Yeti Cooler Sizes Guide: Find Out What Actual Yeti Capacities Really Are

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The running assumption here is that you already know that the numbers on Yeti model names are not representative of the actual capacities of Yeti coolers. Ye3s, Yeti Sizes might be misleading – a Yeti Tundra 45, for example, has a capacity of about 37 quarts. 

In case you don’t, then you have been interpreting those numbers wrong and need to read on to find out what Yeti cooler sizes and capacities really are.

In case you already knew the numbers weren’t representative of actual sizes and capacities, then you need to read on to find out a little more about why this is so and also to get an in-depth guide on what the actual Yeti ice chest sizes and capacities are.

Ready? Let’s go!


What’s Wrong with Yeti Sizes and Capacity? Where Does This Misunderstanding Come From?

When we review the coolers and first realized that everything is not as it seems when it comes to the sizes and capacities of Yeti, we thought there was a legitimate explanation for it and probably some kind of formula via which you could tell what the Yeti cooler capacities were based on the numbers in the model names. To put it bluntly, we were wrong.

yeti cooler sizes misunderstandingSo what, exactly, is Yeti’s reason for being so opaque with their capacities? It would seem that most of it is just plain old deceptive marketing.

The numbers on the models seem to directly point to the capacities on the coolers but that’s not what happens.

When you check on Yeti’s website, you will notice that they give quite a bit of detail about their coolers.

They talk about the dimensions of the coolers, both exterior, and interior, and they also talk about how many cans of beer and pounds of ice the coolers can hold. But never once do they mention the quart capacity of their coolers.

For these reasons, there are many customers who have gone out there and bought a Yeti cooler under the assumption that the model number was the quart capacity, only to find out that they got something with different capacity.

So where do Yeti get their numbers from? We don’t know. We are going to assume you don’t know, either, and just about everyone we ask doesn’t know, either.

The fact, however, is that, except for the Roadie 20 and the Hopper 40, every Yeti cooler capacity falls short of the number in the model.


How Do We Know the Actual Capacities of Yeti Coolers?

Well, in case you have ever bought a Yeti cooler, then you know that the package comes with an owner’s manual. The owner’s manual contains a list of almost all of their models with the exact capacities in gallons and cans.

yeti comparison manualThe only thing that’s missing is the capacity in quarts. Of course, Yeti know what the capacities of their coolers are in quarts.

We were able to convert the capacities in gallons into quarts and so Yeti could do the same, obviously, but they choose not to.

Our guess is that Yeti probably decided that it is not a good idea to share the capacities of their coolers in order to stop savvy customers and competing brands from comparing the sizes of their coolers from those of similar coolers.

By making it harder to do a market comparison, they make it harder for customers and competitors to fault their coolers.

This isn’t something that’s common in the coolers market. For most brands out there, the model number also happens to the capacity in quarts.

In fact, only one other brand out there does not match the model number with the capacity, and that is Engel. However, they have listed their model numbers and quart capacities all over their website, so it’s not hard to find that information.

That said, here is a table of Yeti coolers and their capacities:

to-topImageName & ColorsCapacity
Quarts
Capacity
• Gallons
• Liters
Capacity
• Cans of beer
• Pounds Of Ice (Only)
Weight
Empty
Size
• Outside
• Inside

