Yeti's are all the rage right now, right? It's 100 degrees here in Texas in the summertime, we need something to keep our drinks ice cold, but who wants to shell out the big bucks for a cup, when you can get one at your local WalMart, that would do the exact same thing...for a fraction of the cost?
Today, I am putting my husband's Yeti up against my humble Ozark Trail...or as my husband calls it, my Feti (fake Yeti) for a head to head comparison.
The Yeti brand is available at most major sporting good stores. The 20 ounce tumble, as pictured averages $29.99. Not a bad price for something to keep your drink cold all day, right? Well, our friend Ozark Trail retails for $7.74 at WalMart. But just how similar are they?
First off, I should tell you, the tumblers are sold in stainless steel. My husband had his tumbler powder coated blue, and I bought a vinyl sticker for mine.
Here's the Ozark Trail logo on my tumbler.
And, here's the Yeti on my husband's...just for you skeptical readers.
I filled each tumbler with the exact same amount of ice cubes (sixteen, if you're curious).
And, put the lid on each.
We're kicking this experiment off at 5:02 with each tumbler, sealed and ready to go!
Three hours later, both cups are holding steady with approximately the same amount of ice.
Seven hours later, they are both half full (or half empty for you Negative Nancy's).
I tried to keep the experiment going for almost a full 24 hours, but I was a few minutes short because we were headed to the pool, and you don't go to the pool without your Feti!
It's pretty much the same, friends!
So, there you have it. If you're into name brands, go buy the Yeti, BUT if you're looking to save a buck (or $22 bucks), lose things often, or have three children that all have a strong desire for ice cold beverages; head to your local WalMart and buy an Ozark Trail tumbler!
The Ozark Trail tumbler is also available in 30 ounce tumbler for $9.74. A similar version of the Yeti is available for $39.99. I haven't put those to a head to head "ice off" but I would imagine the results would be similar.
If you're a coffee drinker, I put my coffee in my 20 ounce tumbler and it keeps it H-O-T, almost ridiculously hot for hours with the lid on. I've often wondered if I could fill it with queso and tote around my own chips and dip this tailgate season. That may be an experiment for a different day!
Do you have a Yeti or an Ozark Trail? Which do you prefer?
I couldn't let you go without bragging on WalMart, just a bit more. If you're still doing your shopping the old fashioned way, you have to check out WalMart's grocery pickup. Heck, add the Ozark Trail to your grocery list and kill two birds with one stone! You can read my full review, the goods and the bads, by clicking here. If you are sold and want to start today, click here to save $10 on your first pickup order.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
P.S. I am linking up with my pal, Beth, and the other lovely ladies for Tuesday Talk! Check them out!