YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug Review
With Insulated drinkware being all the rage these days, it was only natural for YETI to push the boundaries and expand into a mug with a handle. The YETI Rambler 14 oz mug is designed for city goers who want to keep their liquids warm for an extended period of time while at home, watching a kids soccer game or at the office. It’s also designed to be used in a more natural outdoors setting like camping.
The YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug is designed primarily for drinking hot liquids such as coffee and tea, but can also be used for eating hot soup or oatmeal where you want to keep the soup warm and your hands from getting scolded from the outside of the cup. It can also be used for eating cold food or drinking cold liquids, although I think it’s a little overkill for cold items.
YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug Features
- Cost: $24.99
- Weight: 15oz
- Stainless Steel
- Puncture Resistant
- Dishwasher Safe
- Beefy Lid with drinking spout
- Multiple color options
One Major Downside
The one major downside in the YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug is the lid. The major downfall I see in the lid is that it is extremely difficult to remove when you have hot liquids in it. While YETI prides itself on over engineering products, it’s not always a good thing. When using the YETI Rambler Mug with hot tea, I’ve spilt hot tea all over my hands multiple times because it’s extremely difficult to remove the lid once it’s in place on the top of the mug. This is a big inconvenience in my option as I oftentimes want to allow my tea to cool down so I can drink it after it steeps in the mug. This to me is a big deal breaker and the main reason I would not buy this product.
One other downside to this mug is the weight. Like many YETI products, this mug is heavy duty, but with a weight of 15 ounces for a 14 ounce holding area, I find the mug to be pretty heavy. To give you some perspective, a competing insulated mug that holds 12 ounces weighs 9.6 ounces, which makes the lighter mug much easier to hold and drink with one hand.
While I like the idea of having a handle, I find the handle is not needed when comparing it to the newer traditional insulated tumblers. The main benefit of having a handle in coffee mugs is to keep your hands from getting too hot with liquids, but since the double walled insulated tumblers don’t get too hot on the outside, the handle offers little benefit in my opinion. I really wanted to like this mug for some reason, but at the end of the day it’s a heavy duty mug that doesn’t hold a ton of volume and is more challenging to use than needed for something that should be basic and easy.
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