Gear Up: {YETI Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler}

This new hands-free cooler straps on like a backpack and boasts impressive thermal performance.

Gear Up
By David A. Brown
Gear Up Ambassador

What is it?

YETI Hopper M20 Backpack Soft Cooler

What sets it apart?

This new hands-free cooler straps on like a backpack and boasts impressive thermal performance thanks to YETI’s proprietary ColdCell Insulation — a closed-cell foam technology that locks in the chill. The new MagShield Access offers a wide opening for easy loading, while a strip of powerful magnets ensures a secure closure. This design gives the Hopper M20 a dependably leak-resistant seal that stands open when you need to reach inside and seals tightly with a gentle push.

How do I use it?

Featuring a DryHide Shell made of high-density fabric that resists punctures and UV rays, the YETI Hopper M20 is treated with a mildew-resistant chemical that protects it inside and out. Measuring 18 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 18 3/4 inches, the cooler features a spacious interior that can hold 52 pounds of ice or 28 beverage cans (using a 2:1 ice-to-can ratio). Available in alpine yellow, Bimini pink, navy and charcoal, the M20 includes two side handles and over-the-shoulder backpack straps for convenient lifting and short-range transport.

How much?

$325

Angler’s insight:

A sturdy, flat bottom makes the M20 a legitimate upright cooler — no need to lean it or prop it up — so it packs and travels well. One of the M20’s well-conceived design points is the HitchPoint Grid (a MOLLE-style system) on the front, sides and backpack straps that allow you to connect a Rambler Bottle Sling or Sidekick Dry Gear Case, attach sunscreen or hand sanitizer bottles, connect a mini-flashlight for after-hours missions or strap in a beach towel or light jacket.

More information:

YETI.com

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