At the end of last week, Yeti announced two new products. No, it’s not another $1000 cooler. Not even an insulated tumbler. This time around it’s a heavy-duty bucket (yes, a bucket) and a waterproof duffel that may not keep your beer cold but will most definitely keep your gear dry.
When you are headed someplace full of water — whether it be in a rainforest or traveling on whitewater — and need to ensure that everything from your sleeping bag to your socks stay 100% dry, Yeti’s new Pagan duffels are for you. These fully-submersible duffels are made from a laminated, high-density nylon that is nearly impenetrable to anything nature can throw at them.
Inside the duffel you will find two mesh pockets to keep your smaller items like keys, camera, and wallet secure and easily accessible. The EVA molded bottom provides a sturdy and waterproof landing pad for the Panga.
A large, waterproof zipper spans the length of the bag for convenient access to all your gear. Six different grab handles let you haul/secure your gear however you like and two detachable dry haul straps let you carry the duffel like a backpack.
The Yeti Panga duffel comes in three sizes – 100 liter ($400), 75 liter ($350), and 50 liter ($300). For anyone with a packrafting, kayak, or canoe adventure planned this summer, these look absolutely perfect. The waterproof duffels are available now.
Probably my favorite new product announcement from Yeti is the LoadOut bucket. Think of how many times a bucket has come in handy. This 5-gallon, injection-molded version is made from high density polyethylene, which means it’s super tough and ready for bait, campsite kindling, or since it is also food safe, enough sangria to create a party. Two tie down slots enable you to secure the bucket to the back of your truck or boat.
The Yeti LoadOut bucket retails for a reasonable $40 and is also available now.