Top 5 YETI Portable Soft Coolers


YETI portable (also known as ‘Soft’) coolers are incredibly tough and have the best thermal abilities that will keep the content of the soft cooler incredibly cold and cold for a very long time. YETI has been the leader in coolers for over a decade. In this review, we will be looking a what we feel are the top 5 YETI portable soft coolers that you can get. These coolers, as the name implies, are great for taking with you on your favorite hike, or to your favorite fishing spot. These YETI portable soft coolers are among the best portable coolers available.

Let’s take a look at what we feel are the top 5 YETI portable soft coolers:

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler
YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

The YETI Hopper Flip is one of the most versatile one-man day trip coolers around. It comes in two sizes, either the 8 or the 12 quarts which we will talk about here. The 8L is a little bit too small and it’s worth just going for the 12 quarts.

The cooler is made with a DryHide Shell that is not only waterproof but also resists mildew, punctures, and abrasions. You can rest assured knowing it’s going to last a long time, stay clean and nothing is going to get in there no matter where you’re adventuring. 

It uses ColdCell Insulation which is a closed-cell foam that gives the cooler amazing insulation that far surpasses any other soft coolers out there. It will hold ice for up to 3-4 days and it is also leak-proof, so when the ice eventually melts, all that cold water is going to stay in there and keep your things cool. 

It comes with a 100% leakproof HydroLok Zipper that makes sure your contents stay cold and that no water or ice gets out. The zipper is tough to open sometimes but this is what gives the Flip its leakproof properties. 

Overall, this is one of the most useful YETI coolers for one-man day trips, sunset drinks, and taking some cold ones to a BBQ.

YETI Hopper BackFlip Portable Cooler

YETI Hopper BackFlip Portable Coole
YETI Hopper BackFlip Portable Cooler

The Hopper BackFlip 24 fuses the durability of the Hopper Flip with a new, convenient-to-carry design.

It’s the first cooler engineered to carry as a backpack, using the best tech of both worlds. Built taller and wider than its Hopper Flip counterparts, Hopper BackFlip is designed to efficiently distribute the weight of your goods, while the ergonomic shoulder straps make the journey more comfortable.

Even more, a removable chest strap and waist belt are included for added stability and security. And like the rest of the Hopper family, it promises superior cold-holding, a 100% leakproof zipper, and a tough DryHide Shell. So, go ahead and trek to your favorite faraway fishing destination, because this backpack cooler won’t slow you down.

YETI Daytrip Packable Lunch Cooler

YETI Daytrip Packable Lunch Coole
Yeti Daytrip Packable Lunch Cooler

The Daytrip Lunch Bag takes soggy sandwiches and lukewarm drinks off­ the menu so you can pack a meal you’ll actually look forward to.

This insulated lunch bag is built to safe keep anything you’re craving, whether it’s a hearty sub that tastes just as fresh as when you packed it or a cold drink ready to be relished. And no need to baby it.

It’s engineered with a water-resistant exterior and a leak-proof liner that is both a breeze to clean. Not to mention, it saves space. Once dining is done, fold it up for maximum packability.

It’s perfect to grab for a day on the ranch, miles off­ shore, city commutes, the middle of nowhere — wherever— but only if a fresh and delicious meal sounds like something you’d like.

YETI Roadie 24 Cooler

YETI Roadie 24 Cooler
Yeti Roadie 24 Cooler

The new Roadie 24 Hard Cooler innovates on a YETI original. Over the years, users had comments and suggestions on the Roadie 20 Cooler – it’s heavy, the capacity seems lacking, and can we do something about the metal handlebar?

The new model is the answer to all that and more. It’s 10% lighter in weight, holds 20% more, and even performs 30% better thermally. It’s got a taller build than its predecessor, so it now accommodates a standard bottle of wine upright and is a better fit behind the driver’s or passenger’s seat of a car.

You’ll notice the tricky metal handle is no more – this new flexible material makes it more comfortable to carry and is where you’ll find the tie-down points through which the cooler can be secured to a boat, truck bed, or raft. In this evolution, new latches open with the flick of a hand, and we removed the drain plug. Turns out a drain is not necessary on this compact model, and insulation can now take its place.

The new Roadie 24 Hard Cooler maintains the durability and ice-retention of its predecessor, with a few key improvements that were due for YETI innovation.

YETI Hopper M30 Cooler

YETI Hopper M30 Cooler
YETI Hopper M30 Cooler

YETI’s latest evolution of the Hopper soft cooler delivers on a top customer request – a wider, easier opening. Through thoughtful engineering and thorough design exploration, the new Hopper M30 replaces a zipper with magnets. This is their first cooler to put the HydroShield Technology to work for an ultra leak-resistant, yet easy-to-use closure.

This new closure system is two-fold, yet easier than ever to open and close. Plus it opens wide, making it a breeze to grab a few cold ones — as it should be. The dual, Quick-Release Buckles ensure that your Hopper M30 can withstand being tossed onto the boat or truck without opening unexpectedly.

The rest is Hopper as usual — which is to say it’s all YETI-grade toughness with best-in-class thermal performance, and of course, waterproof too — so your food, drinks, or catch are protected from the weather or river you’re in.

Summary for the Top 5 Yeti Portable Soft Coolers

Yeti soft coolers are an amazing addition to their cooler lineup. In this article, we took a look at what we think are the top 5 Yeti portable soft coolers. They are amazing portable soft coolers and Yeti has yet again set the bar when it comes to portable soft coolers.

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