Yeti Roadie 20 Review

Perfectly portable, the Roadie 20 Cooler (now part of the Tundra Series of Yeti Coolers, the 20Q); provides peace of mind when it comes to preserving food and offering ice cold refreshments all while conserving space. In our testing we have proven the Roadie provides superior ice retention when compared to other roto-molded cooler manufacturers of similar size. See our full video review and ice challenge below. Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler On Sale

Yeti Roadie 20 Features and Specifications

As with all Yeti Coolers, the Roadie 20 cooler is made from Yeti’s finest materials. It comes with the InterLock lid system which forms a barrier between the interior and external elements. The T-Rex Lid latches ensures that the lid is securely closed. Roadie 20 Yeti Cooler has the ColdLock Gasket locks which seal the temperature inside the chest cooler. There is nothing like the Roadie cooler that has the same feature as PermaFrost insulation. It allows pressure inside so that ice stays intact for longer period not to mention the FatWall designed – the 2.5-inch polystyrene insulator closely sealed with the stretchy ball and socket clasp on the lid plus freezer gasket seal to complete the insulator system.

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The Roadie is crafted to provide the maximum insulation. This cooler is simply durable with the self stopping hinge system. Do you want to extend the ice retention rate? Pack up with dry ice. Yes, Roadie 20 is one of the few popular mini coolers compatible with dry ice. It is resistant to ultraviolet rays too, so you won’t have to worry if you expose the ice chest to UV rays. However, if you really want to maximize the benefits, avoid exposing the cooler directly to sunlight over long durations. Roadie’s patented BullDog Strap Guides will secure the lid especially during rugged handlings and transport. Say goodbye to daunting draining task as Roadie comes with the Vortex Drain System designed specifically to ease users when draining the accumulated water at the same time protects the cooler from leaks. Whether you have to place the Roadie cooler on a cab of truck or ATV/UTV, you can trust Roadie’s BearFoot non-marking rubber to act as an anti-skid system.

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Yeti Roadie 20 Product Information

External Measurements (LxWxH): 20 inches x 13 3/8 inches x 14 3/8 inches Interior Measurements (LxWxH): 13 7/8 inches x 9 ¼ inches x 10 3/8 inches Loading Capacity: Capable of handling 14 cans of beer equivalent to 20 pounds of ice Product Weight: 16 pounds or 7.27 kilograms Product Warranty: 5 years

Roadie Pros

Impressive Ice Retention Capacity- 

In our ice retention test the Roadie lasted around 4 days, when filled to capacity. Roughly 20lbs of ice will fill this cooler to capacity. When matched up against similar sized coolers, the Roadie finishes among the top coolers.

Very Portable and Durable-

You can bring Roadie cooler just about anywhere without hassle. It’s highly compact and very easy to fit whether you’d place it inside the trunk, the backseat or simply tie it behind your back when riding a motorcycle. It works almost like a little mobile refrigerator.

Great Investment- 

Lock Through LidIf you’re looking for long-lasting, premium quality coolers, you have to get Roadie 20. You won’t ever regret spending every penny with this item. However, if you intend to leave this in your truck, you might want to consider locking the cooler to the bed of the truck so as to prevent sticky fingers from walking away with your precious cargo.


Although small, this cooler is quite versatile. Take it for daily use as a lunch cooler or use it for road trips. You can also use this to keep meat products for short duration when planning a picnic or camping with your friends.


Heavy- It’s heavy when loaded. Also, the metal handle grip may smack your knee each time you need to transport the chest cooler. Therefore, if loaded down, consider having a friend help carry or at lease be cognizant of the handle.

Expensive- Sold for over $200 (check current pricing), you’d simply say that Roadie is not that economically-friendly. But considering the long-term benefits, you will soon realize that you might actually save cash. This unit can keep your food fresh so you won’t have to shell out cash in the event your food spoils or in purchasing more ice.

Why Buy The Roadie?

Blue Yeti RoadieRoadie cooler is a 5.2 gallon cooler best for people who wants to enjoy fresh cool drinks in a smaller package. If portability is one factor on top of your list, the Roadie as the perfect choice. Roadie makes a great seat or improvised table at beaches, lakes and campsites. It’s perfect for water trips, boating and fishing too. Yeti products are sold with 5-year warranty offer. Yeti is confident to offer long-term warranties because their products are proven to last. Lastly, the legend of Yeti is known to all outdoor enthusiasts.

Who Should Buy The Yeti Roadie?

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This is for someone looking for one of the top performing small coolers. The Yeti is perfect for those regularly on the go. Although we have proven the Roadie to last about 4 days, the reality is, the size constraints make this more practical for smaller items or shorter durations. If you are worried about the price, think of it as a long term investment. How often do you have to use a cooler in your lifetime? Roadie 20 comes with the sturdiest cooler materials crafted to last for life with appropriate use and care. So, if you are going to take into consideration the benefits, you’ll realize that the advantages will outweigh the cost.