In 2006, YETI Coolers was founded with a simple mission: build the cooler you would use every day if it existed. One that was built for the serious outdoor enthusiast. One that could take the abuse the founders knew we’d put it through out in the field and on the water. One that simply wouldn’t break. Today, YETI products perform when it matters most - whether that be an excursion into the remote Alaskan wilderness, chasing redfish on the Gulf coast, or just getting together with friends in the backyard.
Growing up, the founding brothers always had a passion for the outdoors. Hunting, fishing, traveling to outdoor industry trade shows with their teacher-turned-entrepreneur-father. The pair were raised with an appreciation for wild game, unfamiliar territory, and high-quality gear. But the coolers available at the time just weren’t up to their outdoor adventures – the handles would break, the latches would snap off, and the lids would cave in. Not only was it a hassle to replace coolers after each season, but also these cheaply built, ordinary ice chests were limiting their 'good times'. And that frustration led them to a solution - Yeti.