Video: Hunting Dall Sheep in “Arctic Red” from YETI


YETI hunting stories are reliably good, and their new video “Arctic Red” is no exception. In this video, a guide details his ethic of hunting Dall sheep.

From YETI:

“Before the kill, there is the hunt. Through fair chase hunts, Tavis Molnar protects the opportunity for his hunters to test their own capabilities and create an experience in those chapters that precede the kill.”

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Gear Review: The YETI Hopper Flip 12

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When I saw a photo of my friend trekking along a river well off the grid in Alaska with a YETI Hopper Flip 12 slung across his back, I was suspicious. This was an inconvenient photo op, I concluded. And then around the same time, I came across a photo of another friend carrying a Hopper Flip through the jungles of Brazil. Another photo op?

It turns out that there’s nothing inconvenient about this brilliantly designed soft cooler, and my suspicions revealed an obliviousness that I had. And now proudly I’m on the YETI Hopper Flip bandwagon.

The YETI Hopper Flip 12 is all that and more. Let’s breakdown why:

Durability

This puppy is built to take abuse. From a welded HydroLok Zipper to double-stitched handles to the tough-as-nails DryHide fabric, the Hopper Flip is adventure-ready. Not only will it handle the toughest conditions, but it’s a product you can count on as an investment that will withstand the test of time.

Leakproof

The HydroLok Zipper is not only leakproof, but it doesn’t even allow moisture to escape. And with 840 denier nylon and double TPU lamination, the Hopper Flip is both waterproof and puncture resistant. Worth noting, this not only means what’s inside won’t leak out, but also what’s outside won’t leak in. This is huge, especially if hunting in the Pacific Northwest or when I am using the Hopper Flip as a camera bag.

Convenient

When it comes to design, YETI Hopper Flip 12 impresses me more than any other YETI product (and I am very impressed with YETI overall). Beyond all of the materials and technologies used, the shape is perfect. About the width of my torso, I can trek through thick brush with the cooler easily following behind me without getting hung up on branches or other obstacles. Additionally, it’s balanced. It feels like you aren’t carrying much at all. In fact, I even put small dumbbells inside to test whether it would remain comfortable to carry. Though heavier, I could still hike all day with this cooler slung from my shoulder.

Of course, the Hopper Flip 12 has everything else you would expect as far as keeping ice and an impressive capacity for everything from drinks to snacks.

The YETI Hopper Flip 12 is presently available in fog gray with tan coming to stores soon and retails for $279.99.

To check out more from YETI on the Hopper Flip 12, please click here.

Disclosure: YETI is in a professional relationship with Rack Camp. Though potentially benefiting from this relationship, we do not post what we do not believe to be true. To read more, click here.

YETI Expands Iconic Outdoor Line with Release of New Products, Models

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From YETI:

Austin, Texas (June 29, 2017) — YETI, a leading outdoor brand, has announced a variety of new offerings to join its iconic line of premium goods. Today, the brand is proud to reveal two new product categories: Panga, a series of 100%-submersible duffel bags; and LoadOut, a built-for-any-venture, virtually indestructible bucket. YETI also introduces two additional models to its popular Hopper Flip family of anything but soft, soft coolers.

“A tremendous amount of research, development and testing goes into creating our products,” says YETI CEO Matt Reintjes. “As a market leader within the outdoor space, we have to ensure our products are up to the highest standards, and Panga and LoadOut are no exception. The new Hopper Flip models add variety and versatility to an already exceptional line. Our products continue to allow users to push the boundaries and go further than ever before.”

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The completely airtight and submersible Panga duffel bag ensures that your gear will remain protected from the harshest conditions, thanks to a variety of durable features, including: a 100% waterproof zipper; an abrasion- and puncture-resistant exterior shell; multiple removable, comfortable straps and lash points; burly metal hardware; and easy-to-access interior stowaway mesh pockets.

Whether you’re hauling, bailing, cleaning or stowing, the virtually indestructible LoadOut bucket is your new extra-tough, dependable sidekick that’s up for any task. Boasting more than a 300lb load capacity, the injection-molded LoadOut is equipped with a non-slip, non-marking base, as well as a variety of heavy-duty handles and tie down points for a smooth, comfortable and confident carry.

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This food-safe bucket is paired perfectly with the various LoadOut accessories, including: a see-through, water-tight and wildly strong LoadOut Lid; a divider tray dubbed the “LoadOut Caddy” — providing three large storage compartments; and a LoadOut Utility Gear Belt with a 100lb capacity, making it easy to keep all your gear organized.

The Panga will be available in three separate models (50, 75, 100) and in one color — Storm Gray — through limited authorized dealers and on yeti.com in fall 2017. Retail prices range from $299.99 to $399.99.

The LoadOut will be available in four colors — White, Tan, Charcoal and Seafoam — through authorized dealers and on yeti.com in fall 2017. LoadOut accessories, including the LoadOut Lid, Caddy, and Utility Gear Belt will be sold separately. Retail prices range from $19.99 to $39.99.

