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3 Things To Know About Using Yeti Coolers In Jeep Wranglers

The Jeep Wrangler and Yeti coolers are both made to be tough enough to handle anything the off-road world has to throw at them. They make a perfect pairing for times when you want to get out in the great outdoors for days at a time, but still, need to keep your perishable supplies cold.

However, there’s limited space in the back of a Jeep Wrangler, which means some larger Yeti coolers will fit awkwardly. Generally, the largest Yeti cooler you’ll be able to fit is going to be one of the iterations of the Tundra 45. 

If your Jeep Wrangler doesn’t have tie-down anchor points in the back, and you want to secure your Yeti cooler in place, you’ll need to invest in one of Jeep’s accessory anchor systems. They have a quick-release tie-down anchor that will work with the locking bracket on Yeti coolers and similar competitor ice chests. 

What Size Yeti Fits in a Jeep Wrangler?

The ideal Yeti cooler for a 2022 or newer Jeep Wrangler is the Tundra 45 or the Tundra Haul. This will let you directly open the lid from the back of the jeep with ease, while still being able to strap it down.

What Size Yeti Fits in a Jeep Wrangler?
What Size Yeti Fits in a Jeep Wrangler?

You can get the Yeti Tundra 65 in the back of a Wrangler, but it will need to be turned sideways to fit properly. This can be awkward for accessing the cooler easily, as well as being a little tricky to strap firmly in place.

How Do You Secure a Yeti Cooler in a Jeep?

If your model Jeep Wrangler has tie-down anchors permanently installed in the back, you can simply use the Yeti security bracket. Just install it in the little slot in the side of the cooler and run a heavy-duty bike cable with a lock through it to the tie-down anchor. 

How Do You Secure a Yeti Cooler in a Jeep?
How Do You Secure a Yeti Cooler in a Jeep?

Once everything is snugged up, it will keep the Yeti cooler in place, while also keeping anyone from helping themselves and stealing it out of the back of your Jeep Wrangler. 

If your Yeti cooler has straps, you can also use them to hold the cooler firmly in place while you travel. This is a great option for keeping your Yeti cooler locked down when you’re off-roading over rugged terrain. 

If your Jeep Wrangler model doesn’t have tie-down anchors included as standard, you’ll have to invest in accessory anchors. They typically cost less than $120 and have a quick-release feature that lets you secure cargo and coolers for a trip while making it easy to take them out again when you reach your destination. 

Final Thoughts

The rugged durability of both Yeti coolers and the popular Jeep Wrangler is a match made in heaven. Though the biggest ice chest you can conveniently fit in the back of a Wrangler is going to be some version of the Yeti 45. 

While you might be able to get a Yeti 65 in the back of a Jeep Wrangler, I think you’ll find it cumbersome. It might also be difficult to get into and hard to properly secure it for transport. 

If you need to secure your Yeti cooler in the back of your Jeep Wrangler, I think you’ll find the locking bracket and a simple heavy-duty bike cable lock to be effective. If your Yeti cooler also has straps on it, you can use them to keep it from slipping and sliding when you’re off-roading.