Yeti tote bag
Yeti


Sometimes you just need to carry a bunch of odd-shaped items from point A to point B. That's how I came to love the .

When the Carryall showed up at the Seniorhelpline office, I couldn't quite see how I'd use it. Like Yeti's trademark status symbol coolers, the rugged bag is a brilliant example of engineering the simple into the unbreakable. But the use case for a badass cooler is clear. The need for a $150 tote bag, less so—at least until I went camping.

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Spending even one night at the campground calls for a host of irregularly shaped items. After the beer went in the cooler and the clothes went in the backpacks, we had all this stuff that needed to stay organized at the campsite: our camp stove, flashlights, odd-shaped lanterns, board games, and to make sure no one ran out of juice. The Carryall turned out to be the ideal way to get everything into the car in one trip, and then likewise from the trunk to rickety picnic table by the fire pit.

At 35 liters of capacity, the Camino Carryall is big enough to be the place where all your little stuff lives. The EVA molded bottom means it's waterproof and it always stands upright, unlike a flimsy tote bag. The durable material can be hosed off when you're done. The means of carrying the bag are smart, too: Put the big strap over your shoulder or grab it by the two CrossBar handles. And the fact that it's soft makes the Carryall easier to pack up, especially if you've already got hard-shell coolers and other gear taking up trunk space:

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This Yeti would be the ideal do-it-all bag for carrying all your gear from the car to the beach, or for times when a weaker tote just won't do, like boating and fishing. Not everybody needs a $150 . But you might.

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