The jury is in and we have a winner.
I set out to test the validity of the claims on YETI Coolers website about this supposed best insulated tumbler of all time. The reviews from their very own website were outlandish! Check this…
I bought the Yeti Rambler Two weeks ago from my local outfitters store. Honestly, it is just the best mug, cup, drink carrier out there. I have had this for a little over two weeks and the yeti rambler is amazing and has kept my coffee, beer, sweet tea, and water the perfect temp every time. I take a sip and wow, just WOW. This thing is amazing! I can’t believe how ice cold the water is in the middle of the night as I’m taking a sip while checking on the newborn. Absolutely amazing how the liquid is still ice cold after 8 hrs. That is if I haven’t downed it already.
I was skeptical. I, we, you see all kinds of bullshit spread around by all kinds of folks. You gotta do your own research.
So I decided to my own research. Why not do the test in conjunction with the Tervis Tumbler. One of our favorite drink companions the Tervis Tumbler has been in our hands with various types of liquids including Vodka, coffee, beer, Kool-Aid, and too many other liquids to list.
YETI Rambler vs. Tervis Tumbler Test and Review
One YETI Rambler 20oz against one Tervis Tumbler 16oz mug. The air temperature in my kitchen was a constant 68F. I filled both with 163 grams of ice @ 7:46pm. Both had lids on. The YETI Rambler 20oz with the lid it came with which is clear plastic with a drinking hole in it. A rubber gasket allows for a close and tight fitting lid. The Tervis Tumbler had a lid too, the after maker lid with a sliding/closing drink hole. I left it slid open to mimic the YETI version as closely as possible.
Ed Note: I gotta say that the sliding close/open option on the Tervis Tumbler is nice. When driving down shitty dirt roads it is nice to close the lid as not to slosh the
cocktail coffee all over your pants on front seat of your truck. The YETI Rambler lid does not have a closed option.
8 Hours later…
First ice check of the Headhunters Fly Shop test v.1 of YETI Rambler vs. Tervis Tumbler Test and Review was at 5:11 in the morning. The Tervis Tumbler 16oz had lost 158 grams of its original 163 grams of ice. The YETI Rambler 20oz is starting to look good already.
The YETI Rambler 20 oz. only lost 20 grams of ice at 5:11 in the morning. A trickle of water poured from the YETI Rambler.
Just awesome. Clearly the winner at this point, nearly 8 hours in to the test, is the YETI Rambler.
YETI Rambler has the edge…
Air temperatures still holding at 68F. The ice in the YETI was rock solid. No bad ice here.
Fast forward to 1:26pm, now near 18hrs of ice in the YETI Rambler I poured out another 48 grams. Still plenty of ice to cool your beverage here! Performing much better than I anticipated for sure.
24 Hours into the test…
At nearly 24 hrs into the YETI Rambler vs. Tervis Tumbler Test and Review the YETI still had plenty of ice. Honest. The photos prove it.
I have used the Tervis Tumbler since our good friend Capt. Scott Yetter introduced me to the Professional Drinking Cup a number of years ago. I adopted it and had been bragging them up ever since. Hot coffee in the morning and cold cocktails int he afternoon. Rocked it in the boat for guests and at home for guests.
I may be changing my tune as of today. The YETI Rambler is clearly the mug to have in your possession this holiday period and beyond. Pick up a few of them for your friends, and for your wife.
The Tervis Tumbler is out of the game. But, it comes in at under 12 bucks. The YETI Rambler 20 oz is not cheap at a penny under 30 bucks. The performance alone may push you towards the YETI product although the Tervis Tumbler with the lid configuration and if you can pick up nearly 3 of them for the same price as one YETI Rambler you may find yourself filling your kitchen cabinets with a few Tervis products.
YETI Rambler the clear Winner!
I have not done a test on hot liquids but I am sure it will fare just fine. I have had several cups of coffee from the YETI Rambler and love it. Holds the temp well.
We have both for your pleasure at Headhunters Fly Shop in Craig Montana. Give us a call and we will use the magic of YETI, no the magic of the USPS and get a few in the mail for you this holiday season.