Yeti Launches a Water Cooler and Backpack
The products mark the company’s first water cooler and a new addition to its Panga line
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The six-gallon Silo 6G boasts the same rotomolded plastic construction, over-the-top insulation, and burliness that Yeti coolers are famous for, but in a small, square footprint that sits between the Roadie 20 and Tundra 35. It’s also the brand’s first cooler with a pour spigot, which Yeti says allows for quick filling of water bottles. A steel strip above the spigot protects it from damage in the field or the bed of a truck.
Joining Yeti’s line of waterproof, noninsulated Panga duffels, the Panga Backpack 28 uses the same hefty zippers and tear-resistant, waterproof fabric. The single 28-liter main compartment includes a laptop sleeve and small mesh pouch. For hauling heavy loads, it also has three sturdy carry loops—on top and on the sides—plus two nylon daisy chains on the front for clipping on gear or lashing to a raft. (Yeti does already have a pack in its line, the Hopper Backflip 24, but it’s primarily a cooler.)
Both products are logical evolutions of classic Yeti models. When it appeared in 2017, the Panga duffel was a near instant hit, and it quickly earned its place as the ultimate bag for river trips. Likewise, after Yeti quickly rose to dominate the food-and-drink-cooler market, it makes sense for the company to put its stamp on that other kind of cooler found at campsites, in overlanding rigs, and at sporting events. Look for our reviews of both products once we’ve put in some time with them.