Trying to understand Yeti cooler sizes and find the right one for your needs? We know it can be difficult to navigate your way around the sheer number of options available.
- Yeti Cooler Sizes Comparison Table
- Yeti Tundra Models, Sizes and Weight
- How to Maximize Ice Retention in your Yeti
- What Makes Yeti Coolers So Good
Finding the right size Yeti cooler for your needs is important for several reasons:
- Food safety: If you are planning to use the cooler for storing food or drinks, it’s important to have a cooler that’s the right size for your needs. A cooler that’s too small may not be able to accommodate all the items you need to store, while a cooler that’s too big may not keep your food and drinks at the right temperature. This can increase the risk of spoilage or contamination, which can be a health hazard.
- Convenience: Choosing the right size cooler can make your outdoor activities more convenient. A cooler that’s too small may require frequent refilling, while a cooler that’s too large can be difficult to transport and may take up too much space in your car or storage area.
- Energy efficiency: A cooler that’s the right size for your needs can also be more energy efficient. If you choose a cooler that’s too large, you’ll need to use more ice or cooling packs to keep the contents cold, which can lead to increased energy consumption and higher costs.
- Cost-effectiveness: Buying a cooler that’s the right size for your needs can also be more cost-effective. A larger cooler may cost more to purchase and operate, while a smaller cooler may not be able to meet your needs and require you to purchase additional coolers or bags.
Overall, finding the right size cooler for your needs is important for ensuring food safety, convenience, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. It’s important to consider your specific needs and the activities you’ll be using the cooler for to make an informed decision.
In this guide, we break down each and compare each Yeti Thundra cooler so you can see the sizes and carrying capacity of each. Which should make your job of choosing the right one for you, much easier.
Yeti Cooler Sizes Comparison Table
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|Cooler||Capacity (Quarts)||Capacity (Gal)||Capacity (Cans)||Weight||Ext Dimensions (LxWxH)||Int Dimensions (LxWxH)|
|26.8||6.7||21||20 LBS||21⅜ x 16⅛ x 15¾"||14⅝ x 10½ x 11¼"|
|34.8||8.7||28||23 LBS||25¾ x 16¼ x 15⅜"||18⅞ 10⅝ x 11½"|
|52.4||13.1||42||29 LBS||30⅝ x 17¼ x 16"||24⅜ x 12 x 12|
|55.2||13.8||45||37 LBS||28¼ x 18⅝ x 19½"||19 × 11¼ x 13⅝"|
|70.8||17.7||57||34 LBS||33½ x 17⅞ x 17½"||26⅜ x 11⅝ x 12¼"|
|82.4||20.6||67||36 LBS||30⅞ x 19¾ x 19⅞"||23¾ x 13⅝ x 15⅝"|
|90.4||22.6||74||39 LBS||37½ x 18⅛ x 20"||30¼ x 11¼ x 14½"|
|113.2||28.3||92||48 LBS||40¼ x 19⅞ x 20"||32½ x 10⅛ x 15⅛"|
|141.6||35.4||115||54 LBS||45⅝ x 19¾ x 21⅜"||37⅜ x 12⅞ x 15¾"|
|198.8||49.7||162||62 LBS||39¾ x 25¾ x 24⅛"||31⅛ x 17⅝ × 18½"|
|221.60||55.4||181||70 LBS||55⅝ x 22⅞ x 21⅜"||48¼ x 17 x 17¼"|
|316.40||79.1||259||89 LBS||63½ x 24¾ x 23¼"||54⅝ x 16¾ × 17¾"|
Since Yeti don’t fully disclose their cooler sizes in quartz, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to calculate the exact quart sizes for each Thundra cooler for you, so if that’s the metric you use when choosing a cooler, well we just made your job a whole lot easier!
Yeti Tundra Models, Sizes and Weight
The Yeti Tundra comes in 12-different sizes, 35, 45, 65, Haul, 75, 105, 110, 125, 160, 210, 250 and 350. They all have different capacities, dimensions and weight when empty.
Below, we cover each cooler and reveal the exact specifications of each so you can choose the one that fits your needs.
YETI Tundra 35
Capacity (Quarts): 26.8
Capacity (Gal): 6.7
Capacity (Cans): 21
Weight: 20 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 21⅜ x 16⅛ x 15¾”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 14⅝ x 10½ x 11¼”
A nice and easy to carry cooler, perfect for a car, truck or your 4-wheeler. With a 20-can capacity and weighing in at just 20-lbs, the Tundra 35 it suitable for short trips and where space is tight.
YETI Tundra 45
Capacity (Quarts): 34.8
Capacity (Gal): 8.7
Capacity (Cans): 28
Weight: 23 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 25¾ x 16¼ x 15⅜”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 18⅞ 10⅝ x 11½”
The best all-rounder on the list, perfect for families and small groups of friends. Suitable for trips to the beach, overnight camping and boat trips.
YETI Tundra 65
Capacity (Quarts): 52.4
Capacity (Gal): 13.1
Capacity (Cans): 42
Weight: 29 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 30⅝ x 17¼ x 16″
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 24⅜ x 12 x 12
If you’re into tailgating then this is a great option for you. With a 42-can capacity and at 52 quarts, the YETI Tundra 65 will cater for groups on camping or hunting expeditions and can store quite a lot of fresh fish or meat.
YETI Tundra Haul
Capacity (Quarts): 55.2
Capacity (Gal): 13.8
Capacity (Cans): 45
Weight: 37 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 28¼ x 18⅝ x 19½”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 19 × 11¼ x 13⅝”
YETI Tundra 75
Capacity (Quarts): 70.8
Capacity (Gal): 17.7
Capacity (Cans): 57
Weight: 34 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 33½ x 17⅞ x 17½”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 26⅜ x 11⅝ x 12¼”
If you like to cater for family gatherings and larger groups, then this 70-Quart (17.7 gallons) Thundra 75 is perfect for you. It has very similar dimensions to other marine ice chests so it makes a perfect replacement if you’re looking for a new and robust alternative.
