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Old 08-05-2009   #1
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Yeti or Galaxy?

Trying to make up my mind. I currently have an old and cracked Igloo and want to upgrade to something serious. So if I am dishing out the mucho cash, what are the recommendations on both?

128 Long "Bomber Box"

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120 quart Yeti Tundra?

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Galaxy

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I have never used a Yeti, but I can tell you that my Galaxy is holding up well and the ice lasts forever.
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Never used a Galaxy, but my Yeti is wonderful and holds ice forever.

I suspect people will recommend whatever they have since both seem great.
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What about Engel? I like my Engel.
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you cant go wrong with the tundra
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yeti tundra 120 - $450
galaxy bomber 128 - $350
engel 123 - $390

at those prices i think its the galaxy, dont know if u can find better prices this is what is on each manufacturers website. (except engel-couldnt find pricing on their website)
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Alex,

I have both, 120 Tundra and a 160ish Galaxy. Tundra has way better features. Galaxy holds ice better than anything else. 3 weeks on the Grand that thing was still 75% full of ice. Crazy! That being said, Yetis will be here tomorrow. I'm not certain I can say the same about Galaxy. They are here in Durango and it is a pain in the ass to get anything from them. I couldn't imagine being out of town and having to deal with them. Tundras are super solid for sure and you wouldn't be disappointed. However, Galaxy coolers do kick ass! Seems like you give up a little performance for customer service and better bells and whistles or give up customer service for a better product(although galaxys are a funky shape).
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My current DRE quote puts Tundra at the same price as Galaxy, that is why I asked.

Another question, do you guys think it's better to go for the more expensive cooler (Tundra, Galaxy, Engel) or go for Igloo/Coleman for 1/2 the price. I am not going on GC trip for a few years yet, just shorter trips (Yampa/Deso/Lodor)

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My current DRE quote puts Tundra at the same price as Galaxy, that is why I asked.

Another question, do you guys think it's better to go for the more expensive cooler (Tundra, Galaxy, Engel) or go for Igloo/Coleman for 1/2 the price. I am not going on GC trip for a few years yet, just shorter trips (Yampa/Deso/Lodor)

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Alex
Any of the coolers you have mentioned here will work great on the shorter trips you are referring to. With any of these, proper cooler management is the key.
I have a Tundra, an Engel and an Igloo and have used all of them with success. If I were to hit the Grand again, I would use the Engel or the Tundra due to the thicker walls and better seal.
I think if I were you and not planning a long, hot trip in the near future, I would get an Igloo and in a few years when you may be doing the Grand, see what the hot new coolers are. The high end coolers seem to change pretty rapidly as the companies try and outdo each other.
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