If you’re in the market for a new cooler for camping or for that quick weekend getaway, look no further than the Yeti Hopper 18. This cooler takes all of Yeti’s trademark features and boils them down into a portable package. It’s easy to use and can keep food and drinks cold for days at a time.
Like all YETI products, the Hopper is built to last. It’s constructed from YETI’s rugged Dryhide material, which is waterproof and resistant to mold/mildew. The shell is also designed to resist scratches and tears. And the lining is made from FDA-approved materials for added hygienic qualities.
YETI’s attention to detail is something that many competitors have a hard time matching, and the Hopper Flip is no exception. YETI has always been known to command a premium price, but the quality and durability they put into their products make it well worth it.
The YETI Hopper Flip 18 takes all of the hallmarks of YETI’s top-of-the-line rotomolded coolers and distills them into a compact, soft-sided package. It’s simple and easy to use, with a durable lining that never leaked in our tests. The opening is large and easy to access, and the zippers are sturdy enough to hold up under pressure.
The YETI Hopper Flip doesn’t offer as many attachment points for accessories as some of the other options we reviewed in our article, such as the RTIC soft pack coolers. But the Flip does include thread-through loops for attaching YETI’s SideKick dry gear case and their Molle Zinger to connect a bottle opener and multitool.