Originally Posted by 802flyfish
Thanks for the info Joll. I'm going to go with a stripped down version of the Blue Wing Olive . It looks like the BWO currently comes with the anchor system which is important to me. I figured I can always add parts later on, especially when sales take place in the fall and winter. I'm hoping to pick up a RTIC 45 cooler, pretty much a knock off Yeti for the half the price.
Hey, so I just played the cooler game with my Storm. 3 things to make not of with RTIC.
1. Not sure what it is like right now, but when I was looking they were extremely back ordered.
2. The inside width of the Storm is 26" and the RTIC is exactly 26", so not sure if the cooler would rub the tubes. The Yeti is 24.5" at the base and has good room on either side so there is no rubbing.
3. The Yeti also has a snap on seat cushion accessory that I think is awesome especially if you will be using it as a seat.
Right now you can get 20% off from REI with their annual sale. That + free shipping to a store + any dividend you might have gets a Yeti to a reasonable price.