If you’ve been seeing and hearing a lot about the outdoor gear brand Yeti lately, you’re not alone. Made famous by its ultra-insulating coolers, the brand has garnered a dedicated following, thanks to its wide array of durable, well-built and well-designed products.
We’ve tested a handful of Yeti goods over the years, including its Rambler water bottle (which we named the best water bottle), Tundra Cooler (another winner) and the brand’s travel bags. And after all that testing, we’ve found that in general, anything Yeti makes is pretty great. That’s why it’s one of our go-to brands for holiday shopping.
There’s a Yeti product for everyone, so no matter who you’re shopping for, our list of favorites is sure to have something they’ll love. We tested a bunch of Yeti products for this story, and these are the 20 we think are actually worth your money. From coolers and water bottles to camp chairs and even a dog bed, here are our all-time favorite Yeti gifts perfect for the holiday season.
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Yeti is best known for its incredibly durable, insulated coolers. If you want to be able to keep ice for days on end while you’re camping or stash cold beers in the backyard, this 45-liter cooler is the perfect pick for you. We tested the Tundra against 16 others and named it the best cooler
. It outperformed all its competitors and is the best cooler money can buy. The Tundra is also available in tons of sizes, from 35 liters
to 350 liters
Yeti’s coolers have extra-thick walls for insulation, which means they can be bulky, heavy and cumbersome to move around. Thankfully, Yeti threw some wheels and a handle on the Tundra Haul so you can have a more portable cooler perfect for the park or backyard.
If you’re really against lugging around a heavy cooler, consider the Hopper Backflip 24 Soft Cooler. It doesn’t have the same levels of insulation as the Tundra line, but it's the perfect in-between for a picnic or beach trip. We tried out the backpack and love how comfortable the straps are, how durable the exterior feels, and, most of all, how convenient it makes keeping your food and drinks cool.
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Our pick for the best water bottle
, the Yeti Rambler is an outstanding bottle that keeps drinks cold or hot for a ridiculously long time. While the dual-wall vacuum insulation is nice, the Rambler beat out all the other bottles on the market with its ingenious lid. Made of two parts, it features a spout so you can chug water when you need to, but you can still get access to the ultra-wide mouth to quickly fill up with ice and water.
If you don't want to carry around the extra weight of Yeti's insulated bottles, the brand's all-new Yonder bottle is the one for you. Made with BPA-free plastic, the bottle is lightweight but lives up to the durability Yeti is known for. Plus, it's got the cap that made the Rambler our favorite water bottle.
Whether it’s morning coffee or afternoon tea, this insulated mug helps keep your drinks hot until you’re actually done with them. No more sipping on room temperature coffee after just 30 minutes.
Whether you're relaxing after a long day of work or getting ready to watch your favorite team play, there’s nothing worse than a lukewarm beer. Keep your favorite brew ice cold for longer with this Yeti can insulator. Plus, it comes in different sizes to fit your favorite can, including slim
Whether you’re sitting around the fire or relaxing on the couch, there’s nothing like a glass of wine at the end of the day. If you want to keep that sauvignon blanc ice cold, check out this insulated wine tumbler. It’s available in five gorgeous colors and can even be customized.
Perfect for the campsite or the backyard, these stackable, insulated pints are the perfect way to sip on your drinks while keeping them cold.
Keep even more water ice cold for longer adventures with the Rambler Half Gallon Jug. Featuring a comfortable handle and a spout that’s easy to drink from, this dishwasher-safe jug can store all the water you need. Plus, it comes in a full gallon size
too if you need to bring even more water.
Your pup deserves the best, even if it’s just their food bowl. This super-durable bowl is built from stainless steel, and even though it’s not insulated, it’s puncture-resistant, stain-resistant and even dishwasher-safe.
If you’re going to splurge on a dog bed, we’d recommend going big on the Yeti Trailhead Dog Bed. It’s got a removable pillow insert, meaning it’s really two beds in one. Its durable yet soft outer material can withstand your pup’s roughhousing, and when it gets dirty the exterior is removable and machine-washable.
Perfect for the porch or backyard, this heavy-duty camp chair is the pinnacle of comfort. With a supportive mesh fabric and included cup holder, you’ll be relaxing in style. We tested out this chair ourselves and, while we think it’s a little too heavy to be a must-have on every camping trip, it is extremely comfortable and a great buy if you have a semi-permanent place to put it like a backyard.
This ultra-large and durable blanket is a must if you love going on picnics. Its thick material has a waterproof bottom layer and a soft, insulated top so you can be comfortable on the ground even on the roughest terrain.
This versatile backpack is fantastic if you’re a college student or someone who’s always on the go. With plenty of pockets and organization options, this bag will quickly become your daily companion.
Travelers ready to fly around the world will love this 35-liter bag, as the interior has a construction more similar to a suitcase than a traditional backpack. If you need a personal item for flights that can fit clothes like a suitcase, this bag is the one for you.
The Carryall tote from Yeti is perfect for day trips around town or to the beach. Plus, it’s made with waterproof materials so you can easily keep it in your boat without worrying about water seeping through. However, it does have an open top, so if it rains, your stuff isn’t guaranteed to stay dry.
We’ve tested out Yeti’s Crossroads collection
and we absolutely love its adventure-ready duffels. Available in both 40-liter
sizes, there’s a surprising amount of organization on both the interior and exterior. Plus, the bag’s sturdy materials have held up on many camping trips over the year we’ve used them.
If you need a bag that’s completely waterproof, look no further than Yeti’s Panga line. These bags are completely submersible and will keep all your goods bone-dry.
Whatever your next adventure is, if you’re in need of a large, durable suitcase, this is the one for you. Featuring extra-sturdy wheels and a tough, water-repellent exterior, this bag can take whatever beating you throw at it.