Yeti Hopper Backflip 24

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Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 Review Facts

The Yeti Hopper Backflip 24 Soft-Sided Cooler/Backpack is perfect for any type of outdoor adventure, event, or excursion you attend. Bring it along to keep your drinks and food cold for the crew when camping, hiking, fishing, boating, hunting, at the beach, at the pool, or even for outdoor concerts, fairs, and festivals. This product can accommodate 20 cans and a ratio of ice-to-can of 2 to 1 with its 23.8-liter capacity. Ice will last many hours and even a couple of days depending on the circumstances to keep the contents chilled until you want it. Waterproof and resistant to UV rays, punctures, and mildew, this hands-free carrying cooler distributes the weight evenly when carried on the back. It features padded ergonomic shoulder straps and a removable waist belt and chest straps for support and stability. If you are familiar with the company’s Hopper Flip cooler models, you will appreciate that this item is wider and taller than those. The included technologies of the Yeti Hopper are ColdCell Insulation of rubber foam, DryHide Shell material, and a Hydrolock Zipper. This high-quality zipper is leakproof, waterproof, and tough to help maintain the cold temperature inside and keep the ice and water from coming out when tipped over. Enjoy your outing much longer with cold drinks and food in the Yeti Hopper Backflip Cooler & Backpack.

 

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Good for hands-free carrying
  • Resistant to UV rays, punctures, and mildew
  • Has superior cold storage than regular soft coolers
  • Holds enough food and drinks for a group
  • Accommodates 20 cans and a ratio of ice-to-can of 2 to 1
  • Best for camping, hiking, fishing, and boating
  • For outdoor concerts, the beach, and at the pool
Cons
  • Overpriced says even customers who love it
  • Ice can melt quickly; may leak from the zipper
  • Heavy when loaded up

 

Comfort

Comfort

This Yeti Cooler has a design that carries conveniently for hands-free toting on any outdoor adventure or excursion. It will evenly distribute the weight of the contents when carried plus has comfortable shoulder straps for carrying that is ergonomic. Even though this item can be considered heavy when loaded with contents, it is much easier to carry it with the featured supports than if you toted it by hand or with a regular backpack. Included are a waist belt and chest straps that can be detached that add security and stability in load carry. Depending on the load weight, these may or may not be needed each time you use the Yeti Hopper. This whole design was constructed for the comfort and ease of carrying a cooler to make it much easier to bring a cooler into remote places away from home.
Durability

Durability

The outer shell of the Yeti Hopper Backflip is a strong fabric of high-density that is waterproof and resistant to UV rays, punctures, and mildew. This terrific fabric is an FDA-approved material that is food-grade. Included for the functionality of the top is a Hydrolock zipper that is leakproof, waterproof, high-performing, and tough. Even though this is a soft cooler, the manufacturer built it of durable and sturdy materials that are long-lasting for years of rugged and regular use outdoors. We do elaborate on some specific problems that were mentioned by customers in another section below, but we should briefly touch on this here too. Some people experienced leaking through the zipper if the Yeti Bag was turned over and even leaking from the bag material itself. The zipper was hard to operate for a couple of buyers also.
Flexibility

Flexibility

What makes this product so flexible and versatile is the fact that is a cooler that is carried as a backpack. It can be used to carry anything that would fit in it, so it is useful as a carryall for other items too. One customer noted in his feedback online that he uses it as a regular backpack also to carry items for trips or plane rides. You do not have to limit yourself or your excursions to just the use of the cooler part of this product. as a cooler, it will help you extend your hike, trek, or outing because you have refreshments at the ready when you stop or take a break. You not only have room for drinks and food for the trip to where you are going but also for indulgence on the return trip too. This is the company’s first cooler that was made to be toted like a backpack, so it is revolutionary in its form and purpose. It is wider and taller than the Hopper Flip models because that was the intended goal for the creation of this cooler product. People who own some of the other Yeti models also bought this one for the flexibility and easy-to-carry form.
Key Features

Key Features

-Detachable waist belt and chest straps
-Waterproof and durable Hydrolock zipper
-Overall dimensions are 12 5/8 x 6 ½ x 15 inches
-Capacity is 23.8 liters
-Gear capacity is 1,452 cubic inches
-Weight is five pounds
-Abrasion-resistant and waterproof DryHide Shell
-ColdCell insulation is a rubber foam
-Ergonomic shoulder straps distribute weight evenly
-Is wider and taller than the Hopper Flip models
Price

Price

If you are familiar with Yeti products, you will know that they are not cheap. They can be some of the higher-priced items of any given category of goods but are generally far superior in quality, craftsmanship, construction, and materials than its competitors. Everyone pretty much agrees that the build and design of this item is of the highest-quality even those that returned the bag or was disappointed enough to give it a bad review. The high price is a constant complaint among buyers, even those that said it was excellent and gave it a perfect rating. It would be wise to read as many individual customer reviews as possible before you put out the few hundred bucks for this Yeti Hopper. The overall review from many customers is highly-positive, even considering the high price and the flaws we mention here.
Protection

