If you asked anyone who knew about coolers what the top dog cooler was on the market, they’d probably tell you the YETI Tundra 75.
Whether you’re a fishermen, hunter, camper, or pure outdoorsmen, there are pretty much no other coolers on the market that can match up to this bad boy.
If you’ve ever spent time camping in larger groups or fishing on bigger boats, we have no doubt that you’ve laid your eyes on one.
With our Tundra 75 Review, we’re hoping that we can give you all of the info you need so you can see just why these coolers are some of the best around.
You should definitely trust us when we say these coolers are far beyond the marketing hype.
Let’s dive a little deeper so you can see what makes thee YETI Tundra 75 such a beautifully premium cooler.
Why is the Price So High?
The price can be a bit scary when you first look into getting a YETI cooler, though you must remember that these cooler are made with the most premium materials that are out on the market. While it might be a bit easier to go to your local super market so that you don’t spend a ton of money on what are easily some of the priciest hard-shell coolers on the market, what you would be missing out on would be the durability and performance.
Thanks to the fatwall design and one-piece rotomolded construction, YETI coolers are the most durable hard-shell coolers by far. When you think about their ice retention with their interlock lid system, permafrost insulation, and UV-protected outside, you have ice retention that can last up to multiple days at a time while keeping cool air in and the elements out. The YETI Tundra 75 might be a long-term investment, but it is one that we believe is totally worth it if you use your cooler a lot.
The YETI Tundra 75, along with all of the other hard-shell coolers, utilize fatwall builds. These fatwall walls are two-inches thick and wrap around the entirety of the coolers, providing all around protection and insulation. It’s not surprising to us in the least bit that many people have said that their Tundra coolers had kept their food cold for more than a week on their trips.
Secondly, you have your permafrost insulation that is within the hollow spaces of the two-inch thick fatwalls. The permafrost insulation is pretty much your standard polyurethane material, though they inject it into the fatwall to fill every nook and cranny. In a way, this permafrost insulation is similar to how your home is insulated, though a far more extreme version. It’s incredibly tough and resistant to water as well. Unfortunately, having these extremely thick walls does definitely make your cooler heavier, though it’s honestly a small price to pay for ice retention that is pretty much unmatched.
You also get the premium cold lock gasket, which is essentially a commercial-grade freezer gasket that is very thick. It is built into the cuts of the lid and helps to form to the outer rim to give the YETI a nice seal when you shut and latch it up.
YETI Tundra 75 vs. Tundra 105
The first thing that you see when you put these two coolers side by side is that the Tundra 105 is much bigger than the 75. The YETI Tundra 65 can hold 57 cans of beer and 70lbs of ice while the YETI Tundra 105 can hold 65 cans of beer or 82lbs of ice. If you’re trying to go on larger trips, or out with bigger parties, we would definitely recommend going for the Tundra 105 instead.
One other thing to note is that the Tundra 105 is made to be taller with a smaller footprint on the bottom. This is perfect if you’re trying to make extra room in your truck or boat, or if you’re trying to stack taller bottles or other items.
YETI Tundra 75 vs. Tundra 65
The first difference that you’ll notice when it comes to these two coolers is that they are slightly different in size. The YETI Tundra 75 can hold 57 standard cans of beer or 70lbs of ice while the YETI Tundra 65 can hold only 42 standard cans of beer or 52lbs of ice. If you’re one to go on larger trips, or to go out with bigger parties, the YETI Tundra 75 might just be your best option. However, if portability is priority, we would recommend the Tundra 65.
In terms of their dimensions, the Tundra 75 isn’t much longer or wider than the 65, but rather taller than the 65. This makes it much better if you’re planning on storing taller, longneck bottles or bigger things of food.
YETI Tundra 75 vs. Tundra 110
When you put these two coolers side by side, you’ll definitely notice that the Tundra 110 is larger, much more than the Tundra 105. The YETI Tundra 110 can hold up to 74 standard cans of beer or 90lbs of ice, an amount much greater than the Tundra 75. It definitely has a wider top and is taller, making it great for people who are in the rafting community and need something for long trips.
Obviously there are pros and cons to just about every cooler on the market. For some other quality cooler comparison, check out our Fin Bin page with some reviews of the top coolers on the market.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kinds of accessories should I get for my YETI Tundra 75?
YETI has all kinds of accessories for their Tundra line of coolers. They basically give you the option to completely customize your cooler based on your needs and wants. The YETI Dividers are great for organizing the interior space inside of your YETI cooler, and are one accessory that we would highly recommend. They basically slide into the grooves of the interior walls of your cooler, helping you to separate things like alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, drinks and perishables, etc. You can even use them as cutting boards as well because of the material.
If you’re using your YETI to store away your beers for the weekend, we would also highly recommend buying their retro bottle opener that you can attach directly to the body of your Tundra 75. It is made of a cast stainless steel and can be mounted just about anywhere on the body of your cooler with the included screws.
Lastly, we would recommend getting some of the YETI Ice. It looks very similar to a traditional ice pack that you could find at your local grocery store, but performs like a YETI vs. some Styrofoam cooler. They are also made to be completely durable and shatter-proof, making them just as strong as the YETI you put them in. You can definitely use them as a substitute for ice, though we would recommend using them alongside your ice, as the fact that they freeze at an incredibly low temperature actually helps them to keep your ice frozen.
Does the YETI Tundra have a warranty?
All of the YETI hard-shell coolers come with the exact same warranty, which is a pretty standard five-year limited warranty. Essentially, if you find that there is a manufacturer defect or some sort of error that was beyond your doing, within the first five years of use, you can return your YETI Tundra 75 for a brand new one. There are a few more conditions to this than we need to mention, but you can find out more about it here.
So just how well does the actual performance of the YETI Tundra 75 hold up in actual use? Well, after using these coolers for quite a while, and seeing the majority of others who use them successfully year after year, we have to say that the performance is pretty pristine. Like we mentioned before, YETI coolers are definitely a long-term investment, as they are far more functional and durable than just about any other coolers on the market.
The Yeti Brand is pretty much the perfect example of a company that doesn’t ever try and cut corners, or make any sort of compromises, just to get away with selling cheap products for a ton of money. The one disadvantage might be that the YETI Tundra 75 is heavier than other coolers, though if you can look beyond that slight negative and instead look to all the advantages of the cooler, it is by far an A+.
The YETI Tundra 75 will no doubt last you just about forever and we guarantee that attempting to find another one to match it would be nearly impossible.
YETI Tundra 75