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RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« on: November 22, 2016, 12:36:28 PM »
Recently upgraded my coolers and went with an RTIC 65 and Ozark Trail 73.


Below is an ice comparison when they were both brand new. 


20 pounds of ice in each one with 2 beers
Days were in the mid 80's to low 90's


In this comparison I believe the OT did a little bit better.  Both coolers were water at the 96 Hour check in.
Both did really well last weekend while wheeling. 





Start

24 Hours

Approximately 50 Hours



Approximately 72 Hours


« Last Edit: November 22, 2016, 12:38:44 PM by kkattfish »


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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 07:28:35 AM »
So which one performed better in your opinion?
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 08:42:14 AM »
I think the Ozark trail after a couple of real uses and trips and it's even a little bit bigger. 

They have both been completely full with ice now and I would say the OT held ice longer.  The RTIC is no slouch however.  It is still really good. 
The difference would be minimal
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 09:28:40 PM »
Havn't really priced any of these out, I've seen the Yeti coolers, but they are way to rich for me. How do these price in general Eryc?
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 07:51:55 AM »
Both of these were $200 bucks and about $20 shipped.  I would buy either of them again in a heart beat.   
The ozark is a little bit bigger by 8 quarts, the yeti came with a sliding basket which will be good for dry camping
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 08:40:31 AM »
That's not bad, considering how they hold up. Might have to look into that when it's time to finish the rear end of my rig. I want to have something a bit larger than I currently have.
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 09:05:58 AM »
If you think about it, a "decent" cooler is $75-$100 bucks already.  So pay $100 more and you get a hard sided cooler that is well insulated and will last 5 times longer than the plastic sided ones. 
Based on how much I camp, wheel, etc. where a cooler is needed it was a no brainer for me. 

I'd like to get a smaller one for the rig but that may be on my list for next year. 
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Re: RTIC vs Ozark Trail Cooler
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:24 PM »
Makes since. I'll look into them for sure when I'm ready to pull the trigger.
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