YETI Roadie 20 Cooler, WhiteRoadie 20
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue | Seafoam | Charcoal | Coral | Pink
19.9 quarts4.14 gallons
18.83 liters
16 cans
20 pounds of ice
15 lbs13 5/8” × 14 1/4” × 19 1/8”
8 3/8” × 9 7/8” × 13”
YETI Roadie 24 Cooler, WhiteRoadie 24 (2020 Model)
White | Desert Tan | Navy | Charcoal
23.6 quarts5.9 gallons
22.33 liters
18 cans
24 pounds of ice
12.8 lbs17 1/2" × 16 1/2" × 15 1/4"
12 1/2" × 13 1/4" × 10 7/8"
YETI Tundra 35 Cooler, WhiteTundra 35
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue | Seafoam | Charcoal | Coral | Pink
28.8 quarts7.2 gallons
26.5 liters
21 cans
26 pounds of ice
20 lbs16 1/8” × 15 3/4” × 21 3/8”
9 3/8” × 10 5/8” × 13 7/8”
YETI Tundra 45 Cooler, WhiteTundra 45
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue | Charcoal | Coral
37.6 quarts9.4 gallons
35 liters
28 cans
34 pounds of ice
23 lbs16 1/8” × 15 3/8” × 25 3/4”
9 3/8” × 10 5/8” × 18 3/8”
YETI Tundra 65 Cooler, WhiteTundra 65
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue | Seafoam
57.2 quarts14.3 gallons
48 liters
42 cans
52 pounds of ice
29 lbs17 1/4” × 16” × 30 5/8”
10 5/8” × 11 1/8” × 23 1/8”
YETI Tundra 75 Cooler, WhiteTundra 75
White | Desert Tan
74.8 quarts18.7 gallons
74 liters
57 cans
70 pounds of ice
34 lbs17 7/8” × 17 1/2” × 33 1/2”
10 3/4” × 12 7/8” × 25 5/8”
YETI Tundra 105 Cooler, WhiteTundra 105
White | Desert Tan
87.2 quarts21.8 gallons
79 liters
67 cans
82 pounds of ice
36 lbs19 3/4” × 19 7/8” × 30 7/8”
12 3/8” × 14 5/8” × 23”
YETI Tundra 110 Cooler, WhiteTundra 110
White
96.4 quarts24.1 gallons
87 liters
74 cans
90 pounds of ice
39 lbs18 1/8” × 20” × 37 1/2”
10 7/8” × 14 3/4” × 29 3/8”
YETI Tundra 125 Cooler, WhiteTundra 125
White
121.2 quarts30.3 gallons
114.7 liters
92 cans
113 pounds of ice
48 lbs19 7/8” × 20” × 40 1/4”
12 1/4” × 14 1/2” × 32 1/4”
YETI Tundra 160 Cooler, WhiteTundra 160
White
150 quarts37.5 gallons
142 liters
115 cans
141 pounds of ice
54 lbs19 3/4” × 21 3/8” × 45 5/8”
12 1/4” × 16 1/8” × 37”
YETI Tundra 210 Cooler, WhiteTundra 210
White
208.4 quarts52.1 gallons
197.2 liters
162 cans
198 pounds of ice
62 lbs25 3/4” × 24 1/8” × 39 3/4”
17 5/8” × 18 1/2” × 31 1/8”
YETI Tundra 250 Cooler, WhiteTundra 250
White
232.4 quarts58.1 gallons
219.9 liters
181 cans
221 pounds of ice
70 lbs22 7/8” × 21 3/8” × 55 5/8”
15 3/8” × 16 1/8” × 47 1/2”
YETI Tundra 350 Cooler, WhiteTundra 350
White
329.6 quarts82.4 gallons
311.9 liters
259 cans
316 pounds of ice
89 lbs24 3/4” × 23 1/4” × 63 1/2”
16 3/4” × 17 3/4” × 54 5/8”
YETI TANK 45 Bucket Cooler, WhiteTank 45
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue
42 quarts10.5 gallons
39.7 liters
52 cans
43 pounds of ice
13 lbs21 1/8” × 16 5/8” × 21 1/8”
13” × 12 3/4” × 13”
YETI Tank 85 Bucket Cooler, Desert TanTank 85
White | Desert Tan | Ice Blue
82.4 quarts20.6 gallons
77.9 liters
102 cans
83 pounds of ice
20 lbs25 3/8” × 19 1/2” × 25 3/8”
16 1/2” × 15 7/8” × 16 1/2”

How About Yeti Soft Coolers and Other Products Having a Capacity?

yeti products

You’re probably wondering how the situation is for Yeti soft coolers and Yeti drinkware. Thankfully, it’s not entirely so.

The soft coolers still have a bit of a situation going on with their model numbers and cooler capacities, which means you’re not quite getting what you think you’re getting, but the drinkware is different. The advertised capacities in ounces are what you get when you buy the drinkware.

Perhaps Yeti is a little more open with these because there is less competition in this niche? We can’t tell for sure. We are grateful that we don’t have to worry about the capacities of the drinkware products, though.


Yeti Sizes – Bottom Line

So there you have it. Yeti sizes and capacities are something of a mystery when you rely solely on the company to give you all of the information.

For reasons unknown to the public; reasons we can only speculate on, Yeti has preferred to remain silent on the matter.

However, if you’re curious enough, you can always find out the actual capacities of Yeti coolers on your own.

You can either use their size and capacity table to do some calculations and convert the gallons into quarts, or you can try and find the information online from third party sources.

Ultimately, you’re going to have to decide for yourself whether you think this is okay for Yeti to do from an ethics perspective.

Should they be trusted in other areas of their marketing if they decide to keep something so simple a secret? We don’t know. We leave that one up to you.

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