Finally, there's a top-tier cooler we don't have to carry.
YETI's prowess in the cooler market is common knowledge at this point. Since first breaking into the outdoors industry in 2006, the brand has stayed true to its original mission of providing outdoorsmen with the best coolers money could buy.
Competing brands' continued attempts to mimic YETI's concepts have only inspired more innovation from the cooler king, which has included a wider variety of coolers and thermoses, camping gear and other outdoor products.
However, despite an expansion into other sectors of the outdoors market, YETI's flagship cooler has remained the same. A durable, high-performing cooler, the Tundra doesn't really demand any refinement.
The only drawback it's ever suffered is its weight, as the Tundra 65 comes in at 29 pounds completely empty. As an alternative, YETI recently introduced the Tundra Haul Hard Cooler, which finally brings wheels to the most popular cooler on today's market. Using a single-piece construction, the two NeverFlat wheels are both impact- and puncture-resistant.
It also features a StrongArm handle, which features a durable, welded aluminum arm with comfortable grips for easy towing, and easily tracks left or right thanks to curved design tracks.
Social Media Manager Daryk Ganske and I got to put one these wheeled YETI coolers to the test during our last upland hunt of the year back in March.
Throughout a hot Texas day of chasing phesant, chukar and bobwhite quail, we found solace in having a cooler we could return to after each run.
Because upland hunting calls for a lot of relocating, having wheels to assist us was a game-changer. Additionally, we were able to keep ice and cold water at the ready for Sage, my English setter who was unquestionably carrying the bulk of the workload.
The Tundra Haul boasts the same features of a classic Tundra, which guarantees that you're buying a durable cooler that will last a lifetime. Not only does it offer unbelievable ice retention--thanks to YETI's famous rotomolded construction--but it also serves as a cutting board for fish fillets, fishing tackle or, in this case, harvested upland game birds.
Using a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio, it'll hold 45 cans of beer, and if you're putting only ice inside, it'll fit up to 55 pounds.
Available colors include Coral, River Green, Navy, Seafoam (pictured), White and Desert Tan.
Although YETI will certainly continue rolling out more and more innovative products in the years to come, the Tundra Haul will definitely stick around for a while.