We’ve all been there…
You set out for a day of wheeling and fill up a jug of water to stay hydrated while out on the trail. Your jug sits there in the console (or rolls around on the passenger floorboard) for a few hours while you focus on the morning coffee, your beef jerky “breakfast”, and whether or not you remembered to pack the camera. Upon arriving at the trailhead, you air down and hit the trails, too excited to worry about much else. The first trail gets your blood pumping and by the time you stop at a clearing you realize you actually are thirsty. You take a swig from your trusty old water bottle and immediately spit it back up because the water is as warm as the oil running through your engine. Well, ladies and gents, it doesn’t have to be this way.
The folks over at Yeti Coolers have developed a cup that saves us from this terrible experience. Meet the Yeti Rambler:
The Rambler is constructed from kitchen-grade 18/8 stainless steel and features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your cold ones cold and your warm ones warm. It is available in two different sizes (20oz or 30oz) and the price comes in at $29.99 or $39.99, respectively. I know that seems like a lot for a dang cup but I promise you get what you pay for.
Last Christmas I purchased a 30oz Rambler for my wife. Long story short, it sat untouched for about a month so I commandeered it. I’ve been using the Rambler almost daily for the last month or so and I have to say, it is amazing. In the past I have used Nalgene bottles, Camelbaks, and for in-vehicle use even Tervis Tumblers. None compare to the Rambler. None even come close.
I left the Rambler in my Jeep last week while I was at work. It was full of ice water and sat inside the Jeep from about 8am-6pm in a nice sunny parking lot on a day that got up to about 80 degrees. After I left work I was absolutely amazed to find that there was still ice in the cup and the water was still freezing cold. My wife was so impressed she wanted her own (again). Being the great husband I am, she now is the proud owner of a 20 oz. Rambler.
I am not saying to throw away all your other water bottles and cups and go fill your cabinets with Ramblers. I will be the first to admit that Nalgene bottles and Camelbaks still have their place for overland and outdoor use. However, if you want a good solid cup that you can take to work everyday and use inside the vehicle on wheeling trips and expeditions, look no further than the Yeti Rambler.