YETI Tundra 65 Cooler

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the YETI Tundra 65 Cooler and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 95 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.8 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.6 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 3288

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • The smooth interior walls make this cooler easy to clean.
  • Sturdy enough to double as a step stool in a pinch.
  • Easily lives up to the YETI reputation of keeping cold for longer than competitors.
  • Perfect height and textured lid make for a very comfortable seat.

Expert Reviews

  • It’s a really cool looking cooler.
  • It stood up to some pretty extreme stress tests, so you can count on its durability.
  • It has an amazing warranty.
  • A long list of accessories allows you to customize your YETI.
  • Every expert reviewer listed the Tundra at the top of their insulation ratings.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • With a 35 lb dry weight, this cooler takes some muscle to move.
  • Easily lives up to the YETI reputation of being incredibly expensive.
  • One user noted that while the construction is sound, they felt that manufacture marks like flashing and joint seams shouldn’t be as visible on such a high quality product.

Expert Reviews

  • Most expert reviewers recommended either making this cooler stationary or only using team lifts for its heavy weight and lack of wheels.
  • While very highly rated, the YETI is very expensive compared to coolers that do almost as well.
  • The thick walls make for a bulky cooler.
  • Don’t lose that drain plug, it doesn’t come with a leash.
  • In a volume test, this cooler was found to only hold 56 quarts instead of its advertised 65.


The YETI Tundra 65 Cooler was designed to be the last cooler you ever buy. This cooler does more than just rely on its legendary name, it provides insulation on a scale that competitors can hardly even compare to. Built with the active outdoors in mind, this cooler is as durable as they come. Although heavy and incredibly expensive, if you need to keep 56 quarts (its actual volume) worth of stuff cold for a long time, you simply can’t find a better alternative.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web, including here: 1, 2, 3, 4.