YETI HOPPER 30 SOFT COOLER
It is constructed like the zippers found
in survival suits or hazmat protective
gear and is as tough as it gets. The
U-Dock is the terminal end of the
HydroLok zipper that ensures a leak-proof seal when closed. Ice retention is
maximized, and leakage is eliminated
when the slider is fully engaged with the
Yeti gave the Hopper a tapered body
design that makes it easier to carry
against your body. It also gets both
carry handles and a shoulder strap. Six
reinforced D-ring tie-down points are
included for tying your cooler securely
to your ATV, UTV, kayak, jet ski or
boat. Another included cool feature
is the Hitchpoint Grid that gives you
the perfect attachment for any and all
The Hopper 30 weighs 5 pounds
empty and is 16 inches tall, 22. 6 inches
long and 12 inches deep. Its internal
capacity is 6. 5 gallons, or the equivalent
of 24 frosty beverages with twice that
much ice. Yeti also offers the Hopper
20 at 20. 5 x 10. 25 x 13. 25 inches
holding an 18-pack, or the massive
Hopper 40, which can hold 36 cans
plus ice at 23. 75 x 13 x 17. 85 inches.
WARRANTY AND CLAIM TO
One of the things that really makes
a Yeti is the warranty. Yeti doesn’t just
make claims to be tough; they back
it up with an unbelievable three-year
warranty on the Hopper and five years
on the Tundra hard coolers. Like most,
the Yeti warranty is for the original
owner and has its disclaimers, but in
the end, they take pride in the products
they make, and if anything goes wrong,
they will make it right.
There are lots of great Yeti
accessories, and the two we really
enjoy with the Hopper are the SideKick
gear case and the Yeti Ice. The
SideKick is a water-resistant vault that
connects to the Hitchpoint Grid system
and is perfect for keeping things like
your phone, wallet and car keys dry
and safe. Yeti Ice are reusable, break-resistant, liquid-filled containers that
freeze to the optimal temperature
to maximize the Yeti’s ice retention.
Their custom shape reduces freezing
time, and they are available in 1-,
2- and 4-pound blocks to fit any size
cooler. These can be used as a direct
ice substitute when you don’t want
moisture for things like sandwiches, or
you can add them to your normal ice to
keep that cold longer.
CLEANING, CARE AND
Yeti claims the HydroLok zipper is
the best cooler zipper in the world and
that it will last a lifetime with proper
care. They recommend long-term
storage be with the zipper fully closed
to protect the U-Dock seal, and they
also have a Yeti zipper lubricant for
regular application. Draining and drying
the Hopper is done with the zipper just
short of the U-Dock and the cooler
inverted. You can clean your muddy or
grimy Hopper with mild dish soap and
water, and then simply rinse with fresh
water. You can towel-dry the inside and
leave the zipper open for a few days to
dry up any and all moisture.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The Yeti Hopper is great for anyone
who lives the active lifestyle. We’ve
found the Hopper to work great in the
UTV with enough drink and ice capacity
for the whole group on all-day rides.
Even after multiple days in the desert,
the Hopper cleans up easily and still
WHAT IT IS:
The Yeti Hopper 30 is the ultimate
soft-sided bag cooler. Quite possibly
the coolest of cool, the Hopper claims
to be anything but soft. Like all Yeti
products, it’s built for adventure
and designed never to fail or break.
The Hopper claims to be the first
100-percent leak-proof, portable cooler
that’s built for the long haul and will
keep ice frozen for days. This is a luxury
soft cooler designed to be the last one
you will ever have to buy.
The Yeti Hopper 30 features a dry-hide shell, which is a high-density
fabric similar to what’s found on high-performance white-water rafts. This
material is waterproof and resistant
to mildew, punctures and UV rays.
RF-welded seams eliminate stitching,
providing waterproof construction and
superior durability. The liner is then
made from an FDA-approved, food-grade material. The liner is also resistant
to mildew for easy cleanup and storage.
The Hopper’s cold-cell insulation
is closed-cell rubber foam with far-superior cold-holding ability than any
ordinary soft cooler.
The leak-proof HydroLok zipper is
the ultimate waterproof, airtight closure.
Yeti’s Hopper soft-cooler line includes the Flip 12 and 20, 30 and 40; we chose the Hopper 30, which
holds twenty-four 12-ounce cans with the recommended 2:1 ice-to-content ratio. Tie it down with a choice
of six D-rings, or use the fabric side handles. There are also loops for attaching the Yeti SideKick.