We hope you have been enjoying the reviews. We’ve gotten some great suggestions on what you’d like to see in our reviews section. This week we are reviewing our favorite cooler. It’s a cooler that we take with us everywhere. From amusement parks to beach days or just on that Sunday afternoon stroll it really comes with us everywhere. So what is it??? The Yeti Hopper flip 8!!! 

It has been in our family for over a year now and loved by everyone. The ice retention in it is amazing for a soft sided cooler. I have left it in the car all day during the summer with some ice and a few Diet Coke’s and when I opened it the next day, not only did it still have ice but it was a lot of ice!

Our Favorite Cooler

Who is our favorite cooler, the Yeti Hopper Flop 8, for? Everyone!! Our favorite cooler should be in everyones hands. Both of my brothers have have one and they use them for lunches and travel every day. My best friend has one that we take fishing for our snacks and drinks. Any time we leave the house for more than an hour we pack it with some beverages and ice. Let’s face it, it gets expensive and time consuming to stop at convenience stores to get drinks. This is even more the case when you have young kids, like we do.

Our Favorite Cooler- Pros & Cons


  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Doesn’t sweat
  • Shoulder strap
  • Won’t leak if zipped fully and turns over
  • Can add utility compartments to it
  • Great company who stands behind it


  • Pricey $199.99
  • Zipper is hard to close( this is why it won’t leak when flipped over)


There are many brands of soft sided coolers out there. Ones like the Rtic soft side 8, Pelican elite soft cooler 12 pack, Grizzly drifter 12, Bison Coolers Soft Sided 12 Can Cooler. These are a few that cost a bit less than the yeti hopper flop 8. But remember, you get what you pay for in life. I choose Yeti as my brand of choice because it is an established company and will continue to be around for years to come. What that means is if I need to replace something on our cooler it will be available.

Is it worth the money

100% YES . We like to buy things that last a long time and we have found that all Yeti products last. Everything we own from Yeti from our tumblers to hard sided coolers, they last. The construction is top notch and if a latch does break five years down the road due to normal wear and tear it can be replaced with ease.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to get an all around great on the go travel cooler this is it.  Like I’ve said, this is one of my all time favorite coolers; and i’ve had tons over my fishing years.

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