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    I was thinking more along the lines of spending a weekend at a test and not having to worry about ice. I'm kind of agreeing with John. They're nice but you lose a lot of space with all of the insulation. Also with Raymond as far as necessity vs status symbol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaboy View Post
    I have a couple of yetti's. As posted previously, heavy and relatively small capacity due to significantly thicker sides/insulation. For general use, not worth the expense and weight. Also, if you are going to be routinely opening the lid, the extra insulation does not do a lot of good. However, for long hunting trips where you need to store subsantial provisions and "buy more ice" is not an option, very hard to beat. I have gone on week long duck hunting trips in south louisiana where we camp in the marsh for a week and still had frozen food/ice when we hit the dock.
    Quote Originally Posted by SCOTT C. View Post
    Defiantly not a status symbol. I've been a saltwater fishing guide for close to 20 years. I've gone through dozens of Coleman and igloo coolers. People sitting on them and they finally cave in standing on them as well. Then stopping every morning wether I have to or not just to get ice. Have had a Yeti now for a couple years one for the boat one for the truck. Problems solved, like the ads say "it will be the last cooler you'll ever own" if nothing else they are tuff and they do hold ice longer.
    I have a Yeti 105 on my boat and I would agree with both Scott and Bamaboy...If used in the right application you can't beat a Yeti. However, just as a weekend beer cooler they are too expensive, heavy, and ineffective...

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    Yeti all the way.

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    I saw my first Yetis years ago on a 5 day float trip in MT and finally plunked down the bucks for my first one after a redfish trip in Titusville when I walked in to a dealer. It is one of the few things I have ever bought that I really felt was worth the extra $$ versus what I had always done. I now have a couple in different sizes. I know that there are similar models out there like the grizzly now and can't say if they are better or worse. I will say I like my Yetis way more than the Coleman extreme. It really comes in handy on a fishing/hunting trip when getting ice is not easy.

    It is less valuable at a weekend trial, but if you want to check one out, stop by my truck and fish a beer out of my cooler--I guarantee you it will be nice and frosty.

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    Doublehaul,
    I don't believe your beer is cold! I'll have to try one and see for myself! Will you be in Cheraw this weekend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by labman63 View Post
    Doublehaul,
    I don't believe your beer is cold! I'll have to try one and see for myself! Will you be in Cheraw this weekend?
    Even though everyone on the circuit knows which closet my cooler tray is in and are always dipping their hands in to help themselves, they are quite cold, I assure you. The only issue might be if the rascals take them all and I have to refill with the backup stash. Then you might have to have some wine or liquor while we wait for the beer to cool down.

    Unfortunately you won't be able to test it at Cheraw this weekend. We are up in Emporia.

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    I was in Emporia last weekend. Grounds(roads) were a mess with all the rain but it should be good now that spring has sprung. I was gonna run in the derby fri but she isn't ready. Have client dogs in HT in Cheraw as well as one of mine so a hunting we will go.

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    I HATE name brand stuff; that said I was Up for 2 weeks on a training trip in MT this summer, training buddies have a Yeti; they had an ice block when they started they had a smaller ice block when we left; it was a running joke that the thing was making ice. SO dang it they do work; albeit being heavy; hard to transport, not the easiest thing to open, and easy to trip over in the dark (they got a sticker that says bear proof; didn't test that; but are definitely drunken handler proof) .
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    Penn-

    When will you be down my way again? I'll bring my own beer. I just want to try out your cooler and train some dogs!

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