We need to do a YETI Jug Review
I have no idea how YETI does it. Yesterday, I couldn’t care less about a water jug; today, being the degenerate consumer that I am, I definitely need a half-gallon, burley-as-heck water jug. I need one. And I’ll probably end up buying one.
Basically we’re talking about a YETI Rambler Bottle—which, yes, I do own also—but in gallon and half-gallon sizes. That’s pretty much it, although they do have a larger carrying handle and a new cap concept called the “MagCap”, which is a magnetic cap that detaches completely and re-secures onto the lid while you’re drinking. The MagCap is actually pretty awesome looking and I like the concept a lot. For that, however, you’ll be paying $150 and $100 for the gallon and half-gallon Rambler Jug, respectively. That’s some serious dough. I’ll keep an out for deals on them, but YETI generally keeps a pretty watchful eye over pricing. Also, to be clear, they are very big and will definitely not fit into a cup holder or soda machine.
Anyways, a few other things that you might want to know. The jugs are insanely durable or “damn near indestructible” as YETI puts it. They are made of kitchen-grade stainless steel and are double-walled and vacuum-insulated (i.e. they keep cold beverages cold and hot ones hot, for a very long time). That also means that you cannot tell the temperature of the contents inside the jug from the outside. Fill it to the brim with ice-cold Bud Heavy and the exterior doesn’t sweat. Big fan of this—hate it when bottles sweat on the outside.
Here’s another thing that’s stereotypical YETI: you can spend an additional $40 and get a Rambler Jug Mount, which allows you to secure your jug in the back of a truck, boat, or ATV. I like the idea, but can YETI ever (just once) throw us a bone and include an accessory with purchase? It’s a little exhausting. Spend $150 on a water jug and you don’t even have the mount. It’s almost laughable. I’m ranting and rambling at this point, but an accessory with purchase is the dream.
YETI Water Jug will likely be awesome
Bottom line here is that I’ll probably end up doing a YETI Rambler Jug review and I’ll probably end up loving the jug, but the pricing is nuts. I can see a lot of people liking this product and I do think there’s a niche of people looking for an industrial-size bottle that can keep their beverage cold all day long. I’m mostly thinking here of tradesmen, fishermen, ranchers, and hunters.
Also, just in case you’re interested, here’s our YETI Rambler Bottle Review.