If you're in the market for a new high end cooler and you're looking at a Yeti, it makes a lot of sense to get a wheeled cooler.
High end coolers like Yeti and other brands feature such thick insulation that they are heavy to carry for a single person even when they are empty. Once completely full with drinks, food and ice they can be back breaking.
Yeti has a few different wheeled cooler options so it can be difficult to know which one is going to be the best for you to buy.
1. Yeti Roadie 48 Wheeled Cooler
Released in July 2022 the new Yeti Roadie 48 cooler strikes the perfect balance between size, ice retention, portability and quality.
The cooler is similar in size to the Yeti 45 which is (in my opinion) the most well rounded Yeti cooler that suits almost everyone but it's also tall enough to fit wine and soda bottles standing up.
It features a suitcase style periscope handle that slides up and the weight balance this gives you makes it very easy to pull along. You don't feel like you are holding up much of the weight of the cooler so transporting is is a breeze compared to a non-wheeled cooler or even the Tundra Haul version.
The Neverflat wheels are made from a solid, single-piece tire which is both impact and puncture resistant. This means you don't have to worry about flat tyres.
The wheels are also big enough to roll over most surfaces, the only time it struggles is on soft sand.
It comes with a clear dry foods basket to help keep food dry in your cooler and you can also purchase dividers that double as cutting boards if you want to organize your cooler even better.
I think that for most people, this is going to be the best Yeti wheeled cooler option.
Easy enough for long treks, tall enough for chilled wine, big enough for an all-day tailgate.
Features a periscope handle and strong, large, neverflat wheels for easy wheeled transportation or strong side handles for easy carrying. Will keep ice for 3-5+ days.
2. Yeti Roadie 60 Wheeled Cooler
For those going on longer trips or who need a cooler that serves a larger group of people the Yeti Roadie 60 has all the high quality features of the Yeti Roadie 48, with just a bit more space.
And for only a $50 price increase over the Yeti Roadie 48 it can make sense for some to spend that little bit extra to get a larger cooler that can fit more.
Remember that approximately half the cooler will be filled with ice at any point in time.
When I was traveling in my van with my kids we needed to have 2 coolers because we just didn't have enough space in our smaller Yeti. Upgrading to a larger one like the Yeti 60 could have saved us money and space.
A massive cooler built to easily wheel wine, watermelon, and wild game.
Features a periscope handle and strong, large, neverflat wheels for easy wheeled transportation or strong side handles for easy carrying. Will keep ice for 4-6+ days.
3. Yeti Tundra Haul Wheeled Cooler
The Yeti Tundra Haul is the OG Yeti wheeled cooler and for years if you wanted a Yeti cooler with wheels this was your one and only option.
The Yeti Tundra Haul comes last on my list, not because it's a bad cooler (it isn't) but because the handle design means that when you are pulling the cooler along you are holding a lot more of the cooler's weight.
However, the StrongArm handle has a nice grip and it's long enough that the cooler won't clip your heels as you walk which is a nice feature. It's still much much easier than carrying the cooler yourself, but I personally find the periscope design of the Roadie Wheeled coolers easier to use.
The benefit of this cooler is it has a wider and shallower design which makes it easier to access everything in the cooler.