New Guns and Gear for 2022: Coolers, Bags, and Backpacks

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Drake Waterfowl Essentials Daypack

Drake’s new Essentials Daypack is a perfect example of form following function. The company downsized the original, oversized backpack and added a ton of features, including multiple exterior zippered pockets, a mesh hydration pouch, and padded shoulders with a MOLLE attachment system. It’s made of Drake’s super-tough HD2 material for durability and abrasion resistance.

Dive Bomb Industries Dry-Line Backpack

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The Dry-Line Backpack includes welded seams and bar-tacked stress points, making it completely waterproof. Other features include a roll-top design, six MOLLE attachment loops, an interior stash pocket, and thick, padded shoulder straps.

YETI Roadie 24

The Roadie 24 Hard Cooler is a fresh take on a tried-and-true YETI favorite. It’s 10 percent lighter, holds 20 percent more, and even performs 30 percent better thermally than its legendary predecessor. It’s fully compatible with the YETI Tie-Down Kit, which means you can securely transport this cooler in your boat, truck bed, or trailer.

YETI Crossroads 60L Duffel Bag

This is the throw-in-the-back-of-the-truck bag you’ve been looking for. This duffle comes with two divider panels, foam walls, and a structured build that keeps it from folding in on itself, making packing and unpacking easier. Modular compression straps can be used internally or externally to prevent overpacking.

Drake Waterproof Duffle Bag

Constructed of 500-denier PVC, Drake’s new Waterproof Duffle Bag is a must-have for traveling to and from duck camp. This carryall features Drake’s YKK zippers, molded handles, MOLLE attachment loops on the front and back, and a small exterior pocket on the end.

Drake Waterfowl 16-Can Soft-Sided Cooler

Built around a 600-denier TPU shell with 420-denier TPU liner, this cooler is fully travel ready with molded handles, shock-cord lashing, YKK zippers, molded feet, and an extra-padded shoulder strap with nylon webbing.