This week, YETI dropped the price of its Hopper Two 30 cooler by 20 percent. Now, you can get this great cooler for $240.
YETI’s Hopper Two cooler is loved by many for its versatility and durability. The soft cooler consistently gets high marks from buyers across the web.
The average rating across REI, Backcountry, Amazon, and YETI’s own site is 4.6 out of 5 stars. GearJunkie also tested and reviewed the Hopper Two and gave it props. (Editor’s note: We tested the 40-quart version, which is no longer available.)
The Hopper Two is the second generation of the cooler and it offers more insulation, better accessibility, and more handles than the original.
Why Buy a YETI Soft Cooler?
Hard coolers are amazing. There’s a reason you see them at the campsite, beach, and sporting events. But sometimes, a soft cooler is a better choice.
Because of their shape and ability to compress a bit, soft coolers can be easier to pack in your car, truck, or boat. They are also often smaller in size (30 quarts and below), making them easier to carry by yourself. Plus, the Hopper Two 30 comes with a detachable shoulder strap that allows you to carry the soft cooler and your other gear simultaneously.
Though it has soft sides, it’s still durable. YETI uses a DryHide exterior that resists punctures, abrasions, and mildew. Plus, it’s waterproof and won’t leak.
YETI claims it will hold 20 cans with about 20 pounds of ice. The Hopper Two also holds a good amount of food that can cover a weekend of camping, depending on what you need to keep cold on your next outing.
The ColdCell Insulation is made of closed-cell rubber foam that’s designed to hold in the cold longer. In the long run, that will help save money in your ice budget.
When to Use YETI Soft Cooler
You can take a YETI soft-sided cooler anywhere a hard-side goes, but here are some smart places and perfect activities for this flexible food and beverage storage unit.
Camping – Car camping, cart-in or walk-in sites, or short-distance backpacking sites.
Ocean and river – Canoeing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, surfing, or just hanging out on the beach.
Overlanding and road trips – Inside any adventure-mobile or on a road trip of any length.
Fishing – Boat, wade, or shore fishing.
Hunting – In the truck bed, strapped to the ATV, or at camp.
YETI Hopper Two 30 Soft Cooler Specs
- Volume: 30 quarts
- Dimensions: 12″ thick x 18″ high x 25″ long
- Inside dimensions: 9″ x 14″ x 17″
- Empty weight: 5.5 pounds
- Tie-down points: 6
- New Price: $240