Warmer days usually call for a fun family outing with good food and cold drinks.
However, you can’t keep them in the cooler once they’re open, and drinking warm beer is probably everyone’s least favorite activity. Identifying this small need on the market, many companies have manufactured koozies which are essentially little sleeves for the cans.
The best part is that these sleeves keep the beer and sodas cold even if it’s hot out. Now, if you have been looking for something like this, let’s discuss which one is better in the debate between BruMate Vs. Yeti.
BruMate Vs. Yeti, Which Is Better?
In summary, if the value is the most crucial factor, BruMate is the winner. It’s a little cheaper than YETI koozie, and comes with a fully leakproof locking top lid that can be used as a travel mug. BruMate Hopsulator, On the other hand, with the help of the ice block inside, can keep your beverages so much colder for longer. Not mentioned that the colors of Brumate Hopsulators are so vibrant and the patterns really stand out.
However, if you are looking for a more durable option, YETI Colser will serve you best. The stainless steel built on most of their products makes them resistant to any kind of wear and tear, as well as being rust-free. What’s more, they are dishwasher safe.
It can be challenging to pick between two top brands, especially when the products are similar. However, we know that people love BruMate for the value it has to offer with its products, including the can coolers.
In a nutshell, they are both great products to have and are pretty affordable as well. While you can buy both, we think BruMate offers more value and versatility in terms of usage.
Detailed Comparison Of Brumate Vs. Yeti
Now that we have taken a look at both the products let’s see how they perform when going head to head in certain aspects.
In terms of the performance of the can cooler, they both work similarly. The Yeti and the BruMate are made of stainless steel, complete with double-wall insulation, so they do a great job keeping drinks cold.
The only difference is that BruMate comes with an ice pack that BruMate claims will keep drinks colder for a longer time than Yeti. However, you can see that the YETI Coaster outperforms the Brumate Hopsulator by a small margin in this video.
While in this video, with the help of the ice pack, Brumate comes out on top.
It would be silly to think these can coolers are complicated to use. After all, their only function is to hold the can securely and keep the contents cool, which is something that both the can coolers do well.
The Yeti and BruMate coolers ensure there is no condensation when using the products. Plus, they are both easy to grab since the size is not too large for any hand. That said, we do feel the BruMate is easier to hold since it is slimmer.
Another thing we cannot skip out on is how effectively the can cooler holds on to the can. In comparison, both the products ensure that the cans fit like a glove, the non-slip base that BruMate features make it a bit better. This way, the can does not move around in the cooler at all.
When it comes to functionality, the BruMate igloo has to be mentioned again. Not only does it keep drinks cold for a longer time compared to Yeti Coaster, but it makes the BrüMate Hopsulator 3-in-1 Trio more versatile. Working as an adapter, remove it; you can now fit a 16oz can of your favorite IPA or beers in this amazing trio. With its cozy fit and sip lid, you will never have another tumbler for a mixed drink on.
Now, let’s move on to the price. The BruMate is a little cheaper than the YETI Coaster, depending on your preferred colors and designs. BruMate is available for $13.99, while the Yeti Coaster goes for about $25; however, you can get it cheaper if you purchase directly from the YETI website when they have a sale.
On the other hand, the newer colors or more complicated designs will typically be associated with higher prices than simpler styles than the basic shade.
In the following table, you can see the most popular products from both brands have similar prices.
|Hopsulator Slim(12 oz)||$13.99 – $24.99||Rambler colster Slim(12 oz)||$24.99|
|Hopsulator Trio(12/16 oz)||$20.99 – $29.99||Rambler Colster(16 oz)||$29.99|
This is one aspect that both the products pass with flying colors.
Both companies have ensured that the look of the can coolers is minimal and stylish. Additionally, they are available in multiple colors and designs that make them a trendy accessory no matter where you go.
We also have to mention that the Yeti has a powder coating that makes it more durable, while BruMate has the outer wall painted. Hence, the latter is better if you want something has a sleek looking.
