Hydro Flask, Yeti and Ozark Trails

I drink a lot of water, and I should probably drink more now that we’re in the hottest part of Summer in New Orleans. The heat slaps me when I walk outside, so I never go too far without my Hydro Flask. I love it!

Hydro FlaskIt’s pink, it holds 32 oz of water, and it keeps water cold for 24 hours. What’s not to love about it? It doesn’t fit into my car’s cup holder, but the tight lid keeps me from worrying about that. It also fits into the cup holder on the elliptical at my home gym, so I’m a big fan.

I don’t put anything in my Hydro Flask except water. I used it for iced tea once recently, and it just felt wrong. No matter what I’m eating or drinking water is still my go-to, and that’s the only thing you’ll find in this bottle.

Nearly 8 years later I still don’t drink soft drinks. I like sparkling water (plain, unflavored and extra bubbly is my favorite,) but I also drink tea and coffee. I’m obsessed with protein shakes right now too, and I love drinking them on-the-go. Of course, when I learned about the Yeti last year I wanted one, but I didn’t get one until my friend, Ann, gave me a gift last week.

Yeti TumblerI got the Yeti 30 oz Rambler on Thursday, and I love it! Later that day the order I placed for a 30 oz Ozark Trails tumbler arrived. The Yeti, which I bought at Academy, was $39.99. (Thank you, Ann!) And I love it!

The Ozark Trails 30 oz tumbler that I purchased from Walmart was $9.74. They look identical, apart from their logos. I decided to keep them both, so I gave the Ozark Trail to Michael after doing a little side-by-side test. (He wouldn’t use the Yeti anyway.) They both hold ice for hours, and they fit in out car’s cup holders.

They both do the job they claim to do, and I can’t see any reason to spend $40 on the Yeti (unless a friend gives you a gift and demands you to get the Yeti. hehe) I haven’t tried anything hot in my Yeti yet, but I doubt I will while it’s over 100 degrees everyday.

The Yeti Rambler is awesome, and the Ozark Trail tumbler seems to be equally awesome. Neither of them compare to the Hydro Flask though. It’s not even close. My water stays ice cold in the mid-afternoon heat of Summer while it stayed cool in the Yeti, but they’re made for different things.

It’s easier to carry my water bottle to the gym, but it’s easier to keep my protein shake ice cold in the steel tumbler. There’s no way I’d put a shake in my Hydro Flask.

Do you own any of these products? If so, which one is your favorite?

5 thoughts on “Hydro Flask, Yeti and Ozark Trails

  1. Melinda

    Ive had a Hydroflask for a long time but I don’t use it a lot because of the size. I find it hard to wrap my hand around it and it doesn’t fit in my cup holder. A friend gifted me the smaller Ozark yesterday so I’m going to try it and see how it works. So far, it just seems so much easier to hold to drink out of and fits perfectly in my cup holder. I live in the south too so I’ll have to test it and see how cold it keeps my water. I’ll be interested to see your experience too.

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  2. Kenlie Post author

    I’m enjoying my Yeti. As I noted in the post it doesn’t stay cold as long as the Hydro Flask, but it’s still long enough to keep my drink cold and then some. It’s much easier to handle for the most part, but I still prefer my HF for the gym, walks, travel and such…

    I’d love to know how you like your Ozark.

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  3. jess

    I adore my Hydroflask! I highly recommend investing in the lid that has the straw. It allows me to drink out of it without unscrewing the lid. I didn’t know how much I needed it until I got it. 🙂

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  4. Carrie M

    I’m thinking of getting a hydro flask. My husband has the 40 oz one and loves it. Where did you find a pink one? I haven’t found one online, yet. I’m undecided on the size but know 40 oz is too much because it’s so heavy!!!!!

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  5. Joseph Cochrane

    Hydro flask by miles. Test’s have proven that Hydro flask beats out both the Ozark and the Yeti for heat and cold. I have viewed and both tested all products and the Hydro Flask comes out on top everytime. Now durability. I have rolled my Hydro Flask 400 feet from the top of my drive way to the street 3 times and it still works like a champ. The lids on both the Ozark and Yeti fell to pieces. My Hydro Flask may look beat up but the durability is unbelievable. I wish I was getting payed for this review!

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