The YETI Rambler One Gallon Jug
The Yeti Rambler One Gallon Jug isn’t your ordinary drink jug. The Yeti Rambler One Gallon Jug is feature-packed. Featuring kitchen grade 18/8 stainless steel construction for the main jug body and handle, the jug is built to last you a lifetime and will not rust.
The jug body is double-wall vacuum insulated to insulate it from the exterior temps; keeping whatever liquid you have inside it cold or hot. In addition to the insulating properties of the jug body, the lid also includes a full inch of insulation to further help keep your precious liquids either ice-hold or piping-hot.
In addition, the Yeti Rambler Jugs, similar to the other Rambler series of drinkware, is dishwasher safe.
Currently available in three Duracoat colors and also an uncoated stainless steel finish, the Rambler One Gallon Jug retails for $129.99 on Yeti.com.
What I Liked
One of my favorites was the wide-mouth opening that allows ease of cleaning as well as filling. It’s basically a straight-walled opening from the top down. There aren’t any sharp inside-corners that are notoriously hard to clean. Surprisingly for a vacuum-sealed container this jug is also dishwasher safe.
Instead of going with the typical flip-open lid that can either break off or be hard to clean, Yeti opted for a completely removable, wide-mouthed cap. I was a little skeptical about this initially, as I figured this would be just another item to lose. However, they have an insanely strong magnet built into the lid as a holder. You could almost drown yourself with how fast you can drink from this thing, versus sipping from a “nipple” like you do with other designs.
The padded, heavy-duty handle is a solid and comfortable way to carry through the woods. The stainless-steel handle basically will stay at whatever angle you move it, but the rubber padding also eliminates any metal-to-metal contact that may cause unwanted noise in the woods. While I used it during the summer, I could see the rubber padding as an added plus in the winter to keep cold metal off my hands.
What I Didn't Like
Being this over-engineered and heavy-duty, it’s heavy. At 73 ounces empty, even without water in it, the weight it noticeable. You definitely don’t have to worry about this thing failing. It is not fun to tote this around in the woods all day long… you probably will want to leave this in the truck or ATV.
All that over-engineering isn’t cheap. At $129 MSRP it’s not your run-of-the-mill water jug. Then again, it’s not designed to be your normal water jug. It designed to be the last one you’ll ever buy.
The Yeti Rambler Jug packs an intense amount of features into an often overlooked piece of equipment. It outlasts me every time I take it into the woods, and will continue to do so for ages. As it’s not cheap, it is definitely one of those “buy once, cry once” type of items. You’ll never need to buy another, unless you are looking for the perfect gift for your buddy.