Yeti have been making premium quality, durable hard and soft coolers for decades. This is why they are one of the most popular brands in the industry. Their products are built to last, the Colster is no exception.
The YETI Colster comes with a stainless steel build that makes them rust-free and resistant to any kind of wear and tear. As mentioned previously, the Yeti Colster has a powder coating that makes it a bit more durable than the BruMate. Additionally, the Yeti is dishwasher safe and BPA-free, making it a preferred choice for prolonged use.
If you are looking for a more durable option for outdoor adventure, YETI is the winner.
As far as warranties go, BruMate takes the prize for this one as it comes with a lifetime guarantee. On the other hand, Yeti only comes with a five-year warranty but, considering that it is far more durable, the product may be in top condition even after five years.
Yeti Colster Metal Koozie 12 Oz. Standard Review
We have the metal Koozie by Yeti, a well-known brand in the world of outdoor gear founded by two brothers. While most of their products are pretty popular, let’s look at how the koozie measures up.
Why Did We Like It?
The first thing that stood out for us was the shape, as it is not often you can find koozies for thicker cans. Additionally, the load and lock gasket feature is quite beneficial as it secures the drink in the koozie and ensures it does not move around too much.
We also love the double-wall insulation as that’s what keeps the drinks cold from start to finish. Moreover, the outer wall has a no-sweat design, ensuring that there is no water on the outside and the koozie is comfortable to touch. After all, cold drinks are not fun when your hand starts to hurt while holding them.
All in all, this is a good-quality product to have. If you are looking for a koozie that fits 12 oz cans like a glove, this is worth considering.
There are plenty of gorgeous colors available, and the overall feel of the product is smooth too. Plus, this Yeti Colster can keep the can cold even in triple-digit weather.
What Could’ve Been Better?
As you can tell, we love this product since the look and feel are great, and it is quite affordable. However, the only issue is the lid of the koozie because while it does grip the cans well, it can be a bit difficult to take on or off.
- Smooth feel
- Available in many colors
- Can fits like a glove
- Lid might be a bit hard to work with
BrüMate Hopsulator Trio 3-in-1 Can Cooler
Next up, we have the BruMate Hopsulator slim cans cooler and just like Yeti, this company is also pretty well-known for its coolers and drinkware. Started by the founder at the age of 21, Dylan knew there was a market for this and went for it.
Why Did We Like It?
The Hopsulator series is not just one type of can cooler but a wide range of products that are compatible with different kinds of cans, tumblers, and even bottles. This one, however, is ideal for the people who want to fit a slim can (like red bull or white claw) in a can cooler.
Plus, it is travel-friendly as it fits into most cup holders and this koozie can keep drinks 20x colder, thanks to its double-wall insulation. It also has a bevguard that ensures the heat is not transferred to the beverage, which tends to happen if you hold it for long.
We love how simple it is to use since all you need to do is push the can in for a perfect fit. Furthermore, it is available in so many different colors, making it the ideal accessory for parties, camping, and family barbecues. The great thing about this is that it has a non-slip base on the inside, which ensures the cans do not move around.
What Could’ve Been Better?
This BruMate can cooler is a hit among a lot of people, and with good reason. However, the quality does tend to deteriorate with prolonged use as it is heavier than the Yeti, making it difficult to tell whether the can is full or empty.
- Effectively keeps drinks cold
- Great color and design options
- Comes with a lifetime warranty
- It is a bit heavy
Which Is The Winner?
On that note, we finally end our comparison of the Yeti Rambler with the BruMate Hopsulator.
In our honest opinion, we think both the brands are excellent in their own way and hence, both are winners. If you look at the comparison once more, there is not much difference between the two brands.
While one is durable and easier to maintain, the other is just as effective and has a great design. They are also affordable and come with warranties to back up their quality.
No matter which one you pick, they are both guaranteed to be a hit. It is now time for us to sign off, so let us know what you think in the comments below and we will see you next time!