Yeti Cooler

The Yeti, constucted from roto-molded polyethylene with two inches of insulation, is one cool cooler.

Yeti Cooler

There are tough coolers and then there’s the Yeti. You may have seen the promotional videos in West Marine — you know, the ones in which a 500-pound hulk of a man or a grizzly bear tries to break the cooler. Neither can. Constructed from roto-molded polyethylene (the stuff used to make white-water kayaks), these coolers can bounce around in your boat’s cockpit in large seas without issue (but be careful opening those carbonated beverages). Two inches of insulation around the body, 3 inches on top and a full-frame gasket sealing the lid keep your contents frosty. Built-in handles allow for convenient carrying, while a nonskid base and a built-in tie-down system keep the cooler in place in snotty seas. Sizes from 7.2- to 100-gallon capacity ($299 to $1,400) ensure that you’ll find the right cooler for your boat.

This article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of Yachting Magazine.

Yeti Coolers, 512-394-9384; yeticoolers.com