During the Leadville Trail 100 MTB I had a chance to test out the new Yeti Hopper Cooler (available starting October 1, 2014). As you know, it is very important to keep ice on hand to keep your core temperature down as well as your water cold. In the video I touch just a TINY bit on ice and nylons. When my core temperature starts rising, it makes me feel very fatigued. To combat that (especially coming into big climbs), I have some knee-high nylons (NOPE! Don’t wear ’em! Don’t get any weird ideas! Haha…) that are stuffed with ice. I simply put one in the back of my jersey with just the top barely sticking out. The ice melts for awhile on my back, keeping me cool.
Needless to say, if my cooler doesn’t keep my ice cold I am screwed. Not so bad on little two or three hour races, but when it comes to 8 or 9 hours, you really need a cooler on hand to get the job done.
That being said, here’s my quick review of the YETI HOPPER COOLER and how it performed for me. You can find more information about the Yeti Hopper Cooler by checking out their website.
AND, of course, here’s my review!