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 Post subject: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:35 pm 
Hawkeye

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Has YETI redeemed themselves yet to the gun crowd? My wife got one of their tumblers from some promotion at work. They are actually really nice quality. I realize it's probably made in China, but I'm pretty impressed.

I'm not going to use it for target practice :D , but I remember a few years ago now, they shot themselves in the foot so to speak about some public relations mishap over, I don't even know what. But the gun world wasn't happy.

Just wanting to know before I go and buy something from them. Actually, I probably wouldn't since I bet most of their stuff is made in China.


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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:45 pm 
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I don't remember the "why's" of the dust up I just know I won't take out a loan to buy a coffee mug.


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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:06 pm 
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The fallout was over Yeti pulling out of an NRA program. The timing was really bad with so many other companies cutting ties with the NRA.

Yeti makes really good stuff! A lot of it is not Made in USA, though it's not made in China, either. I've found you can buy other really good items from other vendors and they cost a lot less. I avoid China!

The cooler I bought last year is a Made in USA Orca and it's fantastic! I wrote about it in the following link, and also about Yeti and the NRA.

www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php ... 82&start=0

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 2:33 pm 
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I have a Yeti cup/tumbler that came to me free via an relationship that has since dissolved. It works great! I don’t need another, and I won’t destroy it either.
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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:14 pm 
Hawkeye

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gramps wrote:
I have a Yeti cup/tumbler that came to me free via an relationship that has since dissolved. It works great! I don’t need another, and I won’t destroy it either.
gramps


They are pretty nice. This is the second tumbler my wife brought home from some promotion at work. I bet Yeti loves the large orders from those big companies. This one has her company and some other logo stenciled on the side.

Cholo! Thanks for posting the link to the thread about the coolers. I vaguely remember that discussion. It was nice to go back and re-read it. How has your cooler held up over the past year?


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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:18 pm 
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The largest problem for a Yeti, to me, is how proud of them the company is.
(HIGH PRICE) - - - I have several from Sam's Club that cost about 1/4th the
dollars, yet in side by side tests, are so close to equal that I have only Sam's
versions.

P.S. Take a home depot drawer pull (stainless - $3) and some JB Weld, two
part epoxy, be careful as you put it on, and you have an EXCELLENT handle
for the 32oz size. :wink:
(I've got one that I did that way, used almost daily, and in five years it is still
as good as when I put it together. :D

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:40 pm 
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I had to look up YETI to find out what everyone was talking about. Someone says "Yeti" to me and I think "the abominable snowman".

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 3:58 pm 
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Kevin wrote:
How has your cooler held up over the past year?

It's got a few scuffs, but the cooler is amazing! I highly recommend Orca coolers! I looked at a single tumbler of theirs and it's made in China. You always have to look or ask. Orca coolers are all USA made. Nice! :)

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:29 pm 
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I have many YETI products and like them a lot including a cooler I got from NRA.

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2021 5:42 pm 
Buckeye

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I drink my coffee black out of a tin cup....

YETI.....? Gimme a break guys

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:16 am 
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Fox Mike wrote:
I had to look up YETI to find out what everyone was talking about. Someone says "Yeti" to me and I think "the abominable snowman".


Darn it, I thought the thread was about me :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:41 am 
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A couple years back a member here was selling these:
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that's the only Yeti product I own. They seem to be marketed toward the "upperly mobile crowd"
The real problem with the one pictured above is it keeps ice frozen for too long.... takes hours for it to melt.

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:14 am 
Hunter

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Like everything else if you don’t like it leave it on the shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 7:26 am 
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The Yeti coffee mug is seamless and the best item yeti makes in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: YETI ?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:53 am 
Hawkeye

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Insulated mugs are $.99 at the Goodwill and Salvation Army thrift stores. Lots of variety, too.

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