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SHOT Show 18 – Yeti Hondo

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Displayed at both SHOT Show and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Hondo is a base camp folding chair.


This thing is beefy at 16.5 lbs, but will handle a 3,000 lbs load. If the mesh back and seat, combined with over molded arms remind you of the Aeron chair, that’s because it was designed by Brian Langerak who came to Yeti from Herman Miller.


Yeti – LOADOUT Bucket

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

Yep, it’s an injection molded 5 gallon bucket from Yeti, made from the same material as their durable coolers. It’s not insulated but what it does have, is a grippy rubber bottom and will support a load of 300 lbs. Accessories include a utility belt, an interior caddy and a watertight lid.

This is the Desert Tan version, but there are other colors will be available as well.

Coming this Fall.

Yeti Coolers and RTIC Reach Settlement – A Take of Two Press Releases

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

For years I’ve been watching people poo-poo Yeti coolers as being too expensive, while they go on and on about how great RTIC coolers are. The thing is, RTIC made copies of almost every Yeti design and charged less. You can do that when you don’t actually design anything.

In the course of time, Yeti sued RTIC. Apparently, they’ve settled. The difference in the public statements is quite interesting.

I’ll start with RTIC’s because, well, you’ll figure it out once you read them both.


RTIC, the leading direct to consumer online retailer of premium coolers and drinkware announces that it has entered into a settlement agreement with YETI today for the purpose of avoiding the additional costs and uncertainty of continued litigation. The dispute has been amicably resolved and as part of the agreement, RTIC has agreed to redesign only those products involved in the dispute.

As part of the Agreement, RTIC is precluded from commenting further, but RTIC is very pleased with the settlement and considers it a win.

RTIC had previously announced last month changes to its 2017 product lines and expects to rollout new products and updated existing products starting in early Spring. RTIC will continue to operate as normal selling all the RTIC brand of products as provided on the website keeping true to its promise to deliver “Over Built – Not Over Priced” products to all its RTIC fans & customers.

Now, let’s look at Yeti’s perspective.

Austin, Texas (February 2, 2017) — YETI®, the leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, is pleased to announce that a binding settlement has been reached in the United States District Court lawsuits brought against RTIC Coolers and brothers John and Jim Jacobsen.

RTIC Coolers and the Jacobsens are required to make a financial payment to YETI; to cease sales of all products subject to the lawsuit – this includes hard-sided coolers, soft-sided coolers and drinkware; and to redesign all products in question.

YETI CEO Matt Reintjes stated, “We are extremely pleased with the results we have achieved. We will continue to defend our innovation and intellectual property. This is a true win.”

Further details will be shared as they become available. YETI is not available for further comment on this topic at this point.

What do you think?

Yeti Coolers – Brick Bottle Opener

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016


Yeti Coolers has released the Yeti Brick, a limited edition bottle opener well deserving of its name, and they sent us one to take a look at.

Made of 3/4 lbs. of cast stainless steel, the Brick can easily function as well a bludgeon as a bottle opener, but its definitely built to last. An included rear lanyard loop also means you can hang it in a convenient location, or keep it on your person; it might be a bit big for EDC, but, hey, we don’t judge.

Before anyone asks, yes, that is a twist top.

Again, the Brick is a limited edition release, so if you’re looking to get your mitts on one, act fast.

ORSM – Yeti Introduces Tumbler Handle and Straw Lid

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Yeti has introduced a removable handle and lid with straw.

Yeti – Hopper Flip 12

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Austin, Texas — YETI®, a leading premium cooler and drinkware brand, is expanding their family of durable and portable soft coolers. The Hopper™ family now includes the Hopper Flip™ — a 100% leakproof, tough-as-nails, carry-the-day soft cooler that’s built for adventure.

The Hopper Flip™ retains ice for days and can withstand serious abuse in the field, on the water, or at the campsite. Its compact, cubed design makes for easy hauling while the wide-mouth opening provides greater visibility and access to your food and drinks.

“YETI built its reputation on indestructible coolers and drinkware that set the standard for ice retention,” says Matt Reintjes, YETI CEO. “While we’ve made strides for the soft cooler industry with the original Hopper, we saw a need for an even more portable solution that continues to raise expectations for performance and durability. The Hopper Flip is perfect for day-trips anywhere.”

The Hopper Flip’s over-engineered construction includes the leakproof HydroLok™ Zipper, the puncture resistant DryHide™ Shell, and up to 1 inch of superior ColdCell™ Insulation. The heavy-duty EVA foam bottom and RF-welded seams provide waterproof construction and unmatched durability, while the double-stitched handles and included removable shoulder strap offer comfortable, reliable carrying options.

The HitchPoint™ Grid makes the Hopper Flip™ compatible with the MOLLE Bottle Opener, MOLLE Zinger, as well as our water-resistant SideKick™ Gear Case, perfect for stashing your keys, wallet, and extra gear.

The Hopper Flip will be available in Fog Gray through authorized dealers and on starting August 25, 2016. Retail price is $279.99.

SHOT Show – Yeti Coolers

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Yeti has introduced three new kitchen-grade steel bottles.  

Offered in 18, 36 and 64 oz models, the cap handles are large enough to get multiple fingers in for carriage.  Additionally, they’ve introduced a double gasket system that keeps the liquid for days.  This isn’t a backpacker’s bottle.  It’s designed for working folks who normally destroy gear.  Look for these mid-Spring.

The softsided Hopper is now available in a 40 quart version.  A perfect pair for use with it, is the Yeti ice.  It’s shatter proof, packs efficiently, is colder and lasts longer than traditional ice.  Plus, it’s reusable.

OR – Yeti Coolers

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Yeti is rapidly becoming the gold standard for coolers.  They’ve expanded into stainless steel with four insulated items: the Colster for cans (which they can’t keep in stock), the 20 & 30 oz Ramblers and the new Lowball Rambler.  The idea with the Lowball is to offer the outdoorsman one mug for all day, from coffee in the morning to whiskey in the evening,