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Old 09-08-2015, 08:44 AM
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Someone on this thread tested tervis vs yeti. Yeti lost. The double wall Tervis design, ripped off by a zillion chinese copies , works better and no metallic taste. Of course, being chinese it very well may be MADE of poison or lead.
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Originally Posted by onrecess View Post
Someone on this thread tested tervis vs yeti. Yeti lost. The double wall Tervis design, ripped off by a zillion chinese copies , works better and no metallic taste. Of course, being chinese it very well may be MADE of poison or lead.
I don't care what any tests say, I have a ton of Tervis tumblers (my spouse loves them) with lids, and they do not hold a candle to the ramblers. If I leave a tervis on my nighstand with a lid, the ice is completely melted by morning, the yeti will have the same ice until the next night.

I have no issues with metallic taste.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:59 AM
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Hate to bust your Yeti bubble, but if you want the most durable, longest hot/cold, mobile mug, the Thermos Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug has no equal. When I fished for a living, it was my daily companion, and never let me down, even in the worst Chesapeake Bay weather. The top screws down for a positive closure, there is no contact between mouth and SS (big no, no) and you can literally bounce it across the deck and it won't spill a drop.

The Yeti Rambler is the Bayliner of mugs.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:26 AM
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Hate to bust your Yeti bubble, but The Yeti Rambler is the Bayliner of mugs.

You guys are killing me!!! Haha

& yes I do use the lid.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:51 AM
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I get it too, from beer cans as well but not as bad. Someone told me it's due to the metal retainer behind my lower front teeth that I have from braces as a teen. But, my wife only bought herself one and not me so not an issue.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by onrecess View Post
Someone on this thread tested tervis vs yeti. Yeti lost. The double wall Tervis design, ripped off by a zillion chinese copies , works better and no metallic taste. Of course, being chinese it very well may be MADE of poison or lead.
well, whoever did the test is a moron, because my practical real-world experience shows the rambler to be far and above better than the dozens of tervis' in my cabinet. 99% of statistics are BS, as they say.

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I don't care what any tests say, I have a ton of Tervis tumblers (my spouse loves them) with lids, and they do not hold a candle to the ramblers. If I leave a tervis on my nighstand with a lid, the ice is completely melted by morning, the yeti will have the same ice until the next night.

I have no issues with metallic taste.
This. Shoot, the ice is completely melted in the tervis with lid on my nightstand in a couple hours. The rambler? Well past the time I wake up, there's still ice in there.

I may only own 2 ramblers (different sized ones), but when I need a drink to stay cold or hot, those are the ONLY options.
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Originally Posted by chimmike View Post
well, whoever did the test is a moron, because my practical real-world experience shows the rambler to be far and above better than the dozens of tervis' in my cabinet. 99% of statistics are BS, as they say.



This. Shoot, the ice is completely melted in the tervis with lid on my nightstand in a couple hours. The rambler? Well past the time I wake up, there's still ice in there.

I may only own 2 ramblers (different sized ones), but when I need a drink to stay cold or hot, those are the ONLY options.
I will echo this. My wife got a Tervis as a gift from her employer. We tried them side by side, on our kitchen counter, and the Rambler held ice almost twice as long as the Tervis. And I'm no fanboy either. Never owned another Yeti product, and I have no need for a high end cooler, so I probably never will own one. But this Tumbler is heads and shoulders above any other travel mug I have ever tried.
FWIW, I've never experienced the metallic taste the OP is describing.
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Everything that comes out of my Tumbler tastes like rum.
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Everything that comes out of my Tumbler tastes like rum.
Oh, you said rum.
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Originally Posted by gordo35 View Post
Oh, you said rum.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:08 AM
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No issues with taste.

Stainless travel mugs and thermos have been around for a long time, never heard complaints about those either.
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Old 09-08-2015, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by onrecess View Post
The double wall plastic tumblers are $10 with no metallic taste and work better anyway. But you don't get a yeti sticker.
I am not a yeti fanboy and i do not own, nor will i spend hundreds on a cooler. With that said the above statement is completely ridiculous. I have never seen any plastic tumbler come close to holding ice as long as my little yeti cup. If there is something new out there in plastic tumblers please tell me more. but a Tervis will not hold a yeti tumblers jock strap. Again, not a yeti guy, just know this to be untrue.
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:02 PM
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No issues with mine. Tea with lemmon in the am and gin n tonic in the evening.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:59 PM
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I use a straw ... Just pulled a long drag ... nothing metallic ...

annoying when you run out of liquid and the ice is left ... LOL gotta add more water ...
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I hate thinking like this but. It is troubling that everything that contains our food is made from recycled materials from china. It may just be me but even bread seems different to me than it used to. I was able to make me some food the other day and it made oatmeal with a piece of bread. I put the bread on a ceramic like plate, no plastic and microwaved for 15 seconds to soften it. It was stuck to the plate. I find that if I eat bread now a days I really feel bad until it passes through. Drinks, it seems to me, taste different depending on what I'm drinking them from. I think that if some research was done on most things that touch our food and drinks and "the truth was told" we would be shocked. I am going to get a yeti though. My wife is my caregiver and asking here to get me some more coffee is getting old. I have her go to the well enough on other things for me. I see the rambler gets 5 stars and almost a thousand reviews............ must be pretty good stuff.

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Old 08-10-2016, 09:28 AM
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Recently purchased the yeti cup and I have noticed the same taste you have described here
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:59 AM
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Wow thread revival form 9/2015...

Still sipping out of my yeti. Has a good coating of coffee & tea stain now so not noticing the metallic taste much anymore.

YMMV
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