Yeti Roadie 24 Review

Yeti Roadie 24 Review – Performance

Planning the perfect weekend without the perfect cooler must be a bummer. Yeti brings you the best cooling experience to make your weekend plans chillier than ever!

Check out this Yeti Roadie 24 review and why you must get the new Yeti Roadie 24 before anyone else does!

Yeti Roadie 24 Review Summary

Yeti is one of the renowned companies that gives you the best coolers. Indeed, they will become essential for pool parties, road trips and even trekking.

The Yeti Roadie 24 cooler is something we have not seen in the previous models from the company. It is new and unique and definitely one of its own kind. We can guarantee you that it is currently the best cooler on the market you can count on.

While being rough and tough both inside and outside, this small cooler is extremely lightweight which lets you travel with the cooler effortlessly. Even though it is tough still the outer finish is eye-catching and pleasing.

Yeti finally replaced the metallic handle and introduced the most flexible latch for easier operations instead of their signature metallic handle. With the latch upgrade, now you can close or open the cooler lid with one hand.

On the other hand, it is a little pricy compared to the other 24 quarts coolers on the market. And another thing that we really wanted was the cooler to have a drainage system and airtight latch. Honestly, if the cooler has been hauled in the car or truck, you might find the water from the ice spilling everywhere.

PRO-TIP: To resolve the water spilling issue, I prefer freezing a gallon water bottle and placing it in the cooler instead of ice. YETI also has Ice packs available in 1 pound, 2 pounds and 4 pounds, you can use that as well.

Nevertheless, Yeti is ready to set the bar higher this time with this new cooler because of its incredible space and the insulation that keep food cold from 2 to 4 days for sure.

Pros
  • Spacious and tall design
  • An upgrade in the typical Metal rod handle to a Nylon web band handle
  • Lighter than ever.
  • Enhanced thermal capacity.
  • Protective seal
Cons
  • Not 100% airtight.
  • No Drainage system

Design

Yeti finally decided to level up their game with a unique and cool design this time, something new and definitely something better.

Yeti launched something exciting this time with a total of seven color variants. We must say, we are quite impressed with the color options this time.

Here are the color variations for the new Yeti Roadie 24 available in the market:

  • Aquifer blue
  • Ice pink
  • Navy
  • Charcoal
  • Sagebrush green
  • Desert tan
  • White

Other than the fun color options, Yeti decided to keep the overall design minimalist while putting its logo on the front side in bold.

Let us now talk about the interior. Yeti declared that this time they are offering 20% more space capacity with this new upgrade. Honestly, that’s a huge commitment in the first place and we have measured it and compared it with Yeti’s other coolers! And it is actually true that the new Yeti cooler, “Yeti Roadie 24” is actually spacious. With the new upgrade now, you can store at least one wine bottle, upright, inside the spacious cooler along with soda cans. The tall design lets you keep the bottle straight instead of horizontal which means more space too.

Note that, the height has to be a maximum of 13 inches whereas competing coolers like Orca 20 Quart Cooler can only offer an interior height of a maximum of 11 inches. In short, lots of space for serving a crowd with chilled beverages.

Moving on, Yeti offered a lighter cooler this time which is at least 10% lighter than the previous coolers Yeti brought into the cooler market. You can easily transport this cooler wherever you go. Moreover, you can carry it with a single hand due to its unique handle design without any stress on the wrist.

The new Nylon web handle is designed for easier hauling and carrying with more ease. This new upgrade helps connect the cooler to the clip with anchors if that’s necessary. Unlike the other coolers like Orca 20 Quarts or other 20-24 Quarts coolers, they have metal handles that are often hard to hold for a long time. The nylon web strip handle can help you carry the cooler over the shoulder too. Hence, easy mobility!

Now, let’s get into the core details of the build. This cooler is very sturdy. You can use this cooler as a seat as well, seriously, we have tried sitting over it and the test is 100% passed from our side!

This Yeti Roadie 24 cooler left the metal handle behind once and for all. Honestly, that’s something we were looking forward to this time because a metal handle is nothing but a hassle that adds up unwanted weight other than being completely needless. We are glad that Yeti realized that because it is better late than never.

By the design upgrades, you can already tell that Yeti has tried really hard this time to bring some unique yet effective upgrades thinking about their customers’ needs. Note that, you can additionally take the handles off the main design if that’s what you want.

This time, Yeti brought the quick seal technique with the quick latch. If you prefer working singlehandedly then you will love this new feature. Other than that, the seal is pretty sturdy and keeps your cans, and bottles inside this spacious and cool cooler. You can easily and flexibly operate the latch.

Lastly, Yeti Roadie 24 accessories include ice blocks, a seat cushion, a tundra basket, and more. No doubt, the new Yeti Roadie 24 is on its way to making a permanent place in people’s hearts.

Yeti Roadie 24 Performance

Insulation

As a small cooler, the new Yeti has impressive insulation. The cooler does a great job of keeping things chilled for a decent amount of time, which is actually hard to get in small coolers. Among the same sized coolers, Yeti Roadie 24 cooler is giving out a great performance for 68 hours straight, shocking right!

Compared with Yeti’s own products, this cooler is 30% better than its previous model Roadie 20. When it comes to insulation for a day or two, nothing can beat the performance of the Yeti Roadie 24 so far.

Durability

Since we have landed on such a great feature of the cooler, durability is also a priority. Since we are paying a good amount for it, the cooler must come with some long-term commitments, right?

Straight off you can determine the good construction by the design of the cooler. It is so sturdy that the brand itself invites you to use it as a seat. All you have to do is, place a comfy cushion on top of the cooler and sit for as long as you want. Again, we have accepted the challenge and enjoy it as a seat for sure! The robust design not only gives us the cool cooler vibe but also gives you an extra seat to sit on.

Portability

The Yeti Roadie 24 is an excellent choice when it comes to traveling to distant places. What makes us say that? The cooler is 10% lighter than its predecessor. Not only that, but the new handle upgrade also makes moving the cooler from one place to another, better than ever. So, feel free to grab the cooler along with you on a road trip, trekking, camping and even for pool parties.

Price

For $199.99, we believe you are landing a great deal. If you compare the price of the competing coolers along with the features they are offering, Yeti Roadie 24 would be the MVP there with no doubt.

But if you think that the Yeti Roadie 24 is pricy then you should also check out Igloo BMX 25 Qt cooler. It might not have the same insulation and cooling duration as Yeti Roadie 24 but it’s fit for 2 days camping and is very affordable too.

Additional Accessories

If you are keeping some food items as well as beverages in this cooler, then you must consider buying a divider or a cooler basket. Yeti has introduced a Dry basket specially designed for the Roadie 24. It is not available within the package, but you can separately order the Dry Goods Basket from Amazon and YETI official online store. We highly recommend buying the dry goods basket if you are a regular camper. It works as a divider and avoids ice water mixing with the food as well.

To resolve the water spilling issue, you can also buy the YETI Reusable Ice pack. Honestly, they are better than keeping exposed ice in the cooler and the water condensation is almost 70% less than too! You can buy YETI Thin reusable Ice pack for less space occupied.

You can also buy tie-down kits from the hardware stores to keep the cooler tied down especially if you are hauling in the truck. You seriously do not want the lid to accidentally open or any water-leakage happening in the back.

Our Verdict

If you want a small cooler for the fun weekends then you should definitely get your hands on this one over any other cooler on the market.

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