Talking about revolutionary coolers, there’s one that has been on our radar for a while now.
Kysek was first released in 2014, and through that time they’ve gone through many transformations to what they are today. They have proved their mettle in meeting ice retention and have made strides to turn conventional coolers into smart coolers. Although they have not actualized their goal, they are close to achieving that goal than any cooler brand.
The company boasts of a large pool of hard-sided coolers that employ the rotomolding process used to create premium coolers. More so, they have an ever growing soft cooler line up.
Now, there’s no denying that Kysek coolers Vs Yeti will make an exciting read. Comparing a smart cooler to the leading cooler brand will be a spectacle to watch. In our article, we will reveal everything thing you need to know about Kysek, and at the end, compare it to Yeti in different categories.
- 1 Kysek Coolers Review – Comparison Table
- 1.1 Design & Construction
- 1.2 Kysek Cooler Features
- 1.3 Kysek Hard Cooler Sizes
- 1.4 Kysek Soft Sided Coolers
- 2 Kysek Coolers Vs Yeti – The Modern Cooler Vs The Giant
Kysek Coolers Review – Comparison Table
Design & Construction
Kysek is an embodiment of what it means not to settle for mediocrity. The construction is made through a rotomolding process that builds up thick walls, improves insulation and ice retention.
Kysek employs high-density insulation in between the hollow walls forming robust walls that are suited for the wild. Needless to say, you can use kyseks for different occasions, which includes but not limited to fishing, hunting, tailgating, camping, BBQ parties etc.
The Kysek has an excellent build that places it among the leading ice retaining coolers. Thanks to the Durocold insulation which improves ice performance of the cooler, you can get up to a week of ice.
The high-quality construction of coolers wouldn’t suffice. Consumer demands increase each day, and those needs can only be met with improved features that make life easier. Fortunately, Kysek has fulfilled all these requirements with its hard coolers. Below we’ve highlighted some of these features that make kysek dubbed “the modern-day coolers.”
Kysek Cooler Features
Regarding the cooler features, Kysek offers many nifty components that are super useful to ensure for smooth operation.
Code Blue Temperature Sensor
No doubt, the Code blue temperature is by far the most amazing feature we’ve seen in an ice chest. So much that if we were to create a cooler award, Kysek would win it without contest. Yes, to that degree, you understand how impressed we were by the code blue feature.
The code blue temperature sensor has a mobile app, when set up, displays the interior temperature on your cooler.
Furthermore, the app allows you to set a temperature notification update; for example, when the temperature falls below the programmed time, it sends a notification update to your device. In fact, you can even set up a reminder to when you will restock your cooler, which means you won’t have to run out of supplies.
This piece of technology cuts constant inspection of the ice inside your cooler. From your mobile phone, you are a touch away from having a peek into the cooler’s ice performance.
The PosiLatch is the one the sturdiest latches on any cooler. It’s thickened build offers strong resistance to wears and ensures many years of use.
Latching mechanism provides extra insulation by sealing the lid and the base, meaning it locks in the cold and blocks out the heat from getting into the cooler. The result extends the ice life, and you can get cold drinks for days.
COLDLOCK ™ Gasket System
Coldlock system was redesigned to keep up with the demand for everyday use. Made from an enhanced bond technology, the gasket does not warp as it is fitted with one of the most durable gaskets on the market.
The quality of the gasket is compared to that of the fridge; yes, those are not empty marketing words as many users have testified to the gasket’s quality.
BearClaw™ Lock Plate / Bottle Opener
Kysek has a lock plate to accommodate a padlock; this is a foolproof method to avoid intruders or grizzly bears from breaking in.
The locking plate also serves as a bottle opener; it is shaped to fit in a bottle cap for easy opening.
Heavy-Duty EasyGrip™ Handles
Easy-grip handles are just like the Yeti rope handles, same construction and quality as well. The rope handles go into an opening underneath the lid that is held with aluminum pins for stable operation. Grips are comfortable on the hands even after extended periods of holding it.
Heavy Hauler Inset Wheels
Heavy hauler wheels aren’t big, and they can easily pass out as weak and inferior to large rollers. But don’t make that mistake, judging alone by pedigree, Kysek production team places customer satisfaction above anything else.
The wheels provide easy transport, especially when the cooler is packed full with food and drinks. Overall, moving along hard terrains is a breeze, although the small size might make it a bit hard to drag in the sand.
