Organization is a life skill most of us feel we will never perfect. The right tools for the job can make it easier, however, and the Yeti Camino Carryall Tote can do just that. Designed to be abrasion resistant, completely waterproof and puncture-proof, the Camino is the perfect solution for bulky, dirty or wet gear. Designed to meet the organization and transportation needs of many an outdoor sportsman, the Camino boasts impressive construction and durable materials in a sleek, functional package.
Stuffed full, a carryall indeed, 35L worth.
The Camino is constructed of two different synthetic materials and completely seam welded for durability. The rigid base of the Camino is constructed of a low-density thermoplastic called ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), similar to polyethylene, with a more flexible glossy finish. The slightly more flexible upper section is comprised of a laminated high density nylon.
The tote stands up well on its own allowing full access to all of its continents without having to rummage. The oval base stows well behind a car seat or in the back of a truck and doesn’t easily tip over.
Two-inch webbing is sewn to an additional layer of laminated nylon which is welded to the exterior, creating a completely seamless watertight interior while still providing a variety of lash-points and reliable carry options.
Large webbing handles with an intermediate carrying bar allow for easy transportation of heavier loads.
A webbing border creates a smooth and stiff top edge, and a metal hook and webbing clasp are sewn in and hold the tote closed if so desired.
Molded EVA, laminated nylon
Gear storage can be tricky, especially sharp or rigid loose items. The Camino walks the line between a duffle and a rubbermaid, borrowing key features from each and making gear transportation simple and easy. For the sharp bulky things, it provides great separation from other equipment. One potential use that stood out to me was rock climbing hardware storage and transportation to and from climbing areas with short or no approaches (think Wall Street in Moab). Tossing all of your hardware into the Camino would be much easier than trying to giggle it into your backpack on a gear sling or walking around with it clanking on your harness. The Camino would also be an excellent rope bag, keeping sand and grit out of your rope and still allowing you to feed directly from the tote. When the day is over all the sand and chalk you’ve acquired stays contained and doesn't coat your back seat upholstery.
The watertight feature is incredibly convenient for winter gear, such as ski boots, wet gloves, skins, and snow caked helmets, allowing you to store your gear inside your car after the day is over and easily carry it inside to dry, keeping everything separate from the muddy floor mats. For car camping trips you can wash dishes and store ice inside the Camino. Although the Camino doesn’t seal (Yeti makes a duffle out of the same material that does), it's still a great transportation tool for watersports equipment like wet neoprene and saturated PFDs. Unlike dry bags, which are made from PVC or other thin plastics, the Yeti is much harder to puncture.
The rugged design and bombproof construction make the Camino an ideal tool for gear transportation, storage and organization. Though it will likely not attract the dirtbag crowd, it remains a versatile tool for gear organization and transport and stands alone when it comes to durability.
Read our other YETI reviews such as the YETI Panga 100 Duffle Bag, YETI Hopper Flip 18, YETI Tundra 50 Cooler and the YETI Hopper Two 30 Cooler.
Price: $199.99CAN / $150US
Dimensions: 38 x 46 x 25cm / 15 x 18 x 10”
Capacity: 35 litres
Colours: Stone gray, sky blue, reef blue and everglade sand (tan)
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