Last Updated: May 2020


Have you ever been angry about buying a Yeti cooler, only to find out on arrival that it is less than the actual size you thought it would be?

Yes, it can be frustrating.

In this review, we’d be looking at how Yeti choose their ice chests number size and their real capacity in quarts to enable you to know the ideal size for your needs.

Happy now?

As you probably know, coolers come in different shapes and sizes, and Yeti coolers are by no means an exception.

Perhaps the most important criteria in buying a cooler is the capacity. The size for a week-long camping trip with friends or family needs some robust rotomolded coolers or giant coolers at the very least, while a day at the beach would require a soft-sided cooler.

Coolers are measured in quarts. Quarts is the measure of most ice chest capacity.

But why are yeti cooler sizing different from others? You’ll find more information below.

Since Yeti don’t disclose their cooler capacities in quarts, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make a thorough research of the actual sizes and give them to you in quarts.

Yeti Cooler Sizes  – Comparison Chart

YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, Iceblue
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, Desert Tan
Editor's Choice
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 50 Cooler, Ice Blue
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, White
Model
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, Iceblue
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, Desert Tan
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 50 Cooler, Ice Blue
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, White
Capacity (Quarts)
20.8
28
37.6
46
52
87.2
Capacity (Gal)
5.2
7.2
9.4
11.8
14.3
21.8
Dimensions
20 x 13.5 x 14.5 inches ; 16 pounds
21 x 16 x 15.5 inches
26 x 15.5 x 16 inches
24.5 x 18 x 18.8 inches
30.5 x 17.5 x 16 inches
20 x 30.5 x 19.5 inches
Weight
22lbs
26lbs
23lbs
26lbs
29lbs
36lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Rating
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, Iceblue
Model
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, Iceblue
Capacity (Quarts)
20.8
Capacity (Gal)
5.2
Dimensions
20 x 13.5 x 14.5 inches ; 16 pounds
Weight
22lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, Desert Tan
Model
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, Desert Tan
Capacity (Quarts)
28
Capacity (Gal)
7.2
Dimensions
21 x 16 x 15.5 inches
Weight
26lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating
Editor's Choice
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, White
Model
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, White
Capacity (Quarts)
37.6
Capacity (Gal)
9.4
Dimensions
26 x 15.5 x 16 inches
Weight
23lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 50 Cooler, Ice Blue
Model
YETI Tundra 50 Cooler, Ice Blue
Capacity (Quarts)
46
Capacity (Gal)
11.8
Dimensions
24.5 x 18 x 18.8 inches
Weight
26lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, White
Model
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, White
Capacity (Quarts)
52
Capacity (Gal)
14.3
Dimensions
30.5 x 17.5 x 16 inches
Weight
29lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, White
Model
YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, White
Capacity (Quarts)
87.2
Capacity (Gal)
21.8
Dimensions
20 x 30.5 x 19.5 inches
Weight
36lbs
Rotomolded
Yes
User Rating

Large Yeti Size Chart

YETI Tundra 110 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 125 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 160 Cooler, White
YETI Tundra 250 Cooler, White
Biggest Yeti Cooler on Sale
YETI Tundra 350 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti 110
Yeti 125
Yeti Tundra 160
Yeti Tundra 210
Yeti Tundra 350
Capacity (Quarts)
96.4
121.2
150
232.4
340
Capacity Gal
24.8
30.3
37.5
58.1
82.4
Capacity (Can)
74 Cans
92 Cans
115 Cans
162
259
Dimensions
38 x 20.5 x 19 inches
19.5 x 40 x 20 inches
46 x 22 x 19 inches
40 x 26 x 24 inches
63 x 25 x 24 inches
Weight
39lbs
48lbs
54lbs
62lbs
89lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 110 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti 110
Capacity (Quarts)
96.4
Capacity Gal
24.8
Capacity (Can)
74 Cans
Dimensions
38 x 20.5 x 19 inches
Weight
39lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 125 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti 125
Capacity (Quarts)
121.2
Capacity Gal
30.3
Capacity (Can)
92 Cans
Dimensions
19.5 x 40 x 20 inches
Weight
48lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 160 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti Tundra 160
Capacity (Quarts)
150
Capacity Gal
37.5
Capacity (Can)
115 Cans
Dimensions
46 x 22 x 19 inches
Weight
54lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
User Rating
YETI Tundra 250 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti Tundra 210
Capacity (Quarts)
232.4
Capacity Gal
58.1
Capacity (Can)
162
Dimensions
40 x 26 x 24 inches
Weight
62lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
User Rating
Biggest Yeti Cooler on Sale
YETI Tundra 350 Cooler, White
Model
Yeti Tundra 350
Capacity (Quarts)
340
Capacity Gal
82.4
Capacity (Can)
259
Dimensions
63 x 25 x 24 inches
Weight
89lbs
Rotomolded Construction
Yes
User Rating

