Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 571
Rated 5 out of 5 by JimmyC Third Yeti
The 35 is my third Yeti. I also have a Roadie and a 65. I love them all.
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jtuck Worth It
I had been wanting a nice cooler for a while around the time my friends started getting Yetis. They all liked them a lot so I started contemplating whether to get one. I finally broke down and decided to get the Tundra 35. I've had it for about 2 months (June and July) and it was definitely worth the money. If you follow the 2:1 ratio rule on your ice it will definitely perform better than most coolers. Last weekend, I put about 20lbs of ice in my cooler with 20 cans (which is about the maximum capacity) on Thursday during the day. I opened it up this morning (now Monday) and I still have ice floating in ice cold water. Keep in mind this isn't the first time I had opened it all weekend I had been going in and out pretty consistently during the weekend. I did not refill the cooler with any ice and the water usually stays ice cold for a couple more days into the week. However, I have found that when you don't follow the 2:1 ratio the cooler will perform just like any other cooler in ice retention. As far as an application goes, I like floating the river all the time. This cooler is perfect for this kind of trip. I can be accident prone especially on the river I float which has some pretty rough rapids. I don't usually flip in my canoe but there's always a chance when the river is up or mistake is made. Me and a buddy went last weekend and ended up getting sideways coming up to a big rapid and flipped when the side of the canoe hit a rock. My Yeti of course floats and the latches keep it from coming open. So I ended up losing no ice, drinks, or the cooler itself. I was surprised to find out that even when the cooler was floating in water it didn't let water in and if it did it was really minimal because I pulled the drain when we got back onto land and only a little water came out (and it was ice cold). And on top of all of this, it was hitting rocks and all kinds of things floating down the river and had no damage done other than some scuff marks. Really, the only cons i've found on this cooler so far is figuring out how to maximize its limits (cans, food, ice, etc) and my drain kind of sweats/leaks (It never leaves puddles on whatever its sitting on but will have just a little water on the plug and on the side of the cooler near the drain. I haven't figured out why it does this yet, but its really not a big deal since it's really not leaking a lot of water just a few drops over a couple of days). In regards to the limits, if you follow the 2:1 ice ratio it doesn't leave room for a lot of stuff (about 20 cans/20lbs of ice or 15 cans/dry rack with food/10-15lbs of ice). So you may have to refill the cooler at times with drinks or ice depending on what you are trying to maximize. If it was a Tundra 40 (which doesn't exist the next size is 45) I believe it would be the perfect cooler for my applications. This is something you pay for and it seems outrageous but when put into perspective, you will have it forever (unless stolen) and really does perform the way it is advertised if used correctly. Overall, my Yeti is a great cooler and I recommend it if its used for the right applications (don't waste your money if its just going to sit beside your refrigerator).
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nmoran2 Awesome Cooler!
Bought this cooler a month ago and have already used it on a few road trips. My drinks have never been colder! Definitely worth the price.
August 10, 2014