WHAT IS IT?
YETI Crossroads 40L Duffel
WHAT SETS IT APART?
Like literally everything YETI makes, the quality and thoughfulness of the design set it apart. YETI is never the cheapest item you can buy, but it's the one that's still together after everything else has boken or fallen apart. This bag is no different.
HOW DO I USE IT?
This smaller version of the YETI Duffel seemed like a good day pack. It does fit a few tackle trays in the main compartment, and it can fit some other accessories in the side. I put this bag to the test covering a Bassmaster Opens event, and it easily held a few changes of clothes and some camera equipment for a weekend in Tennessee.
There's a lot of good things to say about this small duffel. I will say my time with it made me want the larger one — but that's no knock on this smaller brother of the 60L. The compartments and zippers are well thought-out. The opening is large when zipped open, and the bottom is tough and not going to tear up on you. Unlike your cheap duffel bags, this one has some backbone in it's sides, and is not just a floppy sack. It's substantial, well-made and worth its premium price. I could probably say that about most things YETI, and it applies here too.