YETI Tundra 105
Capacity (Quarts): 82.4
Capacity (Gal): 20.6
Capacity (Cans): 67
Weight: 36 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 30⅞ x 19¾ x 19⅞”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 23¾ x 13⅝ x 15⅝”
The Tundra 105 is designed for longer trips with multiple overnighters and long days. Since this cooler is taller than the previous models, it allows for better stacking of the contents and ice making it much more flexible for both food and drink.
YETI Tundra 110
Capacity (Quarts): 90.4
Capacity (Gal): 22.6
Capacity (Cans): 74
Weight: 39 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 37½ x 18⅛ x 20″
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 30¼ x 11¼ x 14½”
The 110 is designed to fit all standard rafting frames, so if you’re into rafting then this is the one. It is capable of handling the rough waters and will suit those on both short or long distance expeditions.
YETI Tundra 125
Capacity (Quarts): 113.2
Capacity (Gal): 28.3
Capacity (Cans): 92
Weight: 48 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 40¼ x 19⅞ x 20″
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 32½ x 10⅛ x 15⅛”
Great for extended trips out into the wilderness, hunters will be able to store a large amount of game meat in this cooler, whilst families will be well catered for thanks to its large 113-quart capacity.
YETI Tundra 160
Capacity (Quarts): 141.6
Capacity (Gal): 35.4
Capacity (Cans): 115
Weight: 54 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 45⅝ x 19¾ x 21⅜”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 37⅜ x 12⅞ x 15¾”
The 160 is designed for offshore fishing in mind, with plenty of capacity to store larger sea fish such as Tuna, Mackerel and Wahoo. It is also great for the back of the truck when hunting on land.
YETI Tundra 210
Capacity (Quarts): 198.8
Capacity (Gal): 49.7
Capacity (Cans): 162
Weight: 62 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 39¾ x 25¾ x 24⅛”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 31⅛ x 17⅝ × 18½”
With a larger capacity than the 160, the Tundra 210 is for serious hunters and fishermen and women, or families and large groups that enjoy extended adventures outdoors. Great capacity for both caught game and fish.
YETI Tundra 250
Capacity (Quarts): 221.60
Capacity (Gal): 55.4
Capacity (Cans): 181
Weight: 70 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 55⅝ x 22⅞ x 21⅜”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 48¼ x 17 x 17¼”
We’ve used the YETI 250 for a few years as a tailgating cooler and also for BBQ’s with the whole family, friends, and neighbors. Perfect for a beer trough and will stand up to the most rugged of outdoor abuse too.
YETI Tundra 350
Capacity (Quarts): 316.40
Capacity (Gal): 79.1
Capacity (Cans): 259
Weight: 89 LBS
Ext Dimensions (LxWxH): 63½ x 24¾ x 23¼”
Int Dimensions (LxWxH): 54⅝ x 16¾ × 17¾”
Finally, we have the largest of the YETI Tundra range, the 350. If you’re looking to store large game such as Elk and Moose, do some deep sea fishing or are looking for a commercial grade cooler, then this is for you.
How to Maximize Ice Retention in your Yeti
Start With a Cold Cooler
The colder you can get your cooler before you fill it the better. If you can sacrifice a bag of ice to pre-cool the box it will mean that once cold, you can toss out the old ice and add your fresh, along with your drinks and food.
This will ensure your ice stays…well, like ice for much longer. Be sure to avoid leaving the lid open for too long unnecessarily as that is a surefire way to lose a log of ice and cold air quickly.
Cut Down on Air Space
Dead airspace in your cooler will speed up the melting of ice. If you have excess space once you’ve loaded up your cooler, fill any remaining gaps with additional ice (or beer!) to cut down on dead-space.
Alternatively, you can use a towel to line the top of the cooler and push it down to fill in the gaps.
Pre Freeze Your Cooler Contents
If it’s possible, pre-freeze any food or drink you will be adding to the cooler, this will, of course, depends on the length of your trip. However, doing so will mean they go on the cooler ice-cold, and will remain chilled as they slowly defrost.
As you need a beer or other beverage, simply remove from the cooler to speed up the defrosting as needed.
How Much Ice Should I Use?
Yeti recommend a 2:1 ratio of ice-to-contents goes into their coolers. As mentioned above, if you find you have too much space remaining, simply add more ice or a towel to the cooler to fill in the air gaps.
What Makes Yeti Coolers So Good
YETI not only compete with the best cooler brands, but they also dominate is so many areas. Here’s why:
- They are virtually indestructible and come with a 5-year warranty.
- They have 2″ thick insulated walls making them super efficient.
- Vortex drainage system to remove melted ice and water after your trip.
- The Non-slip feet keep the cooler in place.
- The anchor points and tie-downs allow you to secure your Yeti to a boat, truck bed or trailer.
- They are bear resistant, so great for camping in the wilderness or in areas with a high bear population.
- Can double as a seat for on your boat or when camping.
All Yeti coolers are made with the rotomolding process which makes them extremely durable since they are a single piece of material which eliminates joints and more importantly failure points.
The coolers made by Yeti are designed to be multi-purpose. For example, they are extremely popular amongst boat owners and fishermen thanks to their ability to keep their catch fresh for hours on end.
Then you have campers and RV’ers who like the portability and using their cooler as a refrigerator when away from home for an extended period.
They also double as a comfortable sleep when sitting around the campfire, at the beach or on the boat whilst waiting for your next bite.