There is nothing more aggravating than having a cooler that can’t keep up with your lifestyle. Life can be demanding, whether you are working or having fun. You need a cooler that can keep up with you. That is why looked into The Roadie cooler from Yeti.
Roadie is a person who loads and unloads equipment for a band. This is a person who is always on the road and doesn’t have the comforts of home or a refrigerator to keep their drinks or food refrigerated. I think the meaning behind Yeti giving their cooler the Roadie name, is they know that this cooler will always be on the go and not stored in your garage.
One of the benefits of being a mobile cooler with these dimensions (OUTSIDE 14 3/8” × 19” × 13 ¾” / INSIDE 10” × 13” × 8 3/8” ),it will fit anywhere without getting in the way. The Roadie is perfect for camping, boating, kayaking and canoeing. The other application that the name refers to is it’s a great traveling companion. The Roadie fits in the truck cab with you making everything you need easy to access while on the road. You don’t have to worry about it taking up to much room or making a mess, as it will not condensate on your seats or floor. It makes a great armrest while riding shotgun too.
One of the other features that all the Yeti Tundra coolers have are the bear proof seal. Add a couple of locks and your food is secure. The Roadie is small and light enough weighing in at 15 pounds, it is not unreasonable to pull the cooler up into a tree when you are in bear country. Bear proofing your camp is a breeze with the Yeti construction, especially the way the form-fitting lid inter-locks with the cold-lock gasket. The Roadie has a full-length handle that locks in place to assist in ease of transport or tying off to for bear proofing your camp. The handle folds back out of the way when it is not needed almost like it is not there. The lid design and sealing gasket keeps food cool and when locked down with the heavy-duty rubber latches helps to conceal the food odor that would attract bears in the first place. This gasket also seals out heat and cold in.
The Roadie is the smallest of the Tundra series with all the features. Yeti has put many design features into making these coolers adaptable to what ever you are doing. Yeti offers a ton of accessories for the Tundra series, which are explained in detail on their website.
I have used several Yeti products the Tumbler, Tundra 35 and the Roadie. I have been very satisfied with all of their products. I have found that they live up to the Yeti claims and well worth the price you pay. These products are tough, well made, and they last. I can promise you I have spent way more on replacing other coolers over the years, if I would have just bought the best up front, I would have saved a lot of money and heartache.
I use my Roadie, not just when I am in the woods, but also during the day on the construction site. This cooler is never out of place, it can be transition from your canoe to your camp ground to your pickup truck at work. It will be with you on the road as long as you are.