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Without further ado:

Yeti Roadie 20

YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, White
  • The YETI Roadie is BYOB’s new best friend with a capacity of up to 14 cans with recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 2 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design which is certified bear-resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Roadie armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • The Roadie, like the Tundra, features T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber so you’ll never see another busted latch and has patented keeper technology
  • The Roadie dimensions are 19 in long x 13 3/4 in wide x 14 3/8 in high with an empty weight of 15 lbs
The smallest Yeti ice chest in the lot. The cooler is quite light in weight as it measures 15 lbs, while the actual capacity is 22 quarts. It can also hold up to 20lbs of ice.

If you are going out on a short trip: be it a picnic, a day at the beach or bbq – the cooler can hold enough drinks for you and a couple of friends.

Yeti Tundra 35

YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, Desert Tan
  • The YETI Tundra 35 is portable enough for one person to haul while still having an impressive carrying capacity of up to 20 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber so you’ll never see another busted latch and has patented keeper technology
  • The Tundra 35 dimensions are 20 in long x 16 1/8 in wide x 15 1/4 in high with an empty weight of 20 lbs NOTE: All Tundra models come standard with one dry goods basket
The Tundra is the most popular yeti model, while the Tundra 35 is small, it is only bigger than the roadie 20. Well, the Tundra 35 isn’t the least holding cooler on the list.

It weighs 20lbs, 10.5 widths, 10” height (dimensions) , 28 quarts – it can hold up to 20 cans with 28lb ice capacity.

Yeti Tundra Tundra 45 – Most Popular Yeti Size

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, Charcoal
  • Rot molded Construction makes it armored to the core and virtually indestructible
  • The YETI Tundra 45 combines versatility with durability with a capacity of up to 26 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Will keep your ice well ice thanks to up to 3 inches of Permafrost Insulation and an extra thick Fat Wall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rot molded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber and made with patented technology so you’ll never see another busted latch
 
I’ve always said this “There’s no ideal cooler size – it depends on the purpose you need one for.“

But part of me still feels the Tundra 45 is the ideal model for almost any occasion cause it stands between the thin line of large and small. It’s somewhere in the middle. Whether it’s for small events or one that would require an average cooler – the Tundra 45 is ideal for the job.

The Yeti 45 actual size in quarts is 37. Additionally, capacity wise, it has a 35 liters capacity that can hold 26 cans plus 35lb ice capacity. Overall, the weight is 23lbs when empty.

Tundra 50

YETI Tundra 50 Cooler, Pink
  • The YETI Tundra 50 will be the envy of your tailgate or the staple for your campsite, made extra deep so you can stack’em high with a capacity of up to 32 cans with a recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber and made with patented technology so you’ll never see another busted latch
  • The Tundra 50 dimensions are 24 in long x 17 1/2 in wide x 18 in high with an empty weight of 25 lbs NOTE: All Tundra models come standard with one dry goods basket.
T-rex Lid Latches, Tie-down slots, Double haul handles, Vortex Drain system are but a few things that make this product stand out.

26lbs weight means the cooler isn’t as heavy, neither is it light. Capacity in quarts is 46. On the other hand, it has a capacity for 32 cans & 47lbs of ice respectively.

Whatever the occasion is – the Tundra 50 is at your service. With extra accessories like bear proof locks, beverage holder and Rod holster, you can use the cooler for fishing, camping, tailgating etc.

