Gear Review: Yeti Crossroads Backpack 23

What is it?

Yeti Crossroads Backpack 23

What sets it apart?

A convenient size with lots of storage-minded elements, the Yeti Crossroads Backpack 23 looks like a good fit for a quick weekender where you might carry a single tackle tray a few packs of plastic baits, light tools and an tablet to scout new spots on Google Maps. Made from durable, 1000D Nylon material lined with 420D Nylon ripstop, the space-efficient design holds a rectangular profile that will fit under an airline seat and won’t whack folks near you every time you turn around.

How do I use it?

Measuring 12 1/2 inches wide, 18 tall and 7 deep, the Yeti Crossroads Backpack 23 features a roomy top pocket for smaller items like pliers, sunglasses, wallet and keys and two exterior bottle pockets that remain magnetically collapsed between use. The interior design features a main compartment with multiple organizational elements, that will hold tackle trays, rain gear, leader spools, etc.; and a rear padded pocket for a tablet or a laptop up to 15 1/2 inches. Yeti’s Structure Arc design feature keeps the bag upright and opens wide for loading/unloading, while an articulated back panel adjusts to the user’s shape.

How much?

$199

More Information:

Yeti.com

Angler’s insight:

Right out of the shipping box, the Crossroads 23 stands up with no additional items to weight it down, while the weatherproof bottom material helps protect your possession wherever you need to sit the backpack. Wide, well-padded straps have a firm feel with smooth edges for a comfortable wear and cleverly concealed attachment loops beneath the exterior fabric. The hidden zippered stash pocket on the back is a nice touch and a convenient reach for passports, cell phones, etc.