YETI HOPPER FLIP 8 COOLER. One of the joys of a day trip is traveling light.The Hopper Flip in a new smaller size is perfect for keeping your food and drinks cold while out in the field. The Hopper Flip 8 has the insulation power only a YETI can offer, and is engineered to be tough - because flying solo doesn't mean you won't get a little dirty. The Hopper Flip 8 is your new day trip MVP.
We get up and go when we're in need of an adventure. But lugging a large cooler out onto the kayak or on a hike - that puts a damper on our day.We needed to make a cooler that was comfortable to haul around but still over-performed in the heat. The Hopper Flip is the perfect solution, with its cubed body, leakproof HydroLok Zipper, and intense ColdCell Insulation. For us, it's the perfect accessory to your day outdoors. Just a review I found on line. It's the best guy and gals. U went be disappointed promise! 5 out of 5 stars. This is our third Yeti cooler (tundra 45, backflip, now hopper 8), it completes the must haves, but still I have my eye on a few other products. I say that because each of the products kill it in their area. The hopper's best area is day trips and its size. Some people have said they wish they got a bigger one, and yes if you do go for a bigger softy I'd say go backflip it rocks. But the hopper 8's size is perfect. Perfect to keep it from being too heavy for ease of carry, but it is also big enough that you can get a lunch, dinner, a couple 12oz drinks, a snack, 2lb yeti ice and some loose ice if you pack it smart. Another size bonus is it minimizes negative space for air to be to eat at the life of your ice/Yeti ice.
In my larger Yeti coolers I stuff the space with towels as Yeti suggests, but because this cooler is more compact I don't have to which is a convenience win for me. The shoulder strap has a nice rubberized grip on it so it doesn't slide off your shoulder, and there is some cushion built into it. My main use for this cooler is packing my lunch and dinner for school. It keeps my food in good food safe temperatures for the day.
I walk about 4 miles a day with this cooler, and the weight and grippy strap are big pluses for me. A couple things you should know: The top inch or so of the cooler from the indention of the inside just below the zipper to the roof of the inside lining can be used to place an ice pack or what not. It seems as if you have to stop at the zipper but you can fit more. Hard to tell from the pictures but this extra inch is a value add to me. Secondly, for the love of Pete use the zipper lubricant on all your yeti products with a hydrolok zipper.
OMG that stuff is like magic!! The zipper performs sooooooo much easier with it applied. Some things I've noticed: Around the zipper there is some condensation build up at times. It's not leaking, and water is not seeping through to the exterior of the material, as some reviews I've seen have suggested.
This is just condensation build up. A mild amount I would say. Also on the inside of the cooler sometimes after you either wash it or have water in it for some time small sections, about half the size of a dime, of the blue lining looks a litter darker blue (blue in my case I have the fog grey/tahoe blue color scheme) which I don't know why it does that. This is mostly at the top of the cooler below the zipper right about where the insulation indents inward on that seam.
Maybe it is a small leak or penetration of the clear lining? But it goes away after it drys. It doesn't always happen, but worth noting and I'm sure they are already working to fix/improve this. No smell or staining, but just strange. But just wanted to note it for transparency of the review.
All things considered: This is a great product! It performs very well, and is durable. The item "YETI HOPPER FLIP 8 COOLER" is in sale since Wednesday, October 30, 2019.This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Camping & Hiking\Camping Cooking Supplies\Camping Ice Boxes & Coolers". The seller is "manpol-40" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.