YETI has built a reputation on creating best-in-class coolers and lifestyle products and this week’s announcement is no exception. The WHEELED ROADIE 48 and the WHEELED ROADIE 60 are hitting the market in August just in time for hunting season and a very busy Fall. The Wheeled Roadie is built for travel. Whether in the back of the SUV or the back of the truck, these coolers are easy to wheel right into your camp site or on to your boat.
YETI understands innovation. They are continually working on new colors and new products, even products that you haven’t even thought about yet. We took our first tour through a YETI store in Charleston, SC, last month and it was impressive to see the wide selection of products from YETI cups to all of the great colorways in the cooler line up.
The Roadie launch includes two models which will be available in late August: the Roadie 48 ($450) and the larger Roadie 60 ($500). Both of these coolers are almost 20 inches tall and about 20 inches deep. The Roadie 48 is almost 20 inches wide and the big Roadie 60 is almost 24 inches wide. They hold about 40 and 50 cans respectively with an ideal YETI 2-to-1 ice-to-can ratio. The height on these allow them to be tall enough for bottles of wine and 2 liter bottles. We often fill old 2 liters bottles with water, freeze them and throw them into the YETI along with ice cubes. We will do this when we know we have the extra space and this lets us have cold water to drink after several days.
Fully loaded the large YETI Roadie 60 is a solid cooler. The integrated wheels make this cooler easy to move around with the strong telescoping handle. Loading it onto the boat or into the back of your SUV or truck, don’t hesitate to ask your buddies for a hand; fully loaded it’s heavy. Done correctly, the YETI Roadie is as solid as any cooler on the market. Ice and cold drinks will last 4 to 7 days depending upon use. Honestly, you really cannot ask for more than that from a cooler.
Buy it once and take care of it and these will outlast any cooler you have had in the past. The handle and the ability to maneuver these coolers down the dock, around the campsite or down the trail in hunting camp is truly a game changer.