You’ve researched about YETI coolers, learned the pros and cons and studied every little feature. But then you got hit with this one question, “What size of YETI cooler do I need?”
Let’s face it. YETI is perhaps the best cooler manufacturer in the market. The designs are versatile, durable, and portable. There’s very little reason to not like it and the market knows it too. That’s why the market demand is so high. It can sustain in multiple terrains without any trouble.
What’s really frustrating though, is picking the right size. YETI’s model number is different from its actual capacities in quarts. That said, a YETI 35 can only hold 29 quarts and some goes for all other models.
Our Suggested YETI Cooler Sizes for Different Activities
- YETI Roadie 24 are best for quick day trips and can hold up to 18 cans of beer (2:1 ice ratio)
- YETI Tundra 35 and 45 are best for, camping and fishing through the weekend
- YETI Tundra 65 to 125 are best for hosting parties at home
- YETI Tundra 160 to 250 is best for commercial use
- YETI Hopper 8 to 24 for a quick day hike with friends
Ahead, we will look at the different YETI coolers and their sizes. How much they can fit and how to choose the best cooler for you.
Why Yeti Coolers are so Popular
Perhaps the reason why YETI is so popular is that they focus heavily on marketing and branding. Not to mention, they were the first to produce such a high quality cooler for the outdoor/adventure market.
Despite YETI not being a feature-focused cooler and is definitely a lot more expensive than its competitors. YETI has become a lifestyle brand in the outdoor and adventure category. They have made themselves the Apple of coolers.
As a matter of fact, YETI products are so popular that some people collect YETI coolers as a hobby. Yes, you heard that right. They collect coolers as a hobby.
That includes celebrities as well including Sandra Bullock, Mat Damon and Joe Rogan.
Some of them buy different colors of the same model, some spend hundreds of dollars just to get their hands on limited editions. Some even travel to different towns just to find a YETI product.
YETI Cooler Models and Their Capacity Based on Number of Beers and Pounds of Ice
This estimation is based on a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio by volume. That said, if you divide your cooler into 3 divisions, 2 divisions will be ice and 1 division will be beers.
|Model||Cooler Weight||Cans of Beer||Pounds of Ice|
|Roadie 24||12.8 lbs||18||24|
|Tundra 35||20 lbs||21||28|
|Tundra 45||23 lbs||28||35|
|Tundra 65||29 lbs||42||56|
|YETI V Series||35 lbs||46||65|
|Tundra Haul||37 lbs||45||55|
|Tundra 75||34 lbs||57||66|
|Tundra 105||36 lbs||67||92|
|Tundra 110||39 lbs||74||101|
|Tundra 125||48 lbs||92||129|
|Tundra 160||54 lbs||115||159|
|Tundra 210||62 lbs||162||208|
|Tundra 250||70 lbs||181||232|
|Tundra 350||89 lbs||259||329|
|Hopper 8||2.8 lbs||8||8|
|Hopper 12||3.1 lbs||13||15|
|Hopper 18||5.1 lbs||20||20|
|Hopper Backflip 24||5.3 lbs||20||25|
|Hopper M30||7 lbs||20||28|
Tips on How to Know Which YETI Cooler to Get
1. Does it Fit Your Car?
Often times we try to get the cooler with the most capacity, and that’s cool. Until we have to take them somewhere and there’s no way to put the cooler.
I found that you can place up to the size of a YETI Tundra 45 in the trunk without any problem. Anything bigger than that may make it hard for you to bring other things.
2. Do You Like Drinking in Different Spots?
Sometimes you drive into a camping spot only to find out that you need to hike a few kilometers to get there. If you have a rotomolded cooler, that would definitely be a challenge to take it there.
If you love hiking and drinking at different spots, I highly recommend getting the Hopper Backflip 24.
3. What Activities Do You Do?
Whatever you plan to do, there’s always a YETI cooler for you.
Hosting parties with friends and family? Then YETi Tundra 65 to 125 can surely hold more beers you can handle.
Do you plan to go on a fishing trip for the weekend? Then maybe you need a bigger Tundra 160 to store you catch.
Plan to sell perishable goods outdoor? Then maybe a YETI 250 ain’t so bad.
Choosing the right size of cooler depends on a number of factors. Now that you know and can visualize how much they can hold, it’s up to you to decide which one fits you right.
I hope this article served its purpose and helped you choose the right size and model of your YETI cooler.