Tundra 65

YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, Ice Blue
  • The YETI Tundra 65 is just as adept at keeping your catches cold in the field as it is storing the drinks and food for your backyard barbecue, this ice chest is plenty roomy, holding a limit of redfish or your prized brisket
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber so you’ll never see another busted latch and has patented keeper technology
  • The Tundra 65 dimensions are 30 1/2 in long x 17 1/2 in wide x 16 in high with an empty weight of 29 lbs NOTE: All Tundra models come standard with one dry goods basket.
Tailgating would be a lot of fun with a large cooler like the Tundra 65, take my word for it. It’s sufficient for any activity, personal or public the 65 will suffice.

Rotomolded construction, thick insulated walls and tight lid with reinforcement from the T-rex latches will ensure your food and drinks stay cold for long hours.

This cooler can keep up to 45 cans of ice, with a 29lbs weight, and 52 quarts size, you’ll appreciate its utility for space.

The product has an exterior dimension: Height 16 top – 30 1/2 (l) x 17 1/2 (W). Bottom Height – 29 1/2 (L) x 14 7/8 (W)

The interior dimension – Height: 10 1/8 Top 24 1/2(L) x 12 (W) Bottom 23 3/8(L) x 103/4 (W)

Tundra 75 – Best Size Yeti Cooler For Camping

YETI Tundra 75 Cooler, White
  • The YETI Tundra 75 is the outdoor cooler that's ideal for keeping your family and friends fed and hydrated, able to hold up to 50 cans with recommended 2:1 ice-to-contents ratio, briskets, or fishing limits easily
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber so you’ll never see another busted latch and has patented keeper technology
  • The Tundra 75 dimensions are 33 1/4 in long x 18 in wide x 18 in high with an empty weight of 34 lbs NOTE: All Tundra models come standard with one dry goods basket.
We’ve finally entered the large Yeti cooler space. The 75 yeti tundra is the definition of a big game player. Specially built with rotomolded construction the cooler is practically indestructible.

As you’d expect, the product is quite heavy as it weighs 34 lbs. It has a 74.8 actual quart size and can hold up to 70 litres, 56lbs of ice. Yes, all Yeti models are made of rotomolding process.

Yeti 105 – Large Yeti Models

YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, White
  • The YETI Tundra 105 has more height so the extra altitude lets you stack your meats and drinks up high with enough room for a layer of ice on top
  • Ice stays ice thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation and an extra thick FatWall design is certified Bear-Resistant
  • The Rotomolded Construction makes the Tundra armored to the core and virtually indestructible so wherever you decide to take it, this portable cooler’s sturdy construction will stand up to the rigors of the journey
  • All Tundra coolers feature T-Rex Lid Latches constructed of heavy-duty rubber so you’ll never see another busted latch and has patented keeper technology
  • The Tundra 105 dimensions are 30 ½ in long x 19 ½ in wide x 20 in high with an empty weight of 36 lbs NOTE: All Tundra models come standard with one dry goods basket.
The 105 is among the echelon of large Yeti models. You can store up to 59 cans and have enough space to stuff in ice. Made of rotomolding, this chest will take a beating for years. According to Yeti, this model can retain ice for up to a week. However, many reviews have revealed a less retention time ranging from 4-6 days.

Whether you are hunting for a week and you want your catch to stay fresh for a week. You can trust the 105 Yeti to deliver and satisfy your needs.

Why Don’t Yeti Sizes Measure In Quarts?

There’s no actual confirmation of the quart sizes of the chests.

As a result, most people have been taken aback after realizing Yeti cooler sizes doesn’t measure in quarts.

When it comes to Yeti cooler sizes, there’s a twist to it, and here’s why:

Instead of going for conventional quart sizes, Yeti utilizes a different model for selecting their quart sizes.

On their official website, Yeti highlighted the can capacity and pounds of ice for their coolers but didn’t include the measurement in quarts.

According to the some analyst, this method of sizing is a marketing strategy that allows only the buyer to know actual yeti size. Impressively, this helps mitigate the comparisons between Yeti and other cooler brands.

Well done Yeti, Well done.

What Size Do I Need?

The first question you need to ask yourself is “what type of cooler do you need?hard sided cooler, soft sided cooler or Electric?

If you’ve answered the question, you could move to size. Done?

Now, it depends on what function you’d use it for. A rule of thumb I and a few of my friends follow is to carry the cooler that would hold our drinks and snacks. This of course relatively depends on the occasion and number of people that would use it.

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