Review: Yeti Hopper

Most every outdoor adventure has the need for a cooler, but a hard-sided cooler can be overkill for some outings. You want a soft-sided icebox that’s easy to carry, will keep your beverages cold, and won’t leak on a 90-degree day. There are several options out there, but only the Yeti Hopper meets all three requirements. You can load this baby up with ice and 24 cans of your favorite barley pop, pack it easily with the various straps and handles, and, as the ice slowly melts, it won’t leak water. Need to pack for a longer trip? No problem. The Hopper is built to the same standards as Yeti’s hard-sided coolers and will retain ice for multiple days. Available at Owenhouse Ace Hardware, Montana Troutfitters, Bob Ward’s, and Sportsman’s Warehouse. $350;