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Old 01-29-2019   #1
 
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RTIC Cooler input

Does anyone have input, good or bad, about RTIC coolers? How they hold up, build quality type information. They have some stellar sales at times.

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Thanks. Looks like the soft coolers suck, the hardsided coolers are okay, and customer service is not very good. Side note. I have a friend who has a lot of their tumblers and they work great.
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Side note. I have a friend who has a lot of their tumblers and they work great.
I have literally hundreds of their 20oz tumblers (had to take possession of an order in my shop, god the damn things take up some room), and I'll put their temp retention on par with Yeti/Hydroflask/Stanley/etc, but their damned lid gaskets are a pain and the flip doesn't always fit well. Other than those issues, the tumblers are a good buy usually.
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I have purchased three coolers from RTIC. A very nice lady answered the phone each time and was very polite and courteous.

Two hard shell coolers and one soft shell, all three have worked basically the same as the other hi dollar brand name coolers have.

I may have been lucky, but 3 conversations and 3 coolers all have worked for me as good as the other hi dollar manufacturers and RTIC is way more economical than the other folks.
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I have literally hundreds of their 20oz tumblers (had to take possession of an order in my shop, god the damn things take up some room), and I'll put their temp retention on par with Yeti/Hydroflask/Stanley/etc, but their damned lid gaskets are a pain and the flip doesn't always fit well. Other than those issues, the tumblers are a good buy usually.
I think they're made in the same chinese factory as Yeti and Ozark Trail...just on a different day.

Got any for sale?
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The Ozark Trail can cozy is the best value camping item that I have ever bought!
Less than 10$ on sale. Last sip of my beer is as cold as the first regardless of the temp. Time to switch to whiskey, no problem. Look's like it's morning; pour in the coffee...
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I have a 45 and have been very happy with it. It looks good and holds ice well. If I were looking for a big cooler for a raft I'd definitely look at a Canyon Cooler as they strap right into a frame, potentially saving the cost of cooler mounts and the drain plug is mounted where it's easy to get to.
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It may not matter to some, but does to others. The RTIC coolers are not listed on the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) list of certified bear resistant products. http://igbconline.org/wp-content/upl...ducts_List.pdf

It seems like they would be as resistant as a Yeti, but Yeti makes the list, RTIC does not. Not sure what sort of issues anyone might have with permits or rangers at a launch, but I guess the potential for a conflict exists.
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The only problem I had was the rubber feet come off the bottom, which I solved with a bit of adhesive caulk. I have a 20 hard and a 20 soft, love them both. You have to lube the zipper occasionally but thats it.
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