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The popular soft cooler, the Hopper Flip — a 100% leakproof, tough-as-nails, carry-the-day soft cooler – is now available in three models: Hopper Flip 8, 12 and 18. Making a name for itself in 2016 for ice retention and durability, the Hopper Flip family’s compact, cubed design makes for easy hauling while the wide-mouth opening provides greater visibility and access to its contents. The YETI Hopper Flip 8 and 18 extend the Hopper Flip product offering with a unique personal carry option and versatile models.

Hopper Flip 8 and 18 will be available in the Fog Gray and Field Tan color options through authorized dealers and on yeti.com starting August 3, 2017. Retail prices will range from $199.99 to 299.99.

About YETI

Founded in Austin, Texas in 2006, YETI is a leading premium outdoor brand. The world’s top hunters, anglers, outdoor adventurers, BBQ pitmasters, and ranch and rodeo professionals trust YETI to stand up to the world’s harshest conditions. For more on the company and its full line of products and accessories, visit yeti.com.

YETI Releases MagSlider Lids


YETI has a nice new lid solution for Tumblers that will keep heat and cold in while preventing spilling.

From YETI:

“The MagSlider Lid means enjoying drinks from our Rambler Tumblers without worrying about splashes on the go. Unlike other closeable drink lids, ours harness the power of magnets (yep, real magnets) for smooth opening and closing, and have a crystal clear lid so you can always see if you’re in need of a top off. Our magnet technology also makes for easy cleaning — you can pop the MagSlider off, rinse, dry, and return it to the YETI Slider Lid. And the MagSlider Lid is dishwasher safe and shatter-resistant, just like the rest of our Rambler accessories.”

To check out the MagSlider Lid, click here.

Gear Review: The YETI Rambler One Gallon Jug

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A few months ago, I finally pulled the trigger on 36-ounce YETI Rambler. Go big or go home, right?! For my needs in the woods, on the water, and on the move, these bottles make perfect sense. And while I thought the 36-ounce bottle was as big as I’d go, I was mistaken. Shortly after getting the 36-ounce bottle, I got a peak at the new Rambler Jug — a gallon-sized behemoth bottle like none other.

A gallon? Really?! Indeed. While my initial response to seeing the Jug was an out loud laugh, it took no time to realize how practical this monster is.

Let’s first break down the features:

  • As you would expect from YETI, the Jug features double-wall vacuum insulation that keeps contents hot or cold for impressive amounts of time.
  • Next, the Jug is 100% leakproof and features a “No Sweat” design that ensures everything the Jug encounters stays dry.
  • The removable lid features a stainless steel handle with an easy-to-hold grip that makes it comfortable to carry a gallon of anything from water to chili to soup without feeling held down.
  • The lid also features a MagCap. This magnetic cap allows for easy drinking or pouring without worrying about the contents spilling all over your face and shirt. Additionally, the cap has a strong magnet that secures strongly to the “docking station” on the lid.

While there are other fine features, these are among the factors that make this gear item practical for many purposes. In the months ahead, I’ve got numerous multi-day float trips planned, and there is no doubt that the YETI Jug will be tied to the raft. Whether containing ice cold water or soup for hearty evening meals, the Jug will make it easy to bring less (ie numerous cans of soup) while trusting what’s inside will be delightfully hot or cold. The same can be said for my long road trips or when I want to be a base camp hero by bringing bourbon for everyone or pounds and pounds of beans to keep the gang regular.

The YETI Rambler One Gallon Jug is going to be hitting the shelves soon and will retail for $149.99. And for those looking for the same features in something a little smaller, the half-gallon Jug will also be available for $99.99. While not cheap, these puppies will last for many years (especially as they are rust and puncture resistant), and they ought to save you money and bring convenience in the short and long term.

To check out more on the YETI Rambler One Gallon Jug, please click here.

 

Disclosure: YETI is in a professional relationship with Rack Camp. Though potentially benefiting from this relationship, we do not post what we do not believe to be true. To read more, click here.

Video: Hunting Dall Sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains in “Eminence” from YETI


YETI Stories have been bringing a whole new caliber of hunting films to the table, and “Eminence” is yet another film to be excited about.

From YETI:

“Deep in Canada’s Northwest territories and just outside the Arctic Circle, Matt Elder is on the hunting trip of a lifetime, battling snow, rain, and terrifying terrain to track down Dall sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains.”

To check out more from YETI, click here.

Hunting Film Short: Bowhunting for a Kansas Trophy Whitetail in The Short Season: 2five1 from YETI

The Short Season: 2five1 from YETI Coolers on Vimeo.

Chasing the one that got away is something we are all familiar with. It can even haunt us. This is the focus of a new video short from YETI.

From YETI Coolers:

“Follow a lifelong Whitetail hunter as he chases the one that got away — a 251 inch Kansas buck.”

To check out more from YETI Coolers, click here.