I, like many of you I assume, enjoy being outdoors. I like the sky over my head and the glare of the ocean in my eyes; I like a stiff offshore breeze and warm sand between my toes. I like salt crusted in my eyelashes and eyebrows, I like saltwater pouring from my nose as the moon says hello in a dusky purpling sky. I like an after-surf beer so cold the can sticks to my lips. But you know what I don’t like? I don’t like trekking somewhere off the beaten path to enjoy a day full of sun and waves and then choking back a hot beer. I also don’t like lugging around a cooler full of ice that’s rapidly melting, bumping over roots and rocks and getting those plastic wheels stuck in sandy potholes. Solution: the Yeti Hopper M20 Soft Backpack Cooler.
It’s got a lot of bells and whistles crammed into a regular-sized backpack ( it measures 18.5 inches wide with 9.5 inches in diameter, and 18.8 inches high). Empty, it weighs a little under five pounds. Super strong magnets keep the top enclosure firmly shut, keeping the cold in for a full day. With a 2:1 ice ratio, you can fit 18 cans of whatever you like in there or a pile of snacks to keep yourself from starving to death on the trail down to whatever fun adventure you’ve got planned. The MagShield access opens up wide, so you can literally throw things into it from a distance, and the whole thing is padded for comfort and made with a high-density fabric that resists all but a knife fight or a bear attack.