The Science Behind A YETI

| June 2, 2014 | 7 Comments

Ever since YETI has made its debut it has secured a cult-like following amongst outdoorsman and beverage drinkers alike. At first glance they may seem like just another cooler, but the second you begin using one you know it is anything but ordinary. They look and feel sturdy, they are mega strong, and do an amazing  job of keeping your food and drinks ice cold – for a very long time. You may be wondering, “What kind of magic is behind this?” Look no further, we present the science behind a YETI. 

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Built For The Wild

So what’s the big deal and just what makes a YETI cooler so strong? It all starts with the manufacturing process of the shell itself. Just like your kayak, YETI coolers are roto-molded rendering a product that has no seams, is impact resistant, offers long-term durability and can take a serious beating. Go ahead and drop it, kick it, stand on it or sit on it- a Yeti will not fall apart at the seams. However, it doesn’t stop there. Latches, hinges and handles are usually the first things to fail on most coolers but the guys at YETI didn’t skimp on the details. The T-Rex™ lid latches are the same latches used to secure hatches on ATVs and the YETI NeverFail™ hinge system consists of a full-length, rust-proof aluminum rod integrated into hinge stops which are molded into the lid. The handles themselves are virtually indestructible and the plug itself has a story of it’s own because we all know one of the worst things that can happen is a busted latch.

You are probably thinking “Just how strong are these things?” Check out this 500lb man try to break it.

yeti kayakKeep ice longer!

While durability has sky-rocketed YETI to fame, it’s the ability to do what coolers are meant to do that has pushed these products into the limelight — keeping your food and drinks cold and fresh. YETI Coolers use up to 3″ of pressure-injected commercial grade polyurethane foam in the walls and lid to make sure your ice stays ice all day long. Lets just say if your ice isn’t cold, your ice is broken.

Lock it up!

Ever come back to your cooler after thinking you closed it to find that it in fact, has been open for hours leaving all your drinks warm and food mushy? Fear no longer! The YETI cooler doesn’t just close- it seals. The full frame, freezer-quality gasket circles keep your lid shut tight and the cold sealed in so you don’t have to worry about warm beer ever again.

Already have a YETI cooler?YETI Rambler

Check out the brand new Rambler. This tumbler is there to solve the age old annoyance of less than frosty beverages when working away from a freezer all day. YETI over-engineered their Rambler tumblers with kitchen grade 18/8 stainless steel and double-wall vacuum insulation to ensure that you never come back to a less than amazing beverage again. These will keep ice 2x longer than your average plastic tumbler and will keep those hot beverages scolding for you in the cold winter months. What more could you want?

We invite you to browse our complete line of YETI coolers and accessories. Don’t need one yourself? They make awesome gifts. Who wouldn’t want a bear proof cooler?

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  1. Thomas says:

    I found it to be an amazing cup I specially like the no sweating part of it you can set it it on your fine furniture come back later there is no water ring on it .keeps Hot hot and cold cold thanks Thomas elk

    • Devyn Stewart says:

      Yes! We find many of our customers (and ACK team members) refusing to use anything else after they’ve experienced how wonderful these are.

  2. lynn says:

    I called yeti with regards to my rambler with lid having a rust ring on outside and a scratch in another area of cup they proceeded to tell me that they will rust they are not rust proof and to use baking soda and water to clean it so I’m just throwing this out here as I was not treated as they back there product a 100% either in replacement.

    • Devyn Stewart says:

      Oh no, I’m sorry to hear this news and appreciate your sharing your experience with us so others will be aware. The baking soda and soda is an easy affordable way to clean the rust off and as far as the scratch goes – I can offer you a sweet ACK sticker to cover it up 😉

  3. George says:

    After a few months of use my cooler cup stopped keeping liquids as cool and warm as when I first got it. If I leave ice in it overnight, the ice is all melting by the next morning. My coffee is only “luke warm” after just a few hours.

  4. Chad says:

    I think these Yeti Rambler will be a really hot item this Christmas. I fully expected the other cooler brands (Grizzly, Pelican etc) to jump on board with this tumbler style mug…. but nothing yet. Yeti continues to be the leader in the cooler market. Great suggestion and great Holiday gift idea!

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