It's the ice-for-days, tough-as-nails soft cooler. The YETI Hopper is built to go the extra mile with its extremely portable design and construction. It's leakproof, puncture-resistant, able to keep ice for days, and ready to hit the trail, boat, or blind.
Hard sided coolers are stronger, more durable and can keep ice longer than soft sided coolers. They also come in larger sizes. But soft sided coolers are lighter and more portable which is better in some case.