Protection

The great protection that the transportable cooler offers is to keep your contents cold and your ice in frozen form for long periods of time. Generally, you can expect the ice to last for one or two days based on customer feedback. We found more people that had good experience with long-lasting ice and cold contents than those that did not. The Yeti Cooler has superior cold storage over regular soft coolers because of the rubber closed-cell foam insulation. Ice is supposed to last for many hours, as most buyers stated they had ice a day later or even longer than 24 hours. You should probably depend on having ice for 10 or 12 hours consistently, so anything over that would be a nice surprise. Many unhappy customers experienced melted ice and warm contents in the Yeti Hopper after only seven or eight hours. It is really hard to judge the performance because the exact weather conditions and outdoor settings are not known for each instance. Considering the high cost, ice should last for at least a day in this amazing product.
Size

Size

Tall enough inside to fit even a couple of bottles of wine, the Yeti Backpack Cooler has a capacity of 23.8 liters and a gear capacity of 1.452 cubic inches. It will hold enough food and drinks for a group of people, as it can accommodate 20 cans and a ratio of ice-to-can of 2 to 1. The weight of the whole unit is five pounds, and the overall dimensions are 12 5/8 x 6 ½ x 15 inches. It is the perfect size for an all-day trip outdoors for any type of event or happening. One person can easily tote this cooler wherever you have to go to enjoy the day.
Style

Style

Several incorporated technologies make this amazing cooler so marvelous and trendy. It has a DryHide Shell that consists of a double-sided 840-denier thermoplastic urethane material plus insulation that is a rubber foam, closed-cell, ColdCell substance. These two features make the Yeti Hopper Backflip better than soft coolers with its superior quality. You will appreciate the ingenuity and superb design of this marvelous product which is the first of its kind for the manufacturer. It is stylish and modern to fit in with any kind of activity or adventure you want to attend.
Use

Use

It is impossible to list all of the places that you could use and enjoy this incredible backpack cooler. We will give you a few ideas for which we found customers are using this item. Almost any type of outdoor event or happening that you can think of would be enhanced with this exceptional cooler that is so portable and simple to use. no more lugging a heavy cooler that takes two people to carry, as this one can hold quite a bit of content and is light enough for one person to tote easily. It is best used for camping but is just as useful for hiking, fishing, boating, and hunting. Try it out for outdoor concerts, the beach, or at the pool. When you take a road trip to a relative’s house or just to travel and get away for the day, the Yeti Bag is an ideal companion to keep your drinks and food cold until you need it.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

We did encounter some complaints about the Yeti Cooler and Backpack online from dissatisfied buyers. Most of those that gave low ratings did so because of the weight of this item when it is full of ice, drinks, and food. Since the product starts out at five pounds when it is empty, the weight of it when loaded can be heavier than some people can comfortably carry. The sturdy and waterproof zipper was difficult for a couple of people to open, and leaks from the zipper and the container were common negative remarks. A few users even had problems with the fabric taking on rainwater during a rain shower, even though it is supposed to be waterproof. Leaking of melting ice into vehicles when left for a few hours was frequent enough to cause some concern. We noticed this issue in many reviews. It would be nice if there were some pockets or compartments on the outside of the cooler to put small items when carrying the cooler, but you can accessorize it if you like. You can add and attach accessories to the HitchPoint Grid on the cooler such as a bottle opener or pocket. This would make using the product more friendly and enjoyable.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Overpriced, heavy, and possibly leaks are the negative comments in a nutshell that buyers online are complaining about in their Yeti Hopper Backflip feedback. This is one of the costliest personalized portable coolers that we have seen, but it is of the Yeti brand. Customers know that this is an expensive brand because of the quality, materials, and construction of the product. You would not expect to get this excellence for a cheap price, but in all fairness, for such a high cost as this model, you would expect, as buyers do, for the item to be free of all flaws and have superb performance. The overall rating is very high and there are plenty of buyers that have reviewed the cooler. It just proves that the approval of it is more than the disapproval of it. However, it only takes the occurrence of you getting a Yeti Backpack Cooler that does not work satisfactorily to matter. The chances of this happening are unknown since the circumstances are not described for the incidents it did not perform well. We advise that you look at more than just a few online customer reviews before shelling out the couple hundred dollars since the 30-day warranty for returns begins the day you order the product and not the day you receive it, as buyers claim. Even on day 35 for returns, buyers were left out in the cold (no pun intended!). If the Yeti Backpack Cooler works great for you, then wonderful! If you get stuck with one that is not perfect, remember, you have been warned!