YETI HOPPER TWO 30
Editor: Cory McLaughlin
Just the Facts:
The Hopper™ Two is the evolution of YETI’s first soft cooler, the original Hopper. When we launched the Hopper, we created a portable, leakproof, and tough-as-nails cooler that delivered superior ice retention. But we wanted to push this portable cooler to the next level.
With some design changes, we increased cold-holding power, made loading (and unloading) much easier, made hauling more comfortable, and improved visibility. And those changes means for better days outdoors, which is what we’re all about.
The Hopper Two 30 is still 100% leakproof and ready to tackle the wild, now with a wider opening and easier access.
The Hopper’s high-density fabric is waterproof and
resistant to mildew, punctures, and UV rays. The liner
is made from an FDA-approved food-grade material.
Closed-cell rubber foam offers far superior
cold-holding to ordinary soft coolers.
You ever get to the parking lot and realize that you have to haul your cooler hundreds of yards to the area it will be used? I know that I have been faced with this problem more times that I could count. I’ve had wagons, pack frames, and rope straps but nothing ever really made me happy. I had seen the soft sided cooler with the shoulder straps and always wanted to try one. Luckily, I was given the chance to do so this spring.
The Yeti HOPPER TWO 30 fit my need for hauling beverages, sandwiches, popsicles, and just about everything else I could think to put inside it. It was a piece of gear that I could carry without using another piece of gear. My first thought when messing around with the cooler was that it looked really cool. I love the straps, handles, waterproof zipper, and I knew I was going to get some serious use out of this thing! I was ready to get it into action.
The first testing site was a construction project. A good friend of mine was rebuilding his home after a fire and I was heading up for a few days of help. Naturally I threw in my HOPPER TWO with high expectations.
The construction site was loud, dirty, and hot! It was full of the usual things you find on a weekend jobsite such as foul language, rookie mistakes, and a thirsty crew.
We all worked very hard and every one of us was happy to stick our hands into the Hopper 2 and pull out an ice cold beverage. My time at the job ended and I had to return home fully pleased with how well my HOPPER TWO preformed in my first test.
The next test was the most important of them all! It was out turn to bring snacks for our youngest child’s softball game. It was a beautiful sunny day and those little girls where giving it everything they had out there. They fully deserved a nice cold drink, fruit, and granola bar. The Yeti was up to the task and certainly did not disappoint. It was loaded at 6AM and held everything cool as could be until the game ended at 1PM.
My wife was so impressed with this cooler that it is now a staple in our van. She uses it for everything from groceries to picnic lunches. She loves the shoulder strap and overall design as she can carry it with ease. I often overhear her telling others how she absolutely loves this thing and sings its praises to all who listen.
The last testing point for me was for my own softball league. I play on a adult softball team and as expected there is some tossing back of a few cold ones from time to time. Our first league game was a success and we got the big W that everybody always wants to find. A celebratory beer was waiting in the Yeti HOPPER TWO for each member of the team and they were all glad to find them ice cold!
What I found was that the versatility of this cooler has made it more useful than I ever thought it would be. It is easy to carry, easy to store, and flat out keeps things cold. I’m not sure what else a person could want from a cooler. Pair all that with a great waterproof zipper for avoiding spills and a solid warrantee and you have a real winner in the Yeti HOPPER TWO line! I would highly recommend you check them out as I’m sure you will be surprised at just how useful that can be!
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What can be done better?
To be honest I cannot find a single thing that I would do better with this cooler. I absolutely love it and if used correctly I think that nobody could find a very legitimate complaint. I fully recommend looking into this great versatile cooler. Your friends and family will thank you!
I give the Yeti HOPPER TWO 30 a very solid 5 stars!