Despite that, the heavy-duty hauler set pretty much works fine, and you don’t have to worry about the wheels falling off.
High-Density ZeroSkid ™ Feet
The zeroskid feet found on kysek is almost the same as that of the Yeti but even better. There are holes under the secures to protruding hardware for stability. All those bumpy rides won’t slide off your coolers anymore.
Also, it is friendly on any surface and does not leave marks of floors even after dragging it on the surface which we don’t advise our readers to do.
The ruler on the lid is a feature that only a few coolers incorporate. Yeti tundra coolers do not have this feature yet.
The ruler on the lid of the cooler makes a statement, “this cooler is for kind of activity.”
Imagine having a cooler that can be used in summer for the beach, and on the weekends employed for fishing or hunting purposes. Thanks to the ruler on the lid, measuring your catch has never been easier. Slap your catch to the lid and take your measurement, yeah easy as pie.
The color options are many that you might get overwhelmed. It has up to 7 color outfits which include the Marine white, camon tan, hunter green, camon tan, red and white, marine blue and pink.
Kysek Hard Cooler Sizes
For different activities, kysek offers various options and sizes to choose from. Although their cooler sizes are not as diverse as the Yeti, they provide the bare essentials of ideal cooler sizes for almost any situation.
At the time of writing this article, Kysek hard coolers are only 6 in size. The cooler sizes range from small to extra-large.
Kysek 25L Cooler
It is the smallest cooler in the kysek hard-sided line up and enjoys every feature like that of the larger models. It manages to perform well even in frigid temperatures.
The lid is hard, in fact, so much that it serves as a cutting board. The production dimension measures 22.5 x 15.5 x 14.8 inches and weighs up to 30lbs, which is massive by the way. It comes in a plethora of colors to choose from.
Primarily, short trips are better suited for the cooler due to the space restriction; nevertheless, It packs 36 12-ounce cans. And if you need a kysek hardside that is portable and sure holds ice retention, then you should pick this without thinking twice.
Kysek 35L Cooler
The kysek 35 comes promising more space than the 25L, and basically, space is what you will get from the 35L cooler. It is heavier at 37lbs and can pack up to 45lbs of ice and 48 cans of beer. In regards to dimension, external: 30.5 x 15.75 x 15.25 while internal: 21.5 x 9.5
Kysek 50L Cooler
We’ve progressed into the large cooler range. This cooler is the middle child, and the most suitable for camping trips, fishing, picnic, you name it.
Kysek 50L comes with the cold blue temperature sensor, heavy hauler inset wheels, a ¾ drain plug with hose adaptor, cutting board lid amongst many features.
The cooler is weighs up to 42lbs and the exterior dimensions: 31.25 x 20.5 x 18 and interior: 22.5 x 12 x 10.75 inches
Kysek 75L Cooler
Another large cooler that can cater for a large number of people is 75L cooler. This cooler is no joke in terms of size, 120 cans and 96lbs of ice can be stored respectively.
Sure, it’s heavy at 49lbs; however, it’s relative cause some of you guys are gym warriors. In that case, this is easy pizzy for you to carry around (Pun intended).
Kysek 100L Cooler
Giant coolers are for people I will call the outdoor enthusiast. This size is excellent for almost any occasion that requires a lot of people. Sure, this is not for casual outings, lifting the cooler on and off a car alone is a gym session on its own, it weighs 61lbs when empty. It comes in 6 color outfits; white, camo tan, marine blue, ranger green, purple and gold, red and white.
Kysek 150L Cooler
The 150L cooler is no child’s play, and it ranks the biggest in the kysek hard-sided line up. It can hold up to 240 cans, 200lbs of ice and weighs 80lbs, this is the real heavy lifting. The cooler comes in a limited two color edition of white and camo tan. External dimension is 52.25 x 20.5 x 23.5 and internal is 43 x 12 x 16.5.
Overall, even large coolers like this one can seat in the back of your car. But it takes a lot of space. Bed trucks are better suited for transporting coolers are large as the kysek 150L.
Kysek Soft Sided Coolers
Kysek has a large market base in the soft cooler market. Based on demands and how hot they sell their soft coolers are among the top-rated models.
You will agree that ice retention is better in hard-sided models.
However, what soft coolers offer in portability, convenience and mobility make soft-sided coolers the most versatile options.
