YETI Panga Review will be coming as soon as possible
YETI coolers are revered for being durable as heck and thoughtfully designed, but with competition increasing in the cooler (and drinkware) business, they clearly needed that next generation of products to keep consumers interested.
I was somewhat convinced that the YETI Jug was going to do that, but now I’m 100% convinced that the Panga Submersible Duffle Bag is that ace-in-the-hole product. I personally will own one of these bad boys and, similar to the Hopper soft sided cooler, I’m sure it will proliferate among YETI fans and outdoorsmen alike.
Major features of YETI waterproof bag
It will be 100% waterproof and fully submersible. YETI actually says the inside of the Panga dry duffle is an “airtight gear fortress.” Legit. It’s also a tank, built to take a serious beating. In the Facebook Live announcement, the YETI reps stated that it has a shell that is twice as thick as that of the Hopper Two, which is crazy to think about.
They wanted to make absolutely certain that you could not puncture the Panga duffle, even on rough rocks and sketchy terrain. Additionally, it has handles on both sides as well as backpack-style straps, which are huge for hauling around lots of gear. Thumbs up.
By the way, max weight capacity for the Panga is something unconscionable like 1,000 LB. How do you even get that much weight in the bag? The bag also has a super clean, sleek look to it…definitely a good looking duffle bag.
What about the zipper? Instead of the HydroLok Zipper on the Hopper series, the Panga uses a HydroShield Zipper, which seems like the exact same thing, but with a new name. That’s probably a good thing though, since the HydroLok Zipper is a beast. Who cares what they name it, right?
The point is it’s a 100% leak-proof zipper than spans the entire bag. Also, you’ve got two interior mesh pockets for cell phones, keys, etc. The bottom of the Panga is supposedly even more durable than the surrounding shell and will keep its structure even when the duffle is full.
YETI Panga price and availability
The Panga will come in three different sizes (50L, 75L and 100L), which will retail for $299, $349, and $399, respectively. You expected that. Need a tough-as-hell dry bag? Panga is it, but it will cost you. Just like the YETI Rambler stainless steel bottle, it’s expensive, but if you get one, you’ll probably turn around and try to convince your buddies to do the same….that’s how much you like it. In terms of availability, the Panga will start shipping on July 13th, but you can see them on YETI’s website now.
Also, after a while we will see them pop up at other retailers like Amazon and Clever Training, which—as an insider tip—does not collect sales tax outside of Florida…good way to get YETI cooler cheap, or at least cheaper.
YETI Bucket & New Flip Cooler sizes
At the same event, YETI announced an ultra-durable 5-gallon bucket, which will retail for $40, not including a lid (that’s an optional accessory). While the YETI Bucket is probably going to be awesome, it has to be pointed out that you can buy 11 Home Depot buckets for the price of one YETI bucket. By the way, the bucket is not insulated…it’s just off-the-charts durable.
Also, while not technically a new product, YETI did announce the Hopper Flip 8 and Flip 18 soft sided coolers. The Hopper 12 is pretty awesome, but apparently consumers wanted a lunch box size as well as something a little bigger. These are durable, super-insulated, portable soft coolers…you know the drill.