Stay outdoors a few days longer with the YETI Tundra 105 and 110. These hard coolers have ample storage capacity without being ridiculously oversized. Although, portability is not their strong point. If you need a grab and go option, the Roadie 24 Hard Cooler is a better choice.
If you do have extended journeys in mind, the YETI Tundra 105 and 110 are both excellent choices. The YETI Tundra 105 is designed to offer better ice retention so you could potentially head out on a 7 day fishing trip. Meanwhile, the YETI Tundra 110 will fit in all standard rafts giving your group 92 quarts worth of ice cold food storage.
Differences Between the YETI Tundra 105 and 110
The YETI Tundra series isn’t exactly known for being lightweight. Minus your provisions, the YETI Tundra 105 and 110 weigh 36 pounds and 39 pounds, respectively.
By comparison, that’s very little difference. However, when picking up either of these coolers you’ll be happy to shed a few pounds regardless of a helping hand. Based on weight alone, I’d go with the YETI Tundra 105.
What’s unique about the YETI Tundra 105 is the dimensions. The clever folks over at YETI extended the height of the cooler while decreasing the footprint. To be specific, the exterior measures out to be 19 3/4” × 19 7/8” × 30 7/8”.
The idea here is to save space on the outside while offering better storage on the inside. This also makes it easier for one person to grab the recessed handles on both sides.
The YETI Tundra 110 features an 18 1/8” × 20” × 37 1/2” exterior. The added length is designed to provide more storage for longer voyages down the river while still fitting in the frame of the raft.
Which is better is a matter of how much space you have to spare. For me, this means the YETI Tundra 105. The length fits better in my vehicle while still leaving enough headroom to get to the contents inside.
The taller size of the YETI Tundra 105 bumps up the food storage capacity to 84 quarts. In YETI dialect, that’s 82 pounds of ice or 67 cans of beer.
Should you want a little more space, you’ll be happy to hear the YETI Tundra 110 can hold 90 pounds of ice or 74 cans of beer. This equates to a 92 quart capacity for whatever you pack, whether that be food, beer, ice, or the daily catch.
With specs like that, the winner is clear. The YETI Tundra 110 has a better capacity.
Keeping that in mind, the YETI Tundra series features a range of storage capacities. The YETI cooler finder can help you find the right size.
There’s no question about it, the YETI Tundra 110 is the more burdensome option of the two.
The longer length makes it difficult for a single person to carry. Regardless, considering the fully loaded weight, you won’t be able to.
You’ll need help hauling the YETI Tundra 110 from vehicle to boat, or wherever it goes.
By shaving off roughly 7 inches in length, the YETI Tundra 105 is much easier to grasp alone. However, the 3 pounds you save in weight won’t help you too much here.
Like the YETI Tundra 110, an extra pair of hands is required when the cooler is fully stocked.
Numerous factors play into ice retention. Because of this, it’s hard to say whether or not the YETI Tundra 105 or 110 performs better.
What I will say is YETI claims the design of the YETI Tundra 105 helps you achieve better ice retention. The reason why has to do with the dimensions.
The extended height allows you to layer your food and ice to find the optimum configuration to keep your cooler colder, longer. But as I said before, many variables can hinder or maximize ice retention.
Take a look at these helpful tips and tricks from YETI to achieve the best ice retention possible for your cooler.
Good news rafters, the YETI Tundra 110 was designed just for you. According to YETI, the dimensions of the YETI Tundra 110 “fit all standard raft frames”. Load it, mount it, and start paddling.
The 3 inches of insulation matched by hardcore durability are perfect for multi-day journeys. Depending on the group size, you could get about 5 to 7 days worth of use before replenishing.
As for the YETI Tundra 105, the ice retention makes it a good option for longer fishing or hunting trips. You could also bring it along on a group camping trip and still have enough space to stash your beverages.
At a single glance, the YETI Tundra 105 and 110 appear very similar. However, YETI designed these coolers with specifically different purposes in mind.
The extended length and 92 quart capacity of the YETI Tundra 110 are just the right fit for rafting trips. Meanwhile, the height of the YETI Tundra 105 packs better so you can hoist it onto the boat to stash 84 quarts worth of food and whatever you catch.
Looking to maximize your storage? Take a look at the massive YETI Tundra 250 and 350.