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Post by The10Man » 25 Aug 2016, 13:43

About a month ago I bought the large Yeti tumbler knockoff from Ozark Trail at Walmart. I've been pretty impressed with it so far, especially since I only paid $9 for it.

Then today I was in Wally World and saw that Ozark Trail has knocked off the soft sided cooler and it's only $59, compared to the Yeti Hopper which costs $300 -$350.

Does anyone have the Ozark Trail soft sided cooler? Do you like it? How is the quality? Is it durable? Would you recommend it? Thanks!

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Post by Scott85 » 25 Aug 2016, 14:03

Buy it! Someone is selling it on eBay for $122.


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Post by DaleH » 25 Aug 2016, 14:53

The10Man wrote:... today I was in Wally World and saw that Ozark Trail has knocked off the soft sided cooler and it's only $59, compared to the Yeti Hopper which costs $300 -$350.
Yeesh, who's making this stuff that a dayum soft-sided cooler co$ts $350? What is it, thermo-nano nuclear powered? Is it mil-spec for a NASA space mission to Mars? Dayum things (Yeti) are sooooo expensive you would think that Under Armor was making it ...

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Post by Ictalurus » 25 Aug 2016, 17:30

DaleH wrote:Yeesh, who's making this stuff that a dayum soft-sided cooler co$ts $350? What is it, thermo-nano nuclear powered? Is it mil-spec for a NASA space mission to Mars? Dayum things (Yeti) are sooooo expensive you would think that Under Armor was making it ...

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Post by lugoismad » 25 Aug 2016, 19:04

I guarantee you they are being made side by side in some factory over in China.

My Ozark Trail tumbler is great. Perfect for beer when we're camping.
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Post by Jim » 25 Aug 2016, 20:42

Interested! Let us know if you buy it.

My wife and kids got me the small RTIC cooler for my birthday and it awesome........Not 5 days worth of ice awesome, but nicer than some of the cheapies for sure.
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Post by The10Man » 25 Aug 2016, 23:27

I'm pretty sure this Ozark Trail is the equivalent size of the Yeti Hopper 40, which is the largest and most expensive soft sided cooler they make.

This evening I was packing up the Jeep for this weekend's excursion, putting my igloo marine cooler in, I was looking at my makeshift drain plug (modified wine cork) that I rigged years ago and had forgotten that the hinges were busted on the lid. Then as I went to lift it up one of the handles on side cracked in half.

I'm thinking I'm gonna try out the soft sided cooler. I'm going to check them out again tomorrow and if I buy it I'll let you know how it performs.


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Post by lovedr79 » 26 Aug 2016, 08:00

i still use my 20 year old igloo. zip ties for hinges and a plastic plug from a new brake master cylinder as the drain plug. guaranteed not to get stolen out of the back of the truck.
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Post by Jim » 26 Aug 2016, 08:37

lovedr79 wrote:i still use my 20 year old igloo. zip ties for hinges and a plastic plug from a new brake master cylinder as the drain plug. guaranteed not to get stolen out of the back of the truck.
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Post by richg99 » 26 Aug 2016, 11:29

Yep. After I saw the $59.00 price on a Yeti 30 ounce drink cup.....!!!!! Sheesh.

I bought one of those WalMart knockoffs for $9.95. Unbelieveable that the ice stays frozen in that thing overnight. My only complaint is that it stays so cold, that, after I drink the water that I put in..the d#$% ice doesn't melt to produce more drinkable water like it used to.

I find I have to open the lid to let the ice melt, so I can get more water. Ha Ha What a complaint. It works too well!!! Ha

I'm old and frugal. If I went on three day trips and needed my ice to last that long, I MIGHT consider something fancy. But, I doubt it. No way can I justify $59.00 for a cup to hold some water for a few hours on the water.

On another site, I saw a $6,000.00 powered Kayak. For that much money I could buy some nice Jon boats/Gheenoes/Soloskiffs.

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Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 26 Aug 2016, 11:34

The10Man wrote:I'm pretty sure this Ozark Trail is the equivalent size of the Yeti Hopper 40, which is the largest and most expensive soft sided cooler they make.

This evening I was packing up the Jeep for this weekend's excursion, putting my igloo marine cooler in, I was looking at my makeshift drain plug (modified wine cork) that I rigged years ago and had forgotten that the hinges were busted on the lid. Then as I went to lift it up one of the handles on side cracked in half.

I'm thinking I'm gonna try out the soft sided cooler. I'm going to check them out again tomorrow and if I buy it I'll let you know how it performs.


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Post by The10Man » 26 Aug 2016, 11:59

Hi Rich99, the $59 is for a soft sided cooler, not the tumblers. I have the tumbler as well and paid the same price you did. I have the same complaint as you with the tumbler, being that the ice doesn't melt quick enough for me drink it.


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Post by RiverBottomOutdoors » 26 Aug 2016, 12:22

Yeti coolers are for suckers. The latest status symbol.

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Post by richg99 » 26 Aug 2016, 13:13

Whoops...you are correct. I was wrong....... The 30 oz is ONLY $$$$$28.00 Shheeeshh again.

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Re: Yeti Knockoffs

Post by The10Man » 26 Aug 2016, 14:05

I agree. $28 is still a lot of money for a cup.


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