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Postby superman27344 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:21 pm

Not sure if there is already a thread about this or not, but in my search for a good cooler for camping and offroading I came across a brand called RTIC. They are similar in design to the YETI coolers but about half the price and actually hold more ice. I watched several comparison videos about them and they seem like really good coolers. I ordered one yesterday however due to back order it wont ship until August. Any of you guys got opinions on these or other similar coolers?


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Re: Coolers

Postby squatch » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:31 pm

I believe reran on here just bought a couple of those.

Wally world also has an "Ozark Trail" Chinese copy that seems to be getting good reviews.
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Re: Coolers

Postby GoodyMOBB » Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:29 pm

I've been trying to decide between a yeti and an igloo Yukon. I've seen ads on Facebook for the rtic ones and the complaints about back orders and wait time turns me off to them.
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Re: Coolers

Postby N law » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:15 pm

I got an Ozark Trail version of the Yeti Tumbler the other day after reading all the great reviews comparing it to a Yeti. They also have a cooler, like Squatch mention, that ranks highly. The worst part of it is that every dumbass keeps thinking I have a trendy cup (I guess in a way I kinda do...) and asking me if it holds ice. :roll: :scratch: Yes. It holds ice... It is a vessel for ice and liquids...
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Re: Coolers

Postby reran » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:27 pm

I've had mine for about three weeks now and in my opinion, they're great coolers. I ordered the 20L and 45L in white on May 17 and received the first week of June, even though the website stated the ship date was 06/30/16. Although, I have heard orders in the tan color where backordered. Since I don't have firsthand experience with the Yeti, I won't say the RTIC is better or worse, but for the money I do not think you can buy a better cooler. When using, be sure to pre-cool the cooler and contents , otherwise you'll have a cooler full of water by the end of the day. There is more discussion on these coolers on www.expeditionportal.com.
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Re: Coolers

Postby superman27344 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:49 pm

reran wrote: "Although, I have heard orders in the tan color where backordered." "When using, be sure to pre-cool the cooler and contents , otherwise you'll have a cooler full of water by the end of the day."


Yeah, I ordered the tan colored 65 but maybe it will come a little sooner than the date they gave me. As far as the pre-cooling goes, is it still necessary if you store the cooler inside the house rather than a shed, garage, or attic?


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Re: Coolers

Postby reran » Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:46 pm

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reran wrote: "Although, I have heard orders in the tan color where backordered." "When using, be sure to pre-cool the cooler and contents , otherwise you'll have a cooler full of water by the end of the day."


Yeah, I ordered the tan colored 65 but maybe it will come a little sooner than the date they gave me. As far as the pre-cooling goes, is it still necessary if you store the cooler inside the house rather than a shed, garage, or attic?


Depends how long you want the ice to last. If you want it to last as long as possible (3-7 days), I'd make sure everything in the cooler, including the inside of the cooler was pre-cooled/pre-chilled to the temp I want it before putting ice in it.
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