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Cooler Showdown: Yeti vs Ozark (Walmart’s Brand)

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YETI Tundra 65 Cooler White
Ozark Trail 73-Quart High-Performance Cooler, Grey
Pelican Elite 70 Quart Cooler (White/Gray)
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Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler

Features: Durable, and great user experience.

Ice Retention: Plenty of ice, kept our beverages ice cold after a week on the road.

Warranty: Five Years. Feels durable enough to last.

Value: Expensive, but well worth the money in my opinion. Keeps the meat nice and chilled in the cooler for days.

Ozark Trail 73 Cooler

Features: Enough, but nothing special.

Ice Retention: Lukewarm water after a week of use, could be good for short trips.

Warranty: Five Years. Similar to Yeti, feels a tad flimsy.

Value:  Cheap, a decent value, good for families on a budget.

Introduction

Ever since I purchased my Yeti, I have really begun to clue into the ongoing comparisons that others make with alternative brands while searching for the best coolers.

One rivalry that has been getting a lot of attention is the one between my chosen brand, which is certainly Yeti, the Trail coolers made by Ozark. Ozark coolers are sold exclusively by Wal-Mart (also available on Amazon as of 2017), and they have become acting as a sort of house brand for the retail giant.

A lot of friends of mine use Ozark Trail coolers, and they sure like to boast about how they did not have to pay as much as me and the other Yeti users. Needless to say, they end up patting their own backs and having a good laugh about the foolishness of Yeti cooler owners.

Yeti Tundra 65

I’m glad they’re happy, but I’d like to officially bring my point of view to the discussion: they’re also wrong. Ozark, the brand made by Wal-Mart, is a clone, its a knock-off, alternative– it is manufactured in a cheaper way, and it does not hold ice as long. These are just a few standout issues, which have good company among other inferiorities brought to the equation by Ozark.

Cooler enthusiasts have been becoming more aware of the prominence of Ozark models on the market. They are only available at Wal-Mart, as they have a specific deal with them. Like Yeti, and many other brands who manufactures premium quality coolers, the cooler is roto-molded and insulated. My initial impressions of these Ozark coolers were pretty strong.

I’ve got a friend with an Ozark Trail, so I took my Yeti over to his place, and his was agreeable enough to allow me to perform as ice test. He was aware that I had some issues with the brand, and definitely is not a fellow who lives and dies by the Ozark sword; he just liked the value for the dollar, which I think is totally fair.

Anyway, here are the formal results from the Ozark cooler vs. Yeti cooler test:

Appearance

They look a little bit alike, but the Ozark is considerably more awkward and cheap looking. Like RTIC and many other brands, I have to think twice before calling their coolers and products “knock offs” of Yeti products. It may be harsh wording, but I believe it to be true. As I mentioned before, the Ozark is practically a clone of a Yeti. As well as being a brand, Yeti has also become a style of cooler. Though there are things to be said for using the innovations of competitive products, I think there is something to be said for paying a bit extra to go for the model that everybody else is copying, rather than settling for a less expensive, more cheaply made “knock off.” Also, a product backed by Wal-Mart doesn’t necessarily inspire confidence as far as morality goes, in my opinion… Not that I have a huge problem with Wal-Mart, but they’re not exactly an innocent little Mom & Pop shop.

I think this is a clear decision for Yeti, who innovated their own product and created their own design… Rather than depending on a great company to come along with an idea to steal, Yeti entered the scene and set the standard, which many competitors borrow from. Though it’s simple, it’s slick and modern, and Yeti wins this by a long run.

Functionality

To put it simply, there is no way that Yeti is losing this battle to most coolers, perhaps most specifically that applies to the Ozark. The Yeti manages to fend off some pretty tough competition; I don’t think that the Ozark qualifies in that category. The Yeti won the ice test by at least a day.

The Ozark hardly lasted 4 days, while the Yeti had enough ice left in it at that point that it looked like it would last at least 2 more. And that was in quite a cool environment; because of the inferior insulation, I have heard Ozark Trail users complain about their ice melting between 8-12 hours, which is not at all acceptable for a product claiming to be a valid competitor to industry leaders. As far as coolers go, this is the definitive quality, in my opinion. I also think that the Yeti is generally made from higher quality materials and has a more organic, user friendly, and natural feel. The Ozark is made in China, and completed with unsatisfactory rubber latches which seem pretty feeble. Ozark hardly puts up a fight. This one goes to Yeti.

