Yeti Camino Carryall Review: Waterproof and Tough

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Yeti Camino Carryall Review: Waterproof and Tough

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The Yeti Camino Carryall is different in some ways from the majority of Yeti products.

It’s not a cooler or insulated mug – instead, it’s a simply designed tote bag that you can use every day but also take it out into the wild on your adventures too.

In this article, we take a look at the Camino Carryall to see what makes this superior to other tote bags out there and why it should be something you might want to take a closer look at.

Yeti Camino Carryall Review: Not cheap, but a great product

YETI Camino Carryall
YETI Camino Carryall
YETI Camino Carryall
Our Score

This is one tough tote bag!

Yeti may not be known for making bags but they have certainly done a great job with this.

The Yeti Camino Carryall is made from the same waterproof, durable material that the Yeti Panga Duffel Bag is made from. This allows you to put it down on the floor of a wet boat and no water will make its way inside. It also means you can put your wet boots and clothes inside to protect the rest of your kit from any moisture.

With two carrying options, you can either carry the Camino Carryall on your shoulder using the carry straps or you can carry it in your hand using the built-in crossbar.

  • An extremely strong tote bag with a carrying capacity of 50 pounds (although Yeti has tested the carrying handles up to 300 pounds!)
  • Deployable dividers can be used inside the bag for keeping your gear organized and there are also two zippered pockets for extra storage
  • It is waterproof and puncture-resistant with an EVA molded base that allows the Yeti Camino Carryall to stand upright on its own
Pros
  • As it is waterproof, you can simply hose it down to keep it clean
  • It is tough and stylish so it makes for a great here to there bag as well as a kit bag for your outdoor adventures
  • A high carrying capacity of 50 pounds makes for a very strong and durable tote bag
Cons
  • Not a cheap tote bag by any means – this is a premium product
  • There is only a hook closing mechanism – a zipper closure or magnets could add efficiency and practicality
  • As it is quite big the Yeti Camino Carryall is too large to be used as an airline carry on bag (for most airlines)

Yeti Camino Carryall in Depth:

Possible uses:

Whether you are heading to the beach, on a fishing trip, or even on a day trip to explore new places, the Yeti Camino Carryall will fit right in wherever you take it.

As it is waterproof, it makes for a great choice to be used as a beach bag. You won’t have to worry about it getting wet as your things will remain completely dry while inside the Camino. Even if it gets sandy, you can simply hose it down when you get home and it will be completely clean and ready to go on your next adventure.

If you are heading out onto the water for a fishing trip, the Camino can be the perfect way of keeping your food, drink, phone, wallet, etc dry while you focus on enjoying a spot of fishing.

The Camino Carryall can also be used as a standard tote bag that you can use to carry your shopping home from the grocery store. With a 50-pound carrying capacity, you will have no problem fitting in a few days’ worth of supplies.

Materials

To make it as tough and as durable as possible, Yeti has made the Camino Carryall from a laminated nylon they call Thickskin.

This is puncture and abrasion-resistant as well as being waterproof too.

The Thickskin material may be ultra-durable but it is still flexible enough to keep a good level of practicality so you can store it easily.

The Yeti Camino Carryall has a molded EVA bottom which gives the base of your tote bag the same levels of toughness as the rest of its shell.

Features

There is MOLLE webbing on the outside of the Yeti Camino Carryall which gives extra carrying potential for small items.

When it comes to transporting your bag, the grab handles are strong yet very comfortable to hold. If you are carrying a heavier load, then the built-in sturdy crossbar gives you added peace of mind that your bag can handle the load being carried.

Storage and compartments

There are also two zippered pockets inside the Camino for keeping small items safe and secure on your travels.

With a 35l capacity, this tote bag can carry a lot of stuff.

To help keep everything inside organized, there are two deployable dividers that can keep certain items separated from others. What we love about this is that, if you would rather have one large compartment, you can simply tuck the dividers away and have a space suitable for larger items.

There are also two zippered pockets inside the Camino for keeping small items safe and secure on your travels.

Ease of cleaning

As mentioned earlier, cleaning your Yeti Camino Carryall is super easy.

It is made from an easy-to-clean material so you can simply wipe it with a damp cloth for a quick and easy clean-up.

If your tote bag needs a bit more of a clean though – you can just hose it down as it is fully waterproof.

Yeti advertise the Camino as being designed to make any adventure’s dirty work a little easier so they had to make sure it was easy to clean and they have certainly done that.

Final thoughts on the Yeti Camino Carryall

The Yeti Camino Carryall  35 is a very impressive tote bag.

It may come with quite a heavy price tag of $149.99 but we are convinced that it deserves this.

This Yeti carryall is the perfect all-purpose tote bag as it puts a tough barrier between your dry gear and the elements.

While it needs to be remembered that this is not a soft cooler as it is not insulated, the Yeti Camino Carryall makes for the ideal bag for road trips, a day at the beach, or an adventure in the wild.

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Rob Harvey is an experienced outdoor writer with a passion for using and writing about all the gear that makes camping, hiking and fishing fun.