Kysek has two different soft side ice chest;
Does the Rover soft bag remind you of the Yeti hopper coolers? Absolutely, that’s why they both look similar in terms of looks and overall quality. It has an internashield interior that is BPA free and easy to clean.
Rawhide skin is used on the exterior, giving it a smooth feel yet tough. Flip back top means the cooler falls back for convenient access to your items. Waterproof zippers create a perfect seal that holds all the puddle inside.
It comes with a dry accessory pocket in the front which is insulated, meaning water from the main compartment will not affect items inside.
There are several carry options for transport – the top-side flex rope allows for easy grab and tote. It also has a cushioned shoulder strap that is easy to carry on the shoulders and the extra-cushioned side handles. All these combine to make transporting it a breeze.
Ice retention is quite high, having received a lot of praise by users who have experienced up to two days of ice with the rover.
Kysek Trekker Backpack Ice Chest
Whether you are heading out for an adventure for days or weeks, you need to carry a backpack that you can trek with for a long time.
We all know, soft-sided and hard coolers won’t cut in, you need a cooler that’s convenient and spreads the weight all over the back. You don’t need a regular backpack, given the bag will sweat.
Now, kysek offers great insulated backpacks for food and drinks; of course, It does not sweat and keeps your food and drinks temperature for extended periods.
Kysek Trekker Backpack Features
- Wide Top for easy access
- Easy to clean interior
- Cushioned shoulder straps
- Front accessory pocket
- Top-side flex rope
- Latch guard buckles
- Uv Resistant
- Rawhide skin
- Holds up to 24 cans and 17lbs of ice respectively
Kysek Dry Bag
Kysek dry bags are one of the most excellent models on the market that offer a complete watertight function. You want to avoid your gears getting soaked (we know it sucks).
Whether you are kayaking, rafting, or canoeing. To fully protect your gears from water, a dry bag is only thing you need. Kysek offers up many dry bag models customers can select from;
Kysek Coolers Vs Yeti – The Modern Cooler Vs The Giant
The heading will sure make a block buster movie or my bad – cooler battle instead.
Kysek Code Blue Temperature Sensor is perhaps the most futuristic feature we’ve seen in a cooler. From here, the sky is the limit for kysek.
But how does it compare in a head to head comparison with the biggest cooler brand – Yeti?
Well to begin with:
Durability & Construction
They both are Rotomolded coolers known to retain ice the longer than conventional coolers. Yeti utilizes up to 2-inch insulation around the wall and lid of the cooler, while the kysek blows out the Yeti with 3-4 inch insulation. In fact, you can use a kysek lid as a cutting board. That’s not to say the Yeti is not thick, but the Kysek at 4 inches of insulation is just unprecedented.
Kysek is a better rotationally made to be thicker; thus, the strength of these coolers is better than that of the Yeti.
Insulation and Ice Performance
Kysek utilizes the Durocold cold insulation – this is a high insulation foam that is injected into the walls to extend ice performance. Also, the PE skin layers significantly adds to ice retention. Yeti somewhat utilizes a reliable insulation but not as strong as the kysek. The permafrost used in the Yeti walls is made up of commercial-grade polyurethane increasing the insulation too.
The kysek gasket is new and improved from what we had from the company some years back. It is up to par with the freezer coldlock gasket used by Yeti. Both gaskets perform incredibly well by locking in the cold and blocking out heat.\
The latches are also similar – kysek dubs their latches as the PosiLatch while the Yeti dubs theirs as T-rex. Now, based on quality, we’ve received excellent reports from users about the quality and the fluid the latching mechanism.
Ice retention on the kysek is surprisingly awesome – many tests have crowned the kysek longest ice retaining cooler with max performance of up to 10 days of ice in a 90F test. On the other hand, Yeti Tundra is among the top ice holders with performance nearly reaching 7 days.
The winner in terms of ice retention is kysek. I mean the difference is clear, and many Youtube reviews have confirmed this claim.
Well, which one should you choose? I believe both coolers are on the same level, and it’s a matter of preference.
This is it, the Kysek coolers review. We have tried to include as much information to help you in your pursuit of the ideal cooler. If you want to check some of our cooler comparison versus the Yeti, you will find the links below useful.
Finally, you can check our list of the top ranked coolers voted as best from budget to expensive options.