Value

What cooler you deem to be more valuable will ultimately depend on your priorities. If you are looking for a better cooler, and prioritize quality above other aspects, the Yeti’s high price also represents much higher value for your dollar. Yeti offers a great warranty, and is an industry leader in almost every quantitative field that applies to premium coolers.

If you are pinching pennies and looking for a cooler than can deliver admirable results for as low of a cost as possible, the Ozark is not a bad option. It is very functional, and offers many of the same positive features as the Yeti; it just brings nothing new or unique to the conversation at all, which is exactly why Yeti is such a remarkable brand in the first place. I believe that Yeti delivers more bang for your buck, but I realize not everybody is financially comfortable or secure enough to invest the extra money into their cooler. Again, if you’re looking for a cheap alternative, the Ozark is a fine choice…

Conclusion

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YETI Tundra 65 Cooler White
  • The YETI Tundra 65 is just as adept at keeping your catches cold in the field as it is storing the drinks and food for your backyard barbecue, this ice chest is plenty roomy, holding a limit of redfish or your prized brisket
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler's sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey

At the end of the day, you are comparing an original to a clone. What I can say about the Ozark Trail, though, is that it hardly even classifies as a clone. If you are looking for a Yeti knock off, there are better brands on the market. Still, I think that you would be better off making a conscious effort to save up a bit more money and invest in the real deal.

Cooler Showdown: Yeti vs Rtic vs Ozark vs Engel vs Canyon

RTIC Cooler (RTIC 45 Tan)
Grizzly Coolers Cooler, Sandstone/Tan, 40-Quart
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler White
Engel Coolers ENG35 Roto-Molded Cooler, Tan
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Okay, so you know that I haven’t exactly been secretive about my huge support for Yeti coolers. My Yeti totally changed my life, as it single handedly improved my camping and outdoor adventure activities by about five thousand country miles. Still, I think it would be simplistic to say that Yeti is the only cooler worth purchasing. A lot of my friends have a bias against Yeti, mostly due to the comparably high cost, and have chosen other coolers that I think are pretty great alternatives to a Yeti cooler. Although I could not be happier with my Yeti, and wouldn’t trade it in for the world, there are definitely a few brands of coolers that give Yeti a run for their money. In this article I’ll examine a few of them.

1. RTIC

RTIC Cooler (RTIC 45 Tan)
  • This cooler is all about extremes - from impact resistance and durability to long lasting ice retention
  • This midsize cooler makes a perfect multi-purpose cooler. It can be carried by one person.
  • The RTIC 45 can do double duty as a bench, nonslip step stool, tabletop and extra cutting board while keeping ice, perishables and vital supplies cold.

RTIC proudly boasts the fact that their coolers are of an equal quality to Yeti, that they hold even more ice, and more than anything– that their coolers are generally about half the price of a Yeti. It is true that the RTIC cooler also provided very high quality rotomolded coolers, and more. They claim that their approach to the technology, marketing costs, and general business model allows them to provide a cooler that is totally comparable to the Yeti, but as I mentioned, the price is drastically cheaper. I have a few friends with RTIC coolers– I agree that their cooler is pretty good, but they sure have an arrogant attitude about the whole deal. In general, I find that my biggest problem with RTIC is their business ethics and perspective; I find the whole thing pretty obnoxious. Their cooler looks almost identical to the Yeti, except they have removed Yeti’s logo and, basically, superimposed their own onto the cooler. Their entire marketing strategy seems to be based on devaluing Yeti; I understand that competition is healthy, but RTIC is actually bringing nothing new to the table, and I see a lot of moral ambiguity in the way that they run their operations… To be honest, I’m simply not sure that I trust them, and I’m not the only one. They have even been sued by Yeti for the remarkable similarities between the products. If you don’t care about these ethical issues, which is totally up to you, but you desire a high-end cooler, an RTIC may be what you are looking for.

2. Grizzly Coolers

Grizzy also offers a less expensive alternative to Yeti, but the price difference is not as drastic as the different between RTIC, and generally you will only be paying about an extra $100 for a Yeti. Grizzly Coolers are all made in the USA, whereas Yeti manufactures their products in the USA as well as the Philippines. They are both constructed with rotomolding technology, and they are both certified to be bear proof. Yeti offers five-year warranty, whereas Grizzly offers a lifetime warranty, which gives them a slight edge. As far as I can tell, the ice retention is quite similar, but Yeti has a very slight edge. To be honest, I have always admired the Grizzly coolers that my friends use. At the end of the day, this is a pretty close call. I think it comes down to which aesthetic you prefer. I prefer the look of the Yeti, and I have also read that it holds ice for about one more day than the Grizzly, which could be very useful, depending on what type of activities you plan on using the cooler for.

