Quick Answer: Why Are Yetis So Expensive?

Are yetis overpriced?

In fact, Yeti coolers are overpriced.

There are brands that make similar coolers with the same toughness and ice retention for a fraction of the price (usually around $100 cheaper).

People love showing off their expensive Yeti coolers and they like to be associated with the trendy brand..

Are Yeti cups made in China?

WHERE ARE YETI PRODUCTS MANUFACTURED? Our Tundra coolers are manufactured in the USA at facilities located in Iowa and Wisconsin as well as at a facility located in the Philippines. Our Hopper coolers and Rambler drinkware are manufactured in China.

Are yetis overrated?

We’ve talked about the good insulation of Yeti coolers – but there are many other brands and products on the market that actually have more impressive ice retention rates. So while Yeti coolers are fine in this respect, they’re nowhere near exceptional – and that makes their high price even more questionable.

Is Yeti a status symbol?

YETI coolers have become a status symbol in the United States.

Should I buy a Yeti?

The main reason coolers like Yeti sell for so much money (compared to the $50 coolers at the supermarket) is that they can keep ice longer. Yeti coolers can hold ice for up to 7 days, but 5 days is a more realistic figure. … So while Yeti used to have the best ice retention in the industry this is no longer the case.

Do yetis ever go on sale?

4. The best time to get YETI coolers on sale is June and July at DICK’S Sporting Goods. Deals on YETI coolers show up about three to four times a month from May through December at YETI authorized dealers like DICK’S Sporting Goods, Academy Sports, or REI.

Do yetis lose their effectiveness?

5. They Can Lose Their Vacuum Seal and Their Effectiveness. This doesn’t happen extremely often but it can happen. Yeti cups work so well because there is a near vacuum between the outer and inner wall of the cup which heat struggles to get through, making it a great insulator.

Are yetis worth the money?

No. The Yetis are just too expensive. Good coolers, but still just coolers. … Still really expensive for just a cooler, but I don’t have to keep buying ice to keep stuff cold over a few days for a camping trip.

How much does it cost to make a Yeti?

There is no documented source that I could find detailing the cost of production for Yeti coolers. But I did find that you can buy other similar roto-molded coolers wholesale from China for as little as $50 for a 20-Quart size, around $70-80 for a 50-Quart size and around $150 for a 110-Quart size with wheels.

What cooler is better than Yeti?

CNET Smart Home and AppliancesBest rotomolded coolerCabela’s Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler$350 at Cabela’sBest rotomolded value pickRTIC 65 Cooler$330 on AmazonBest performanceYeti Tundra 45$300 at YetiBest designLifetime High Performance Cooler$97 at WalmartBest mobilityRovr Rollr 60 Cooler$400 at RovrProducts2 more rows•Sep 12, 2020

Do yetis tumblers lose their effectiveness?

Yeti Tumbler cups stop working when the vacuum seal is lost and air fills up the space between the inner and outer wall of the cup. This causes the cup to lose the majority of it’s insulating properties and unfortunately there is no way to fix this issue, the cup will need to be replaced.

What brand is comparable to Yeti?

Pelican ProGear EliteOf the coolers similar to YETI that are available, most people would probably agree that the Pelican ProGear Elite line is one of the closest. This YETI cooler alternative strives to be a higher-quality product than YETI, which, admittedly, doesn’t always lend itself to lower price.

Did Yeti lose their patent?

Local cooler company Rtic will stop selling their Yeti knockoffs by May 1, according to a settlement agreement. Yeti, based in Austin, said Thursday it had settled a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit against Rtic, headquartered in Webster. And Saturday, Rtic announced a new product line.

Why are Yeti cups so expensive?

Yeti tumbler cups are expensive because Yeti’s branding means people are willing to pay the higher price. They are dishwasher safe (no other brands are), extremely durable and insulate well, but they don’t insulate better than competing brands. You mainly pay a premium for the YETI logo.

Do they sell Yeti Cups at Walmart?

One caution: Yeti has recently filed a lawsuit against Walmart, over the Ozark tumbler, and against another brand called Mammoth Coolers. It’s asking Walmart to stop selling look alike tumblers. But for now they should still be available, so you don’t waste your money.