the name on the product. The increase in price does bring more bells/whistles, higher quality interiors, etc. Same with PXG and Srixon. Different design, different manufacturing methods.  With Yeti vs Ozark Trail, we are talking the EXACT SAME PRODUCT. If PXG were buying Srixon made 765 irons and putting a PXG badge in the cavity instead, and charging 3x more, then your example would be more valid.

Ok, I see your point.  For a better comparison, let's look at Bridgestone J15 cb's vs. Titleist cb's.  Two very similar products (premium forged carbon steel, cavity backs with specific weighting), with one being a few hundred dollars more retail.  I'd say that's a close comparison to Yeti vs. RTIC.  Two comparable products but will have consumers who value one over the other.
As far as Ozark Trail vs. Yeti goes, I own both 30 oz. cups and I would argue the quality is better with the Yeti.  From the lid/straw/seal to the quality of the steel, Yeti is better.  But performance wise, very similar.  So again, it really comes down to what the consumer wants and values.
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Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:31 AM

The Ozark Trail coozy is awesome. My buddy has 4 of the Yeti brand and would always let people use them at get togethers. No way was I paying $25 for a beer coozy. Grabbed a couple of the Ozark Trail and couldn't be happier. My buddy has used them when coming over and has even said there is no difference in performance. Keeps the beer cold in your hand!


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Posted 27 December 2016 - 09:57 AM

Picked one of these soft Ozick trail coolers up for my sister for Christmas.  Great size and better top design for access than Yeti. I've found the Ozark tumblers to work exactly the same as Yeti, and I own both. I expect this cooler to perform as well as a Yeti.

https://www.walmart....13=2083&veh=sem

As for customer service, I won't pay 4x as much for a product just for customer service. If I have an issue walmart won't take care of, I can buy two more coolers and still save money. With price points that far off, customer service is a non issue in my opinion.

Anyone looking for the soft cooler design check these out. At $50 retail they are a deal, if you can find them in stock.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:04 AM

Yeti gained it's reputation from professional outfitters that need that kind of performance.  They were cutting edge 10 or 15 years ago.

If you don't need a 'real' cooler than don't buy one.  You should know the difference.

If you're going into the Grand Canyon for 20 days you want ice to last as long as possible.  A Yeti seems like a great value when you're mixing a cocktail on day 12.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 10:46 AM

View Postws6, on 20 December 2016 - 10:05 PM, said:

I use a Polar Bear 12 pack.  It is great, and I could carry it into church and no one would notice it is a cooler full of beer.  It is made in the US and costs about $60 on ebay.  

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 12:08 PM

If you are mixing cocktails on a 3 week Grand Canyon jaunt, then maybe camping isn't your thing. I'm sure that donkey loves hauling that Cosmo mixer around.

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:35 PM

View Postcardia10, on 27 December 2016 - 12:08 PM, said:

If you are mixing cocktails on a 3 week Grand Canyon jaunt, then maybe camping isn't your thing. I'm sure that donkey loves hauling that Cosmo mixer around.

Rafting on the river.

No one hauls ice on a burro.

Golfers.  Pssssst.


Edited by Matt J, 27 December 2016 - 02:36 PM.


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