3. Engel Coolers

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ENGEL COOLERS 19 QUART COOLER/DRY BOX - TAN
  • Rugged, lightweight polypropylene case
  • Airtight, EVA foam rubber gasket
  • Rugged shoulder strap/integrated tie-down guides

Engel is maybe the healthiest competition for Yeti. Again, both coolers share the most common attributes of the modern high-end cooler. They are both totally bear-proof, and they have both been made using rotomolded plastic. Comparable models of the Yeti cooler and the Engel cooler, generally, hold ice for about the same duration– with a slight advantage to the Yeti. The Engel, however, is more spatially efficient, and can hold significantly more ice in the same general size of model. Again, I prefer the design of the Yeti cooler. It uses simplicity in a way that is very slick and modern. When I see an Engel cooler, I generally think that the big red and blue logo on the front is a little bit goofy looking. Again, they are very comparable. The Engel holds ice better, and the Yeti retains ice better. The Yeti’s 5-year warranty is also impressive, while the Engel’s 3-year warranty leaves a bit to be desired. Right now, their coolers are priced about the same, but Yeti has a slightly more prestigious and respected reputation. To counter this, Engel offers a slightly lower price.

4. Canyon Coolers

Canyon Coolers Outfitter Series 22qt- Sanstone
  • All-purpose cooler: hunting, fishing, tailgating, and camping.
  • Great for multi-day trips,Ice Retention: 1-3 days
  • Brutally Tough PE RotoMolded cooler shell,IGBC Bear Resistant Certification #3769

Canyon Coolers are kind of like a new kid on the block. Put simply, they are pretty great, and if I were to buy a cooler than was not a Yeti, it would probably be a canyon. Canyon coolers are have been made down in Arizona since their inception, and they are absolutely amazing at holding ice. A Yeti cooler usually retains its ice for an average of about 5 days; a Canyon cooler has been known to hold ice for 7-8. In my opinion a Canyon cooler absolutely offers the best value for your dollar. Canyon offers great prices for very high quality coolers. With most of their coolers, Canyon provides a lifetime warranty, which is significantly more than Yeti’s 5-year warranty. The price of a Canyon to its comparable shape and model of Yeti is often several hundred dollars cheaper, and this is not something to be taken lightly. I know a lot of folks who are happy with their Canyon cooler, and I can’t blame them.

Conclusion

Yes, Yeti is definitely not alone in the world of high-end coolers. Maybe I am irrationally firm in my bias, but I have done extensive research and had a lot of conversations with folks about their coolers. I think that the Yeti offers a lot of bang for the buck, even compared to the cheaper alternatives like Canyon. There is something about choosing the industry leader that brings a sort of calm and peace of mind. If you are concerned about price, there may be a better option (like the Canyon), but if you are content to make more of an investment in your outdoor supplies, I would still recommend most Yeti models over their comparables.

Cooler Showdown: Yeti Cooler vs RTIC Cooler

By now, it should be common knowledge that Yeti is the cooler brand that is absolutely setting the bar for everything “premium” at this point. Although this is true, a lot of people are turned off by the price. This is fair, I think, as not everybody can afford to pay premium rates. Naturally, competition has emerged, and many coolers on the scene are very closely, sometimes suspiciously closely, emulating the features and style of the Yeti. That’s the nature of things, but there is a pretty huge range in quality within the “clones” of the Yeti. To be honest, some just are not very good coolers. The products offered up by RTIC, on the other hand, are pretty darn good.

Now, when I say “RTIC cooler vs Yeti Cooler” some of you might think of the lawsuit between the two companies, in which Yeti sued RTIC for patent infringement, citing that their design is “confusingly similar.” To their defense, RTIC has never tried to hide these similarities, in fact they openly market themselves as a “Yeti for half the price!” Looking at the two product lines, and the products within them, is basically an exercise in “try to spot the difference” and the only tangible difference is “the logo.”

It’s a bold statement by RTIC, and their plan may end up benefitting them. But we’re not here to discuss legalities, are we? No, we’re here to discuss coolers.

Here is my dissection on which company manufactures and distributes the better cooler. I’ll do my best to remain unbiased!

Let me begin by saying that RTIC has basically created their “version” of every product in Yeti’s line, so these truths are generally the same for each product; the specifics of certain sizes will change in scale, though the ratio will likely remain the same! For this article, I decided to test using my Yeti Tundra 45 and my friend’s RTIC 45, and I did some independent research, as well!

Ice Management:

Okay, so the first thing we noticed is that the RTIC 45 actually holds quite a bit more ice than the Yeti Tundra 45, which was pretty odd, considering they seem near identical in size. Now, I’d heard that the RTIC coolers actually outperform the Yeti in these regards, so I was not surprised when his lasted almost 6 days, while my ice lasted only 5. Of course this is variable, but I am willing to give it to RTIC that they have slightly better ice retaining abilities. Obviously my friend gave me quite a hard time about this. Which makes some sense, considering he payed hundreds less than I did. But I was quick to remind him that, in the big picture, they both have quite amazing ice retaining abilities, and that there are more categories than Ice retention that would be determining which was the more valuable cooler! Verdict: RTIC.

Quality of Build:

I knew this would be an interesting category. Yeti has the revolutionary design, and RTIC is the best copier and adapter to that design. RTIC has literally pulled every trick in the book to create a cooler that is “as good” as Yeti for half the price, and I can say that the differences are noticeably difficult to put a finger on. Similarities include impressive rotomolded construction, high quality latches, significant insulation within the walls, heavy duty foam, and other impressive hardware.

Actually, there were few enough differences between the two that we had quite a difficult time picking a winner. My friend suggested flipping a coin, but I think that Yeti’s engineers and designers deserve the benefit of the doubt for being the originators of such a desirable concept. He countered that, although my statement is true, similar praise should be given to the folks at RTIC for being resourceful enough to make such a comparable product in a much less expensive way. Verdict: Yeti.

Appearance:

Not to mention, Yeti products are available in a much wider range of colors and styles, whereas the selection for RTIC products is considerably slimmer and less inventive. Although aesthetics like this are not “make or break” in your cooler decision, the vast selection offered by Yeti certainly functions as a reasonable tiebreaker between the products. My friend begrudgingly agreed. Verdict: Yeti.

Warranty:

This one is easy. Yeti offers a 5-year comprehensive warranty, whereas RTIC’s is only 3 years. Verdict: Yeti.

Reputation:

Again, this is an easy category, but not as black and white as the previous. Yeti is the master, RTIC is the student attempting to outsmart their master. It’s an interesting dynamic, because the biggest negative contributor to Yeti’s reputation is their high price, which RTIC amends quite impressively and skillfully. Still, Yeti is the biggest name in the game, and RTIC may have gotten a spike in popularity from the lawsuit that Yeti brought against them, which may have helped their sales, but certainly did not boost their reputation professionally. Verdict: Yeti.

Conclusion…

Okay, obviously I think the Yeti is the superior cooler in almost every way. But the fact that your common Yeti product is often 130%-170% more expensive than the comparable RTIC is a substantial consideration you should be taking to mind. For me, I think that RTIC’s methods of copying and emulating are a little bit suspect, and I support the integrity and legitimacy of Yeti’s operations. As you can see, Yeti has a slight in advantage of most of these quantifiable categories, too. But if you are looking for a less expensive solution, RTIC offers the best clone of a Yeti on the market, hands down, in my opinion. And, as I learned through this experiment, the RTIC actually handles and retains ice in a slightly more impressive and efficient manner than the Yeti, which was genuinely surprising. Through this investigation, my respect for the RTIC product definitely increased, and I am genuinely impressed that they are able to have such an efficient operation that they can sell premium quality coolers at such an affordable rate.

But, in my opinion, and that of many enthusiasts and professionals, there is still no cooler manufacturer that delivers the whole package as successfully as Yeti. When you are the model that your competitors are using as their model to base their engineering around, you must be doing something right. For some time now, Yeti has held the torch, and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon.

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler White
  • The YETI Tundra 45 combines versatility with durability with a capacity of up to 26 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Will keep your ice... well ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler's sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey

Is A Yeti Cooler Worth It?

In this post, I’ll look into the elusive Yeti Cooler, which is creating quite a buzz in the world of camping and outdoor gear. There are two things that are obvious… First, it must be a pretty good cooler. Second, it’s not cheap! So, I figured I’d do the prospective cooler buyer a favor and take a closer look to see if the Yeti cooler was worth the price… Here are my impressions. Yeti Tundra 35

Well, I finally caved.

After years of group camping trips and other outdoor adventures with a ramshackle old cooler, made from cheap red and white plastic, and definitely not without duct tape, it was time to replace my trusted, old dependable. If you’ve never experienced such a thing, it’s surprisingly tough to let go of a piece of gear that’s treated you so well over the years. Naturally, I thought of all the places we’d been together. Maybe I’m just sentimental, but I didn’t want to let go of it. My friends had been convincing me it was time, for some time, and I was never willing to listen. But the time finally came… I was packing up for a trip, and I looked across the garage to see my tired, worn down old cooler. Definitely not without some tasteful touches of duct tape. I took a long look at my old friend, and it finally hit me that hanging onto old red wasn’t doing either of us any favors.

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler White
  • The YETI Tundra 45 combines versatility with durability with a capacity of up to 26 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Will keep your ice... well ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler's sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey

Obviously, my friends were very much “ABOUT TIME!” about the thing, and definitely gave me a bit of a hard time for my stubbornness. Anyway, I asked for advice in finding a proper replacement, and quite a few of them told me that I should absolutely consider grabbing one of the coolers made by Yeti…

The big question is clearly:

Is a Yeti cooler worth the price?

But, another question for some of you may be: “What is a Yeti cooler?”

I’ll answer that one first.

First of all, Yeti coolers are rotomolded– this means that they are constructed and manufactured in a similar process to a whitewater kayak. They are intensely sturdy, and they are extremely insulated. Their wicked insulation systems allows to stay refrain from melting more than almost any other cooler on the market… But, it’s hard to speak in generalities, because Yeti coolers have quite a range. The cheapest are just under $300, and the most expensive Yeti cooler are over $1000. So, naturally, there is quite a range. Some people say that their Yeti cooler retained ice for close to two weeks, but there are too many variables to give a set amount of time… Still, I can tell you that, from personal experience, I noticed an absolutely massive difference. Yeti calls their products “premium” coolers, and I can certainly agree with that– as can all of the other people I have known who have used Yeti.
So, in case you can’t tell where I’m going like this: I think that a Yeti cooler is absolutely worth the money if you are looking to invest in a long term solution for your camping, adventuring, and other cooler-related needs. Quite simply, I’ve never experienced a cooler that is more effective than a Yeti. In my experience, everything that I had stored in my cooler had remained very cool after at least 48 hours, but I’ve never used it longer than that.

There are cheaper alternatives, but none of them will provide the same level of excellence as a Yeti, in my opinion. I purchased one of the least expensive coolers, a Yeti Tundra 35, and I can tell you that, despite the fact that it on the lower end of the Yeti price range, I can’t even imagine how a cooler can get much better than this! Still, I don’t doubt that it can be achieved by a company like Yeti. The design is simple but slick, and I can’t help but admit that I have already started looking at their more expensive models… I am certain that I would be kicking myself for not investing more in this great company if I wasn’t having such a good time with my Tundra 35. I’d say that I’d replace it, but I

Along with being UV resistant, the Tundra 35 is insulated with 2 inches of polyurethane. Along with being conveniently portable, it is quite durable– well, actually it feels like it might be indestructible, but I haven’t tested that yet! The handles have textured grips and are made from nylon rope, making the cooler very easily to carry. It might be indestructible, but it is definitely grizzly proof, which is invaluable if you plan on stopping by bear country. The Tundra 35, just like every other Yeti cooler that I have ever seen, heard of, or experienced, is built to be extremely strong and resilient.

I have been using my Tundra 35 for almost an entire year now, and it is still holding incredibly well. It is not showing any signs of aging at all, really. As an active guy, I have to say that this cooler has made a massive improvement in the quality of my leisure time. So, yeah, sure. It is an expensive piece of equipment. But when it comes to food, water, and beer– these are precious resources out in the bush, and as far as I am concerned Yeti has revolutionized the way that I can keep these things cool.

At $300, my Tundra 35 does amazing things for me on a consistent basis. If I have one regret about the whole situation, it might be that I didn’t have it in me to take a risk on one of their most advanced models… I can only imagine what kind of value those more expensive coolers would provide. Still, I’m very happy with. Oh yeah– if I have one other regret? It’s that I didn’t scrap the old red piece of junk a bit sooner!

As I’ve become quite passionate about this awesome new cooler, expect a few more posts about it in the future, as I’ve got some more to say on the topic. Until then, happy camping– and consider getting yourself a Yeti!